The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be calling several tenders for the construction of the 21.5km North-South Corridor (NSC) in the coming months.
With the objective of linking towns in the northern area to the city centre, the NSC is touted as Singapore’s first incorporated transport corridor, featuring constant bus lanes and cycling trunk routes, said the LTA.
Besides making it more easy to travel between Woodlands, Sembawang, Yishun and Ang Mo Kio, the continuous bus lanes are anticipated to reduce travelling time to the city by up to half an hour.
Cyclists can also look forward to the biking trunk route, which will link the various park connectors and committed cycling paths along the hallway to downtown within the HDB towns.
“The reconfigured NSC will open up exciting and new transport opportunities for Singapore, especially for residents staying along the NSC,” said LTA’s Chief Executive, Chew Men Leong.
Major construction works are anticipated to begin in 2017 and the NSC is anticipated to be finished around 2026.
Singapore’s Woh Hup will assemble Amber MRT station for a contract amount of $146 million, while MCC Group’s construction unit, China Jingye Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch), won the $188 million contract to construct the Bedok South station and its associated tunnels.
The TEL’s 13km East Coast expanse will serve residents living in the eastern part of Singapore who aren’t served by the present railroad system, for example those in Tanjong Rhu, Siglap, Marine Parade, Upper East Coast and Bedok South.
It truly is targeted to be finished in two phases, with the first seven stations from Tanjong Rhu to Bayshore anticipated to be ready in 2023, while the remaining two stations are scheduled to be operational by 2024.