Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) Fares To Increase By $1 To Reduce Congestion

The Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system is no stranger to us Singaporeans. This pay-as-you-go system is used by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to minimise traffic volume and road congestion

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To further tackle the above issues, LTA has recently reviewed ERP fares at several gantries and decided to increase their rates.

According to Channel News Asia, LTA increased 3 ERP gantry charges by $1 from Monday (5 Aug) onwards.

Affected gantries are: 

  • Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) after North Buona Vista Road
  • Southbound Central Expressway (CTE) before Braddell Road
  • Southbound Pan Island Expressway (PIE) along the auxiliary lane. 

ERP gantry rates increase on Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE)

From 6pm-6.30pm, ERP gantry rates along AYE towards Tuas will be increased to $3 instead of the usual $2. 

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Increased rates on southbound CTE 

From 7am-7.30am, ERP gantry rates along the Southbound CTE before Braddell Road will be increased to $2 from the usual $1.

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Increased rates on southbound CTE Auxiliary Lane

From 8.30am-9am, ERP gantry rates along the Southbound CTE Auxiliary Lane towards PIE (Changi)/Serangoon Road will increase to $5 from the usual $4.

Meanwhile from 9am-9.30am, the rates will be $3 instead of the usual $2.

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There’s discounts too

On the bright side, LTA also decreased the rates of 2 gantries by $1 at: 

  • East Coast Parkway (ECP) towards the city 
  • Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) slip road into ECP

As a bonus, rates along both gantries will be free of charge from 8am-8.30am.

Quick tip for all drivers out there

When fare increase happens, there’s really nothing much you can do about it other than find alternate routes or wake up earlier.

Perhaps you can consider the latter, so you can save $1 for an extra egg on your chicken rice. If not, remember to top up your card. 

Featured image adapted from Google Maps.