Singapore is a nation with ambitions.
It’s home to the first River Safari in Asia, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, and the largest dome structure on Earth. Nothing seems impossible for the small city-state.
Yet Singapore is dreaming bigger. While most of the country’s ambitions take the shape of unique architecture and towering structures that dominate its skyline, its latest project is much more subtle.
So subtle, in fact, that it will be buried underground.
Aptly named the Cross Island Line (CRL), the city-state’s latest venture is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line that will have trains zipping back and forth between eastern and western Singapore, its reach stretching from the least popular residential areas to the most ulu work locations.
Announced in January 2013, the nation’s eighth MRT line aims to ease the process of supporting a growing average of 7.5 million commuters a day, while decreasing overall travel time by up to 40 minutes.
As it is, the CRL is probably our most ambitious transportation project to date.