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More than 300 government-funded buses added to network so far

Published on Jul 3, 2014 12:47 PM
As of June 30, 361 government-funded buses have been added to the network. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - To combat crowds and reduce waiting times, the government has added more than 300 buses to the roads, and plans to introduce even more, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and bus operators said in a joint statement on Thursday.

This is part of the ongoing Bus Service Enhancement Programme that began in 2012 to improve bus frequencies and provide more route options for commuters.

Between April and June this year, for example, the route of bus service 11 was extended, while three new City Direct Services - express bus services from the heartlands to the city - were introduced.

Two more new routes in Hougang and Punggol are slated to be implemented by September this year. Details are still being worked out.

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