Loyang Cross Island MRT station to be ready by 2030
Construction of the Cross Island Line (CRL) Phase 1’s Loyang station and tunnels is slated to commence before the end of the year and will finish by 2030.
Travelling to eastern side of Singapore will be much more convenient in 10 years’ time, when the Loyang station is completed.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced in a Facebook post that the contract for the design and construction of the Cross Island Line (CRL) Loyang station and tunnels has been awarded.
Construction works for the CRL Loyang station are expected to start in Q4 2021 with passenger service slated for 2030.
First announced in 2013, the CRL, Singapore’s eighth MRT line, will be the longest fully underground line at more than 50km long. When operational, it will have the highest number of interchange stations, with almost half the stations on the line being linked to existing stations.
Constructed in three phases, the 29km-long Phase 1 of the CRL (CRL1) will span 12 stations from Aviation Park at Changi to Bright Hill at Ang Mo Kio. This will serve residential and industrial areas such as Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North and Ang Mo Kio.
As such, common recreational spaces such as Changi Beach Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park will be more accessible by public transport. CRL1 is expected to benefit more than 100,000 households.
Residents can also look forward to shorter travelling times. Presently, it takes 55 minutes to get from Loyang to Hougang and 75 minutes to get from Loyang to Serangoon North. With the CRL Loyang station, time travel will be reduced to 20 mins and 25 mins respectively.
Loyang station will be located along Loyang Avenue, near Selarang Camp. It will be close to Loyang Valley Condominium and Loyang Industrial Park.
To facilitate the construction of this new underground station, multiple traffic diversions will be made to realign the various utilities under Loyang Avenue.
Vertical noise barriers will be installed to mitigate the impact of traffic noise to the residents nearby.