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LTA to build 6 underground train stations in Cross Island Line Phase 2 

Construction works for the CRL2 will begin in 2023.

Six underground train stations will be constructed in the 15-kilometre Cross Island Line Phase 2 (CRL2), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced.

LTA plans to commence construction works in 2023, and open the stations by 2032.

To facilitate the train line’s construction, the government will acquire three part lots of private land, consisting of two industrial units owned by JTC, and a stratum of subterranean space located under part of a private land parcel.

“The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has gazetted the acquisition of the affected land today. SLA and LTA will work closely with the affected landowners and sublessees and assist them through the acquisition process,” the agency said.

The inclusion of Turf City, King Albert Park, Maju, Clementi, West Coast and Jurong Lake District stations, will improve public transportation accessibility for those living in the west, said the LTA.

“With the improved connectivity, CRL2 will shorten travel times for commuters travelling to and from the western parts of Singapore,” the LTA said.

“For instance, a student travelling from Hougang to Ngee Ann Polytechnic will enjoy travel time savings of up to 30 minutes – from more than an hour by train and bus today to 35 minutes on the CRL,” the agency added.

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