Changi Airport Terminal 1 carpark now permanently closed

A marshall directing traffic to the new carpark as well as the new T1 arrival pick-up at the closed road of the old T1 carpark on November 12, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
A marshall directing traffic to the new carpark as well as the new T1 arrival pick-up at the closed road of the old T1 carpark on November 12, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
A marshall directing traffic to the new carpark as well as the new T1 arrival pick-up at the closed road of the old T1 carpark on November 12, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
A marshall directing traffic to the new carpark as well as the new T1 arrival pick-up at the closed road of the old T1 carpark on November 12, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
New signs within the T2 carpark telling drivers how to get back to T1 on November 12, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
New signs within the T2 carpark telling drivers how to get back to T1 on November 12, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Signs at new T1 carpark (formerly T2 carpark 2B) directing traffic to the new carpark on November 12, 2014. There are also new signs within the T2 carpark telling drivers how to get back to T1. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Signs at new T1 carpark (formerly T2 carpark 2B) directing traffic to the new carpark on November 12, 2014. There are also new signs within the T2 carpark telling drivers how to get back to T1. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Signs at new T1 carpark (formerly T2 carpark 2B) directing traffic to the new carpark as well as the new T1 arrival pick-up on Nov, 2014. There are also new signs within the T2 carpark telling drivers how to get back to T1. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Signs at new T1 carpark (formerly T2 carpark 2B) directing traffic to the new carpark as well as the new T1 arrival pick-up on Nov, 2014. There are also new signs within the T2 carpark telling drivers how to get back to T1. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The carpark at Changi Airport Terminal 1 (T1) is now permanently closed to make way for the construction of Project Jewel. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The carpark at Changi Airport Terminal 1 (T1) is now permanently closed to make way for the construction of Project Jewel. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - The carpark at Changi Airport Terminal 1 (T1) is now permanently closed to make way for the construction of Project Jewel.

Drivers heading towards T1 are being directed by orange road signs and lane markings towards the new T1 carpark, located at Terminal 2 (T2). Some 50 marshals have also been deployed by Changi Airport Group (CAG) to usher them in the right direction.

More signs have been placed in the new carpark to guide drivers to the skytrain and shuttle bus, which will take them back to T1.

This follows feedback from drivers at CAG's four-day carpark closure trial in last month.

Those who made their way to the airport on Wednesday morning said they had no problems following the signs.

"Actually I didn't know the carpark will be closed from today and so just blindly took my usual route to the old T1 carpark, but luckily the marshal told me how to get back on the right route and the signs after that were all very clear," said taxi driver Abdul Razak, 56.

After parking at the new T1 Carpark, drivers heading to T1 to send off or receive passengers should proceed to the T2 Departure Hall, where they can take either the Skytrain or board a new shuttle bus service to T1.

The boarding point of the free shuttle is at Door 1 of the T2 Departure Hall, beside the Krispy Kreme outlet, and runs from 12pm to 9pm daily.