Review transfer fares between MRT stations

A review should be done to allow commuters exiting one station and entering another within a stipulated time, such as between Esplanade and City Hall stations, to be charged a single-journey fare, just like the transfer between bus services ("Rail fares between stations: SMRT replies"; Wednesday and "Relook rail fares for transfers between City Hall, Esplanade" by Mr Lee Yong Se; Dec 4).

Apart from doing away with the need for detours to interchange stations and reducing travelling time, congestion at interchange stations can also be alleviated, as commuters can change lines at other stations, thereby spreading out the crowd. 

Tan Khee Shian

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 12, 2015, with the headline 'Review transfer fares between MRT stations'. Print Edition | Subscribe