Cross Island MRT Line

Cross Island Line: Site tests will be green

Date of Release: 
Feb 6 2016

Tests to see how a train tunnel through Singapore's largest and most important nature reserve can be built have been slated for the third quarter.

The impact on the animals and plants around the test sites can be kept to "moderate" levels, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) yesterday without going into detail, citing the findings of an independent environmental study.

The study suggested several strategies to mitigate the impact to flora and fauna, including the use of enclosures to reduce engine noise, and tanks to collect discharge.

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Impact of Cross Island work on MacRitchie significant without LTA mitigation measures

Date of Release: 
Feb 11 2016

SINGAPORE — The impact on MacRitchie fauna — like the lesser mousedeer and the slow loris — from site investigation work for the future Cross Island MRT Line would be “large” if mitigation measures were not adopted following a report commissioned by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) now open for public inspection.

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Move to put environment report online commendable

Date of Release: 
Feb 22 2016

The move by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to post online the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) is ground-breaking for Singapore and is commendable.

LTA is demonstrating its transparency about potential impacts of the proposed CRL by allowing the general public easy access to the EIA.

Very importantly, as one of the most influential agencies in the Government, LTA has set the bar for future EIAs and other developing agencies.

This is one step towards improving the EIA process in Singapore.

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