Latest update: State Media Channel News Asia has updated their article saying the LTA’s reason for the delay is due to diversion works of a canal in the area. LTA said the main construction challenge the developer, Sim Lian JV, faced was the connection of the ITH to DTL2 station, which required crossing under a 13m wide canal. The article was updated about 40 minutes after STR published this.

An Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) in Bukit Panjang originally announced to be ready by 2015 will be delayed 2 years without any reason given by the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

In 2012, LTA announced that an ITH will be built at the present Bukit Panjang LRT station, boasting a new MRT station, bus interchange and retail mall like the ones in Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh and Tampines. According to LTA, the Bukit Panjang ITH will be fully air-conditioned, and able to serve 11 bus services and promising greater convenience for residents.

Photo of Bukit Panjag ITH from LTA
Photo of Bukit Panjag ITH from LTA

 

Today, the LTA announced that the Bukit Panjang ITH will be ready by 2017 and seemingly forgotten their original schedule.

Press release from LTA in 2012
Press release from LTA in 2012