Previously, the East-West Line or the Green Line was from Pasir Ris and Changi Airport MRT Station up till Joo Koon MRT station.
However, ever since the completion and opening of the 4 additional MRT Stations on the East-West line in 2017, thousands have benefited from the added convenience and enhanced connectivity to the Tuas industrial areas.
Four New Stations
The green line has been extended and another 4 MRT stations have been added to the East-West Line.
The 4 stations are :
Tuas West Road
With the 4 new stations, the Tuas West Extension has also added another 7.5 kilometres of train track after Joo Koon MRT Station.
Commuters Have Benefited
Almost every day, there are thousands of commuters who travel to and fro from the Tuas industrial areas for work.
Besides just taking the company transport, commuters now have the option to commute via MRT to Tuas.
Travelling Time Reduced
Travelling time to Tuas industrial areas have also been shortened by up to about thirty five minutes as compared to before where most commuters used bus services or took company transports.
With the new Tuas West Extension, accessibility to Tuas industrial spaces such as warehouses or factories has also been enhanced and improved.
The Tuas West Extension will also help commuters travelling to the Tuas mega port in the near future.
What is Next For Commuters and Residents in the West
Jurong Region Line
Besides the 4 added MRT Stations on the East-West line, Singaporeans will also benefit from the upcoming Jurong Region Line in the near future.
It will be a turquoise coloured MRT line in the west which is called the Jurong Region Line or JRL.
When completed, this new line will see 24 new stations along the Jurong Region Line.
The Jurong Region Line will be completing in three phases and will likely be fully completed in year 2028.
With this new line, commuters can easily travel from Choa Chu Kang to Boon Lay without having to switch MRT lines in the near future. Accessibility to Nanyang Technology University (NTU) will also be much easier with the new Jurong Region Line.