Changi Airport's T1 carpark to close; parking charges to go up
The Changi Airport Terminal 1 open-air carpark will be closed from the fourth quarter of this year to make way for the construction of the Project Jewel complex.
Drivers heading to T1 will be directed to park at Terminal 2's carpark 2B instead.
After parking their vehicles, they have to board a shuttle bus or skytrain to get back to T1.
The drop-off and pick-up point at T1 will be moved closer to T2.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) said at a press briefing on Friday that there will be fewer parking spaces in the interim.
The T1 carpark has 850 parking spaces, while carpark 2B has 1,100 parking spaces.
$20 parking cap scrapped
To free up more spaces, it plans to discourage drivers from parking for long periods of time by making it more expensive to do so, reported The Straits Times.
Drivers will have to fork out close to $60 for full-day parking as the current $20 parking cap will be scrapped.
CAG said that at any one time, 20 per cent of the cars have been parked for more than 24 hours.
It will test this arrangement for four days starting from Oct 17, and tweak the parking arrangements accordingly before the permanent closure of the T1 carpark, reported The Straits Times.
Project Jewel, which will open in 2018, will have an underground carpark with 2,500 parking spaces and a link to Terminals 1, 2 and 3.