Location of West Coast Station. Source: URA

Seize the Opportunity: West Coast MRT Station’s Spiral Effect for Property Buyers

In a significant stride towards enhancing Singapore’s transportation infrastructure, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a $510 million civil contract to Gamuda Berhad Singapore Branch for the design and construction of West Coast station and tunnels under the Cross Island Line Phase 2 (CRL2). With a proven track record in both local and international infrastructure and residential projects, Gamuda Berhad brings a wealth of experience to this groundbreaking project, currently also involved in the design and construction of CRL Defu station and tunnels, along with the Gali Batu Bus Depot.

t's Impress of West Coast Station. Source: URA
Artist’s Impression of CRL West Coast Station. Source: URA

The CRL West Coast Station, an underground marvel along West Coast Road, is strategically located amidst existing residential and commercial structures. Recognizing the challenges posed by mixed ground conditions, including soft marine clay and hard sedimentary rocks, the project will implement phased traffic and utilities diversion works. To ensure safety and ground stability, earth retaining and stabilizing structures will precede excavation and construction, with close monitoring by LTA and the contractor.

West Coast Station Cross Island Line. Source: URA
West Coast Station Cross Island Line. Source: URA

Construction works for the CRL West Coast station are slated to commence in the first quarter of 2024, aiming for passenger service to kick off in 2032 as part of CRL Phase 2. The Cross Island Line, Singapore’s eighth MRT line, will weave through the eastern, north-eastern, and western corridors, connecting major hubs like Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District, and the Changi region. With almost half of its stations serving as interchanges with other rail lines, the fully underground CRL is set to revolutionize commuting convenience.

As the CRL unfolds in three phases, investors and property buyers are urged to seize the opportunity presented by the upcoming West Coast station. Its ripple effect, anticipated within 1-2 kilometers, positions this region for significant growth, making it an opportune time to invest in properties around this emerging transportation hub.

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