24 KM Turquoise Line
The 24 Kilometre Jurong Region Line (JRL) will add a new Turquoise line to our existing MRT map and will also have 3 interchange stations at Jurong East, Boon Lay as well as Choa Chu Kang. This new line will help to reduce travelling time and is set to further enhance Singapore’s transportation system following the announcement of the underground Thompson-East Coast Line (TEL) which should start operating from as early as next year.
With the new Jurong Region Line, we will see 24 stations in total along the Turquoise Line :
- Pandan Reservoir
- Jurong Town Hall
- Jurong East (Interchange)
- Toh Guan
- Bukit Batok West
- Tengah Park
- Tengah Plantation
- Choa Chu Kang West
- Choa Chu Kang (Interchange)
- Hong Kah
- Jurong West
- Bahar Junction
- Boon Lay (Interchange)
- Jurong Hill
- Jurong Pier
- Gek Poh
- Nanyang Gateway
- Nanyang Crescent
- Peng Kang Hill
3 Stages of Completion, Starting from 2026
With effect from year 2026, commuters can start travelling on the new Turquoise Line. The Jurong Region Line (JRL) will be completed in three stages.
Year 2026 : The first phase will be completed in 2026 and there will be 10 stations which will connect Choa Chu Kang to Boon Lay as well as Tawas (Tawas is the Station in between Gek Poh & Nanyang Gateway).
Year 2027 : The next phase in year 2027 will see seven new stations in operation. This second phase will connect Tengah all the way to Pandan Reservoir Station.
Year 2028 : In the 3rd and final phase, extensions into Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will be completed. This will definitely benefit students and staff studying or working at the university campus. It will also be connected from NTU all the way to Jurong Pier Station which is located in the South-West region of Singapore.
How will you Benefit?
The new line is set to benefit residents as well as those working around Jurong, Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang and the new Tengah estate which is set to be almost the size of the whole of Bishan Town.
The Jurong Region Line will also shorten commuting time to and from work especially for people working in Jurong Industrial Estate, Staff and Students of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Jurong Innovation District as well as those living around the Jurong Lake Precinct.
The Jurong Region line is also part of the bigger picture and plans to transform the western area into the country’s largest commercial hub. This is also part of the decentralisation plans of the government.
Besides adding a brand new Turquoise Line to the existing already colourful MRT Map, the upcoming MRT Line also offers alternative routes for commuters in Singapore.
For example, if you are travelling from Choa Chu Kang to Boon Lay, besides taking the North-South line from Choa Chu Kang to Jurong East & subsequently taking the East-West Line from Jurong East to Boon Lay, commuters can also travel from Choa Chu Kang to Boon Lay or to the Jurong Region without going through the hassle of having to switch MRT lines in the near future.
Offices, warehouses and factories in the West will also be more accessible when the new Jurong Region Line start its operations.
Source : LTA