Updated: 03/26/2014 01:50

Changi Airport to build double-storey taxi-holding deck for safety and to ease in-bound traffic flow



Changi Airport to build double-storey taxi-holding deck for safety and to ease in-bound traffic flow

Changi Airport will build a new taxi holding area that will make it safer and more comfortable for taxi drivers while they wait to pick up passengers. 

The two-storey taxi deck is set to be completed in the second half of next year, and is the first at Changi Airport. 

Costing Changi Airport $50 million to build, it is expected to ease in-bound traffic flow along Airport Boulevard. 

During peak hours, tailbacks of up to one kilometre have been observed there. 

The new taxi deck will be co-located with the Terminal 3 taxi holding area. 

It will be able to hold about 300 taxis for the Terminal 1 taxi queue -- about three times the capacity of the existing T1 holding area. 

There will also be amenities like toilets, shade for the lower deck and a canteen for taxi drivers who are waiting in the queue.

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