Updated: 08/25/2014 20:33

New platform to be added to Tanah Merah MRT station

Artist's impression of Tanah Merah station in 2024. (© Image: LTA)

Artist's impression of Tanah Merah station in 2024. (Image: LTA)

Commuters heading towards Changi Airport can look forward to faster travel from 2024. 

The Land Transport Authority, LTA, says a new platform will be added to the Tanah Merah station. 

Currently, the middle track at Tanah Merah interchange station is used for trains travelling in both directions between Tanah Merah and Changi Airport stations. 

With a third platform, there will be two tracks for the East-West Line and another two, heading to and from Changi Airport. 

This will allow trains to arrive and depart at the station at shorter intervals, reducing wait times and enabling faster travel to Expo and Changi Airport stations. 

LTA says the existing MRT tracks will also be extended to connect to the new four-in-one depot at Changi, which will house trains from the East-West Line, Downtown Line and Thomson-East Coast Line, as well as a bus depot. 

The authority says this will be the second MRT station in Singapore to have tracks added to its original configuration. 

Enhancement works will start in 2016.

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