The Land Transport Authority of Singapore has chosen Lum Chang Building Contractors to build a new platform at Tanah Merah Station.
With an additional platform, there will be one pair of dedicated tracks for East-West Line and Changi Airport Line, allowing trains of the Changi Airport Line to arrive and depart at Tanah Merah station at shorter intervals as compared to today.
“Shorter waiting times, greater access to Expo and Changi Airport and more comfortable journeys,” LTA noted.
Along with the construction of a new platform, the $325 million contract will also extend the existing East-West Line MRT tracks to connect to the new four-in-one East Coast Integrated Depot at Changi.
“This four-in-one depot will house trains from the East-West, Downtown and Thomson-East Coast Lines, as well as buses,” LTA stated.
Construction works for the additional platform are slated to commence by the end of 2016 and is targeted to complete in 2024.
Lum Chang bags contract for new platform at Tanah Merah Station.