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!