Cross Island Line: Align interests of present, future generations

Dig under the nature reserve or skirt around it - these are the two options put up for the Cross Island Line. Why not a third option: a longer diversion that will serve the future population centre of Bukit Brown?

New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

A 954-page assessment report on the Changi-to-Tuas Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) has concluded that tunnelling under the Central Catchment Nature Reserve can be achieved with negligible environmental impact.

The report - part two of an unprecedented endeavour dating back to 2014 - also concludes that an alignment hugging the southern perimeter of the nature reserve is equally feasible.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2019, with the headline Cross Island Line: Align interests of present, future generations. Subscribe