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No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby matrix0405 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:28 pm

SINGAPORE - Most bus and train journeys except those for children,students and national servicemen, will see fare changes from 1 October 2008.

The Public Transport Council (PTC) has given the green light fo an overall net fare adjustment that will result in fare changes that will range from a 7-cent reduction to a 4-cent increase per journey.

Adult EZ-Link fares on buses and trains and the senior citizen concession EZ-Link fare, will see a flat increase of 4 cents per ride.

However, this will be offset by the 15-cent increase in transfer rebate from the current 25 cents to 40 cents.

Public transport operators have also decided that they will bear 10 cents out of the 15-cent increase in the transfer rebate.

Therefore, fares for most adult or senior citizen concession journeys will see a range of adjustments, from an increase of 4 cents for a direct journey with no transfer, to a reduction of 7 cents for a journey with one transfer.

According to the PTC, journeys with more transfers will see a greater fare reduction, ranging from 18 cents for a journey with two transfers and 29 cents if there are two transfers.

In a news release, the PTC also announced a new maximum EZ-Link fare-band, with an additional 5-cent increase for long-distance rides on buses and trains.

As for cash fares for adult bus and train rides, which have not been adjusted
since 2005, they will increase by 10 cents across the board. - CNA/sf

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Postby cckmummy » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:25 pm

They should increase the height requirement for children to travel free. The 90cm bench mark was set so many decades ago, now 2yrs old easily 90cm liao. Toddlers and pre-school children should not be paying adult price.

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Postby phantom » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:27 pm

cckmummy wrote:They should increase the height requirement for children to travel free. The 90cm bench mark was set so many decades ago, now 2yrs old easily 90cm liao. Toddlers and pre-school children should not be paying adult price.


I totally agree. I have to buy an MRT fare card for my son when he was like 3 years old. Quite ridiculous.

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Re: Public transport fares to increase by 2 to 5 cents ..

Postby starlight1968sg » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:02 pm

Public transport fares to increase by 2 to 5 cents from April 5 2015
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singap ... 5-20150121
Utterly disappointed esp oil prices have gone down.

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby cool_hi » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:19 pm

Disappointed? I am over that stage long long ago..
am more utterly disgusted. .
every year same excuse without fail..cost increase. .sure or not?? Or is it the directors' pay die die must be increased!!!? Why cannot ask them take pay cut instead? ?!

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Re: Public transport fares to increase by 2 to 5 cents ..

Postby pirated » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:20 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:Public transport fares to increase by 2 to 5 cents from April 5 2015
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singap ... 5-20150121
Utterly disappointed esp oil prices have gone down.

The people in PTC ought to have their heads examined

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby starlight1968sg » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:24 pm

If you were one of the directors, are you willing to take a cut in your fat pay or bonus that you received each year?
What it is challenging to swallow is there seems no improvement on the quality of service provided at all?

OT: Anybody taking a bus at the bus-stop in front of Clementi Mall during early evening peak hours would know what I meant by the word chaos. Both public and private buses squeeze into the temporary bus-stop and we are just waiting for an incident to happen before something drastic to be done.

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby pirated » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:36 pm

cool_hi wrote:Disappointed? I am over that stage long long ago..
am more utterly disgusted. .
every year same excuse without fail..cost increase. .sure or not?? Or is it the directors' pay die die must be increased!!!? Why cannot ask them take pay cut instead? ?!

Ask Mr $(Lui) TY why the PTC members not replaced ? Every year 不换汤不换药, they only wake up when 换政府吧

Affordable does not justify the increase in the bottom line of transport operators. Tax payers already subsidized how many billion dollars in new buses provided ???

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby jetsetter » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:59 pm

Is it really THAT bad? Read again.

Despite the hike, more than 1.1 million commuters will not see any changes in their fares. Senior citizen fares will remain the same, as will prices for existing travel concessions passes including student monthly concessions and the $120 adult monthly travel card.

Lower-wage workers and people with disabilities, who currently benefit from a Government travel discount scheme, will also not be affected by the fare hike.

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Moreover...

1) SBS Transit and SMRT will have to contribute $5.5 million and $8 million respectively to the Public Transport Fund.

2) The Government will draw down $7.5 million from the fund to provide 250,000 vouchers of $30 each to low-income households.

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Re: No increase in bus/mrt fare for kids

Postby pirated » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:04 pm

Not so bad. The notion of a fare increase is bad.

They will have more goodwill from man in the street if they can just say "No" because oil price dropped and buses paid by govt.

I will be happy to receive news of fare increase next time when situation has changed.

Maintaining a track record of fare increase is not a good track record.

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