The affected lessees and tenants belong in two lots of private land within the town centre – 268 and 270 Woodlands Centre Road – which will be acquired to build the extension, said the SLA.
Each lot is 1,632 sq m, and they are located east of the current Checkpoint.
The SLA added that it will “work closely with the affected owners and tenants, and assist them throughout the acquisition process”.
Most tenants said that the news did not come as a surprise as they have been expecting developments in this area for some years.
Looking forward to it? Here are some things to know:
1. THERE WILL BE A TRAIN EVERY 8 MINUTES
When it is ready by Dec 31, 2024, commuters can hop on a train every eight minutes on average. Trains will eventually arrive every four minutes on average during peak periods.
The line will start with five trains, and gradually have a total fleet of seven trains.