Expo MRT Station

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 CG1  DT35 
Expo
博览
எக்ஸ்போ
CG1 Expo.png
Exterior of Expo Station
Station statistics
Address 21 Changi South Avenue 1
Singapore 486065
Coordinates 1°20′7.69″N 103°57′42.36″E
Lines East West Line
Downtown Line (Under Construction)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure Elevated (East West Line)
Underground (Downtown Line)
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 10 January 2001 (East West Line)
2017 (Downtown Line)
Operator  SMRT  (East West Line)
 SBS Transit  (Downtown Line)
Services
Preceding Station Mass Rapid Transit Following Station
Tanah Merah
Terminus
East West Line
(Changi Airport Extension)
Changi Airport
Terminus
Upper Changi
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line Terminus
Location
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Expo MRT Station (CG1/DT35) is an elevated/underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line and the future Downtown Line, and serves as an interchange station between the two lines. It sports a space age architecture designed by world renowned architect Sir Norman Foster. The roof is clad in titanium, steel, and glass, and its design enabled the platform to be columns-free and invoking a sense of spaciousness. This design is also functional in that it handles human traffic which deviates significantly on a daily basis due to its proximity to the Singapore Expo, where human traffic is dependent on the timing of events held. The large space is thus needed to facilitate smooth traffic flow.

The section of underground track between this station and Changi Airport is the longest underground track between any two MRT stations in Singapore.

Contents

Architecture

The station's shell-shaped roof is derived from the section of a torus, as the eventual shape of the roof resembles a cylindrical cut perpendicular to the torus, while the shell roof is supported by two pairs of "Y" shaped twin columns separated by a 70 metre span in between. These columns are unique in that they are built outside the station platform and behind the train tracks.

Another distinctive feature is the large disc situated at the top of the glass elevator shaft. The disc overhangs and terminates one end of the toroidal curved roof form, and contains an elevator shaft for the usage of the handicapped or needy. Its unusual shape lead some people to comment that it looked like a spaceship or UFO. This unique disc is the first of its kind in Singapore, although it was also used for the New Supreme Court building in downtown, which was opened in 2006.

History

Train services to Expo station were initially operated as a 2-station shuttle service from Tanah Merah when the station first opened and it was first denoted by code E13 for a short while until the MRT map was revamped in 2001. It was then converted to a through service from Boon Lay Station when Changi Airport opened. However, to cut costs due to ridership falling below expectations, the service was reverted into shuttle mode on 22 July 2003.

The initial numbering of this station was EW28, until 20 June 2003 when it was changed to CG1. The same numbering is now used for Pioneer.

The station has a high passenger traffic whenever there are major events occurring in the Singapore Expo. The recent expansion of Singapore Expo helped increase the passenger traffic in the station. However, traffic is still rather low at certain times of the year when there are not many events held. However, this will change in the 4th quarter of 2011 when a new shopping mall called Changi City Point opens at the south of the station and linked to the station by an underpass, bringing more crowds to the station.

Layout

L2 Platform A East West Line

towards  CG2  Changi Airport (→)

Island platform
Platform B East West Line

towards  EW1  Pasir Ris (Transfer at  EW4  Tanah Merah) (←)
towards  EW29  Joo Koon (Transfer at  EW4  Tanah Merah) (←)

L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
Street Level Singapore Expo, Changi City Point
B1 Underpass (Closed) Changi City Point

Platform screen doors & High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Fans

Together with the elevated stations along the North South Line and East West Line, it was originally built without any Platform Screen Doors to prevent commuters from falling into the train tracks and HVLS Fans to improve air ventilated on the platforms. It was retrofitted with half-height platform screen doors which commenced operations on 31 August 2011 and HVLS Blade fans which commenced operation on 27 September 2012.

Exits

  • A : Singapore Expo
  • B : Pick-up Point, Changi South Ave 1

Rail Service

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
East West Line
to EW4 Tanah Merah 5.36am 5.36am 6.04am 12.11am
to CG2 Changi Airport 5.23am 5.23am 5.49am 11.54pm
Downtown Line
to DT1 Bukit Panjang −− −− −− −−

Notes: The last train towards Tanah Merah connecting to Joo Koon at Tanah Merah station departs at 11.23pm.

Related Links

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Downtown Line Stage 2 Bukit PanjangCashewHillviewBeauty WorldKing Albert ParkSixth AvenueTan Kah KeeBotanic GardensStevensNewtonLittle IndiaRochor
Stage 1 BugisPromenadeBayfrontDowntownTelok AyerChinatown
Stage 3 Fort CanningBencoolenJalan BesarBendemeerGeylang BahruMattarMacPhersonUbiKaki BukitBedok NorthBedok ReservoirTampines WestTampinesTampines EastUpper ChangiExpo
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Stage 2 SpringleafLentorMayflowerBright HillUpper ThomsonCaldecott
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Stations in operational lines that are denoted in italics have yet to open.
East West Line ViewTalkEdit
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Changi Airport Extension: Tanah MerahExpoChangi Airport

Downtown Line ViewTalkEdit
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