Free bus and train rides

Train and bus rides this National Day will be free, and service hours will be extended too.

On Sunday, commuters need not tap their transit cards. Fare gates at all train stations will also be left open to grant free access throughout the day.

Public transport operator SBS Transit also announced yesterday that the operating hours of its train and selected bus services will be extended on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

SMRT made a similar announcement last Friday.

Train services on the North-East and Downtown Lines, as well as on the Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems, will be extended by about half an hour.

Services on the North-South, East-West and Circle Lines, as well as the Bukit Panjang LRT system, will also be extended.

Last trains travelling towards Jurong East, Marina Bay, Pasir Ris and Joo Koon will depart from City Hall MRT station at 12.30am.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2015, with the headline 'Free bus and train rides'. Print Edition | Subscribe