08 Mar '11, 12pm

Budget 2011: More train trips, buses to ease the squeeze

SINGAPORE: The Transport Ministry has announced further moves to ease the load on the public transport system. From 13 March, SMRT will increase MRT train services by adding another 420 train trips per week on the North-South-East-West Line (NSEWL). About a week later, SBS Transit will start adding another 170 train trips per week during the morning and evening peaks, as well as off-peak hours, on the North-East Line (NEL). Transport Minister Raymond Lim said this during the parliamentary debate on the budget for his ministry on Tuesday. "There is more good news for commuters. In the past, SMRT and SBS Transit ran extended last train services to 2am on the eves of three holidays – Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year. Both public transport operators will henceforth extend the last train to 12:30am at city stations on the eves of all other Public Holidays as well," said...

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