Pasir Ris Cross Island Line MRT Station To Begin Construction In Q4 2021

Getting from point A to B in Singapore is easy, thanks to the extensive public transportation network that covers the entire island.

With the Cross Island Line (CRL) coming to fruition, commutes will only get quicker. Up next is the Pasir Ris CRL station, which is set to begin construction in Q4 2021.

CRL Pasir Ris Station Entrance
Image courtesy of LTA

Projected to be ready by 2030, here’s what Easties can look forward to.

Construction of Pasir Ris Cross Island Line to start in Q4 2021

In a press release on 26 Apr, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) shared minor details about the station after announcing that they had awarded the contract to Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. – Dongah Geological Engineering Co. Ltd, Singapore Branch Joint Venture.

An artist’s impression offers a glimpse of the concourse, which looks pretty in an earthy, pinkish hue.

CRL Pasir Ris Station Concourse
Photo courtesy of LTA

According to projections by the LTA, Easties will get to save up to 35 minutes of travelling time to the North-East of Singapore.

Photo courtesy of LTA

Instead of the hour-long journey to Ang Mo Kio from Pasir Ris, they’ll only take 25 minutes using the CRL.

The station is set to be located at the existing bus interchange adjacent to White Sands Shopping Mall.

Image courtesy of LTA

Since the Pasir Ris bus interchange and East-West Line (EWL) are there too, they will undergo some alteration works.

12 new stations on the Cross Island Line

According to LTA, the CRL will span across 12 stations from Aviation Park to Brighthill.

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The line aims to connect the Eastern, North-Eastern, and Western corridor — linking major hubs such as Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District, and Changi region.

A projected number of 100,000 households living in Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North, and Ang Mo Kio will benefit from this upcoming MRT line.

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In addition, recreational spaces like Changi Beach Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park will now be made more accessible via the CRL.

For more information on the CRL, click here.

Cheers to a more connected Singapore

While the Pasir Ris CRL will only commence its operations in 9 years’ time, it’s still undeniably a fantastic step towards a more interconnected Singapore.

Kudos to the Government for making commutes more convenient for all. With constant improvements to our transportation network, planning long journeys in advance may well be a thing of the past soon.

We cannot wait to see what else the future holds for our concrete jungle.

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Featured images courtesy of the Land Transport Authority (LTA).