18 Feb '18, 9am

Cash top-up at MRT passenger service centres to be phased out by March.

SINGAPORE - Cash top-up services at the passenger service centres (PSC) of train stations will be completely phased out next month (March), completing the first step by authorities to wean commuters off cash to pay for public transport. With the change, cash-paying commuters can no longer rely on staff at PSCs to help them reload their stored-value travel cards, like the ez-link, but have to use self-help ticketing machines. Since September (2017), MRT stations have been progressively ceasing cash top-up services at PSCs, kick-starting the Government's quest to have a fully cashless public transport system by 2020. To date, 89 stations have discontinued the service and from Wednesday (Feb 21), another 24 stations - including Orchard, Somerset, Raffles Place, Bugis, and Aljunied - will do likewise. The remaining 25 stations on the MRT network - such as Chinatown, Eunos, Tam...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/cash-top-...

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