Singapore’s Transport Authority (LTA) awarded China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation a USD 542.7 million (SGD 739.5 million) contract to design and construct Tengah Depot and its associated facilities for the Jurong Region Line (JRL). Tengah Depot comprises an integrated rail and bus depot, ancillary buildings and a transport workers’ dormitory.
The 44.5-hectare depot, which will house the Operations Control Centre, is designed for the stabling and maintenance of 100 four-car trains and 600 buses as well as their associated maintenance facilities. To optimise land use, the depot will also include a four-storey transport workers’ dormitory that can accommodate 450 bus captains.
Construction of Tengah Depot is expected to commence in 2020 and is slated for completion in 2026.
Situated adjacent to the west of Tengah New Town, the at-grade Tengah Depot will be Singapore’s 10th MRT depot.
The Jurong Region Line will be an elevated MRT line, which will serve existing and future developments in the western part of Singapore. JRL will be 24-km long and will feature 24 stations, including three interchange stations at Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang and Jurong East MRT Stations.
The new MRT line will be opened in three stages starting 2026, with the final extension to the Nanyang Technological University scheduled to enter services in 2028.