LTA awards three TEL station contracts1 February 2016
SINGAPORE – The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded three station contracts for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). The contracts, worth a total of about USD 663.5M cover works for the Tanjong Rhu, Katong Park and Marine Terrace stations.
Tanjong Rhu Station and its associated tunnels was awarded to a Bachy Soletanche Singapore - Wai Fong Construction JV. Katong Park station and its associated tunnels has been awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. (Singapore). Marine Terrace station and its associated tunnels has been awarded to a Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co. - Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. JV.
Construction should begin in Q1 2016 and complete in 2023.
A spokesman added, "The 13-kilometre East Coast stretch of the TEL will connect commuters living in the eastern parts of Singapore and who are not directly served by the rail network currently, such as those in Tanjong Rhu, Siglap, Marine Parade, Upper East Coast and Bedok South, to the heart of the city.
"As part of the 43-kilometre long TEL, the East Coast stretch will also connect commuters to the Thomson stretch of the TEL, which serves the north-south corridor. The East Coast stretch will have nine stations, including a station which interchanges with the DTL at Sungei Bedok."