05 Aug '11, 9pm

All-day concessionary travel, lower fares for senior citizens: by Leong Wee Keat SINGAPORE - On top of all-day c...

SINGAPORE - On top of all-day concessionary travel on buses and trains throughout the week, senior citizens who travel more than 1km on the North-East and Circle lines will also pay less as part of the initiatives that will kick in on Oct 8. Currently, MRT fares for senior citizens on the North-East and Circle lines are between 4 and 19 cents more than fares on the North-South and East-West lines. Under the new measures, senior citizen fares on the North-East and Circle Lines will be 4 cents more across the board, compared to the North-South and East-West lines. This means that despite a 1-cent increase per journey in concessionary card fares, senior citizens who travel more than 1km on the North East and Circle Lines will end up paying less. Currently, concession hours for senior citizens start from 9am on weekdays - an anomaly cited by senior citizens for several years. ...

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