|East West MRT Line
东西地铁线 கிழக்கு மேற்கு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
The East West Line is coloured green on system maps.
|System||Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|
|Opened||12 December 1987|
|Owner||Land Transport Authority|
|Rolling stock||C151, C151A, C651, C751B|
|Line length||49.2 km (30.6 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)Standard gauge|
The East West Line (EWL) was the 2nd Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. The line is currently 49.2km long with 35 stations (4 to be constructed by 2016), making it the longest MRT line in Singapore. It takes about 63 minutes to travel from one end to the other. The line is coloured green on MRT system maps and is operated by SMRT Corporation.
As the name implies, the line connects central Singapore to both western and eastern parts of the island, with an additional branch to Changi Airport from Tanah Merah. Cross-platform transfer to the North South Line is provided at Jurong East, City Hall and Raffles Place stations while transfer to the North East Lineat Outram Park station is possible via a linkway. For Circle Line at Paya Lebar and Buona Vista via a underpass and linkway. The future Downtown Line will interchange with the East West Line at Bugis, Tampines and Expo.
- 12 December 1987: City Hall - Outram Park
- 12 March 1988: Outram Park - Clementi
- 5 November 1988: Clementi - Lakeside
- 4 November 1989: City Hall - Tanah Merah (start of the separation of the North South Line from the East West Line)
- 16 December 1989: Tanah Merah - Pasir Ris
- 10 March 1990: Jurong East - Choa Chu Kang (initially operated as the Choa Chu Kang branch of the East West Line, became part of the North South Line on 10 February 1996 upon completion of the Woodlands Extension)
- 6 July 1990: Lakeside - Boon Lay
- 10 January 2001: Tanah Merah - Expo
- 18 October 2001: Dover (Station added on operational line)
- 8 February 2002: Expo - Changi Airport
- 28 February 2009: Boon Lay - Joo Koon
The East West Line Tuas West Extension is a fully elevated 8 kilometre westward extension from Joo Koon Station and comprises 4 stations and a depot near theTuas Checkpoint. The easternmost station along this extension will serve as an interchange station for the future Tuas South Extension. This interchange station will have 2 island platforms and 4 tracks. The extension will commence passenger service by 2016.
The East West Line Tuas South Extension is a fully elevated 6 kilometre southward extension from the easternmost station along the Tuas West Extension and comprises 2 stations. This extension will be built by 2025.
|Station Number||Station Name||Interchange/Notes|
|EW2 / DT32||Tampines||Downtown Line (future)|
|EW4||Tanah Merah||East West Line (Changi Airport Extension); cross-platform transfer available between Changi Airport-bound and both Pasir Ris-bound and Joo Koon-bound trainsPlatform A - Pasir Ris-bound
Platform B - Joo Koon-bound Platform C/D (Middle Platform) - Changi Airport-bound
|EW8 / CC9||Paya Lebar||Circle Line|
|EW9||Aljunied||Terminal of East West Line Lunch Time Xpress train service|
|EW12 / DT14||Bugis||Downtown Line (under construction)|
|EW13 / NS25||City Hall||North South Line; cross-platform transfer available between Pasir Ris-bound and Marina Bay-bound trains, and between Joo Koon-bound and Jurong East-bound trains|
|EW14 / NS26||Raffles Place||North South Line; cross-platform transfer available between Pasir Ris-bound and Jurong East-bound trains, and between Joo Koon-bound and Marina Bay-bound trains|
|EW16 / NE3||Outram Park||North East Line
Terminal of East West Line Lunch Time Xpress train service
|EW21 / CC22||Buona Vista||Circle Line|
|EW24 / NS1||Jurong East||North South Line; cross-platform transfer available between Marina Bay-bound and both Pasir Ris-bound and Joo Koon-bound trainsPlatform A , D/E - Marina Bay-bound
Platform B/C - Pasir Ris-bound Platform F - Joo Koon-bound Platform A and B only open during weekdays morning peak hours from 7am-9am
|EW31||Tuas Crescent||Under planning|
|EW32||Tuas West||Under planning|
|EW33||Tuas Link||Under planning|
|Station Number||Station Name||Interchange|
|EW4||Tanah Merah||Interchange; cross-platform transfer available between Changi Airport-bound and both Pasir Ris-bound and Joo Koon-bound trains
Platform C/D (Middle Platform) - Changi Airport-bound Platform A - Pasir Ris-bound Platform B - Joo Koon-bound
|CG1/DT35||Expo||Downtown Line (future)Platform A - Changi Airport-bound
Platform B - Tanah Merah-bound
|CG2||Changi Airport||Platform A/B - Tanah Merah-bound|
Note: SMRT had used to operate the branch sector of Tanah Merah to Changi Airport as a through line from Boon Lay (Boon Lay - Changi Airport via Tanah Merah, Joo Koon was not built at that time) since the opening of Changi Airport station on 2002 until July 22, 2003. This was due to low demand on Expo and Changi Airport that made SMRT revert this sector as shuttle service. Similar to the through service, the interval of trains remained as 12 minutes per train.