Sentosa Express

The Sentosa Express is a monorail system connecting the mainland of Singapore to the Sentosa Island. The line is operated as part of Sentosa by Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC).

The monorail system has 4 stations at 2.1km and takes about 8 minutes to travel from one end of the line to the other.

The Sentosa Express connects HarbourFront MRT Station at Sentosa station to other places within Sentosa such as the Resorts World Sentosa at Waterfront station, The Merlion at Imbiah station, and the Palawan Beach, Tanjong Beach and Siloso Beach at Beach station.

At a Glance

Sentosa Express

First opened 15 January 2007

2.1km with 4 stations

Monorail with 2-car trains

Driver operated with ATP and ATS

Line operated as part of Sentosa by Sentosa Development Corporation

Line diagram

Sentosa Express line diagram

Rolling stock



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Initial stages

The Sentosa Express started constructions in June 2003 and was built to replace the 23-year-old Sentosa Monorail that closed on 16 March 2005.

Three stations on the line, Sentosa, Imbiah and Beach stations started operations on 15 January 2007. In anticipation of the new integrated resort, Waterfront station, the fourth station of the line, opened on 1 February 2010.

Infrastructure upgrades

Signalling Upgrade

To increase the capacity on the Sentosa Express, a new wireless Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system by Hitachi will be installed. This allows trains to run at a shorter headway, thus allowing an addition of another train to the line.

The new system features an Automatic Train Operation (ATO) function whereby trains will be fully automatic, allowing train captains to take on other functions such as managing safety and security on board the train.


Date Project Description
15 January 2007 Sentosa Express Opening of Sentosa, Imbiah and Beach stations
1 February 2010 Sentosa Express Waterfront station opened between Sentosa and Imbiah
Future Signalling Upgrade Upgraded CBTC system for the Sentosa Express

Facts + Figures

Straddle-type monorail on beam guideway
Stations / Length
4 stations / 2.1km (currently operational)
Sentosa to Beach - 2.1km
Sentosa Express Depot
Train Length
2 cars
Track Gauge
Beam Guideway
Operation Type
Driver operated
Signalling System
Fixed-block Hitachi Digital ATP and ATS
Moving-block Hitachi Wireless CBTC (future)