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Jurong Region MRT Line might be extended: Lui Tuck Yew

THE Jurong Region MRT Line might be connected to the Circle Line to improve rail connectivity between the western parts of Singapore and the city centre, Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew said on Tuesday.

The Land Transport Authority will study the possibility of doing this through a West Coast extension which could include stations in the West Coast and Pasir Panjang area. If feasible, the extension is expected to be completed around 2030.

This will support the future developments in the west, and also enhance the overall resilience of the MRT network, Mr Lui said.

Mr Lui was speaking at a review of recently completed upgrading works at Clementi MRT Station, which now has two sheltered pedestrian link bridges connecting commuters from both sides of the road to the station concourse that has also been extended.

Similar upgrades have also been made at the Commonwealth and Queenstown MRT stations. More stations will be upgraded as part of the rejuvenation of the rail network, Mr Lui said.