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The East West MRT Line was the 2nd Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore to be built. The line is currently 49.2 km long with 35 stations (4 to be constructed by 2017), the longest MRT line in Singapore and it operated by SMRT Corporation. It takes slightly more than an hour to travel from end to end and this line is coloured green on MRT system maps.
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 Line at Outram Park station is possible via a linkway. Transfer to the Circle Line at Buona Vista and Paya Lebar stations is via a underpass and linkway. The Downtown Line interchanges with the East West Line at Bugis, Tampines and Expo.
Initial system Edit
- 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
2nd phase of development Edit
- 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
- 18 June 2017: Joo Koon - Tuas Link
Future Extensions Edit
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 the Tuas Checkpoint. The Gul Circle 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 commences passenger service on 18 June 2017.
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|
|EW2 / DT32||Tampines||Downtown Line Stage 3 (under construction)|
|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 trains|
|EW8 / CC9||Paya Lebar||Circle Line|
|EW12 / DT14||Bugis||Downtown Line|
|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|
|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 trains|
|EW30||Gul Circle||Future interchange to Tuas South extension|
|EW32||Tuas West Road|
Changi Airport Extension Edit
|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|
|CG1/DT35||Expo||Downtown Line Stage 3 (under construction)|
Note: SMRT have been operating the branch sector of Tanah Merah to Changi Airport as a through line from Boon Lay (Boon Lay - Changi Airport via Tanah Merah) since the opening of Changi Airport station on 2002 until July 22, 2003 due to low demands on Expo and Changi Airport that SMRT reverted this sector as shuttle service where trains from Changi Airport will terminate at Tanah Merah instead of through service where trains will terminate at Boon Lay (Joo Koon was not built back then).Template:Clarification needed Similar to the through service, the interval of trains remained as 12 minutes per train.
Rolling stock Edit
Five batches of rolling stock are in service on the line, i.e. the Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151, the Siemens C651, Kawasaki Heavy Industries & Nippon Sharyo C751B, Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang C151A and the Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang C151B. These trains operate from the three depots along the East West Line, the Ulu Pandan Depot near Jurong East MRT Station, Changi Depot after Tanah Merah MRT Station and the Tuas Depot near Tuas Link MRT Station. Some trains come from the North South Line when they cross the tracks at Jurong East to head to Pasir Ris via the East West Line on the early morning of weekdays.
Short Trip Services Edit