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The East Coast Integrated Depot (Simplified Chinese: 东海岸车厂; Traditional Chinese: 東海岸車廠) is a future integrated bus and train depot located in Changi that will serve the East West Line, Downtown Line and Thomson-East Coast Line of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in Singapore.

East Coast Integrated Depot
东海岸车厂 / 東海岸車廠
Location
LocationUpper Changi Road East, Singapore
Coordinates1.32736,103.95734
Characteristics
Operator(s)SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (EWL & TEL)
SBS Transit (DTL)
TypeElevated (EWL)
At-grade (TEL)
Underground (DTL)
RoadsUpper Changi Road East
Rolling stockC151
C651
C751B
C151A
C151B
C151C
CR151
C951/C951A
CT251
Routes served EWL  East West Line (2024)
 DTL  Downtown Line (2024)
 TEL  Thomson-East Coast Line (2024)
History
Opened2024 (Under construction)

The depot, with an expected completion date of 2024,[1] will be located beside the current site of Changi Depot, which will be demolished. It will be the first MRT depot in Singapore to serve 3 MRT lines and also the second to be integrated with a bus depot in Singapore after the Tuas West Depot on the East West Line. With this design, it is estimated that there will be a saving of 44 hectares of land, equivalent to approximately 60 football fields, considering that Singapore is a land-scarce country. The depot will be able to house approximately 200 trains of varying sizes and lengths and 550 buses within the site.[2]

Contents

DescriptionEdit

The East Coast Integrated Depot consists of a multi-level train depot and a multi-level bus depot.

Train depotEdit

The train depot will have three levels containing three separate depots for three different MRT lines. The underground portion will house a 66-track depot for the Downtown Line, and will be brought into use following the opening of Stage 3 of the line. The at-grade portion will house a 62-track depot for the future Thomson-East Coast Line, to be used following the completion of Stage 5 of the line. Finally, the elevated portion will house a 72-track depot for the East West Line, which will replace the existing Changi Depot. All three depots will operate independently of each other, a first for Singapore, and will be designed to be able to handle trains of different lengths, of 3, 4 and 6 respectively of the lines they operate on. [3]

The facility will be located between Expo station and Tanah Merah station on the East West Line, between Xilin station and Sungei Bedok station on the Downtown Line, and off Sungei Bedok station on the Thomson-East Coast Line.

Bus DepotEdit

The bus depot is a separate three-storey structure situated next to the train depot on the same site. Similar to Soon Lee Bus Park and Woodlands Bus Depot, it will contain workshops on the ground level, while the upper two levels will contain parking spaces.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LTA AWARDS CONTRACT TO BUILD WORLD'S FIRST FOUR-IN-ONE DEPOT". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  2. ^ "THOMSON-EAST COAST LINE (EAST COAST STRETCH) BREAKS GROUND TODAY". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  3. ^ "East Coast Integrated Depot". Land Transport Guru. Retrieved 7 February 2017.