08 Jun '11, 5am

Tunnelling works for Downtown Line 2, linking north-western Singapore with the city, commenced today

Tunnelling works for Downtown Line 2, linking north-western Singapore with the city, commenced today

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew launched the commencement of the first Tunnel Boring Machine for Downtown Line 2 at the future Beauty World Station site. 00 ST PHOTO: TERENCE TAN TUNNELLING works for the Downtown MRT Line Stage 2 - which links Singapore's north-western region to the city - began on Wednesday. Two tunnel boring machines (TDMs) were launched near Beauty World station in Upper Bukit Timah. They will tunnel a 1km stretch towards King Albert Park station. The Land Transport Authority said the tunnelling works will be challenging as the TDMs have to go through mixed ground conditions. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew, who officiated at the morning event to launch the TDMs, said Downtown Line 2 will benefit residents and some 30 schools in the Bukit Timah area when it is completed in 2015. Mr Lui noted however that 'large infrastructure projects will take some yea...

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