Hike in bus, train fares in Singapore: PTC chair explains

A year after a transport fare hike was deferred due to the economic difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, bus and train fares will increase by three to four cents per journey from Boxing Day, said the Public Transport Council (PTC) on Wednesday (3 November).

The revision follows the annual Fare Review Exercise (FRE), where the PTC granted the full allowable fare adjustment quantum of 2.2 per cent to help mitigate the costs of running public transport services.

PTC chair Richard Magnus said it was not possible to keep deferring fare increases as they are needed to support rising operating costs, such as energy and wages, for the public transport system.

(Video courtesy of the Public Transport Council)

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