Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the civils contract for the construction of the world’s first four-in-one rail and bus depot worth £1bn.
The East Coast Integrated Depot and surrounding tunnels will be constructed by Korea-based GS Engineering & Construction Corporation. The company is already working on other transport projects in Singapore. The work will integrate three train depots and one bus depot within a 36ha site. The train depots will be stacked and the whole scheme will eventually house around 220 trains and 550 buses
In addition, three other civils contracts for the construction of Siglap and Bayshore stations along Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) and Xilin station along Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e) have been awarded with a total value of more than £600M.
The construction of Siglap station has been awarded to joint venture of Australian firm John Holland and Singapore–based Zhen Hua Engineering at a contract sum of £90M. Both John Holland and Zhen Hua are subsidiaries of China Communication Construction Company (CCCC).
The £150M construction of Bayshore station and its associated tunnels has been awarded to a joint venture of Woh Hup and Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co.
The construction of Xilin station and its associated tunnels, as well as reception tunnels to the depot, has been awarded to Korean-based Samsung C&T Corporation at a contract sum of £425M.
Construction works for these four civils contracts are expected to start by the second quarter of 2016. Siglap and Bayshore stations are targeted for completion in 2023 while Xilin station and East Coast Integrated Depot are aiming for completion in 2024.