The building of a brand new 7.3kilometers Cross Island Line (CRL) extension that joins Pasir Ris and Punggol is expected to decrease travel time between the 2 cities to 20 minutes from 40 to 45 minutes now by bus.
Slated to begin building in 2022 and performed by 2031, the brand new expansion line will have four channels — namely, Punggol, Riviera, Elias and Pasir Ris — three of which can function as interchanges with different traces, documented CNA.
Punggol and Pasir Ris are be interchange channels, together with the prior connected into the North-East Line, although the latter will probably link into the East-West line along with the forthcoming first stage of this CRL, which is finished by 2029.
The Riviera interchange channel will connect into the eastern loop of the Punggol LRT line.
The Elias channel, on the other hand, will probably be located along Pasir Ris Drive 3, helping residents within the region and employees from nearby industrial growth in Pasir Ris Drive 12.
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Once done, it’ll be the longest entirely underground MRT lineup of Singapore in 50km.
With Punggol and Pasir Ris being”geographically very close to each to every other”, the sail between the cities on account of the line expansion would”bring a good deal of advantage” to citizens, noted Aged Parliamentary Secretary Sun Xueling.