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      East West MRT Line
东西地铁线
கிழக்கு மேற்கு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
The East West Line is coloured green on system maps.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
Status Operational
Termini Pasir Ris
Joo Koon
Changi Airport
Tanah Merah
Stations 35
Services 2
Operation
Opened 12 December 1987
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) SMRT Trains
Character Elevated and underground
Rolling stock C151, C651, C751B, C151A, C151B (Future)
C151C (Future)
Technical
Line length 49.2 km (30.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 instandard gauge
Electrification Third rail
Operating speed 80km/h

The East West MRT Line was the 2nd Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. The line is currently 49.2 km long with 35 stations (4 to be built by 2016). It is the longest MRT line in Singapore and it is operated by SMRT Corporation. It takes about 1 hour to travel from end to end and this line is coloured green on MRT system maps.

The MRT line joins central Singapore to the western and eastern parts of the island, with another branch to Changi Airport from Tanah Merah. Transferring to the North South Line is done at Jurong East, City Hall and Raffles Place stations while transfer to the North East Line at Outram Park station is possible using a linkway. For Circle Line at Paya Lebar stations using an underpass and linkway. The future Downtown Line will interchange with the East West Line at the Bugis, Tampines and Expo MRT stations.

Stations

Kallang MRT
Kallang MRT Station is one of the stations on the East West MRT Line
Station Number Station Name Interchange
EW1 Pasir Ris
EW2 / DT32 Tampines Downtown Line (2017)
EW3 Simei
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
EW5 Bedok
EW6 Kembangan
EW7 Eunos
EW8 / CC9 Paya Lebar Circle Line
EW9 Aljunied
EW10 Kallang
EW11 Lavender
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
EW15 Tanjong Pagar
EW16 / NE3 / TE17 Outram Park North East Line
Thomson-East Coast Line
EW17 Tiong Bahru
EW18 Redhill
EW19 Queenstown
EW20 Commonwealth
EW21 / CC22 Buona Vista Circle Line
EW22 Dover
EW23 Clementi
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
EW25 Chinese Garden
EW26 Lakeside
EW27 Boon Lay
EW28 Pioneer
EW29 Joo Koon
EW30 Gul Circle under testing
EW31 Tuas Crescent under testing
EW32 Tuas West under testing
EW33 Tuas Link under testing

Changi Airport Extension

Changi Airport MRT 4
A view of the Changi Airport MRT Station
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 (2017)
CG2 Changi Airport

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