The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a S$210.1m ($154.3m) contract for the construction of two stations on the Jurong Region Line (JRL).

The LTA awarded the contract to China Railway 11 Bureau Group (Singapore Branch). It includes the design and construction of the Jurong West and Bahar Junction stations (working names).

China Railway 11 Bureau Group will be responsible for design and construction, and for building 1.15km of viaducts along Jurong West Avenue 2, Avenue 4, Jurong West Street 64 and Street 75.

The Jurong West Station (JS6) is situated along the Jurong West Avenue 2 and beside Jurong West Street 23. The station will have one island platform that will serve trains that go to Choa Chu Kang and Jurong Pier.

Designers for Bahar Junction Station (JS7) have included two platforms, which will be linked with a bridge with travellators. One platform will be for trains heading to Choa Chu Kang and Jurong Pier. The other will serve trains to Peng Kang Hill.

The LTA expects construction to begin next year and end by 2026.

In September this year, LTA awarded two civil contracts for the construction of five stations on the JRL.

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Shanghai Tunnel Engineering, Singapore, won the S$465.2m ($337m) contract. This involves the design and construction of the Choa Chu Kang, Choa Chu Kang West and Tengah stations.

Eng Lee Engineering-Wai Fong Construction joint venture won the S$274.3m ($198.7m) contract for the design and construction of Corporation and Hong Kah stations.

Last year, the LTA and the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) unveiled the alignment and station locations for the JRL. This is the seventh mass rapid transit line in the country.

The organisations have scheduled JRL to open in three phases from 2026. In the first phase, JRL (West) will start operations after which JRL (East) will start in the second phase in 2027.