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Jurong Region Line

Jurong Region Line railway

Jurong Region Line, Everything You Need To Know

Future MRT service to the Jurong region and western Singapore will provided by the  Jurong Region Line (JRL). One of the two upcoming elevated lines in the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is one. The JRL slated to open in phases between 2027 and 2029, announced in 2013. The JRL will have 24 stations and extend to Choa Chu Kang in the north, Jurong Pier in the south, Peng Kang Hill in the west, and Pandan Reservoir in the east. The rail map’s colour for the line is teal. It will be the fourth medium-capacity MRT line and the fifth MRT line to be fully automated and driverless.

Origins and progression

A rail connection to the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from the rest of Singapore considered as early as 1996. According to the Land Transport Authority’s white paper, a Light Rail Transit line would travel from the East-West Line’s Boon Lay station campus university. On October 23, 2001, the  Jurong Region Line first announce but then postponed. Following plans to construct Tengah New Town was only agreed in 2013 that the line would be a Mass Rapid Transit line operating from Choa Chu Kang, traversing Boon Lay.

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Future rapid transit line JRL, often known as the Jurong Region MRT Line, is currently being planned. The seventh MRT line in Singapore will be entirely automated and driverless, with a 2029 (formerly 2028) target date for completion. The line announced in January 2013 will connect to activity nodes in Jurong West, including Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Jurong Industrial; includes Jurong Island, and the future Jurong Gateway. It will also serve residents of Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay, and the future developments in the Tengah area. The entire railroad will be above ground. A West Coast Extension would extend the Jurong Region Line east link to the Circle Line at Haw Par Villa is also being considered.

Service Model

There will be two train service patterns on the Jurong Region Line, often known as JRL West and JRL East. Although the system intended to handle trains every 90 seconds, it will initially run for 2 to 3 minutes. Jurong Region Line (West) When it is operational in 2027, JRL West Trains will depart from Choa Chu Kang, make a U-turn at Boon Lay and Tawas, then make a three-time call at Bahar Junction before returning to Choa Chu Kang. Trains from Choa Chu Kang circle around Jurong Pier and Peng Kang Hill before returning to Choa Chu Kang after the Third Phase is open (2029).

Region of Jurong Line (East)

The JRL East branch will run between the Tengah and Pandan Reservoir Stations beginning in 2028. Studies on the viability of expanding Haw Par Villa now conducted.

Moving Equipment

For the Jurong Region Line, 62 Hyundai Rotem Contract J151 trainsets with three carriages each purchased. Each vehicle is 18.6 metres long and 2.8 metres broad and powered by a third rail. The trainsets have room for a potential 4-car extension. Hyundai Rotem Company is a South Korean manufacturer of these trains.

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