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SMRT to get more than 100 double-decker buses

Addition of over 100 such buses will boost capacity on city-bound routes

Published on Mar 21, 2014 8:03 AM

In A move to increase capacity, SMRT will add more than 100 double-decker buses to its fleet in batches from June.

The public transport operator currently only has regular and "bendy" buses plying the roads.

Speaking during a media preview of its revamped "learning journey" yesterday, SMRT Buses vice-president Tan Kian Heong said the double-deckers will be deployed on longer routes from residential estates to the city.

Mr Tan noted that while the double-deckers will be useful for adding capacity on services into the city, they are not as suitable for heavily-used feeder routes.

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