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Jurong Region Line (JRL) Discussion
(17 October 2018, 01:52 AM)Flip Wrote:   Show/Hide

That turning looks a bit tight (like from Esplanade to Promenade kind).

I suspect that the blue and black line (as in your map) will be together in a island arrangement, while the purple line (as in your map) will be a side platform located beneath the island platform, so that the blue and black line will have more space for turning.
Yea to feel that the JRL is built AROUND existing developments, instead when back in the 80s, when the MRT was built by itself.
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(17 November 2018, 09:17 AM)busanalyser Wrote:   Show/Hide

This HDB map just to let everyone knows where the location of MRT station is, doesnt really need the actual track layout which they won't bother.
Actually, logically speaking, with reference to any elevated rail line in the world, it is not feasible for the JRL to squeeze through the gap between Pioneer Primary School and Blk 863/864, and make such an awkward meandering as shown in the HDB map of Jurong West featuring the upcoming BTO flats to be launched in February 2019. (

Pioneer Primary School has to go. But wherever it goes has got nothing to do with this topic, so let's let MOE decide what to do about it while we just focus solely on the JRL.

That's point number one; Pioneer Primary School definitely has to make way for the JRL.

(As to why the JRL alignment on the HDB map is shown that way, it's probably to prevent speculation about Pioneer Primary School relocating, before the MOE makes any official announcement about the matter.)

Point number two: with regards to Bahar Junction, and the overall operations of JRL in Jurong West, 

First of all, the area around the proposed Bahar Junction station has no space to accommodate bi-directional viaducts to connect between Jurong West Avenue 4 and Jurong West Street 64, and between Jurong West Avenue 4 and Jurong West Street 75, in both directions.

The JRL construction blog has already written comprehensively about it.

I just want to share one possible theory which I think may happen when JRL commence revenue service.

JRL would run 2 bi-directional services in Jurong West, namely
1. Peng Kang Hill - Jurong Pier
2. Bahar Junction - Choa Chu Kang

The track alignment agreed by many is probably what's going to happen, just that maybe there would be another track at the Jurong West Street 64 station, to provide for the Peng Kang Hill to Jurong Pier service in both directions.

The singular loop from the Straits Times graphics has been the concensus from everybody, but, as a person staying in Gek Poh area,

this is very confusing, and would mean that no existing bus service running along the Jurong West Street 64/75 stretch can be amended to reduce duplication of resources when JRL opens, thus leading to an excessive use of resources as the JRL could not really substitute the existing bus services along Jurong West Street 64/75.

And because the singular loop is confusing, the local community may actually avoid the JRL as they may not be used to taking different routes between their house and Boon Lay MRT station.

Also, the HDB map ( shows no curve around Bahar Junction station, which could mean that any curve constructed around Bahar Junction station is probably a non-service track, just one connecting track, to connect the trains between branches.

Another reason why this theory may happen:
As stated in the national day rally in 2014, the industrial area south of Boon Lay MRT Station will be redeveloped into residential area. There would be less reasons for people on the Bahar Junction - Choa Chu Kang branch to change trains at Bahar Junction and take the train in the direction of Jurong Pier, apart from working at Jurong Island area or to transfer to the cross island line. 

As commuters on Bahar Junction - Choa Chu Kang branch can transfer to the North South Line at Choa Chu Kang, or transfer to a future line at Tengah if there is such a line being planned, there may be less of a need to take the JRL to Jurong Pier to transfer to the cross island line, when Tengah and Choa Chu Kang are nearer and would make their commute faster.

And that's my second point, about the possible JRL services in Jurong West.

I'm sorry if I've been irking people by continuously writing about the Pioneer Primary School stretch and about Bahar Junction station. This shall be my last post with regards to the above.
Trains for JRL called "J151".
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About the Jurong Region Line, the speculation has been that Pioneer Primary School would be affected. Someone even went to change the status of the school on Google Maps to "permanently closed", only to get reported later.

The reason why there's this speculation is the lack of detailed alignment published by LTA. Naturally, one would think that Jurong Region Line would cut through Pioneer Primary School as that is the straightforward alignment.

Finally, a member of the public wrote to the press to ask the authorities whether Pioneer Primary School would be affected by the Jurong Region Line.


Today, the Principal of Pioneer Primary School responded.


"We wish to assure students, parents and stakeholders that the JRL will not affect school operations, or the stability and safety of our school buildings."

Please make this letter viral, to debunk the speculation once and for all.

Moral of the story: When in doubt, ask.

Never assume. 

In this case, everyone's assumption was wrong.

We really got to thank the member of the public for clarifying the matter with the authorities. Otherwise, this speculation will only keep going on without any clarity until the construction takes place and the Jurong Region Line completed. And by then, it's 2026, 7 years later.

I hope everyone can finally wake up from this, and move on.

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