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Good that the public transport is being made more extensive, but takes long long time for these tunnels to get built.

 

 

SINGAPORE: Singapore will have two new MRT lines, while three existing lines will be extended. These will double the rail network stretch to 360 kilometres, compared with the current 178 kilometres.

 

By then, eight in 10 households will have a train station within a 10-minute walk, compared with about six in 10 currently.

 

These plans for the rail network followed a review of the Land Transport Master Plan by the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

 

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced the new developments when he visited Chinatown Station of the Downtown Line on Thursday.

 

The new lines are the Cross Island Line (CRL) and Jurong Region Line (JRL).

 

The CRL will run from Jurong Industrial Estate and pass through areas such as West Coast, Bukit Timah, Ang Mo Kio, Punggol and Pasir Ris before ending in Changi. The 50-kilometre line, which is expected to be completed by 2030, will be connected to all existing lines.

 

It is expected to relieve the load of the existing East-West and North-East lines and shorten journey times significantly. For example, it takes about 40 minutes to get from Punggol to Pasir Ris by bus. With the CRL, it will take 10 to 15 minutes.

 

The other new line -- Jurong Region Line -- will be completed in 2025. The 20-kilometre line will pass through areas such as Jurong West, Jurong Industrial District, West Coast, Choa Chu Kang and potential new developments in Tengah.

 

Those travelling from the North to Jurong, like students of Nanyang Technological University, can skip Jurong East Station on the East-West Line.

 

Three existing lines -- the Circle Line (CCL), Downtown Line (DTL) and North-East Line (NEL) -- will be extended.

 

The CCL will be four kilometres longer -- to close the link between HarbourFront and Marina Bay stations and save commuters the hassle of making multiple transfers. The extension, which will also pass through Keppel, is expected to be completed by 2025.

 

The DTL will be two kilometres longer by 2025 -- to run through the East Coast area. It will be connected to the East West Line and the Eastern Region Line, which will be ready by 2020, so that commuters can transfer between the Downtown Line and Eastern Region Line in the east.

 

As for the NEL, two kilometres will be added by 2030 -- in tandem with new developments in Punggol -- to serve Punggol North, including the new Punggol Downtown.

 

The LTA is also exploring the possibility of an additional station between Sembawang and Yishun stations on the North-South Line, in anticipation of future developments in the area.

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which means they need more commuters to support the profitability of the train operators

 

that means bigger population needed!

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which means they need more commuters to support the profitability of the train operators

 

that means bigger population needed!

 

I think it is more playing catch-up due to poor planning.

 

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2025 and 2030.. still damnnnn far away la.. by the time our population maybe around 10mil liao... <_<

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cost how much ah?

 

where to find $$ ah?

 

never say leh

 

<_<

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cost how much ah?

 

where to find $$ ah?

 

never say leh

 

<_<

 

 

there... ERP, COE. Petrol tax, Veh Tax, Summons from illegal mods

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cost how much ah?

 

where to find $$ ah?

 

never say leh

 

<_<

 

by tat time it finish, i guess the fare will be 20-30% up from the current fare.

 

cny coming, so if u see God of Fortune then grab his money bag n u need not worry of $$ liao [laugh] [laugh]

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Take up to 17 years to built.... I'm not sure if I can survive to enjoy it... [:(]

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cost how much ah?

 

where to find $$ ah?

 

never say leh

 

<_<

 

ERP netted more than $400 mio from the last 3 years

 

Not to mention COEs as well.

 

 

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woah by then i will be SENIOR CITIZEN...got rebate or not?

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pigeon holes gonna get smaller as well.

thank you for giving us HK & Tokyo standard of living instead of the promised SWISS standard of living.

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I dun see why he need to tell us this tell us all this .. it just create a property hike.

.. maybe becos of the big jam in bukit timah.. so all the big shots asking him what is he doing.. so he just replying all his plans.. to save his pants.

 

it's like 2030+ .. i also not sure i will live to see the day.. when mrt is within 10 mins.. maybe he also wont see the day..

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more digging...more bottleneck traffic

yippee!

 

 

 

 

 

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GIC changed head recently to one who is better in fixed income. Maybe need to build capacity on debt markets.

 

Just a guess/ thought.

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more digging...more bottleneck traffic

yippee!

By than I should give up driving and take train for stroll with wifey :D

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by tat time it finish, i guess the fare will be 20-30% up from the current fare.

 

cny coming, so if u see God of Fortune then grab his money bag n u need not worry of $$ liao [laugh] [laugh]

 

They will send u to the 18th level of Hell for robbery . The money is suppose to distribute to all his people one leh . [laugh]

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woah by then i will be SENIOR CITIZEN...got rebate or not?

Me too!!! [bigcry]

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Next time Singapore will be like Tokyo - no need for cars where most can commute by train. they have the most complex MRT system in the world.

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Next time Singapore will be like Tokyo - no need for cars where most can commute by train. they have the most complex MRT system in the world.

Tokyo subway built since 1927 and still more reliable than ours, especially for the past 2 years. Take that.

 

www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/bb069bd4-516a-11de-84c3-00144feabdc0.html

When Phil Gaffney, then chief executive of Hong Kong
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