Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two civil contracts for the construction of Amber and Bedok South stations along Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) with a total value of around S$334 million.
The construction of Amber station has been awarded to Woh Hup (Private) Limited at a contract sum of S$146 million. The company was previously involved in several Circle Line (CCL) projects, including the construction of Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah, Holland Village and Buona Vista stations.
Woh Hup’s legacy of landmarks and buildings include MacDonald House, Centrepoint, World Trade Centre (now Habourfront Centre) and Clifford Pier (now The Fullerton Bay Hotel). Some of Woh Hup’s ongoing projects include TEL’s Woodlands South station and Changi Airport's Project Jewel (a joint venture between Woh Hup and Obayashi Singapore).
The construction of Bedok South station and its associated tunnels has been awarded to China Jingye Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch), at a contract sum of S$188 million. The company is a subsidiary of Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd (MCC Group), and has successfully completed a number of local projects such as the Universal Studios, Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa and some residential projects.
Together with Bayshore, Marine Parade, Marine Terrace, Siglap and Tanjong Rhu stations announced earlier, Bedok South station will serve as the sixth Civil Defence shelter along the East Coast stretch of Thomson-East Coast Line.
The 13 km East Coast stretch of the TEL will connect commuters living in the eastern parts of Singapore and who are not directly served by the rail network currently, such as those in Tanjong Rhu, Siglap, Marine Parade, Upper East Coast and Bedok South, to the heart of the city. As part of the 43 km long TEL, the East Coast stretch will also connect commuters to the Thomson stretch of the TEL, which serves the North-South Corridor. The East Coast stretch will have nine stations, including a station which interchanges with the Downtown Line at Sungei Bedok.
The East Coast stretch of the TEL will be completed in two stages. The first seven stations from Tanjong Rhu to Bayshore will be ready in 2023, while the remaining two stations will be completed in 2024.