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CG1DT35
Expo
博览
எக்ஸ்போ
Expo-EWL.png
Expo-DTL.png
*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
Statistics
Address 21 Changi South Avenue 1
2 Expo Drive
Singapore 486065/485985
Line(s) East West Line
Downtown Line
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation XPO

Expo (CG1/DT35) is an elevated/underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line and the Downtown Line.

The East West Line's station 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, invoking a sense of spaciousness. The station is built to handle fluctuating passenger volumes due to events at the adjacent Singapore Expo, and has the large spaces needed to facilitate smooth traffic flow.

History

Date Event
10 January 2001 Station officially opens
21 October 2017 Station interchanges with Downtown Line

Train services to Expo station were initially operated as a 2-station shuttle service from Tanah Merah when the station first opened. It was then converted to a through service from Boon Lay station when Changi Airport station opened. However, to cut costs due to low ridership, it was reverted into shuttle service on 22 July 2003.

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 which was opened in 2006.

Art in Transit

A Banquet by Yeo Chee Kiong is an artwork that illustrates ‘Free-Trade Spirit’ with two free-floating ‘Speech balloons’ between two chairs of negotiation. It becomes two sets of magnificent ‘kaleidoscopes’ through the mirror-finished stainless-steel. They cast and reflect the ever-changing and moving visual pattern or passing-by commuters between each protruding hemisphere and the recess in tetragon piece.

Layout

L2
APlatform CG1DT35
Expo
CG2
Changi Airport
Platform A/B
BPlatform CGEW4
Tanah Merah
CG1DT35
Expo
L1 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
Street Level Singapore Expo, Changi City Point
B1 Transfer Linkway between East West Line Concourse and Downtown Line Concourse
Underpass Changi City Point
B2 DTL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3
CPlatform DT35CG1
Expo
DT34
Upper Changi
DT16CE1
Bayfront
DT1BP6
Bukit Panjang
Platform C/D
DPlatform No Train Service

Exits

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Singapore Expo
B Handicapped/disabled access Changi Business Park, Changi City Point
C Handicapped/disabled access Singapore Expo
D Handicapped/disabled access Changi City Point, Changi Business Park
E Handicapped/disabled access Changi South Avenue 1, Changi City Point
F Handicapped/disabled access Changi City Point
G Handicapped/disabled access UE Bizhub East

Transport Services

First/Last Train Timing

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
East West Line
EW4 Tanah Merah 05:36 05:36 06:04 00:11
CG2 Changi Airport 05:23 05:23 05:50 23:53
Downtown Line
DT1 Bukit Panjang 05:36 05:36 05:54 23:40

Bus

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(96021) Opp Expo Halls 1/2/3 A
12
24
38
(96029) Expo Halls 1/2/3 A
12
24
38
(96031) Opp Expo Halls 4/5/6 A
12
24
38
(96039) Expo Halls 4/5/6 A
12
24
38
(96221) Opp S'pore Expo A/B
35
35M
47
118
(96229) S'pore Expo A/B
35
35M
47
118
(96301) Expo Stn Exit B B
20
118
(96309) Expo Stn Exit E E
20
118

References


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
Downtown Line [ VTE ]
Stations Bukit PanjangCashewHillviewHumeBeauty WorldKing Albert ParkSixth AvenueTan Kah KeeBotanic GardensStevensNewtonLittle IndiaRochorBugisPromenadeBayfrontDowntownTelok AyerChinatownFort CanningBencoolenJalan BesarBendemeerGeylang BahruMattarMacPhersonUbiKaki BukitBedok NorthBedok ReservoirTampines WestTampinesTampines EastUpper ChangiExpo
Downtown Line 3 Extension: XilinSungei Bedok
Rolling Stock C951
Depots Gali BatuKim ChuanEast Coast