Land occupied by Jurong Country Club will be terminus site for Singapore-KL high-speed rail

Land occupied by Jurong Country Club will be terminus site for Singapore-KL high-speed rail

SINGAPORE - The Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) terminus will be located at the current site of Jurong Country Club in Jurong East, announced the Government on Monday.

The site - a 1.02 million sq ft plot of land sandwiched between Jurong Town Hall Road and the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) - is currently occupied by JTC's iHub building and the Jurong Country Club golf course.

A detailed engineering study to finalise the station footprint and alignment will be conducted, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in a joint release.

The land will also be redeveloped for new mixed-use developments and community facilites to serve Jurong residents, HSR passengers and visitors.

Authorities added that the decision to use the site at Jurong Country Club is due to its high connectivity, with close proximity to the existing two MRT lines at Jurong East MRT station, as well as the new Jurong Region and Cross Island MRT lines being planned around the area, and the future integrated transport hub.

The terminus will also be located close to Jurong Gateway, which is currently shaping up as a vibrant mixed-use precinct. Also, a group of land parcels adjacent to it has been set aside for hotels, according to a report in The Straits Times.

The decision to site the HSR terminus at Jurong East is in line with the Government's plans to develop Jurong East as a second central business district.

SLA has gazetted the acquisition of the affected land on Monday and will be working closely with the Jurong Country Club management.

klim@sph.com.sg

 

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