World's First Multi-level Train Depot (and Integrated Bus Depot

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World's First Multi-level Train Depot (and Integrated Bus Depot

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THis information is taken from the Straits Times today:


SINGAPORE - Singapore's largest depot for trains and buses is taking shape in Changi, which, when ready in 2025, will accommodate 200 trains from three different lines and up to 760 buses.
The three-level East Coast Integrated Depot (ECID) occupies a 36ha plot in Upper Changi Road East, next to the existing 25ha single-level Changi Depot which houses trains from the East-West MRT line.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) would not comment on the $2 billion project's state of completion, saying only that it would be ready in 2025 - a year later than the initial 2024 deadline. It is among a string of infrastructure projects delayed by the pandemic.
The Straits Times understands civil works for the underground level have been completed while casting of main structures of the two above-ground levels is almost done.
The East Coast Integrated Depot is the first multi-level train depot here, and believed to be the first of its kind in the world. It is also the largest depot here and will stable trains from three lines - East-West (on the second level), Thomson-East Coast (first level) and Downtown (basement).
A four-level bus depot incorporating a workshop sits next to it.
The multi-level design of the bus-train depot is said to have reduced land use by 44ha.
Work on new viaducts that are part of the new depot is also progressing. The LTA said more than 4km of viaducts that will lead East-West Line trains to the new depot will be built.
Downtown Line trains now use the Gali Batu Depot in Woodlands while Thomson-East Coast Line trains berth at the Mandai Depot.
"When completed, LTA will start to work on transferring operations from the current Changi East-West Line depot to ECID," an LTA spokesman said.
"The current Changi Depot will eventually be decommissioned and demolished after operations have been fully transferred."
The Changi Depot sits on a plot which was part of Kampung Koh Sek Lim, a village which dated back to the 1950s and was acquired in 1983 for the construction of the MRT facility.
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Re: World's First Multi-level Train Depot (and Integrated Bus Depot

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The first picture shows the current (constuction) progress and the second shows the cross sections of both the train and bus depots. Multi-level bus depots are nothing new, with Hong Kong, at the least, having several of them. Again, both pictures are from the Straits Times.
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Re: World's First Multi-level Train Depot (and Integrated Bus Depot

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Woodlands Bus Depot (SMRT Buses) and Soon Lee Bus Park (SBS Transit) were Singapore's first multistorey bus garages.

East Coast Integrated Depot is likely to be used for the Tampines bus package, which is under the purview of SBS Transit until 2024. This means a contract extension is possible, as in the case of the Hougang package. The latter will not be tendered out until 2023 at the earliest due to the delayed completion date of Sengkang Bus Depot.
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