Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pre-qualification

Pre-qualification for Circle Line stage 6 civil contracts by LTA
On Monday, the Land Transport Authority released the pre-qualification tender for 5 civil contracts for the construction of Circle Line stage 6. The 5 contracts involve the construction of the Kim Chuan depot extension and Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward stations along with the connecting tunnel structures.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Stations revealed

Rail System Map with included Circle Line stage 6.
Source - LTA
Last week the Ministry of transport revealed the final locations of the 3 stations that made up Circle Line stage 6. The three stations are tentatively called Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward for their proximity to roads with the same names.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

CCL6 Route and Station Predictions

It has been a year since Stage 4 and 5 of TEL was announced. Judging by annual schedules of LTA events and the looming deadline of the completion of several MRT lines and extensions by 2025, we expect that CCL6 will be announced in August or September this year. Like what we have done for TSL (later renamed as TEL Stage 1-3) and TEL Stage 4-5, here are our predictions for CCL6.



Overall CCL6 Route Map

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Stage 6 stations?

This afternoon we came across a page showing some competition entries for Circle Line stations. These were dated to 2013, and we aren't exactly sure of where these stations are meant to be. At a first glance, they seemed potentially to be renders of designs for the initial Circle Line which was completed in 2011. But take a closer look at the station names.

Source: Architects 61

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Projected timeline

Recently, we received some new information on the expected timeline of the project. Based on this, we expect that this line may have an early announcement and will slowly be developed over the course of a few years.

2015 - Station locations announced
2016 - Tenders called for construction
2017 - Demolition, diversion and utility works
2018 - Construction begins in earnest
2025 - Commissioning and full operation

Source: LTA

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Further soil investigations

Soil investigations are back again, this time with very clear indications that it is probably for the Circle Line stage 6.

Inside Bestway building compound









Potentially this is for a station that will serve the portion of Shenton Way that is further south than the current Thomson Line station.

At Shenton Way bus terminal






As an integrated transport hub is planned for Marina South, we believe that this bus terminal will eventually be redeveloped for other use. To tie in with the redevelopment, the MRT station could be situated beneath this plot of land. As this stage of the Circle Line is only expected to be up in 2025, this gives a run time of 11 years to build the transport hub in Marina South and shift the bus services there accordingly before this site is used for construction.

With the above soil investigations, we believe that a station can be situated here. The distance from Marina Bay station is approximately 850 metres.

Showing the spread of Soil Investigations in the area

Showing a predictive station outline in the area

Showing a predictive tunnel alignment from Marina Bay station

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Contracts to date

Here is a list of the contracts that have been tendered and awarded to date.