Changi Depot

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Changi Depot
சாங்கி பணிமனை
Address 5 Koh Sek Lim Road
Singapore 486050
Line(s) East West Line
Rolling Stock(s) C151

Changi Depot is the third train depot in Singapore. It maintains trains for the East West Line. It will be replaced by the new East Coast Integrated Depot when it was completed in 2024.


Date Event
4 November 1989 Depot officially opens

Train Vandalism

On 18 May 2010, a Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151 train carriage was deliberately vandalised in the depot. Elaborate graffiti was drawn on the lower half of the carriage.[1]

A Swiss national, Oliver Fricker was charged with three charges of trespassing into the depot on the early hours of 17 May and vandalising the train by spraying paint and damaging public property by cutting a wired fence into property belonging to the Land Transport Authority. Another British national has also been named as being involved in the case. However, his whereabouts are unknown.[2]

SMRT apologised for security lapse on 8 June 2010 and reviewed the security measures in all depots together with the authorities. All personnel of the security companies, employed by SMRT, have been instructed to step up vigilance. The number of security personnel and patrols at each depot has been increased.[3]

SMRT was fined S$50,000 for this incident.[4]

Reception Tracks

On the East West Line, it has 2 reception tracks that lead to Tanah Merah station.


  1. [1]. Straits Times (18 May 2010). Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  2. [2]. Channel NewsAsia (5 June 2010).
  4. [3] ChannelNewsAsia (18 October 2011).
Mass Rapid Transit [ VTE ]
Overview HistoryStationsFare and TicketingFacilitiesSafetySecurity
Lines Current North South LineEast West LineNorth East LineCircle LineDowntown Line
Future Thomson–East Coast LineJurong Region LineCross Island Line
Rolling Stocks Current C151C151AC151BC151CC651C751AC751BC751CC830C830CC951
Future C851E • CJ151 • CR151 • CT251
Depots Current BishanChangiGali BatuKim ChuanSengkangUlu PandanTuas
Future MandaiEast Coast
East West Line [ VTE ]
Stations Pasir RisTampinesSimeiTanah MerahBedokKembanganEunosPaya LebarAljuniedKallangLavenderBugisCity HallRaffles PlaceTanjong PagarOutram ParkTiong BahruRedhillQueenstownCommonwealthBuona VistaDoverClementiJurong EastChinese GardenLakesideBoon LayPioneerJoo KoonGul CircleTuas CrescentTuas West RoadTuas Link
Changi Airport Extension: Tanah MerahExpoChangi Airport
Rolling Stock C151C151AC151BC151CC651C751BCR151
Depots ChangiUlu PandanTuasEast Coast