Tolls for motorbikes at Second Link to be scrapped from Jan 21

The abolition of the 40-cent motorcycle fee when entering or leaving Tuas Checkpoint follows Malaysia's move to stop collecting the RM1.10 ($S0.36) toll from its side of the Second Link.
The abolition of the 40-cent motorcycle fee when entering or leaving Tuas Checkpoint follows Malaysia's move to stop collecting the RM1.10 ($S0.36) toll from its side of the Second Link.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - Motorcyclists will no longer have to pay tolls when travelling on the Second Link from Jan 21, Singapore's Transport Ministry announced on Tuesday (Jan 1).

The abolition of the 40-cent motorcycle fee when entering or leaving Tuas Checkpoint follows Malaysia's move to stop collecting the RM1.10 ($S0.36) toll from its side of the Second Link from Tuesday.

"Singapore's longstanding policy is to match Malaysia's toll rates," a Ministry of Transport spokesman said.

Malaysia announced that it would remove tolls for motorcyclists on the Second Link in November last year and Singapore announced its intention to follow suit days later.

Tolls have been collected from motorcyclists at the Second Link since 1998, when the $1.3 billion bridge to Johor was opened. Back then, motorcyclists had to pay RM1 (equivalent to S$0.44 then) on the Malaysian side, and another 50 Singapore cents at the Tuas checkpoint.