Expo MRT Station
| CG1 DT35 |
|Address||21 Changi South Avenue 1|
|Lines||East West Line|
Downtown Line (Under Construction)
|Structure||Elevated (East West Line)|
Underground (Downtown Line)
|Opened||10 January 2001 (East West Line)|
2017 (Downtown Line)
|Operator|| SMRT (East West Line)|
SBS Transit (Downtown Line)
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.
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.
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.
|L2||Platform A||East West Line|
towards CG2 Changi Airport (→)
|Platform B||East West Line|
|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.
- A : Singapore Expo
- B : Pick-up Point, Changi South Ave 1
|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|
|to DT1 Bukit Panjang||−−||−−||−−||−−|
Notes: The last train towards Tanah Merah connecting to Joo Koon at Tanah Merah station departs at 11.23pm.
|East West Line||View • Talk •|
|Pasir Ris • Tampines • Simei • Tanah Merah • Bedok • Kembangan • Eunos • Paya Lebar • Aljunied • Kallang • Lavender • Bugis • City Hall • Raffles Place • Tanjong Pagar • Outram Park • Tiong Bahru • Redhill • Queenstown • Commonwealth • Buona Vista • Dover • Clementi • Jurong East • Chinese Garden • Lakeside • Boon Lay • Pioneer • Joo Koon • Gul Circle • Tuas Crescent • Tuas West Road • Tuas Link|
|Downtown Line||View • Talk •|
|Bukit Panjang • Cashew • Hillview • Beauty World • King Albert Park • Sixth Avenue • Tan Kah Kee • Botanic Gardens • Stevens • Newton • Little India • Rochor • Bugis • Promenade • Bayfront • Downtown • Telok Ayer • Chinatown • Fort Canning • Bencoolen • Jalan Besar • Bendemeer • Geylang Bahru • Mattar • MacPherson • Ubi • Kaki Bukit • Bedok North • Bedok Reservoir • Tampines West • Tampines • Tampines East • Upper Changi • Expo • Xilin • Sungei Bedok|