Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

24-hour MRT services on Wednesday for public to pay last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE - MRT train services will run for 24 hours on Wednesday, so the public can travel to Parliament House to pay their last respects to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

This will be in line with the round-the-clock extended opening hours of the lying in state at Parliament House till 8pm on March 28.

All train services, both MRT and LRT, will continue operating after normal hours on Wednesday night at frequencies of up to 20 minutes, said a joint statement from the Land Transport Authority, and transport operators SMRT and SBS Transit.

The statement added that 41 feeder bus services serving the residential towns will also operate non-stop tonight. SBS Transit’s six Nite Owl Services, that normally operate on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays, will also operate tonight from 12am to 6am. These bus services will operate at intervals of 20 to 30 minutes.

"LTA will work with the operators to monitor passenger demand and maintenance regime to determine the extent of our public transport services that can be provided on subsequent nights during this period, said the statement.

On Wednesday, massive queues of people waiting to enter Parliament House formed around the civic district, stretching up to the Boat Quay area.

As at 4pm, members of public were told to expect to queue for about eight hours, according to the Remembering Lee Kuan Yew website. It advised the public not to join the queues for now.