24 Feb '11, 5am

More people commuting to work by MRT

SINGAPORE: There were more people commuting to work by MRT over the past 10 years. Data released on Thursday by the Singapore Department of Statistics on the Census of Population 2010 showed the proportion who commuted to work by MRT increased from 24 per cent in 2000 to 31 per cent in 2010. The Department explained this increase is in tandem with the extension of the MRT network. In 2010, the proportion who commuted to work by MRT was highest among those staying in Sembawang at 49 per cent, followed by Yishun, Woodlands and Choa Chu Kang at 40 per cent to 42 per cent. Those who used the public bus as the only mode of transport to work declined over the same period. It fell from 25 per cent to 19 per cent. In addition, the proportion of residents who used the car as the only mode of transport to work increased slightly from 24 per cent in 2000 to 25 per cent in 2010. For t...

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