SINGAPORE - Singapore will revise its toll charges at the Causeway to match those of Malaysia.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Friday that from Oct 1, toll charges for all vehicles, except motorcycles, leaving Singapore across the Causeway will be increased to match the new Malaysian fee.
Cars leaving Singapore can expect to pay $3.80, up from $1.20. Vans and light goods vehicles will see a hike from $1.90 to $5.80 while heavy good vehicles will see an increase from $2.60 to $7.70. The toll for leaving Singapore will increase for taxis from $0.60 to $1.90, and for buses this will increase from $1 to $3.10.
A new toll will be also introduced for non-motorcycle vehicles entering the country.
Malaysia revised its toll charges on Aug 1 this year. Cars making a round-trip can now expect to pay a total of about $12.90 in tolls, up from the current $7.60, and more than five times the $2.30 before Aug 1.
The table below lists the revised toll charges at the Causeway at Woodlands Checkpoint.
* Motorcycles are exempted.
Source: Land Transport Authority
ST GRAPHIC BY DERRICK HO
There are no changes to tolls at the Second Link.
The LTA added that for foreign-registered cars, the entry toll will be recorded and displayed upon entry to Singapore.
Payment will only be made for such cars when they leave the country, along with the exit toll, vehicle entry permit fee and any Electronic Road Pricing charges.
Should Malaysia reduce or do away with the toll charges, Singapore will follow suit, the LTA added.
The increase in toll charges was expected. Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo had said in Parliament on Tuesday that Singapore's Causeway toll charges would be revised to match those by Malaysia "in due course".
This is due to Singapore's "long standing" policy of matching tolls that Malaysia imposes for the use of the Causeway and the Second Link, said Mrs Teo.
More information is available at www.lta.gov.sg