EAST COAST INTEGRATED DEPOT - A 4-in-1 rail and bus depot will be built in East Coast for S$1.99 billion
SINGAPORE — A four-in-one rail and bus depot, said to be the world’s first, together with its reception tunnels, will be built in East Coast for S$1.99 billion by Korea’s GS Engineering & Construction Corporation, said the Land Transport Authority on Monday (March 21).
At the East Coast Integrated Depot, the train depots for the East-West Line (EWL), the Downtown Line (DTL) and Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will be stacked on top of each other, with a bus depot located next to them.
The integrated depot will occupy about 36 hectares of land and can house around 220 trains and 550 buses. Doing this will save 44 hectares of land, equivalent to 60 football fields. Work is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016 and be completed by 2024.
The LTA also announced that it had awarded three other contracts — for Siglap, Bayshore and Xilin stations — with a total value of about S$1.31 billion.
The S$176 million contract for Siglap station was awarded to a joint venture between John Holland and Zhen Hua (Singapore) Engineering. Both John Holland and Zhen Hua are subsidiaries of China Communication Construction Company.
The contract for Bayshore station and its associated tunnels was awarded to a joint venture between Woh Hup and Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (Singapore). This contact is worth S$296 million. Both Bayshore and Siglap stations are on the Thomson-East Coast Line and they will also serve as Civil Defence shelters as well. They will be completed by 2023.
Samsung C&T Corporation was awarded the S$834 million contract for Xilin station and its associated tunnels. This station is on the Downtown Line 3 extension (DTL3e) and the station is expected to be ready by 2024.
Except for Zhen Hua, all the other companies have experience working on Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit system.
The 13-km East Coast stretch of the TEL will connect commuters living in the eastern parts of Singapore to the city and will benefit those in areas not currently served by the rail network such as Tanjong Rhu, Siglap, Marine Parade, Upper East Coast and Bedok South.
The East Coast stretch of the TEL will be completed in two stages. The first seven stations from Tanjong Rhu to Bayshore will be ready in 2023 while the remaining two stations will be completed by 2024.
DTL3e will be 2.2 kilometres long and consists of two stations. This extension to the 42-km DTL will improve public transport accessibility to the Changi Business Park and Expo areas and will be ready in 2024.
Road trips are probably the best way to see a vast and diverse country like the United States. From National Parks to funky roadside attractions, road trips literally take you places you’ve never been before. And as the saying goes, "getting there is half the fun". Taking a road trip is a great way to spend time exploring the country, bonding with family or friends, and enjoying new experiences.
Plot a loose route. Have a sense of the main places you want to hit, and a rough idea of when you want to get there. Check mileages -- in the United States, places can be hundreds of miles apart in reality but look quite close on the map. Think about how long you can realistically drive per day.
Plan some meals. Make a note of some of the places you’ll eat along the way. For some great suggestions, go to roadfood.com or websites like yelp.com where locals can weigh in on the best food in their areas. Try to stick to a loose meal schedule so you’re not ravenous and looking for food along a stretch of road with nothing. When in doubt, you can always get a good variety of foods at grocery stores. If you have particular diet (vegan, gluten-free, etc.) grocery stores are often going to be your best choices.
Decide if you're going to cook. If you are going to be staying in one place for a few days, it might make sense to rent an apartment and cook for part of your time there. You will end up saving a lot of money on food, and can even prepare food for the next leg of driving.
Make some reservations. It’s fun to drive aimlessly sometimes and just find a hotel for the night, but it’s often hard to find the best lodging at the cheapest price if you don’t plan ahead. Sometimes you also get stuck going much farther than you had hoped because you can’t find lodging, or the lodging you find is not at all what you wanted. You certainly don’t need to plan every stop for every night of your trip -- think about planning one or two nights ahead if you like to keep things loose.
GETTING YOUR GEAR READY
1. Check your vehicle. Make sure your car, van, or recreational vehicle is in working order. Get it inspected shortly before your trip to ensure everything is in proper order and functioning appropriately. Make an appointment at your auto repair shop at least two weeks before you are due to leave -- sometimes there are more issues with your car than you realize and your mechanic will need more time to get your vehicle ready.
2. Pack your clothing. Check the weather forecast for the places you'll be visiting -- it might be much different than where you are and you need to be prepared. Pack clothing you can layer and pieces that can easily be worn together. Jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are typical road trip choices, since they are casual and comfortable for riding long distances in the car.
3. Get snacks together. Having food for snacks or if you can't find a meal when you need it is essential for any road trip. Some popular road trip food choices are:
4. Put perishable food in a collapsible cooler. Snacks like yogurt or dips need to be refrigerated (and go well with your other snack foods). And a cooler is the best way to make sure you always have access to cold beverages. Make sure to replenish your ice supply every morning to keep your food and drinks from sitting in a pool of warm water. of gas, it’s going to be easy to rack up reward and points and money off. Make sure you choose a gas card that’s going to be the most useful depending on your region -- check which gas stations are most common where you are going.
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