Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Public transport fare review exercise deferred till Q4
#1
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 of the commuters in mind. This is to minimise any inconvenience and confusion, as they will experience at most one round of fare adjustments, if the PTC decides to adjust the public transport fares this year.

"Apart from the time frame, there are no other changes to the fare review mechanism. The council's consideration of any fare revision applications made by the public transport operators will continue to be guided by the recommendations of the Fare Review Mechanism Committee, the same as in previous fare review exercises."

- CNA /ls
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [Others] News Videos & Ministry Of Transport Videos nakanoben 88 56,597 11 March 2020, 06:21 AM
Last Post: A380Lover
  [News Article] Temasek to buy out public transport operator SMRT for S$1.18b A380Lover 0 3,514 21 July 2016, 11:01 PM
Last Post: A380Lover
  [Press Release] Independent Advisory Panel Completes Review of Rail Power Supply System A380Lover 1 2,031 22 April 2016, 11:33 PM
Last Post: A380Lover
  [News Article] ‘Encouraging signs’ of gracious behaviour on public transport: Khaw Boon Wan A380Lover 0 1,530 04 April 2016, 07:48 PM
Last Post: A380Lover
  [Press Release] Near Field Communication-Enabled Mobile Phone Now Usable For Public Transport Payment A380Lover 0 1,379 29 March 2016, 11:59 AM
Last Post: A380Lover
  [News Article] Tougher measures to be introduced to deter bus, train fare evasion A380Lover 0 1,382 25 February 2016, 10:43 AM
Last Post: A380Lover
  [News Article] Never too young to serve the public A380Lover 0 1,190 04 February 2016, 08:21 AM
Last Post: A380Lover
  [News Article] Transport Ministry explains how fares are calculated for some DTL2 stations A380Lover 0 1,471 29 January 2016, 05:04 PM
Last Post: A380Lover
  [News Article] Public Transport Council takes on advisory role to the Transport Minister A380Lover 1 1,463 24 January 2016, 08:25 AM
Last Post: C151 - 061/062
  [News Article] Make walking, cycling and public transport the Singaporean way of life: MOT C151 - 061/062 0 1,359 21 January 2016, 07:04 PM
Last Post: C151 - 061/062

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)