Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded civil contracts for the design and construction of two interchange stations under the Cross Island Line (CRL) Phase 2 project – King Albert Park and Clementi.
The design and construction of King Albert Park station was awarded to China Communications Construction Company Limited (Singapore Branch) at a contract value of around $447M.
The contract for the design and construction of Clementi station, valued at around $514M was awarded to China Communications Construction Company Limited (Singapore Branch) – Sinohydro Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch) Joint Venture.
The CRL King Albert Park station is located along Blackmore Drive off Bukit Timah Road and the CRL Clementi station is adjacent to the junction of Commonwealth Avenue West and Clementi Avenue 4. The ground conditions at these two locations are challenging. To ensure safety and ground stability of the neighbouring stakeholders throughout the construction, earth retaining and stabilising structures will be constructed prior to excavation and construction of the station structures. LTA and the contractors will closely monitor the works to ensure that they are carried out safely, with minimal impact to the nearby stakeholders and existing structures.
Addition and alteration works at King Albert Park station on the Downtown Line and Clementi station on the East-West Line will also be carried out to allow seamless transfers and enhance connectivity to these new CRL interchange stations.
Construction works for the CRL King Albert Park and CRL Clementi stations are expected to start in the first quarter of 2024 and passenger service for CRL Phase 2 is targeted to commence in 2032.
The CRL is Singapore’s eighth MRT line. Fully underground , it will be constructed in three phases. Announced in 2019, CRL Phase 1 is 29km long, and comprises 12 stations from Aviation Park to Bright Hill. As of March 2022, all the civil contracts for CRL Phase 1 have been awarded. Construction works have commenced and are expected to complete by 2030. CRL Phase 2, announced in September 2022, is approximately 15km and comprises six stations – Turf City, King Albert Park, Maju, Clementi, West Coast and Jurong Lake District. Engineering studies for CRL Phase 3 are ongoing and more details will be announced after these studies are completed.