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Singapore awards £1bn rail and bus depot

22 Mar 16 Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded Korea-based GS Engineering & Construction the S$1.99bn (£1.01bn) civils contract for a ‘four-in-one’ rail and bus depot.

LTA has also appointed contractors for the civils work for three stations, with a combined value of about S$1.31bn.

GS Engineering will build the East Coast Integrated Depot, which is said to be first in the world to integrate three train depots and one bus depot within a single site.

The four-in-one depot on a 36ha will allow LTA to bring together the train depots for the East-West Line (EWL), Downtown Line and Thompson-East Coast Line, with a bus depot located next to them. The integrated depot will be able to house around 220 trains and 550 buses. This land integration will saves Singapore 44ha of land.

The construction of Siglap station has been awarded to John Holland – Zhen Hua (Singapore) Engineering Joint Venture at a contract sum of S$176m. Both John Holland and Zhen Hua are subsidiaries of China Communication Construction Company (CCCC).

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The contract to build Bayshore station and its associated tunnels has gone to Woh Hup -  Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Joint Venture at a contract sum of S$296m.

Together with Marine Parade, Marine Terrace and Tanjong Rhu stations, Bayshore and Siglap stations will serve as civil defence shelters along the East Coast stretch of TEL.

Samsung C&T Corporation has won the S$834m contract for construction of Xilin station and its associated tunnels, as well as reception tunnels to the depot.

Construction works for thee four civil contracts are expected to start by the second quarter of this year Siglap and Bayshore stations are targeted for completion in 2023 while Xilin station and East Coast Integrated Depot are targeted for completion in 2024.

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