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LTA gives details on free MRT rides

But scheme won't apply to students, NSFs using monthly concession passes

Published on Jun 21, 2013 7:28 AM
A poster at Toa Payoh MRT station showing details of the free MRT rides for early travellers, which will start on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

A YEAR-LONG trial offering free travel before peak hours will not apply to students and national servicemen who buy monthly concession passes, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Holders of such passes can make up to four train trips a day and will not be able to make an additional "free" trip beyond the four under the scheme, said an LTA spokesman.

The trial, which begins on Monday, allows commuters to travel for free if they exit from 16 stations in the city before 7.45am on weekdays, said the LTA in a statement yesterday to explain the details. Passengers who get off at those stations between 7.45am and 8am will get a 50-cent discount on their fare.

To travel, they have to use their stored-value ez-link cards.

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