TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

LTA awards $2 billion contract to build world's first four-in-one depot

It will integrate three train depots and one bus terminal.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a $1.99 billion contract for the construction of the East Coast Integrated Depot, the world’s first four-in-one rail and bus depot.

The contract was awarded to Korea-based GS Engineering & Construction Corporation. The contract also includes construction of the depot's reception tunnels.

East Coast Integrated Depot will be the first in the world to integrate three train depots and one bus depot within a single site of 36 hectares.

In this four-in-one depot, LTA will be stacking the train depots for the East-West Line (EWL), DTL and TEL, with a bus depot located next to them. The integrated depot can house around 220 trains and 550 buses. This land integration saves Singapore 44 hectares of land, or an area of approximately 60 football fields.

In addition, three other civil contracts for the construction of Siglap and Bayshore stations along Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) and Xilin station along Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e) were awarded with a total value of around $1.31 billion.

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