Changi Airport Terminal 3 Bus Accident: Skytrain Services Were Not Running

There were no Skytrain service running at Changi Airport Terminal 3 on Wednesday (Sep 22) after an SBS Transit bus was involved in an incident, crashing into the pillar supporting the Skytrain tracks.

Speaking to CNA, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that a person was found trapped in the driver’s seat of the bus and was rescued using hydraulic rescue equipment.


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3 Taken to Hospital After Bus Accident

The SBS Transit bus which crashed into a pillar near Changi Airport Terminal 3. (Image: CNA)

The SBS Transit bus which crashed into a pillar near Changi Airport Terminal 3. (Image: CNA)

According to CNA, bus operator SBS Transit said that the bus captain of Service 27 mounted a kerb as it was exiting the basement of Terminal 3 towards Terminal 1 at about 1pm.

Ground staff from Changi Airport, vehicles from Airport Emergency Services and the police were at the scene at around 3pm.

The police said that the 59-year-old male bus driver and two passengers – a 34-year-old woman and 42-year-old man – were conscious when taken to hospital.


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Impact to the Infrastructure Being Assessed: CAG

Changi Airport Skytrain

File Photo: A Changi Airport Skytrain. (Photo: SGTrains)

Changi Airport Group (CAG) mentioned to CNA that no services have been running on the Skytrain track due to reduced airport operations.

Additionally, it said that engineers are currently assessing if there is any impact to the infrastructure supporting the Skytrain’s tracks.


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Related Links
Changi Airport Skytrain – SGTrains
Mitsubishi Crystal Mover (Changi Airport Skytrain) – SGTrains

External Links
3 taken to hospital after SBS Transit bus accident at Changi Airport Terminal 3 – CNA [Accessed 22 Sep 2021]
3 taken to hospital, 1 trapped in driver’s seat of bus after accident at Changi Airport – The Straits Times [Accessed 22 Sep 2021]
Bus driver, 2 passengers taken to hospital after accident involving SBS Transit bus at Changi Airport – TODAY [Accessed 22 Sep 2021]
SBS Transit Bus Crashes Into Changi Airport Skytrain Track Pillar, 3 Sent To Hospital – Mustsharenews.com [Accessed 22 Sep 2021]

Images adapted from CNA.


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