Upper Changi MRT Station

 DT34 
Upper Changi
樟宜上段 | அப்பர் சாங்கி
Upper Changi MRT Station - Exit A
Upper Changi MRT Station – Exit A
Address 690 Upper Changi Road East, Singapore 485990
Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 21 October 2017

Upper Changi MRT Station (DT34) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built underneath Upper Changi Road East, next to the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) campus.

Taking its name from its geographical location, Upper Changi station serves the SUTD campus, as well as condominiums and private housing estates in the vicinity.


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – DT34 Upper Changi
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5:38am 5:56am 11:41pm
DT35 Expo 6:21am 6:41am 12:40am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B2 Underpass Underpass to SUTD, Retail Shops
B3 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B4 Platform B Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo
Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang

Platforms (B4):

Platform B: Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT33  Tampines East (←)

Upper Changi station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort.

Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits.

Concourse

The concourse features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.

General Ticketing Machines allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with Top-up Machines, offer contactless card transactions. The station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment.

A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the DTL concourse.

Civil Defence shelter

Upper Changi station is one of eight stations along the Downtown Line 3 designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

Art in Transit: “I Am Anonymous” by Boo Jun Feng
Upper Changi MRT Station - Art In Transit (I Am Anonymous)
Upper Changi MRT Station – Art In Transit (I Am Anonymous)

I Am Anonymous‘ comprises prints and texts collected in 2013 from 269 students of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) who, upon graduation, would be embarking on careers, livelihoods, and the pursuit of their dreams. They are asked to complete the statement ‘I am __________’; the responses received from these youth in their prime express aspirations, reflections, and concerns with which they identify. Although written in their own hand and bearing the mark of their fingers, their revelations, nevertheless, remain anonymous. With this, the artist presents both a public disclosure of the realities of youth at a threshold of life, and the possibility of viewers relating to these sentiments as they pass through the station.

Exits

Upper Changi MRT station has four exits at ground level, all of which provide barrier-free accessibility. An underground link at B2 connects Exit C, Exit B and Exit D with SUTD Building 2.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Jalan Pergam Tropicana Condo, East View Gdn
B Yes Upper Changi Rd East (Westbound) Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Somapah Road
C Yes Upper Changi Rd East (Westbound) One World International School (Changi Campus), Changi Bethany Church, Changi Court
D Yes Jalan Tiga Ratus Tropicana Condo, Golden Shower Pk, Meragi Rd, Meragi Terrace

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at DTL concourse
  • Civil Defence Shelter

Safety Features

  • Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
  • Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
  • Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
  • Fire Extinguishers in various locations
  • All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons

Transport Connections

Upper Changi station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Upper Changi station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 96041 – Upp Changi Rd East (Upp Changi Stn/Opp SUTD) A 2, 5, 24, 4N
B/s 2 96049 – Upp Changi Rd East (Upp Changi Stn/SUTD) B 2, 5, 24

Road

Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to the following station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
A Jalan Pergam Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Upper Changi station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Downtown Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Downtown Line
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 1: 96041 – Upp Changi Rd East (Upp Changi Stn/Opp SUTD) A
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 2: 96049 – Upp Changi Rd East (Upp Changi Stn/SUTD) B

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Upper Changi station for free rides.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located in close proximity to a university and residential areas, Upper Changi station encounters moderate demand levels across the day.

Construction

Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 923 for the construction and completion of Upper Changi station and its associated tunnels was awarded to Samsung C&T Corporation for approximately S$256.98 million in August 2011.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery


External Links & References

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