LTA awards two more contracts to build sheltered walkways near train stations

LTA awards two more contracts to build sheltered walkways near train stations
A covered walkway linking the bus interchange and Lakeside MRT Station.

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two more contracts under its Walk2Ride programme, which will add more than 200km of new sheltered walkways around key public transports nodes by 2018.

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LTA's statement

A More Comfortable Walk to Your Ride by 2018
LTA awards two contracts worth $143.8 million to improve sheltered walkway connectivity to public transport nodes

1. Commuters who walk to their ride on the public transport network can look forward to a more pleasant experience when the Walk2Ride programme to add more than 200km of new sheltered walkways is completed by 2018.

2. Under the Walk2Ride programme, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two contracts worth $143.8 million to Or Kim Peow Contractors Pte Ltd. The first contract, which covers 38 LRT stations in Bukit Panjang, Sengkang and Punggol, is awarded for $60.9 million. The second contract, which covers 29 MRT stations in the central and southern area of Singapore as well as Bukit Merah bus interchange, is awarded for $82.9 million. Works for these two contracts are expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2015 and will complete progressively by 2018.

3. LTA has awarded the first two contracts in May last year for the provision of sheltered walkways around 59 MRT stations in the north-eastern and north-western part of Singapore. Works have already started for the two contracts.

4. Please refer to Annex A for the list of the locations covered under the two contracts.

About the Walk2Ride Programme

5. Currently, sheltered walkways are provided from transport nodes to schools and health care facilities within a 200m radius. Sheltered walkways are also provided within residential estates by the Town Councils.

6. Under the Walk2Ride programme, which was announced in January 2013, LTA will expand the coverage of the sheltered walkway network by ensuring sheltered connectivity between transport nodes and schools, health care facilities, residential developments and public amenities within a 400m radius of all MRT stations and within a 200m radius of all LRT stations and bus interchanges. The Walk2Ride programme will also connect about 100 existing bus shelters with high usage to trip generating hubs within a 200m radius of these bus shelters.

7. Besides sheltered walkways, LTA will also ensure barrier-free connectivity with signage and network maps for a comfortable, convenient and seamless journey when commuters transit between transport nodes.

Annex A

38 LRT stations

1. Segar
2. Fajar
3. Bangkit
4. Pending
5. Petir
6. Bukit Panjang
7. Senja
8. Jelapang
9. Phoenix
10. Ten Mile Junction
11. Teck Whye
12. Keat Hong
13. South View
1. Punggol Point
2. Teck Lee
3. Damai
4. Sam Kee
5. Oasis
6. Ladaloor
7. Riveira
8. Coral Edge
9. Meridien
10. Cove
11. Nibong
12. Soo Teck
13. Sumang
1. Compassvale
2. Ranggung
3. Rumbia
4. Bakau
5. Renjong
6. Cheng Lim
7. Farmway
8. Kupang
9. Thanggam
10. Fernvale
11. Layar
12. Tongkang

29 MRT stations+Bukit Merah bus interchange

1. Tanjong Pagar    
2. Marina Bay
3. Clarke Quay
4. Botanic Garden
5. Dhoby Ghaut
6. Somerset
7. Orchard
8. Novena
9. Chinatown
10. Outram
11. Habour Front    
12. Telok Blangah
13. Labrador Park
14. Pasir Panjang
15. Haw Par Villa
16. Kent Ridge
17. One North
18. Jurong East
19. Newtown
20. Brass Basah

21. Nicoll Highway
22. Promenade
23. Little India
24. Holland Village
25. Farrer Road
26. Esplanade
27. Bayfront
28. City Hall
29. Raffles Place
30. Bukit Merah Bus




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