Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Boon Lay MRT Extension

The Boon Lay MRT Extension (BLE) is a 3.8km extension of the existing East West MRT Line. BLE starts from the existing Boon Lay MRT station and consists of two aboveground stations, namely Pioneer Station and Joo Koon Station. Pioneer Station is located at Jurong West Street 63 near the junction with Pioneer Road North and Joo Koon Station is located at Joo Koon Circle adjacent to the junction with Benoi Road.

BLE runs along Jurong West Street 63, Upper Jurong Road, International Road and terminates at Joo Koon Circle. The opening of BLE in February 2009 will be a welcome news to the residents living in the Jurong West Town and those working in the Jurong Industrial Estate. The opening of Boon Lay Extension is also expected to reduce the stress on Boon Lay MRT station.

Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Raymond Lim, recently announced that the Boon Lay Extension (BLE) will begin service on 28 February 2009.

The concept of Boon Lay Extension was announced in December 2004 and construction works commenced in the second half of 2005. The construction of the Boon Lay Extension is being carried out by Sato Kogyo-Greatearth Construction Joint Venture (SGJV).


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