Cross Island Line Phase 2 to open in 2032

Phase 2 of the Cross Island Line (CRL) was announced on 20 September 2022. The CRL, which will open in phases from 2030, is Singapore’s eighth MRT line and its longest fully underground line.

At a visit to the work site of East Coast Integrated Depot, Transport Minister S Iswaran revealed the six stations as part of the 15-kilometre CRL Phase 2, two of which are interchange stations with existing lines. They are:

The interchange stations for CRL Phase 2 will connect with the Downtown Line at King Albert Park, and East West Line at Clementi. This alignment was first hinted at back in December 2021 in an MRT system map that was shown to the public as part of an online virtual exhibition.

Construction works for CRL2 are expected to commence in 2023, with the stations opening by 2032.

Phase 3

Engineering studies for Phase 3, which will serve the Jurong Industrial Estate are ongoing as of September 2022.

An article by The Straits Times mentioned that based on an earlier LTA tender, Phase 3 will be about 13km long, consisting of at least 4 stations between Jurong and Tuas, of which two will be interchanges. An integrated train and bus depot in Tuas will also be built to serve the new line.

Station Footprints
Affected Properties

According to authorities, private lands being affected by acquisitions are:

  • 2 industrial units owned by JTC that are currently leased to private entities at Block L Pandan Loop Industrial Estate
  • A stratum of subterranean space under part of a car park at Casa Esperanza Condominium (995 Bukit Timah Rd)

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5 thoughts on “Cross Island Line Phase 2 to open in 2032

  • 27 November 2022 at 3:32 AM

    Where’s the exact location for the Tuas integrated depot?Raffles Country Club?Might be a replacement for Soon Lee Depot though.

  • 24 September 2022 at 10:07 PM

    CRL2 station names are revealed, there’s also CR1 along with TE32 and other CRL stations which will be in the future.

  • 22 September 2022 at 3:56 PM

    would be nice if they extend the branch line to somewhere in the north too

  • 21 September 2022 at 7:30 PM

    i think the stations for the changi airport terminal 5 extension is under studies

  • 20 September 2022 at 10:24 PM

    Looks like Svc 74 & Svc 165 is ready to be either withdrawn or being amended to terminate somewhere.
    With the construction of the line, it gives students to Ngee Ann Poly lesser time to travel while on the bus but if Svc 74 terminates at Beauty World ITH, it still benefits students coz it’s just a short distance.


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