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Updated: 12/18/2012 07:08 | By Channel NewsAsia

Bukit Panjang experiments with new bus stop queuing system

Bukit Panjang experiments with new bus stop queuing system


Bukit Panjang experiments with new bus stop queuing system

SINGAPORE: With its interchange closed for redevelopment, Bukit Panjang is experimenting with a new queuing system at one bus stop.

If the trial proves successful, the system may be introduced at more stops in the area.

The move involves converting a stop into a mini—interchange, with queue lines marked on the ground for designated bus services.

Six services departing from the previous interchange have been shifted to the stop, prompting some residents to complain that the stop is overcrowded.

The bus stop on the other side of the road has been widened into a bay to allow more services to simultaneously pick up passengers.

Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, who is MP for the ward, said: "Bukit Panjang is a very dense town, and during peak hours, not only the buses, but the cars also get stuck in jams so we have to make sure that everything works as smoothly as possible".

The Bukit Panjang bus interchange is being converted into an air—conditioned interchange that will be ready in 2015.

— CNA/jc

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