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[News Article] LTA awards contracts for Upper Changi and Bendemeer stations
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SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the last three civil contracts for the Downtown Line 3 project at a total value of S$563.35 million.

This includes contracts for the construction of Upper Changi and Bendemeer stations, two of 16 stations on Downtown Line 3 which will be fully underground.

The contract for the construction of Upper Changi station and associated tunnels has been awarded to Samsung C&T Corporation for a contract sum of S$256.98 million.

The Upper Changi station will be located under Upper Changi Road East.

It will serve residents in the area and the future Singapore University of Technology and Design.

The station will also serve as a Civil Defence shelter.

Another contract for the construction of tunnels between Tampines East and Upper Changi Stationsn has been awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd at S$91.13 million.

Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd is a civil engineering contractor from China.

The contract for the construction of Bendemeer station and associated tunnels has been awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co, Ltd at S$215.24 million.

The Bendemeer station will be under Kallang Bahru Road and will serve commuters going to the commercial and industrial buildings in the area.

Construction of the two stations and tunnels will start next month and are targeted to complete in 2017.

The 21-km long Downtown Line 3 is the final stretch of the 42-km Downtown Line.

It is expected to enhance rail connectivity in the eastern corridors to the Central Business District and developments in the Marina Bay area.

- CNA/ck
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