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Updated: 02/27/2013 22:18 | By Channel NewsAsia

New MRT ticket fully operational islandwide

New MRT ticket fully operational islandwide


New MRT ticket fully operational islandwide

SINGAPORE: The new Standard Ticket scheme of TransitLink is now operational islandwide.

It was put in place progressively from November 2012.

TransitLink, which processes transit transactions for Singapore’s public transport system, said on Wednesday that with the new Standard Ticket, commuters pay a lower deposit of 10 cents.

The ticket can be used up to six times within 30 days from the date of purchase.

To encourage passengers to reuse the ticket, the 10—cent deposit will be automatically offset against the passenger’s fare on the third trip, while a discount of 10 cents will be given for the sixth trip.

Presently, passengers using the current Standard Ticket have to buy a new ticket for each trip, with no discount given.

Commuters won’t be able to buy or use the current Standard Ticket for travel on the MRT and LRT from 1 March.

Those who have it can get a refund of the remaining value of the ticket within three days of the date of purchase.

They can also get a refund of the deposit of S$1 within 30 days from the date of purchase at any MRT station Passenger Service Centre.

— CNA/ck

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