Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded three civil contracts for the Thomson Line with a total value of some S$870M. The contracts include the construction of Mt Pleasant, Stevens and Maxwell stations.
The construction of Mt Pleasant station and its associated tunnels (T215) has been awarded to RSEA Engineering Corporation Privatised 2009 (RSEA) – Eng Lee Engineering Pte Ltd (Eng Lee) – Wai Fong Construction Pte Ltd (Wai Fong) Joint Venture at a contract sum of approximately S$207M. Together with Woodlands, Lentor, Mayflower and Sin Ming stations announced earlier, Mt Pleasant station will serve as the fifth Civil Defence shelter along the Thomson Line.
Contract T216 for the construction of Stevens station and its associated tunnels has been awarded to Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd for a contract sum of approximately S$441M. Stevens station will be an interchange station connecting the Thomson Line with Downtown Line, allowing commuters to enjoy connectivity between the Thomson and Bukit Timah corridors.
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The construction of Maxwell station (T223) has been awarded to Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure Pte Ltd at a contract sum of approximately S$222M.
Construction for all three stations will commence in the second quarter of 2014 and complete by 2021.
The 30-km 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.
The Eastern Region Line will run together with the Thomson Line as one line. More details of the Eastern Region Line will be announced when ready.