The Cross Island Line (CRL) is Singapore’s 8th MRT line, stretching from Changi to Jurong. Phase 1 of the Cross Island Line has been announced. It will cover 29km and have 12 stations, starting from Aviation Park in Changi to Bright Hill in Sin Ming. From there the line is planned to extend to Bukit Timah, Clementi, West Coast and finally Jurong Industrial Estate.
Read on to learn more about each station in Phase 1 and the properties near them.
CR2 – Aviation Park MRT Station
Serving the area around Aviation Park Road, near Changi Air Base. The station number is “CR2”, as LTA is considering linking the CRL to Changi Airport Terminal 5 so “CR1” is reserved for the potential airport station.
CR3 – Loyang MRT Station
CR4 – Pasir Ris East MRT Station
CR5/EW1 – Pasir Ris MRT Interchange
CR6 – Tampines North MRT Station
Located on vacant land between Tampines Avenue 11 and Tampines Industrial Street 62, this station will support the new HDB estates at Tampines North and Tampines North Industrial Park. Ikea, Giant and Courts Megastore are also in the vicinity.
CR7 – Defu MRT Station
Serving the Defu industrial area, the exact location is yet to be confirmed.
CR8/NE14 – Hougang MRT Interchange
Interchange with the North East Line (NEL). The existing Hougang station will be expanded onto adjacent vacant land and possibly integrated with the Hougang Central Bus Interchange next to it. There is potential here for a mixed development above the new station.
CR9 – Serangoon North MRT Station
Serving the Serangoon North HDB estate and schools such as Rosyth School and Bowen Secondary.
CR10 – Tavistock MRT Station
Gain City and Daikin Airconditioning buildings at Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 will be acquired to make way for this station. Tavistock Avenue Park may also be used for the station, and subsequently developed into a residential or mixed development.
CR11/NS16 – Ang Mo Kio MRT Interchange
Interchange with the North South Line (NSL). Ang Mo Kio Hub – next to the existing station – will be acquired and Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange will likely be integrated into the new station. A new mall or mixed development is likely to be built above the new station.
CR12 – Teck Ghee MRT Station
Serving Teck Ghee HDB estate, the exact location is yet to be confirmed.
CR13/TE7 – Bright Hill MRT Interchange
Interchange with the Thomson East Coast Line (TEL). Kong Meng San Monastery will be acquired to make way for the station. It is likely that the vacant land opposite and the monastery site (quite a large one) will be developed into residential and/or mixed developments.