The Changi Airport Skytrain
is a people mover system
that connects Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at Singapore Changi Airport
. Opened in 1990, it was the first auto-guided system in Asia. Travel on the Skytrain is free and an inter-terminal journey takes about 90 seconds. All stations have platform screen doors
, are air conditioned and have plasma displays indicating the arrival time of the next train.
With the opening of the Changi Airport MRT Station
on 8 February 2002, the Skytrain is able to connect passengers at Terminal 1 to the MRT
station entrances located at Terminals 2 and 3.
Initially, the Skytrain rolling stock consisted of Bombardier Innovia APM 100s
, jointly built by Westinghouse
(acquired by Bombardier). In 2002, work began on a new S$135 million Mitsubishi Crystal Mover
-based system to accommodate the planned opening of Terminal 3 and the projected increase in demand as the airport expands.
The previous rolling stock of Bombardier Innovia APM 100 ran without a second carriage per train (as opposed to the current Mitsubishi Crystal Movers, which runs with two carriages per train), and the first two platform screen doors of each station were for emergency purposes (The Innovia APM 100s stopped at the outer half of each station, with two doors on... Read More