05 Aug '11, 2am

Fares for buses and trains to go up

SINGAPORE: Public transport fares will increase from October 8 - concurrent with the full opening of the Circle Line. The Public Transport Council (PTC) has decided to grant an overall adjustment of one per cent. The amount is significantly less than the maximum fare adjustment of 2.8 per cent the public transport operators (SBS Transit and SMRT) wanted. Adults using ezlink cards for buses and trains will see a two cents increase per journey. Fares for senior concession card holders will increase by one cent per journey. But concession hours for senior citizens will be extended to the full-day throughout the week. Their fares on the North East Line and Circle Line will also be adjusted downwards. An estimated four in 10 senior citizens will see fare savings. There will be no change to child or student concession card fares. As for those paying in cash, adult commuters will...

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