Bus, train fares to rise by 7%: Poly students welcome extension of travel fare concessions

The new measure will be financially viable to implement as trips taken by the students form only a small percentage of all the trips taken daily, said Nanyang Technological University transport economist Michael Li. ST PHOTO: LIM YAO HUI
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The extension of student concessionary fares to polytechnic and other diploma students will particularly benefit those who do not travel enough to justify getting a monthly concession pass, said students who welcomed the move.

Nanyang Polytechnic student Shanon Koh, 20, who is pursuing a diploma in biologics and process technology, said: "Currently, we have to opt for either the monthly concession or pay adult fees, which are very expensive for frequent commuters like us, especially since we are yet to become working adults."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2019, with the headline Poly students welcome extension of travel fare concessions. Subscribe