Saturday 22 February 2014

Contract Awards - T211, T221 & T226

LTA announced on Friday the award of three contracts for Stage 2 and Stage 3. This marks the award of all civil contracts for Stage 2 of the Thomson Line.

Contract T211 is for the design of, and subsequent construction and completion of Sin Ming station and tunnels to both neighbouring stations. Located near Bishan Park and Bishan Park Secondary School, the station will sit in close proximity to existing HDB blocks. This station was awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co. Currently, Penta-Ocean is building the Bendemeer station along Downtown Line Stage 3 and also won the contract to construct Woodlands North station along Stage 1. As this contract includes the interior design of the station, there are no renders to show.

Contract T221 is for the construction and completion of Havelock station. Located near the Holiday Inn Atrium hotel, this station will serve the Zion Rd and Havelock Rd area. It is expected to spur redevelopment that coincides with the demolition of the Zion Rd flats. Gammon Construction Limited, which built Chinatown station along Downtown Line 1 and won the contract to construct Mayflower station, will be in charge of this contract.

Entrance C for Havelock station

A view of the upper concourse at Havelock station. The lower concourse houses the fareline and ticket machines.

Entrance A for Havelock station

Contract T226 is for the construction and completion of Marina Bay interchange station. Sitting to the south of the existing Marina Bay Interchange complex which houses the North-South Line and Circle Line, this stacked side platform station will allow commuters to switch between lines easily right in the heart of town. Taisei Corporation, which completed parts of Circle Line stage 4 and Downtown station on Downtown Line 1, has won this contract. Expect long subways at this station when making connections to the existing North-South and Circle Lines.

A view of the concourse at Marina Bay interchange TSL station

Photo credits - URA & LTA

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Napier pre-construction

Napier station sits by the scenic Botanic Gardens Tanglin Gate and is bounded by Holland Rd, Cluny Rd and Napier Rd. On one side is the Gleneagles Hospital and on the other lies the Botanical Gardens. Towards the south is the former Tanglin Golf Course which has since been reclaimed for construction work. Hoarding has already gone up at this location and site clearing has begun.

View towards the north, looking up Cluny Rd which is yet undisturbed

Saturday 15 February 2014

Into the Woodland

As promised in this update, we will be sharing more about the area around Woodlands South. The tunnel arrangement here will be one of the most complex along the entire line due to the configuration for reception tracks to the Mandai Depot in the vicinity. As such, the authorities dedicated the entire tunnelling works for both mainline and reception tunnels between Woodlands and SBAB to a sole contract - T206. Contract T206 will further interface with another 4 contracts (T201, T203, T205 and T207)

Aerial view of Mandai Depot

Sunday 9 February 2014

Mayflower to Lentor - Before the Trees Go

In this update we have a final glance at the dense vegetation that currently lines up AMK Avenue 4 where 2 main cut and cover structures would be built. Trees identified to be chopped for the construction are tied with red and white tape. This is also currently visible along Upper Thomson, in which we would do an update much later on. 

For the section between Mayflower and Lentor, agencies such as PUB and SP are still necessitating the various utility diversions works. These works are commanded with the use of mini excavators which can be seen lying near footpaths along the road. The trees should go within the next quarter.

Trees along Avenue 4 to clear for the future Mayflower Station

Scroll down for brief information on the related 2 contracts. More details will be updated when construction begins.

Sunday 2 February 2014

Saturday 1 February 2014

Woodlands North pre-construction

Several photos of the future site of Woodlands North station before construction commences.

This area will be cleared and developed in several years to come.

Woodlands pre-construction

Some photos of Woodlands station area before construction of Thomson Line commences this year.

An overview of the north side of Woodlands North-South Line station. A temporary bus interchange will
be constructed next to the station as the existing one undergoes refurbishment. The site office is likely for either
contract T203 (TSL Woodlands station) or T2211 (Woodlands temporary bus interchange).