The Jurong Region Line will be the seventh line to be introduced into the MRT system and is currently coloured teal on the system map. The line is designed to be a medium capacity line.
Opening in three stages from 2027, the line will be a fully elevated and automated rapid transit line. When it is fully completed in 2029, it will span 24km across 24 stations.
It will serve residents of Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay and the future developments in the Tengah area, and connect high-activity areas in Jurong West, such as Nanyang Technological University, the Jurong Industrial estate, including Jurong Island and the future Jurong Gateway and Jurong Innovation District.
A West Coast Extension to connect to the Circle Line is currently under study. If it is found feasible, the extension of about 5km will be completed by 2030.
Jurong Region Line
Opening in 2027
24km with 24 stations
Medium capacity line with 3-car trains
Fully-automatic train operation
The station names for the Jurong Region Line are subject to confirmation.
Initial plans for the Jurong Region Line can be seen in the Concept Plan 2001 as an LRT line serving Jurong East, Jurong West beyond Boon Lay station, Choa Chu Kang East and Nanyang Technological University.
In the Land Transport Master Plan 2013 announced on 17 January 2013, the Jurong Region Line is confirmed to be a 20km line that serves Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay and the future developments in the Tengah area. The line will pass by high-activity areas in Jurong West including Nanyang Technological University, the Jurong Industrial estate and Jurong Island, and the future Jurong Gateway.
The line is to be expected to be completed by 2025, which will enhance connectivity within the Jurong region and connect the region to the existing rail network for faster travel to the rest of the island, relieving the crowd at the existing heavily-used Jurong East interchange.
On 9 May 2018, the Land Transport Authority announced the finalised alignment of the Jurong Region Line. The line will be a fully elevated MRT line with 24 stations across 24km, which will open in three phases, starting from 2026.
Phase 1 of the JRL will be completed by 2026 with 10 stations linking Choa Chu Kang to Boon Lay and Tawas. The branch line with 7 stations from Tengah to Pandan Reservoir will be part of phase 2, which will be completed a year later in 2027. Phase 3 will be completed by 2028 with 7 stations connecting Jurong Pier to Boon Lay, and Peng Kang Hill to Tawas stations via Nanyang Technological University.
The Jurong Region Line will also be served with three-car trains that are smaller than the existing medium capacity lines, but larger than the LRT trains. The trains will be expanded to a four-car configuration when developments around the Jurong area are completed.
It will bring convenience to Tengah and the Jurong Lake District, as well as the upcoming Jurong Innovation District.
It was announced in the Ministry of Transport Committee of Supply Debate 2021 on 5 March 2021 that the completion of the Jurong Region Line will be pushed back by a year to 2029 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a written reply by the Minister of Transport on 11 May 2021, the JRL is scheduled to be completed by 2029.
On 25 August 2015, it was announced that the Land Transport Authority is studying a possible extension of the Jurong Region Line to the west coast area, connecting to a Circle Line station. The extension will serve the West Coast and Pasir Panjang areas.
If it is found feasible, the extension will be approximately 5km long and will be completed by 2030.
|17 January 2013||Land Transport Master Plan 2013||Announcement of the Jurong Region Line|
|25 August 2015||West Coast Extension||Announcement of the West Coast Extension|
|2027||Phase 1||Choa Chu Kang - Boon Lay / Tawas (10 stations)|
|2028||Phase 2||Tengah - Pandan Reservoir (7 stations)|
|2029||Phase 3||Boon Lay - Jurong Pier & Tawas - Peng Kang Hill (7 stations)|
|By 2030||West Coast Extension||Completion of the West Coast Extension (Details to be confirmed)|