Changi Airport Skytrain

The Changi Airport Skytrain is a fully automated people mover system located within the Changi Airport.

The Skytrain serves as an integral part of the airport's inter-terminal transfers, and is operated as part of Changi Airport. The system has 7 stations throughout all three terminals of the airport, and serves both the public and airside areas of the airport.

The system is physically separated into two sections: People Mover System (PMS) North and PMS South. Both sections share a central control room, but has separate maintenance facilities.

PMS North includes stations A, A South and F, and only serves airside areas. PMS South includes stations B, C, D and E, and serves both airside and public areas.

At a Glance

Changi Airport Skytrain

First opened 1990, rebuilt 2006

6.4km with 7 stations

Airport people mover with 1-car and 2-car trains

Fully-automatic train operation

Line operated as part of Changi Airport by Changi Airport Group

Line diagram

Changi Airport Skytrain line diagram

Rolling stock

Stations

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History

Initial opening

The Skytrain system was constructed as part of Changi Airport's Phase II developments, which includes Terminal 2 as well as a second runway. The system was completed and opened in 1990, connecting Terminals 1 and 2 together. This original system used the AdTranz C-100 automated people mover.

Infrastructure upgrades

Replacement and expansion of Skytrain

Starting 2002, the Skytrain system was progressively replaced, to upgrade and extend the system to support the upcoming Terminal 3. This involved the complete replacement of the previous AdTranz system with a new Crystal Mover system, including new tracks and guidance systems, stations, power distribution system, and signalling system.

During the replacement process, the previous system was kept running alongside replacement and installation of the new system, to ensure minimal disruption to passenger service.

The new system began operation in March 2006 for Terminals 1 and 2, and in November 2007 for the new Terminal 3.

Jewel Changi Airport

A section of the Skytrain on PMS North between Station B (T2) and Station E (T3) runs through the construction site of the upcoming Jewel Changi Airport.

Skytrain service between the two stations has been suspended starting 24 February 2015 to facilitate the construction works, which are set to complete by end-2018.

Replacement buses are available for airside passengers, while public users moving between Terminals 2 and 3 are advised to take a 5-minute walk through the mezzazine level bridge along Changi Airport MRT station.

Signalling Upgrade and Modification for additional trains

To increase the capacity on the Changi Airport Skytrain, six new train cars have been purchased and will be added to the system by 2019.

The existing shuttle between Terminals 2 and 3 will be upgraded to a three-car system, while the shuttle between Terminal 3 and 3 South will be upgraded to a two-car system.

Timeline

Date Project Description
1990 Changi Airport Skytrain Initial system
March 2006 Changi Airport Skytrain New signalling system and rolling stock
November 2007 Changi Airport Skytrain 5 Stations opened, connecting existing two terminals to Terminal 3
24 February 2015 Jewel Changi Airport Temporary discontinuation of shuttle service between Stations B and E (Terminals 2 and 3)
2019 Signalling Upgrade Completion of the upgraded signalling system on the Changi Airport Skytrain

Facts + Figures

Type
Airport People Mover
Stations / Length
7 stations / 6.4km (currently operational)
PMS North - 4 stations / 4.1km
PMS South - 3 stations / 2.3km
Depots
Skytrain maintenance facilities at PMS North & PMS South
Train Length
1-2 cars
Track Gauge
Broad gauge (1850mm)
Guide Rail Span
3200mm
Electrification
750V DC from power rail
Operation Type
Fully-automated operation
Signalling System
Fixed-block Kyosan APM Signalling ATC