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Changi Airport to build new holding area for queuing taxis to improve road safety

Published on Mar 25, 2014 5:54 PM
 
Taxi queues at the Changi Airport Terminal 1. Changi Airport Group (CAG) is building a new waiting area for taxis waiting in line to pick up passengers from Terminal 1, in a move to improve the traffic flow and overall road safety at Airport Boulevard. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport Group (CAG) is building a new waiting area for taxis waiting in line to pick up passengers from Terminal 1 (T1), in a move to improve the traffic flow and overall road safety at Airport Boulevard.

The waiting area will comprise an additional second-storey deck built on top of an existing taxi queue area for taxis bound for Terminal 3.

Currently, a long tailback of taxis from T1 often forms during peak hours, such that the leftmost lane of Airport Boulevard is occupied only by taxis. CAG said the queue stretches up to 800m from T1 at times.

With the new holding area and some changes to the existing road network, CAG will isolate the T1 taxi queue so that cabs will no longer wait along Airport Boulevard. When completed in May next year, the new deck will triple the capacity of the T1 holding area to accommodate about 300 taxis.

 
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