14 Feb '12, 1am

Ridership on buses and trains hit a new high last year, making it the 7th consecutive year of growth

Ridership on buses and trains hit a new high last year, making it the 7th consecutive year of growth

By Christopher Tan, Senior Correspondent Ridership on buses and trains hit a new high last year, making for the seventh consecutive year of growth. Figures from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) indicate that train ridership rose 10.9 per cent to 2.406 million trips per day, and bus ridership by 5.8 per cent to 3.385 million a day. In total, the average number of daily public transport trips went up 7.9 per cent to 5.791 million. Related Links RISE IN NUMBER OF TRIPS -- ST GRAPHICS Background story TACKLING OVERCROWDING 'We need to work on speeding up the delivery of new trains, the signalling system upgrade, parallel bus runs and also demand management.' Mr Cedric Foo, who heads the Government Parliamentary Committee for Transport A few factors have been cited as being behind this trend - a growing population, stricter car controls and an expanded rail network. Singapore...

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