Jurong Region Line

Enhancing Connectivity in the West


The Jurong Region Line (JRL) is Singapore‚Äôs seventh MRT line, serving both existing and future development in the western part of Singapore. It will significantly improve connectivity of the region and support the development of the Jurong area, which is set to be the largest commercial hub outside the Central Business District. Commuters can expect to be connected to key activity nodes in Jurong, such as the Jurong Industrial Estate, Jurong Innovation District, and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

The JRL will put 60,000 more households in Jurong within a 10-minute walk from a train station. With three interchange stations bringing more connectivity to the existing rail network, commuters will enjoy more alternative routes of travel.

In light of COVID-19-induced factors such as a general manpower crunch due to border closures and materials supply disruptions, the completion timelines for a number of LTA projects have been delayed up to a year. The revised rail completion and opening timelines are being finalised and updates will be issued in due course.

LTA has awarded a contract for the supply of 62 fully-automated and driverless car trains for the JRL. The first train is expected to arrive in Singapore around mid-2024.  

Stage 1, 2027: Connecting Choa Chu Kang to Boon Lay and Tawas via JRL (West)
Interchanges: Choa Chu Kang (NSL), Boon Lay (EWL), Bukit Panjang LRT

Stage 2, 2028: A quicker ride from Tengah to Pandan Reservoir on the JRL (East)
Stations: 7
Interchange: Jurong East (NSL/EWL)

Stage 3, 2029: Extending the JRL into NTU and towards Jurong Pier
Stations: 7

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Number of stations

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Length of line

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Expected completion


There will be 62 fully-automated, driverless three-car trains that can be expanded to four-cars as commuter demand increases. These car trains feature:

  • Smaller, customised carriages enabling the train to easily navigate and manoeuvre through tight curves and built-up areas along the JRL track

  • Carriages with wider doors and spaces for wheelchair users and strollers which will make rides more accessible and comfortable for commuters

  • Improved condition monitoring and diagnostic systems that monitor train health and detect rail defects and faults


The JRL will be an elevated line with 24 stations, including three interchange stations at Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang and Jurong East MRT stations*.

* working names

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