With the opening of the first phase, more than 100,000 households along the 29-km stretch will have their travelling times reduced by up to 40 minutes, he said. It will also bring Singapore closer to its goal of having eight in 10 households living within a 10-minute walk of an MRT station - fulfilling Singapore's vision for a 'car-lite' nation.
In addition, “half of the 30-over stations have connections to other lines. This creates many more travel options for commuters. And it will help redistribute load in the other lines, generally giving better comfort to all commuters. At the same time, during disruptions, you have alternative travel options, enhancing the resilience of the entire network.
The first phase of the Cross Island Line (CRL), Singapore's eighth MRT line and its longest fully underground line, will open by 2029. For a start, there will be 12 stations - Bright Hill, Teck Ghee, Ang Mo Kio, Tavistock, Serangoon North, Hougang, Defu, Tampines North, Pasir Ris, Pasir Ris East, Loyang and Aviation Park. It is one of three phases of the CRL, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Friday (25 Jan 2019), adding that engineering studies are still being conducted for the second and third phase. These studies include the two underground alignment options in the vicinity of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, south-west of Bright Hill station.
Below are the new MRT stations that will be operational from 2029 for the Cross Island Line:
Coco Palms is an attractive condo in Pasir Ris along Pasir Ris Grove that still has a few units direct from developer.
Hougang Station - The CRL will pass through the existing Hougang Station, which is part of the North-East Line. The station is close to Hougang Mall, Hougang Polyclinic and will serve residents living at Hougang Avenue 10.
This new Serangoon North MRT station will definitely please property buyers who are considering either one of these two beautiful newly launched residential condo projects: Affinity at Serangoon located along Serangoon North Ave 1 and Florence Residences located along Hougang Ave 2.
Tavistock Station will be constructed along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, near Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, Chen Su Lan Methodist Children's Home and Tavistock Avenue. This is expected to increase the value of the HDB estates around the area.
Teck Ghee Station will be located near the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 2. It will serve residents living at HDB blocks at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, as well as people travelling to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. This is expected to increase the value of the HDB estates around the area.
On the other end of phase one of the line, properties that will be partially acquired include Daikin Airconditioning (Singapore) and Gain City Best-Electric at Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, Ang Mo Kio Hub, as well as Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery at Bright Hill Road. LTA stressed that with the acquisitions, only ancillary features will be affected. "No buildings or operations will be affected, no structures will be demolished and no relocation will be required. LTA will reinstate any affected structures," LTA said.