Full-day bus lanes' hours extended to 11pm from March 21

A bus lane on Eu Tong Sen Street in 2014.
A bus lane on Eu Tong Sen Street in 2014. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The operating hours of full-day bus lanes - those marked in red - will be extended to 11pm from March 21, up from 8pm now.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Tuesday (March 8) that there are 23km of full-day bus lanes which operate from 7.30am to 8pm on weekdays and Saturdays. They are located mainly in the city centre.

Separately, two bus stops along Orchard Road will be included in the Mandatory Give Way to Buses scheme from March 21. They are the first set of bus stops without bus bays in the city that will have this priority scheme, in which motorists have to give way to buses pulling out of bus stops.


Illustration of Bus Priority Box at a bus stop without a bus bay. SOURCE: LTA

One is opposite Mandarin Orchard (bus stop number 09037), and the other is at Midpoint Orchard (bus stop number 09038).

The LTA will determine within six months of implementation the usefulness of this scheme at bus stops without bus bays and whether it should be applied for similar bus stops in other locations.

Since 2008, the Mandatory Give Way to Buses scheme has been rolled out to 332 bus stops.