Singapore is a city-state made up of several islands, and the East West Line serves as the backbone of the city’s public transport system, connecting the east and west sides of the island.
History of the East West Line
The East West Line (EWL) was the second MRT line to be opened in Singapore, following the North South Line. The EWL was built in two phases, with the first phase being opened in 1987 and the second phase in 1990.
The line is currently 42.8 km long, with 34 stations. It runs from Changi Airport in the east to Joo Koon in the west, connecting the downtown area of Singapore with residential areas in the east and west.
Services and Connections
The East West Line provides many services for commuters. It is connected to two other MRT lines – the North East Line and the Circle Line – and it also serves as the main line for the Downtown Line and the Jurong Region Line.
The line also provides connections to the Changi Airport and to the Tuas Link, which is an extension of the East West Line to Tuas, a western area of Singapore.
The fare structure for the East West Line is based on the distance traveled. There are three different types of tickets – single journey tickets, stored value tickets and tourist passes.
Convenient and Reliable Service
The East West Line provides a convenient and reliable service for commuters on the east and west sides of Singapore. It is also one of the most popular lines in the city, with an average of 1.3 million passengers per day.
The line is well maintained and equipped with modern technology, such as automated train control systems and upgraded signalling systems, to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for commuters.
The East West Line is a vital part of Singapore’s public transport system, connecting the east and west sides of the city. It is well maintained, equipped with modern technology, and provides a convenient and reliable service for commuters.