Will the latest fare review exercise result in higher public transport fares?

No. You will enjoy lower fares in the morning if you tap in before 7.45am at any MRT and LRT stations starting 29 December 2017.


The Public Transport Council (PTC) recently concluded the 2017 Fare Review Exercise. Here's what you can look forward to.

From 29 December 2017, tap in at any MRT or LRT station islandwide before 7.45am on weekdays to enjoy up to 50-cents' reduction in fares for the rail segment of your journey (note: this does not apply to public holidays).

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has also extended the same reduction in morning pre-peak rail fares for Lower-Wage Workers and Persons with Disabilities. This means that holders of a Workfare Transport Concession Card or a Persons with Disabilities Concession Card will enjoy the new rates too.

Here’s an example of what you pay if you tap in before 7.45am, and commute from Jurong East to Bishan MRT station:

Here's another example if your journey consists of a bus and rail trip – you will enjoy up to 50 cents off the rail leg, while fares for the bus leg remain unchanged:

Interested to find out more about the annual Fare Review Exercise? Read on below:

PTC Media Release on 2017 Fare Review Exercise
PTC Infographic on 2017 Fare Review Exercise
MOT Media Release on 2017 Fare Review Exercise

This article is accurate as of Nov 2017. For latest updates, head over to www.mot.gov.sg.

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