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The '''Changi Airport Extension (part of East West Line)''' is a line in Singapore.
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The '''Changi Airport Extension (part of East West Line)''' was the second Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore to be built. The line is currently 49.2 km long with 31 stations, and operated by SMRT Corporation. It takes about one hour to travel from end to end and this line is coloured '''<font color=green>green</font>''' on MRT system maps.
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As the name implies, the line connects central Singapore to both western and eastern parts of the island, with an additional branch to Changi Airport MRT Station from Tanah Merah MRT Station. Cross-platform transfer to the North South MRT Line is provided at Jurong East MRT Station, City Hall MRT Station and Raffles Place MRT Station stations while transfer to the North East MRT Line at Outram Park MRT Station is possible via a linkway.
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==History==
 
==History==
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=== Initial system ===
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* 4 November 1989: City Hall MRT Station - Tanah Merah MRT Station (start of the separation of the North South MRT Line from the East West Line)
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=== 2nd phase of development ===
 
* 10 January 2001: Tanah Merah MRT Station - Expo MRT Station
 
* 10 January 2001: Tanah Merah MRT Station - Expo MRT Station
 
* 8 February 2002: Expo MRT Station - Changi Airport MRT Station
 
* 8 February 2002: Expo MRT Station - Changi Airport MRT Station
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Note: SMRT have been operating the branch sector of Tanah Merah to Changi Airport as a through line from Boon Lay (Boon Lay - Changi Airport via Tanah Merah) since the opening of Changi Airport station on 2002 until July 22, 2003 due to low demands on Expo and Changi Airport that SMRT reverted this sector as shuttle service where trains from Changi Airport will terminate at Tanah Merah instead of through service where trains will terminate at Boon Lay (Joo Koon was not built back then).<ref>http://www.smrt.com.sg/news/News.asp?N_YYear=2003</ref>{{Clarification needed|date=October 2010}} Similar to the through service, the interval of trains remained as 12 minutes per train.
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Note: SMRT have been operating the branch sector of Tanah Merah to Changi Airport as a through line from Boon Lay (Boon Lay - Changi Airport via Tanah Merah) since the opening of Changi Airport station on 2002 until July 22, 2003 due to low demands on Expo and Changi Airport that SMRT reverted this sector as shuttle service where trains from Changi Airport will terminate at Tanah Merah instead of through service where trains will terminate at Boon Lay (Joo Koon was not built back then). Similar to the through service, the interval of trains remained as 12 minutes per train.
  
 
== Rolling stock ==
 
== Rolling stock ==
 
Three batches of rolling stock are in service on the line, i.e. the [[Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151]], the [[Siemens C651]] and the [[Kawasaki Heavy Industries & Nippon Sharyo C751B]]. These trains operate from the two depots along the East West Line, the Ulu Pandan Depot near Jurong East MRT Station and the Changi Depot after Tanah Merah MRT Station.
 
Three batches of rolling stock are in service on the line, i.e. the [[Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151]], the [[Siemens C651]] and the [[Kawasaki Heavy Industries & Nippon Sharyo C751B]]. These trains operate from the two depots along the East West Line, the Ulu Pandan Depot near Jurong East MRT Station and the Changi Depot after Tanah Merah MRT Station.
 
== References ==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
  
 
==Category Links==
 
==Category Links==
 
{{Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)}}
 
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Revision as of 14:18, 27 December 2010

East West MRT Line
东西地铁线
கிழக்கு மேற்கு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
The East West Line is coloured green on system maps.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
Status Operational
Termini Pasir Ris
Joo Koon
Tanah Merah
Changi Airport
Stations 31
Services 2
Operation
Opened 12 December 1987
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) SMRT Trains
Rolling stock C151, C651, C751B
Technical
Line length 49.2 km (30.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) Standard gauge
Electrification Third rail

The Changi Airport Extension (part of East West Line) was the second Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore to be built. The line is currently 49.2 km long with 31 stations, and operated by SMRT Corporation. It takes about one hour to travel from end to end and this line is coloured green on MRT system maps.

As the name implies, the line connects central Singapore to both western and eastern parts of the island, with an additional branch to Changi Airport MRT Station from Tanah Merah MRT Station. Cross-platform transfer to the North South MRT Line is provided at Jurong East MRT Station, City Hall MRT Station and Raffles Place MRT Station stations while transfer to the North East MRT Line at Outram Park MRT Station is possible via a linkway.

History

Initial system

  • 4 November 1989: City Hall MRT Station - Tanah Merah MRT Station (start of the separation of the North South MRT Line from the East West Line)

2nd phase of development

  • 10 January 2001: Tanah Merah MRT Station - Expo MRT Station
  • 8 February 2002: Expo MRT Station - Changi Airport MRT Station

Stations

Alpha-Numeric
Code
Abbreviation Station Name Working names Notes
English Chinese Tamil
Changi Airport Extension
EW4 TNM Tanah Merah 丹那美拉 தானா மேரா Bedok, Changi Interchange station with EWL
CG1 / DT35 XPO Expo 博览 எக்ஸ்போ Somapah Future Interchange station with DTL
CG2 CGA Changi Airport 樟宜机场 சாங்கி விமானநிலையம Changi Airport Terminus (3)


Note: SMRT have been operating the branch sector of Tanah Merah to Changi Airport as a through line from Boon Lay (Boon Lay - Changi Airport via Tanah Merah) since the opening of Changi Airport station on 2002 until July 22, 2003 due to low demands on Expo and Changi Airport that SMRT reverted this sector as shuttle service where trains from Changi Airport will terminate at Tanah Merah instead of through service where trains will terminate at Boon Lay (Joo Koon was not built back then). Similar to the through service, the interval of trains remained as 12 minutes per train.

Rolling stock

Three batches of rolling stock are in service on the line, i.e. the Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151, the Siemens C651 and the Kawasaki Heavy Industries & Nippon Sharyo C751B. These trains operate from the two depots along the East West Line, the Ulu Pandan Depot near Jurong East MRT Station and the Changi Depot after Tanah Merah MRT Station.

Category Links

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