SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a $144 million contract to construction firm Woh Hup to build Woodlands South station.
The station, one of 22 on the fully underground, 30km Thomson Line, will be ready in 2019.
It will serve residents in the Woodlands South area as well as students from the Singapore Sports School, Christ Church and Woodgrove secondary schools.
Work on the station is expected to start later this year.
The contractor, Woh Hup, will design and build the station.
Woh Hup has more than 80 years of experience in the construction industry, and was previously involved in several Circle Line contracts including the construction of Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah, Holland Village and Buona Vista stations.
The Woodlands South contract is the third deal to be awarded for the Thomson Line.
Last month, Samsung C&T Corporation won a $285 million contract to build Caldecott Station and associated tunnels. Caldecott will serve as an interchange station between the Thomson and Circle Lines.