Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded another three civil contracts, T211, T221 and T226 with a total value of around S$1.09bn on its fully underground 30km long Thomson Line.
Contract T211 for the design and construction of Sin Ming station and its associated tunnels has been awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd. at a contract sum of S$454M.
The construction of Havelock station – Contract T221 – has been awarded to Gammon Construction Limited Singapore Branch at a contract sum of S$210M. Gammon Construction Limited Singapore Branch is currently involved in the construction of Thomson Line’s Mayflower station.
Contract T226 for the construction of Marina Bay station and its associated tunnels has been awarded to Taisei Corporation at a contract sum of S$425M. Marina Bay station will become an interchange station connecting three rail lines, linking the current North-South and Circle Lines with the future Thomson Line, bringing further convenience and connectivity to commuters working and residing in along Thomson Road and in the Marina Bay precinct.
Construction works for the above civil contracts are expected to start by the first quarter of 2014. Sin Ming station is scheduled to be completed in 2020 while Havelock and Marina Bay stations are scheduled to be completed in 2021.
The 30km long tunnelled Thomson Line will enhance rail connectivity in the north-south corridors to the Central Business District (CBD) and developments in the Marina Bay area. 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.