Monday, 14 September 2015

Civil Team 2 - Completion

This consolidated update showcases the completion of the 5 stations from Rochor to Botanic Gardens under the Downtown Line 2's civil team 2 project, excluding Tan Kah Kee Station.

Rochor Station

Entrance B

Monday, 7 September 2015

Beauty World Station

Upper Bukit Timah Road has been fully reinstated at the Beauty World site in August. The overall reinstatement progress is almost complete, and all covered linkways, bus and drop off bays are done. Works under ER487 is nearing completion for the new right-turning intersection for town-bound buses into Beauty World. It remains to be eseen whether the bus routes would be realigned upon the opening of the DTL2.

Reinstatement in front of Beauty World Centre

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Hume Station

Piling works continue for the entrance and vent shaft at Hume. The additional works will likely continue on to the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Future entrance for the Hume station

Friday, 4 September 2015

Hillview Station

The last 6 beams for the new flyover at Hillview were launched up at the end of August, concluding all beam launching works at the site. Reinstatement works have commenced along the northbound road and we project the new road to open by the end of this week. The southbound road had already diverted to its permanent alignment sometime back. The new flyover should open by October.

Architectural works have completed on the vent shafts, cooling tower and entrance along the southbound road. The northbound entrance will complete the final touch ups such as the covered linkways and bus stops upon the realignment of the northbound road. The V-shaped intersection between Hillview Avenue and UBTR will also be reinstated for right turning vehicles town-bound.

Reinstatement for the northbound carriageway beneath the flyover

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Bukit Panjang Station

We are now 115 days to the opening of the Downtown Line 2. We review of the progress of the stations over the 3rd quarter of this year. Our final updates for this blog will be made prior to the opening of the line in December.

All the major works under the civil contract 912 have completed, with minor M&E and reinstatement works being facilitated as of now. This project was initially delayed in the early phases of construction due to the shallow presence of the weathered Bukit Timah Granite. The project team managed to make up loss time over the later part of the project and successfully completed the station on track.

A third entrance at Bukit Panjang Road is currently being constructed by Zublin under C9057. The works involves the open cut excavation of the new entrance, construction of linkway tunnels between the station and the entrance as well as A&A at the interface of the station boundary. Independent from the main contract, the additional works here only started around the middle of last year. Numerous road diversions will be staged around the intersection of Bt Panjang Road and UBTR, in particular the slip road.

The entrance has been slated for completion only by the end of 2016. The new Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub will open the following year, in 2017.

Reinstatement across the entire stretch of UBTR above the station box to the former crossover tunnel site at the Linear
Skylights at the southbound entrance