31 Jan '11, 5am

Public transport fare review exercise deferred till Q4: By S Ramesh | Posted: 31 January 2011 1247 hrs SINGAPORE...

Public transport fare review exercise deferred till Q4: By S Ramesh | Posted: 31 January 2011 1247 hrs SINGAPORE...

SINGAPORE : The Public Transport Council (PTC) has decided to defer this year's fare review exercise to the fourth quarter of 2011. It said this is to coincide with the opening of Phases 4 and 5 of the Circle Line from Marymount to HarbourFront. The exact opening date will be announced later. The Circle Line connects all the existing rail lines into the city. The council said with its opening, rail fares may change for many commuters. Deferring the fare review, said the council, will also eliminate the need to conduct separate rounds of fare system reconfiguration, testing and fare publication. It added by timing the review with the opening of the line, commuters will see at most, one round of fare changes this year. Gerard Ee, Chairman of the PTC said: "The deferment of this year's fare review exercise to coincide with the full opening of the CCL is done with the interest...

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