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Easier travel with more sheltered walkways

Published on Mar 31, 2013 9:27 AM
A covered walkway from Lakeside MRT station leading towards Housing Board flats across the road. LTA plans to add 200km of linkways to the 46km already in place by 2018. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Commuters living in the north and west will be the first beneficiaries of a $330 million project to extend the reach of covered walkways from MRT stations.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will call a tender this quarter to build linkways around the first batch of 19 stations such as Ang Mo Kio, Khatib and Clementi.

The aim is to give everyone walking within 400m of a station shelter from the rain and sun. There will also be covered links within 200m of LRT stations, bus interchanges and major bus stops.

Each town can expect about 1.2km to 1.5km of new walkways, though the project will also plug connectivity gaps in the existing network of links.

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