Singapore to double rail network by 2030

Plans to double Singapore’s rail network by 2030 have been announced by government officials.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be constructing two new lines and extending three existing lines to improve rail links around the city-state.
Proposed infrastructure improvements would expand the current rail network from 178 kms to 360 kms, and eventually put eight out of 10 households within a 10-minute walk of a railway station.
By 2030, LTA plans to build a 50 km Cross Island Line (CRL) to relieve pressure on the current East-West Line.
The announcement also includes a new 20 km Jurong Region Line (JRL) will link Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay and the developing Tengah area.
Three existing lines will also be extended.
The Circle Line Stage 6 (CCL6), which is set to open in 2025, will connect Harbour Front station to Marina Bay station, completing an orbital network around the Central Business District.
The North East Line will be extended northwards by one station to serve Punggol North, including the new Punggol Downtown.
The Downtown Line, which now ends at Expo station, will be extended to the Eastern Region Line by 2025.
The LTA is also looking into constructing a new station on the North-South Line between Yishun and Sembawang stations.
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