08 Jun '17, 1am

Punggol Coast NEL Station to support developments in Punggol North. #punggolnorth #northeastline

Punggol Coast NEL Station to support developments in Punggol North. #punggolnorth #northeastline

The North-East Line (NEL) extension will open in 2023 - seven years ahead of the originally announced opening date of 2030. The 1.6km extension will serve the Punggol North area and will include a station tentatively called Punggol Coast. With the new station, the total number of stations on the NEL will be 17. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will call tenders for the construction of the NEL extension this month, with construction expected to begin in the first half of next year. When asked why there was a change in the original completion date of 2030, the LTA said the date was being brought forward to support developments in Punggol North and connect the mixed-used areas by rail. Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng announced the new opening date yesterday at the Boon Lay station while visiting an exhibition about the Tuas West Extension on the East-West Line, w...

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