In a quantum leap for the infrastructure of Singapore’s Jurong area, the new Jurong Region Line (JRL) will open for the public in three phases starting from 2026. This will be Singapore’s seventh MRT line.
Making this announcement today during a visit to the worksite of Canberra MRT station, Khaw Boon Wan, Transport Minister of Singapore, said, “JRL will be 24km long with 24 stations above ground. The line will connect with the North-South Line and East-West Line with interchange stations at Choa Chu Kang and Boon Lay.”
“JRL will improve the resilience of the entire MRT network and provide commuters with alternative travel routes. This will help to distribute and relieve train loading between Choa Chu Kang and Jurong East stations, so that commuters can enjoy more comfortable rides,” he said
“JRL will help develop the Jurong Lake District into the largest commercial hub outside the central business district. It will also support the development of the Jurong Innovation,” he added.
The new line will commence operations the year the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail is scheduled for completion. JRL will connect the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Pandan Reservoir and Tengah area to the existing Choa Chu Kang and Boon Lay stations.
“Together with the upcoming Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail, commuters will have convenient connections not just within western Singapore, but also to Malaysia. When all these plans come together, Jurong will be a waterfront business hub nestled in greenery, served by good public transport connections, as well as amenities to support active mobility. This is our vision for Jurong,” said Transport Minister.
Khaw also informed that Canberra Station, the new MRT stop between Sembawang and Yishun stations on the NSL, is expected to open for service by December next year.