Tap in at any MRT or LRT station before 7.45am on weekdays (excluding public holidays) to enjoy lower morning pre-peak fares.
Commuters can enjoy a fare discount of 50 cents or the equivalent of the fare for the rail leg of their journey, whichever is lower.
E.g. Commuter who taps in before 7.45am at Jurong East MRT station and taps out at Bishan MRT station
*With lower morning pre-peak rail fare
E.g. Commuter who boards bus service 232 at Toa Payoh Lor 7 (opp block 5) and alights at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, then taps in at Toa Payoh MRT station before 7.45am and taps out at Newton MRT station
Distance: 2.2km (bus) + 2.6km (train)
(Bus + train)
$0.77 + $0.20 = $0.97
$0.77 + $0 = $0.77
$0.54 + $0.14 = $0.68
$0.54 + $0 = $0.54
$0.37 + $0.10 = $0.47
$0.37 + $0 = $0.37
The FPPT and OPP trials will expire after 28 December 2017. From 29 December 2017, commuters will enjoy lower morning pre-peak rail fares for tap-ins before 7.45am at all MRT and LRT stations during weekdays (except public holidays).
If I tap-in at an MRT or LRT station before 7.45am, and proceed to take a bus after my train trip, is the bus ride considered a transfer ride?
With the introduction of the lower morning pre-peak rail fares, prevailing transfer rules will continue to apply for transfers between bus and train services. If a commuter taps-in at an MRT or LRT station before 7.45am, and proceeds to take a bus after the train trip, the bus trip will be considered as a transfer if it meets the transfer rules.
The aim of having lower morning pre-peak fares is to encourage more commuters to start their rail journey before 7.45am. In doing so, commuters will enjoy lower card fares and less crowded rides, while our public transport system will be more efficiently utilised. Currently, 300,000 rail commuters stand to benefit from lower fares as they already travel during the morning pre-peak.
Why are the lower morning pre-peak fares not applicable for bus journeys?
Lower morning pre-peak fares are meant to encourage rail commuters to travel outside morning peak hours, when travel demand is the heaviest. Peak period crowding on buses is not as acute. In fact, with close to 1,000 buses added under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme, and bus service standards improving as part of the transition to bus contracting, around 90% of bus services have become less crowded over the past five years even as ridership continued increasing.
Do monthly concession pass holders enjoy a discount off their pass price if they use it to travel during the morning pre-peak?
Lower morning pre-peak rail fares only apply to commuters paying card fares. There is no change in price to the monthly concession pass, which allows the pass user to enjoy unlimited travel throughout the day.
Is the Travel Smart Rewards scheme still ongoing?
The Travel Smart Rewards (TSR) scheme is still in place. Commuters can join the scheme to accumulate points for cash rewards when they travel during off-peak hours. For more information on TSR, please access the following link: (https://www.travelsmartrewards.lta.gov.sg).
Are student and senior citizen concession card users eligible for lower morning pre-peak fares?
All commuters using fare cards, including student and senior citizen concession card users, will enjoy a discount of up to 50 cents when they tap in at any MRT or LRT station before 7.45am on weekdays (excluding public holidays).
I am a low-income earner. What are some of the channel of assistance available to me and where can I apply for the Public Transport Voucher for the 2019 Fare Exercise?
The Government offers targeted assistance through various community-led initiatives and work support schemes under MSF/Community Development Councils and the Citizens’ Consultative Committees (CCCs) ComCare Fund. Commuters who require more help to cope with their public transport expenditure may approach their CCs for assistance, such as the Public Transport Voucher, or TransitLink Ticket Offices for assistance on how to obtain a fare card, and the various concession schemes available. Eligible households may approach their community centres to apply for the Public Transport Vouchers.