sorry. temasek and GIC has lost too much money. there will be no funds to plan any more new line
I agree that a West Coast Line is a possible future 3-car MRT line. I would not connect it with HarbourFront though, since the CCL5 will already run west along the coast from HarbourFront. I would run a West Coast Line from Gul Circle station east along the southern side of or under the AYE, interchange with the CCL at Kent Ridge, interchange at Outram Park, station at or very near Mccallum and Robinson, interchange at Raffles Place, station at Theatres on the Bay, interchange at Promenade, then terminate at the first ERL station east of the Benjamin Sheares Bridge. At the western end, I would have the West Coast Line take over the Tuas West extension and leave the Tuas South extension as part of the EWL. That would be about 27 or 28 kilometers not including the Tuas West extension.Well, I think there will be a need for a West Coast Line/South West Line, the speculated NEL extension. The Concept Plan clearly shows an MRT line besides the 2 EWL forks running into the west and along with Jurong Island.
I think the government still has more money in reserve, per capita, than any other country in the world. They could cut taxes and easily still invest heavily in MRT.sorry. temasek and GIC has lost too much money. there will be no funds to plan any more new line
I think we could say that the recovery will be despite the Obama administration's policies. Borrowing trillions to pump it into bankrupt enterprises takes money out of the economy just to put it back it. It's just like taking buckets of water from the deep end of a swimming pool and pouring them into the shallow end except:Well, the recession in the US is expected to end as early as end of this year partly thanks to the Obama's administration's policies.
Exactly right. Equity funds have good years and they have bad years. It's quite normal and expected.Anyway, don't be daunted by the SGD 60 billion loss. To you and me, it seems like a lot of money but in government terms, it's probably about 10% or 20% of GDP which can be easily earned back, especially when the economy starts to pick up.
i mean Marina Bay branch line extend to Nanyang stn.^^ Interesting.
Promenade - Bayfront - Marina Bay is already covered by the CCL.
From about Kampong Bahru to about Teban, the proposed route seems good. I used to think that terminating such a route at NTU made sense, but now I'm thinking that Gul Circle makes more sense, with NTU served by an underground LRT line.
That seems quite credible, and it will serve quite a few areas that are currently quite busy but do not have direct access to MRT, such as Kim Tian, Henderson, ABC Market area and IKEA, and also Clementi-West Coast area and Teban gardens.Found on sgforums.
West Coast Line
WC3 Marina Bay
WC4 Shenton Way
WC6 Kampong Bahru
WC7 Kim Tian
WC9 Lengkok Bahru
WC12 Science Park
WC13 Kent Ridge
WC15 Kent Vale
WC17 Ayer Rajah
WC20 Taman Jurong
WC21 Boon Lay
WC22 Jurong West
Wow! No idea. The seems to be to the east. I don't think they've elevated the canal. KTM runs past there but in a different direction. Hmmm.Something I found on a the website for SAA Architects, anyone game on figuring what's that extra line?
I don't know what's that extra line, but it seems to be the scrapped Buona Vista LRT system. Back in the 90s, LTA proposed to build the Bukit Panjang and Buona Vista LRT systems, but later they scrapped the plan for the Buona Vista LRT system.Something I found on a the website for SAA Architects, anyone game on figuring what's that extra line?
Why Tuas Crescent rather than Gul Circle? If a West Coast Line connects to Gul Circle, it can take over one of the Tuas branches and leave the other one to the EWL. Clean and simple with Gul Circle becoming an interchange station. If a West Coast Line goes to Tuas Crescent, a commuter traveling between the West Coast Line and the Tuas South extension has to change trains twice.My version of the West Coast Line goes like this:
From CCL West Coast station, the line proceeds west along West Coast Road, Jalan Buroh, Pioneer Rd and finally meet with EW31 Tuas Crescent station. It will be using 3-cars trains.
Why not combine this with the West Coast line, interchanging with the CCL at Kent Ridge? That also makes it easy to serve NUS.I also wish for a future line connecting Outram Park and one-north via Jalan Bukit Merah, Queensway and the Portsdown area.