Free early morning train rides to city area extended to 2015
Published on May 9, 2014 8:41 AM
Early birds can now continue to catch a free train ride to the city area until 2015.
The trial of free train rides during pre-peak hours will be extended by a year to June 23, 2015, said Senior Minister of State for Transport and Finance Josephine Teo on Friday morning.
Mrs Teo was speaking to reporters during a media event at Bugis MRT station, where she observed the morning crowd at 7.30am.
The trial, which began on June 24, 2013, had seen a sustained reduction of peak hour commuters. About 7 per cent had shifted out of the 8am to 9am peak period, said Mrs Teo.
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