Changi Airport MRT

by | Jun 7, 2022

Changi Airport MRT

changi airport mrt

What to Know About Changi Airport MRT Station

The Changi Airport Branch line of the East-West Line (EWL) terminates at Changi Airport MRT Station (CG2), developed in an East-West route, with both ends leading directly to Changi Airport Terminals 2 and 3. It is located within the same-named planning subzone and gets built in an East-West direction.

The Changi Airport MRT station gets designed by the American architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, including vast interior space and a 150-meter link bridge connecting Terminals 2 and 3 with travellators. The Passenger Service Centre and fare gates are on the same level as the platform, a unique design in Singapore’s MRT system. Both exits lead to two vast, 35-meter-high glass atria, which at the time of their completion were the world’s tallest.

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Changi Airport MRT Station (CG2) is one of the East-West Line’s terminal MRT stations, located between Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.

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The EWL’s Changi Airport Branch provides a shuttle service to Changi Airport station from Tanah Merah station. CG2, formerly EW29, is the station’s official code. Expo station is the next stop on your way to Tanah Merah. When the TEL line reaches the airport in 2040, the station will get served by it.

The station was serviced by a through service from Boon Lay station when it opened on February 8, 2002. Due to low patronage, the service gets converted to a shuttle service on July 22, 2003, with trains from Changi Airport station terminating at Tanah Merah station. On weekdays and Saturdays, the first train from Changi Airport station departs at 5:31 a.m., and on Sundays, it starts at 5:59 a.m., with the final train departure at 12:06 a.m. The first train to Tanah Merah station departs at 5:20 a.m. on weekdays and Saturdays and 5:47 a.m. on Sundays, with the last to the airport departing at 11:50 p.m., with headways ranging from 7 to 13 minutes.

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Two underground East-West Line platforms get used for train turnarounds at Changi Airport station. The air-conditioned station is separated from the tunnel environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. There are also flight information screens (for arrivals and departures from Terminals 2 and 3) and a list of hotels and their nearest MRT stations.

Passengers traveling to other destinations must make a cross-platform transfer at Tanah Merah station. Trains run every 7–9 minutes during peak hours and every 12 minutes during off-peak hours.


At each end of the platform level, there are two ticket concourses. The station’s east and west ends are connected to Changi Airport Terminals 2 and 3, respectively, with a Passenger Service Centre at either end to help travelers with their questions. Faregates are utilized for automatic fare collection and offer passage between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors, with multiple bidirectional wide-swinging gates for the convenience of passengers in wheelchairs and those traveling with luggage.

Commuters can buy single or multiple journey tickets from General Ticketing Machines, which also accept contactless card transactions. Commuters can make travel queries at the station offices, which operate as Passenger Service Centres during operation hours.

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