Construction has commenced on the Jurong Region Line (JRL), Singapore’s seventh mass rapid transit (MRT) line. The line will open to traffic in three stages between 2027 and 2029. The 24-km-long JRL will have 24 stations, all located above ground, three of which are interchange stations. Names of the stations are yet to be finalised.
In line with the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) sustainability plans, solar panels will be installed at all of the JRL stations to power regular operations. The stations have been designed to optimise natural ventilation to reduce use of fans and air-conditioning. Additionally, trains on the JRL will feature a regenerative braking system.
Once operational, the JRL is expected to serve around 500,000 passengers daily and will connect the Jurong Innovation District, Jurong Industrial Estate, Pandan Reservoir, Tengah and NTU. Currently, none of these areas have any direct connection to existing rail lines.