SMRT East-West Line Changi Airport Extension: Last Train from Tanah Merah to Changi Airport at 11.50pm

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The SMRT East-West Line Changi Airport Extension (CAE) is a shuttle on a branch line from Tanah Merah Interchange to Expo and Changi Airport, operating at most times throughout the day. The last train from Tanah Merah Interchange to Changi Airport departs reasonably late at 11.50pm, allowing for a connection from most East-West Line trains from Tuas Link, Joo Koon and the city.

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I connected to the last East-West Line Changi Airport Extension shuttle train from the last connecting main line East-West Line train, which arrived at Tanah Merah Interchange at 11.48pm.

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The Rail Travel Information System (RATIS) showing the last East-West Line Changi Airport Extension train departure to Changi Airport from Tanah Merah Interchange.

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The interior of the Siemens train used on this last East-West Line Changi Airport Extension train to Changi Airport.

Interestingly, while the last East-West Line Changi Airport Extension train to Changi Airport is advertised as departing at 11.50pm, the train did depart at 11.51pm according to the published schedule of services.

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The route of the East-West Line Changi Airport Extension as flashed on the SMRT Active Route Map Information System (STARiS).

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Making a brief stop at Expo MRT Station.

The last East-West Line Changi Airport Extension train from Expo Interchange to Changi Airport is advertised to depart at 11.53pm. However, it did actually depart at 11.54pm instead according to the Changi Airport website.

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Arrived at Changi Airport MRT Station at 11.58pm.

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Directional signs on both sides of the island platform tell you which path to take out of Changi Airport MRT Station depending on which terminal you are heading to.

*Do note that Terminal 1 can be accessed via Skytrain or JEWEL from both Terminals 2 and 3. This is probably just to simplify directions for first-time users.

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An additional Scoot directional sign for Terminal 1 is also pasted with the recent move there.

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The same last East-West Line Changi Airport Extension train arriving will form the last East-West Line Changi Airport Extension train out back to Tanah Merah too. However, this last train from Changi Airport will only connect to Pasir Ris-bound trains. If you are looking to save money for a taxi or Grab into the city, it’s still useful to get this train to Tanah Merah first before getting a taxi or Grab.

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As I am flying with Scoot, I followed the sign to get the Skytrain to Terminal 1.

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The very last East-West Line Changi Airport Extension train out of Changi Airport to Tanah Merah will depart at 12.06am.

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The very last East-West Line Changi Airport Extension train out of Changi Airport to the city, Joo Koon and Tuas Link will depart at 11.18pm.

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Heading up out from the platform towards Terminal 3.

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Catching the Skytrain from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1. The last Skytrain departs at 2.30am, so no issues here.

In case of Skytrain closure at night from 2.30am to 5.00am, you can still walk to Terminal 1 via JEWEL, or use the free shuttle bus running from the departure driveway door nearest to the Skytrain station from 2.30am to 5.00am.

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The interior of the Mitsubishi Crystal Mover Skytrain.

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Approaching Terminal 1 for my Scoot flight to Hat Yai.

I opted to overnight in Changi Airport in order to save some money for an early-morning taxi or Grab to the airport for my 6.15am Scoot flight to Hat Yai, so this last East-West Line Changi Airport Extension train from Tanah Merah at 11.50pm worked pretty well for me, and hopefully it will for you too.

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