Changi Airport MRT Station

Changi Airport MRT Station


Changi Airport MRT Station

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Changi Airport MRT Station (CG2) was opened on 8 February 2002 as one of the terminal Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations for the East West Line, and located in between Singapore Changi Airport's Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. This is one of the five stations that have fare gates on the same level as the platform. The four other stations have this feature are Expo MRT Station lift concourse, Downtown MRT Station on 2013, Sentosa Station of Sentosa Express on 15 January 2007 and Bishan MRT Station Exit E (South-bound Train Platform).

Changi Airport had been operating since its opening in 8 February 2002 with no rail link and with full reliance on taxi and bus connections, proven effective given the short 20 kilometre distance to the city via the East Coast Parkway and their relative affordability. Public buses also provide cheap express trips to the city, and link commuters to the MRT network at Bedok, Tampines and Pasir Ris. There was thus no pressing need to build the rail line despite regional competition, and was only given the green light when the Singapore Expo was built along the line and helping to add potential traffic.

Since the station's opening, passenger traffic has been moderate, as most bus routes were maintained and continue to be a popular means of cheap, direct transport for local airport/airline employees, as well as travelers not living along the East West Line. Many air travellers also prefer to continue taking taxis or private transport as the MRT service does...
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