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May 14, 2020

Jurong Regional Line (JRL) Pedestrian Modelling

Vertix Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd (Vertix) conducted pedestrian modelling for various sections of the new Jurong Regional Line (JRL) in Singapore. JRL will be the seventh mass rapid transit (MRT) line in Singapore, connecting the existing and future developments located along the western side of the island. Vertix supported the design team by conducting desktop pedestrian analysis to assist in the design of the circulation spaces within the station. We also conducted pedestrian simulation models to validate the final designs.    

Project Description

The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) is constructing a new mass rapid transit line. The line will be 24 kilometres long with over 24 stations service western Singapore. The elevated line will use smaller train cars for better navigation along its route through tighter curves in areas constrained by existing developments in a built-up area. The JRL will use three-car trains that can be expanded to four-cars to meet increases in ridership. The JRL is expected to serve 60,000 more households in the Jurong region by 2028.  

Our Services

Vertix was engaged to conduct pedestrian modelling services for the various sections of the JRL advanced engineering study. We conducted pedestrian modelling for some of the stations included in this package.

Vertix has worked closely with the designer and LTA to establish the parameters for the study. The studies conducted by Vertix includes the following.

  • Conduct extensive desktop reviews to evaluate the proposed designs.
  • Conduct level of service calculations to determine corridor widths, escalator provisions, lift provisions, and staircase number and widths.
  • Develop pedestrian microsimulation models to validate the design, identify pinch points, and determine overall level of service
  • Optimize the design through evaluation of a number of lift, escalator, and circulation space scenarios.


The project activities resulted in more efficient station designs. The interchange station design was carefully evaluated through extensive scenario testing, and the final design was validated to accommodate demand in one of the busiest stations in Singapore.