Monday, November 24, 2014

Pre-construction: Tanjong Rhu

The first announced station along the East Coast sector of the Thomson - East Coast Line (TEL) is Tanjong Rhu. Smack in the middle of the residential developments, this cosy neighbourhood will soon be temporarily torn up for a future convenient travel option. The station will be 16 metres deep as the tunnels need to rise to cross the Kallang - Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) tunnels as it travels further eastwards. A long section of cut-and-cover tunnels will be built stretching over the KPE tunnels. What is now a shady grove of trees will give way to station entrances in future.

Location map for Tanjong Rhu station with entrances numerically labelled.

Entrance perspective looking southwards. This entrance is the North entrance (#1), facing the Singapore Sports Hub.

22 October 2014: Looking at the plot of land where the North entrance (#1) will be. The  South entrance (#2) will be in the background, where the grove of trees currently stand.
22 October 2014: Plot for future North entrance (#1).
22 October 2014

22 October 2014

23 October 2014
23 November 2014: The plot of land where the South entrance (#2) will sit.

23 November 2014

23 November 2014: Along Tanjong Rhu road looking eastwards towards the main station area. The cut-and-cover tunnel
will pass through this stretch of road.

23 November 2014: Tanjong Rhu Road looking eastwards. The main station box will be sited here with the cut-and-cover tunnels running eastwards towards Camelot condo in the background. It should swing right to curve around the condo before crossing over the KPE tunnels.

23 November 2014: Along Tanjong Rhu Road looking westwards. The cut-and-cover tunnels should stretch halfway down the stretch of condos.

23 November 2014: Site for South entrance (#2).

23 November 2014: Site for North entrance (#1).

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