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Time to tackle travelling time

Now that the rail network seems to be getting back on track in terms of reliability, it is time to focus on another crucial element which determines commuter satisfaction: travelling time.

In the latest Household Interview Travel Survey 2016, the percentage of bus and train journeys under 20km completed within 60 minutes reached 79 per cent. While up from 2012's 76 per cent, it is unchanged from 2008's level.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 01, 2018, with the headline 'Time to tackle travelling time'. Print Edition | Subscribe