If you’re heading out this National Day, you’ll be able to travel around the island for free.
The free public transport will take effect on August 9th and last the entirety of the day’s service. This includes all Night Riders and Night Owl bus services. Commuters will be able to waltz in and out of any of the services without having to tap their cards on any of the readers.
Fare gates will be left open at all train stations, throughout the day as well. Connections between rail lines will also be free with both SMRT and SBS Transit services coming together to commemorate the nation’s jubilee.
Transport Minister Mr Lui Tuck Yew added that, “This will be wonderful for Singaporeans who are participating in various National Day activities that day,” he said. “It is a very meaningful gesture by the two operators to commemorate our 50th year of independence, given the key role that public transport has played in the lives of Singaporeans and in the country’s development.”
This would likely ease up traffic congestion on the roads and encourage more Singaporeans to take public transport. Perhaps we could get another day of free transport the next time “Earth Day” comes along.