Sunday, February 16, 2014

Golf Courses to make way for redevelopment

An article published today mentions that the Marina Golf Course is one of the two that will not have their lease extended once it expires. This is in line with station E1 along the Eastern Region Line (ERL) being planned as a future station. Soil Investigations in the Gardens by the Bay - Bay East indicate the likely spot of the station near the golf course. With the ERL expected to commence operations in the 2022-2023 range, this coincides with the redevelopment plans announced today as the Marina Golf Course lease expires in 2024. It hence makes sense for a station to be provisioned in a currently low-demand area to cater for the future expected developments largely like how Thomson (now Caldecott) and West Coast (now Haw Par Villa) stations on the Circle Line were conceived.

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