Changi Airport T5
|Line Served|| Thomson-East Coast Line (Future)
Cross Island Line (Future)
A future MRT station is being planned to serve the upcoming Changi Airport Terminal 5. Located in Changi East, this station will be an interchange station between the Cross Island Line (CRL) and the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), as well as the CRL’s eastern terminus station.
This future station will bring rail connectivity to Changi Airport Terminal 5, including direct train travel to the City via the TEL.
Plans for rail connections to Changi Airport T5 were first reported by The Straits Times back in 2017.
On 25 January 2019, Phase 1 of the CRL was announced, comprising 12 stations and 29 kilometres from CR2 Aviation Park to CR13TE7 Bright Hill. It was hinted that the line could be extended to Changi Airport, with a station at Terminal 5 and the station code CR1 reserved for this purpose.
On 25 May 2019, LTA released the Land Transport Master Plan 2040, confirming that TEL will be extended from its original terminal at TE31DT37 Sungei Bedok station to Changi Airport Terminal 5. It would then continue towards CG2 Changi Airport, and join the existing Changi Airport Branch line (Changi Airport—Expo—Tanah Merah) which will be converted from the East West Line to the TEL.
Main article: Changi Branch Line to become part of Thomson-East Coast Line | Land Transport Guru
It remains to be seen if there will be additional stations constructed between Sungei Bedok and Changi Airport Terminal 5. The alignment of this stretch has also yet to be confirmed.
The extension of the CRL to Changi Airport T5 has yet to be formally announced.
LTA Contract T316 (titled: Changi Airport Underground Infrastructure) covers the construction and completion of twin bored tunnels from Changi Airport Terminal 5 (T5) development towards Changi Airport (CGA) Station Terminal 2 (T2) North Finger Pier. It also includes the construction and completion of associated cross passages, launch shaft, underground infrastructure, tunnels low point sumps and the associated ancillary works.
Contract T316 was awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (Singapore) Pte Ltd for S$321.7 million. The contract duration is Oct 2019 – Sept 2026.
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