ERP Rates To Go Up Further, Number Of Locations & Timeslots Charged Still Lower Than Before Covid-19
As the Christmas and Chinese New Year (CNY) festive seasons come to an end, Singaporeans are returning to their routine of work and school, causing heavy traffic at various stretches of our expressways.
To combat this, the Land Transport Authority will soon be raising the rates of some Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries across the island.
The rates will go up by S$1 at five expressway locations, in order to manage the congestion.
9 timeslots across 5 locations have been flagged
In a press release on Monday (6 Feb), the LTA said they’d noticed traffic building up various expressway stretches in the month of January.
In particular, they identified nine timeslots across five locations that are of concern.
Hence, they’ve reviewed ERP rates and flagged these locations for ERP rate increases.
ERP rates will go up from 13 Feb
All of the locations will see a S$1 ERP rate increase from next Monday (13 Feb).
For the gantry on westbound Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) after North Buona Vista Road in the direction of Tuas, it will cost S$2 from 5.30pm to 6pm and S$1 from 7pm to 7.30pm.
The set of four gantries on southbound Central Expressway (CTE) after Braddell Road, and the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) slip road into southbound CTE, will charge S$5 from 8.30am to 9am. They will charge S$4 from 9 to 9.30am. This is compared with S$4 and S$3 respectively during these timeslots.
The gantry on the auxiliary lane coming from the southbound CTE to the PIE (Changi)/Serangoon Road will levy S$4 from 9am to 9.30am, and S$3 from 9.30am to 10am, up from S$3 and S$2 currently.
On the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) in the direction of East Coast Parkway (ECP), the gantry after Defu Flyover will deduct S$3 for an hour from 7.30am to 8.30am, instead of S$2 during these two 30-minute timeslots.
Here’s a summary of the changes.
ERP rates last went up in Nov 2022
The last time ERP rates were increased was in Nov 2022.
ERP Rates At 5 Expressway Locations Will Increase By S$1 To Manage Traffic Congestion
Despite the latest adjustments, LTA said the number of locations and timeslots that will be charged is still lower than that before Covid-19 started.
Traffic speeds and congestion levels will continue to be closely monitored so that they can determine any further adjustments to ERP rates, they added.
If you’re driving around Singapore next week, do take note of the new charges.
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