Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded four civil contracts, T201, T203, T209 and T210 with a total value of around S$1.04bn for three stations and adjacent tunnels on its 30km long, entirely underground Thomson Line, as well as the Thomson Line’s Mandai Depot.
Contract T203 for the construction of Woodlands station and its associated cut-and-cover tunnels has been awarded to GS Engineering & Construction Corp at a contract sum of S$292M. When completed, Woodlands station will serve as the interchange between Thomson Line and North-South Line.
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The design and construction of Lentor station and its associated tunnels (Contract T209) has been awarded to China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group Co., Ltd (Singapore Branch) at a contract sum of S$247M.
Contract T210 for the design and construction of Mayflower station has been awarded to Gammon Construction Limited Singapore Branch (GPL) at a contract sum of S$174M. When completed, these Thomson Line stations will connect the northern and central parts of Singapore through Woodlands and Caldecott stations to connect with the North-South and the Circle Line respectively, bringing further convenience and connectivity to commuters working and residing in Woodlands, Lentor, Thomson and Ang Mo Kio. In addition, these three stations will serve as Civil Defence shelters along the Thomson Line.
Other than the civil contracts for the various Thomson Line stations, LTA also awarded Contract T201 for the construction of Thomson Line’s Mandai Depot to Jurong Primewide Pte Ltd for S$329M.
Construction works for the above civil contracts are expected to start by the first quarter of 2014. The Woodlands interchange station and Mandai depot are scheduled to be completed in the year 2019 while Lentor and Mayflower stations are scheduled to be completed in 2020.
The 30km long Thomson Line will enhance rail connectivity in the north-south corridors to the Central Business District (CBD) and developments in the Marina Bay area. Fully underground, Thomson Line comprises 22 stations, including six interchange stations: Woodlands, Caldecott, Stevens, Orchard, Outram Park and Marina Bay. These interchange stations will link to the North-South-East-West Line (NSEWL), Downtown Line (DTL), North-East Line (NEL) and Circle Line (CCL), providing greater accessibility and significantly improve travel time for commuters.