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Public transport rides up for ninth consecutive year

Published on Feb 19, 2014 8:05 AM
MRT rides grew by 3.9 per cent last year to 2.62 million a day. Public transport ridership has grown every year since 2005. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Public transport ridership here rose by 3.7 per cent to average 6.36 million trips a day last year.

The growth - the ninth consecutive rise since 2005, although among the smallest - was fuelled by an expanded population, tough car curbs, and more comprehensive bus and train networks.

According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the LRT network accounted for the biggest growth, with daily rides rising by 6.5 per cent to 132,000.

This was followed by MRT rides which grew by 3.9 per cent to 2.62 million a day, and bus rides which climbed by 3.4 per cent to 3.6 million a day.

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