Commuters Who Walk To Nearby MRT Stations Can Save On Fares Starting Late 2018

By the end of 2018, commuters can expect to pay lesser fares when they transit between stations that are less than 15 mins, or 1 km apart by foot.

Under the revised fare formula announced on Thursday (22 Mar), those who wish to cut travel time by walking between nearby MRT stations will have their fare considered as one journey.

As such, they would be paying for one trip on the MRT instead of two.

Seems like a good deal? Let’s take a look at which of these stations that qualify.

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18 pairs of MRT stations are less than 15 min away

There are 18 pairs of MRT stations that commuters can consider walking to, so as to save money on their journey.

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The stations vary along all lines of the MRT network, but are situated mostly in the central region of Singapore.

Here’s the full list and the best corresponding exits to take for the easiest route between each station:

1. Bencoolen (DT21) to Bras Basah (CC2) – 2 mins

Exit Bencoolen Station via Exit C, and enter Bras Basah through Exit D.

2. Bendemeer (DT23) to Boon Keng (NE9) – 9 mins

Exit Bendemeer Station via Exit A, and enter Boon Keng through Exit B.

3. Bras Basah (CC2) to Bugis (EW12/DT14) – 10 mins

Exit Bras Basah Station via Exit B, and enter Bugis through Exit C.

4. Bras Basah (CC2) to City Hall (EW13/NS25) – 7 mins

Exit Bras Basah Station via Exit B, and enter City Hall through Exit B.

5. Bugis (EW12/DT14) to Esplanade (CC3) – 11 mins

Exit Bugis Station via Exit D, and enter Esplanade through Exit F.

 

6. Chinatown (NE4/DT19) to Raffles Place (EW14/NS26) – 11 mins

Exit Chinatown Station via Exit F, and enter Raffles Place through Exit F.

7. Clarke Quay (NE5) to Raffles Place (EW14/NS26) – 10 mins

Exit Clarke Quay Station via Exit A, and enter Raffles Place through Exit G.

8. Dhoby Ghaut (NS24/NE6/CC1) to Bencoolen (DT21) – 5 mins

Exit Dhoby Ghaut Station via Exit A, and enter Bencoolen through Exit B.

9. Downtown (DT17) to Marina Bay (NS27/CE2) – 4 mins

Exit Downtown Station via Exit D, and enter Marina Bay through Exit B.

10. Esplanade (CC3) to City Hall (EW13/NS25) – 5 mins

Exit Esplanade Station via Exit E, and enter City Hall through Exit C.

11. Fort Canning (DT20) to Clarke Quay (NE5) – 10 mins

Exit Fort Canning Station via Exit E, and enter Clarke Quay through Exit F.

12. Jalan Besar (DT22) to Bugis (EW12/DT14) – 9 mins

Exit Jalan Besar Station via Exit A, and enter Bugis through Exit A.

13. Little India (NE7/DT12) to Jalan Besar (DT22) – 10 mins

Exit Little India Station via Exit E, and enter Jalan Besar through Exit A.

14. Raffles Place (EW14/NS26) to Downtown (DT17) – 7 mins

Exit Raffles Place Station via Exit I, and enter Downtown through Exit A.

15. Rochor (DT13) to Jalan Besar (DT22) – 5 mins

Exit Rochor Station via Exit B, and enter Jalan Besar through Exit A.

16. Rochor (DT13) to Bencoolen (DT21) – 8 mins

Exit Rochor Station via Exit A, and enter Bencoolen through Exit A.

17. Telok Ayer (DT18) to Raffles Place (EW14/NS26) – 5 mins

Exit Telok Ayer Station via Exit C, and enter Raffles Place through Exit F.

18. Telok Ayer (DT18)  to Tanjong Pagar (EW15) – 8 mins

Exit Telok Ayer Station via Exit A, and enter Tanjong Pagar through Exit G.

And that’s the end of a rather extensive list, by alphabetical order.

“Phew”
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Do note that the time taken is an estimate from LTA’s MRT map, and could possibly be shorter — or longer, depending on your speed of walking.

Save money where possible

Frankly, any method of saving on public transport fares is good news.

After all, when Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced that fares “aren’t sustainable” in early Mar 2018, Singaporeans are already bracing for a potential fare hike soon.

Here’s that story:

Minister Khaw Boon Wan Braces Public For Transport Fare Hikes As Cheap Fares Are “Not Sustainable”

When that happens, best we take not only the fastest route, but the one that’s wallet-friendly too.

Featured image from LTA.