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Work starts on Singapore Downtown Line

Work to build Singapore’s £5bn Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) began last week.

The 16.6km DTL2 will have 12 stops and is expected to be completed by 2015, cutting commuter times by up to 30% between Bukit Panjang and Bukit Timah and the city.

Transport Minister Raymond Lim launched the start of construction on Friday: “Those who live, work and go to school in this area will enjoy a completely new way to travel.”

“As with other major rail construction projects, there will some disruption and inconvenience… I seek the understanding of residents, motorists and other commuters in this area,’ said Mr Lim.

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