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Overall reduction of 4.6% in bus and train fares!

As of today, the public transport operators have lowered their fares by an average of 4.6% (link to PDF). How much savings will users get to benefit?

In a nutshell, all train fares (LRT inclusive) have been reduced by 2 cents. Fares for basic (i.e. trunk and feeder) bus services have also been reduced by 2 cents across the board, while transfer rebates have been increased from 40 to 50 cents.

A picture says a thousand words. What better way than to illustrate the cost savings with a case study?

Case Study: From NUS to Ang Mo Kio Ave 3

Before 1st April:

Before the fare reduction, the trip via the train and bus combination will cost $1.79. Here's how the breakdown of the fare looks like:

NUS to Buona Vista MRT (bus):$0.71
Buona Vista to Ang Mo Kio MRT (train):$1.48

From 1st April onwards:

With the new fares, the trip will only cost $1.65, 14 cents cheaper than before. The fare breakdown is as follows:

NUS to Buona Vista MRT (bus):$0.69
Buona Vista to Ang Mo Kio MRT (train):$1.46

Do stay tuned while we dish out more updates in the weeks to come!


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