Soon, the journey to the west will no longer be so arduous for thousands of workers.
They can expect to save up to 35 minutes of travelling time when four new MRT stations on the 7.5km Tuas West extension for the East-West Line open on June 18.
Built above ground, the stations are: Gul Circle (which continues the journey from Joo Koon station), Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road and Tuas Link, the last stop.
The four stations will serve about 100,000 commuters daily, especially those working in the Jurong and Tuas industrial areas, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a statement today (April 27).
Giving an example of a faster journey, it said what used to be a 100-minute trip from Ang Mo Kio to Tuas West will be shortened by about 35 minutes to a 65-minute ride.
Bus services will be improved
LTA said the existing bus service network in the area will also be enhanced, with details to be announced at a later date.
The extension includes a twin-tracked viaduct and a 26-hectare depot, which will cater to the extra 13 trains serving the new stretch and future needs.
Exhibitions on the stations will be held at MRT stations and transport hubs in neighbouring housing estates in May and June. The public can explore the new stations at an open house on June 16.