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

Escalators leading up to the linkbridge connection between the LRT and MRT

Bus stop at the northbound entrance
Taxi stand at the northbound entrance
Cooling tower
Piling works for the temporary open cut structure for the construction of the linkway tunnels to the third entrance
Excavation at the site of the third entrance
The works here are under an additional contract independent from the main station. There progress is on track and there is no delay.
The connection between the station and the third entrance will be jacked beneath the canal using a machine
Intermediate shaft between the station and entrance C

The slip road was recently diverted for C9057. The third entrance will only open in a year's time.

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