06 Aug '11, 1am

PTC approves 1% increase for bus and train fares - Straits Times Singapore #TEAMFOLLOWBACK

The rise, which translates roughly to two cents more per ride for adults using ezlink card, will take effect on Oct 8. -- ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW THE Public Transport Council has approved a 1 per cent increase in bus and train fares. The rise, which translates roughly to two cents more per ride for adults using ezlink card, one cent more for senior citizens with concessionary cards, and 10 cents more for cash payments, will take effect on Oct 8. The increase is timed to coincide with the opening of the rest of the Circle MRT Line, and is expected to affect nearly nine out of 10 commuters. The quantum of the fare rise is less than half what the transport operators had applied for. Even so, it comes at a time when commuter grouses about over-crowdedness, service disruptions, and unpredictable bus arrivals increase in frequency and intensity. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew ...

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