The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be calling several bids for the building of the 21.5km North-South Corridor (NSC) in the forthcoming 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 cycling trunk routes and constant bus lanes, said the LTA.
Besides making it more easy to travel between Yishun, Sembawang, Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio, the constant bus lanes are anticipated to reduce travelling time by up to half an hour to the city.
Cyclists may also anticipate the bicycling trunk route, that will link the various park connectors and committed cycling trails along the hallway to downtown within the HDB towns.
“The reconfigured NSC will open up exciting and new transportation chances for residents remaining along the NSC, particularly for Singapore,” said LTA’s Chief Executive, Chew Men Leong.
Singapore’s Woh Hup will construct Amber MRT station for a contract amount of $146 million, while MCC Group’s building unit, China Jingye Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch), acquired the $188 million contract to construct the Bedok South station and its related tunnels.
The TEL’s 13km East Coast expanse will serve residents living in the eastern area of Singapore who aren’t served by the present railway system, including those in Marine Parade, Siglap, Tanjong Rhu, Upper East Coast and Bedok South.
It’s targeted to be finished in two stages, with the first seven stations from Tanjong Rhu while the remaining two stations are scheduled to be usable by 2024 to Bayshore anticipated to be prepared in 2023.