Sengkang, Punggol gain most if new rail MRT line is built: Experts

Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary says building new lines are "difficult decisions to make", given the number of existing lines and the current use of underground space.
Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary says building new lines are "difficult decisions to make", given the number of existing lines and the current use of underground space.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

They say connectivity in north-east, where there are growing families, is currently limited

A new MRT line, which is being studied for the rail network, will be particularly crucial for areas around Sengkang and Punggol in the future, transport experts said.

This will be so as the areas develop and young families grow, they added, noting that current transport options are inadequate to meet tomorrow's demand.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 29, 2019, with the headline 'Sengkang, Punggol gain most if new rail line is built: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe