Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan joins 9 religious leaders to bless new Tuas West Extension

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan joined religious leaders from the Inter-Religious Organisation of Singapore on Jun 5 to bless the opening of the new Tuas West Extension (TWE).

This comes ahead of the official opening of the TWE on Jun 18.

The TWE extends the East-West Line westward with four new stations.

Said the minister in a Facebook post:

"[The Inter-Religious Organisation] were gracious to jointly pray for the safety and smooth operation commuters and workers using this new extension."

The minister and the 9 religious leaders toured the new Tuas Link station and the Tuas West Depot.

Tuas Link station will be the new terminal station on the western end of the East-West Line.

According to the minister, the station has a unique design to it:

"It is also the first aboveground station that has a concourse above the platform. 

"With a unique rooftop design that allows natural sunlight to peek through, commuters will enjoy a grand view of the station platform as they ride the escalator.