Longer sheltered walkways within 400m radius of MRT stations for commuters

Commuters residing in north-eastern and north-western Singapore will soon get sheltered walkways that stretch up to 400m from 59 MRT stations. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Commuters residing in north-eastern and north-western Singapore will soon get sheltered walkways that stretch up to 400m from 59 MRT stations. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Commuters residing in north-eastern and north-western Singapore will soon get sheltered walkways that stretch up to 400m from 59 MRT stations.

Work on these walkways will start in the fourth quarter of this year, and will be completed by 2018, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a statement on Thursday.

The move will add more than 200km of sheltered walkways - four times more than the 46km currently - to the public transport network. Signage and local maps will also be provided, along with health information at rest-stops along the walkways, it added.

Currently, sheltered walkways are provided between transport nodes and schools, healthcare facilities and residences within a 200m radius.

In January last year, the LTA announced that its Walk2Ride programme would expand this to within a 400m radius of all MRT stations, and 200m radius of all LRT stations and bus interchanges.