Fare Adjustment Timeline 

2010 - Current

28 December 2019
BUS AND RAIL FARE REVISION
  • Adults: 9 cents increase in card fares, 20 cents increase in cash fares
  • Adult monthly travel pass: $8 increase
  • Students, senior citizens, lower-wage workers and persons with disabilities: 4 cents increase in concession card fares
  • Student concession extended to polytechnic and other diploma students
  • Monthly concession passes: Increase between $1 to $5.50
  • All commuters continue to enjoy up to 50 cents discount on train fares when they travel before 7.45am on weekdays (excluding public holidays)
29 December 2018
BUS AND RAIL FARE REVISION
  • No change in monthly travel and concession passes
  • Adults : 6 cents increase in card fares, 10 cents increase in cash fares
  • Students : 1 cent increase in card fares
  • A more responsive fare formula, factoring Network Capacity Factor (NCF), to better reflect cost movements due to changes in public transport network capacity and commuter usage
  • Lower card fares for adults, senior citizens and students by up to 50 cents for weekday tap-ins before 7.45am (excluding public holidays) to be maintained
  • Removal of additional boarding charges for rail transfers between any two different MRT/LRT stations within 15 minutes
  • Senior citizens: 1 cent increase in card fares
29 December 2017
BUS AND RAIL FARE REVISION
  • Lower card fares for adults, senior citizens and students by up to 50 cents for tap-in at any rail station before 7.45am on weekdays (excluding public holidays)
  • No change in monthly travel and concession passes
  • No change in cash fares
30 December 2016
BUS AND RAIL FARE REVISION
  • No change in monthly travel and concession passes
  • Adults: 1-27 cents reduction in card fares
  • Simpler fare structure: lowering fares for fully-underground rail lines to the same level as fares of above-ground rail lines
  • Students : 1 cent reduction in card fares
  • Senior citizens: 1-7 cents reduction in card fares
  • New, purely distance-based approach: calculating fares based on the shortest travel path
27 December 2015
BUS AND RAIL FARE REVISION
  • No change in cash fares
  • Students: 1-2 cents reduction in card fares
  • Adults: 1-4 cents reduction in card fares
  • No change in monthly travel and concession passes
  • Senior citizens: 1-2 cents reduction in card fares
05 April 2015
BUS AND RAIL FARE REVISION
  • No change in senior citizen fares
  • Adults: 2-5 cents increase in card fares; 10 cent increase in cash fares
  • Students: 1 cent increase in card fares; no increase in cash fares
  • No change in monthly travel and concession passes
06 April 2014
BUS AND RAIL FARE REVISION
  • No more daily limit on train rides for all train and hybrid monthly passes
  • Reduction in monthly concession pass prices by $1.50 to $46
  • Students: 2 cents increase in card fares; 10 cents increase in cash fares
  • Adults: 4-6 cents increase in card fares; 20 cents increase in cash fares
  • Senior citizens: 2-3 cents increase in card fares; 10 cents increase in cash fares
  • Introduction of adult monthly travel pass ($120) and senior citizen monthly concession pass ($60)
  • Free travel for children under 7 years of age
22 December 2013
NEW FARES FOR DOWNTOWN LINE
  • Identical to fares on existing fully-underground and automated rail lines such as the North-East Line and Circle Line
08 October 2011
BUS AND RAIL FARE REVISION
  • Adults: 2 cents increase in card fares; 10 cents increase in cash fares
  • Lowering of senior citizen fares on NEL and CCL
  • Senior citizen concession hours extended to full-day
  • Senior citizens: 1 cent increase in card fares
03 July 2010
INTRODUCTION OF DISTANCE FARES
  • Children and students: 50% discount off adult fares, no additional fares
  • Adults: flat card fares for the first 3.2km, followed by 1km fare bands up to 40.2km
  • Senior citizens: 25% discount off adult fares, no additional fares beyond 7.2km

2000 - 2009

28 May 2009
NEW FARES FOR CIRCLE LINE
  • Identical to existing fully underground and automated rail lines, which is North-East line.
01 April 2009
BUS AND RAIL FARE REDUCTION
  • Children and students: 1 cent reduction in EZ-Link fares
  • $2 reduction in monthly concession passes for tertiary students and NS-men
  • $1 reduction in monthly concession passes for primary and secondary students
  • Adults and senior citizens: 2 cents reduction in EZ-Link fares
  • 10 cents increase in transfer rebate for adult EZ-Link fares
02 October 2008
RAIL FARE REVISION
  • Senior citizens: 4 cents increase in EZ-Link fares; 10 cents increase in cash fares.
  • Adults: 4 cents increase in EZ-Link fares; 10 cents increase in Single Trip Ticket fares
  • 15 cents increase in transfer rebate for adult EZ-Link fares.
  • Maximum fare extended by another fare band (over 32 km) to $1.84 and $2.00 for EZ-Link fare and Single Trip Ticket fare respectively
01 October 2008
BUS FARE REVISION
  • Senior citizens: 4 cents increase in EZ-Link fares; 10 cents increase in cash fares
  • Adults: 4 cents increase in EZ-Link fares; 10 cents increase in cash fares
  • Maximum EZ-Link fare extended by another fare band (over 35 fare stages) to $1.42 and $1.67 for non-aircon and aircon services respectively. Cash fare for the new fare band is $1.60 and $1.90 for non-aircon and aircon services respectively.
  • 15 cents increase in transfer rebate for adult EZ-Link fares
01 October 2007
BUS FARE REVISION
  • Adults: 1-2 cents increase in EZ-Link fares
  • Senior citizens: 2 cents increase in EZ-Link fares
01 October 2006
RAIL FARE REVISION
  • Adults: 1-3 cents increase in EZ-Link fares
  • Senior citizens: 1 cent increase in EZ-Link fares
01 October 2006
BUS FARE REVISION
  • Adults: 1-3 cents increase in EZ-Link fares
  • Senior citizens: 1 cent increase in EZ-Link fares
01 July 2005
BUS FARE REVISION
  • Senior citizens: 1 cent increase in EZ-Link fares; 10 cents increase in cash fares
  • Adults: 1-2 cents increase in EZ-Link fares; 10 cents increase in cash fares
01 July 2005
RAIL FARE REVISION
  • Adults: 1-3 cents increase in EZ-Link fares; 10 cents increase in cash fares
  • Senior citizens: 1 cent increase in EZ-Link fares
29 January 2005
NEW FARES FOR PUNGGOL LRT SYSTEM
  • Distance-related fares similar to those for existing LRT systems were adopted for Punggol LRT
20 June 2003
NEW FARES FOR NORTH EAST LINE (NEL)
  • Fares for child/student/NS men concessions remained the same as that for existing rail lines
  • NEL fares of 5 cents to 25 cents higher than existing rail fares, or an average of 16.5 cents more
18 January 2003
NEW FARES FOR SENGKANG LRT
  • Distance-related fares similar to those for Bukit Panjang LRT were adopted for Sengkang LRT
01 July 2002
RAIL FARE REVISION
  • Adults and senior citizens: 4 cents increase in EZ-Link card fares; 5 cents increase in farecard fares
01 July 2002
BUS FARE REVISION
  • Adults: 3 cents increase in EZ-link fares; 5 cents increase in farecard fares; 10 cents increase in cash fares.
  • 50 cents increase in concession stamp prices for primary/secondary students
  • $3 increase in concession stamp prices for NS men
  • $2 increase in concession stamp prices for tertiary students
01 July 2001
BUS FARE REVISION
  • 10 cents increase in feeder bus fares; corresponding 10 cents increase in transfer rebates. Overall feeder bus transfer rebate became 25 cents, the same as for non-feeder bus services
01 December 2000
LIGHT RAPID TRANSIT (LRT) SINGLE TRIP FARE
  • Adults: 10 cents increase in Single Trip Ticket fares (new minimum of 80 cents, new maximum of 1); no change in farecard fares (minimum of 60 cents, maximum of 80 cents)
01 June 2000
RAIL REVISION
  • Increase of 10-20 cents in Single Trip Ticket fares
  • Increase of 5-10 cents in adult fares. Maximum distance fare band extended, resulting in 15 cents increase for that band.
  • New intermediate band for child/student rail fares, increasing fares by 5 cents for journeys between 5.6km and 14.4km
01 June 2000
BUS FARE REVISION
  • Addition of 2 fare bands to the fare structure of Jurong industrial bus services (maximum fare increased by 20 cents)
  • Maximum fare extended by another fare band (over 23.5 km) to 1.30 and 1.60 for non air-con and air-con services respectively for cash fares, and 1.25 and 1.50 for non air-con and air-con services respectively for farecard fares
  • 5 cents increase in child/student feeder bus fares (cash and farecard); corresponding 5 cents increase in feeder transfer rebate (from 5 cents to 10 cents)
  • 10 cents increase in adult feeder bus fares (cash and farecard); corresponding 10 cents increase in feeder transfer rebate (from 5 cents to 15 cents)

1990 - 1999

06 November 1999
NEW FARES FOR BUKIT PANJANG LRT
  • Distance-related fares similar to those on existing rail lines were adopted for Bukit Panjang LRT.
01 January 1999
BONUS REBATES GIVEN
  • Responding to recommendations from the Committee on Singapore's Competitiveness, public transport operators gave a 5% bonus rebate on all ticket types for 1 year (till 31 December 1999), except Single Trip Tickets and corporate advertiser tickets, to reduce the cost of using public transport. This was done by adding 50 cents for every $10 value when an adult farecard was purchased or topped up. Concession tickets also received rebates of varying value.
01 June 1997
RAIL FARE REVISION
  • $2 to $5 increase in rail concession ticket prices
  • 10 cents discount on adult farecard fares before 7:30am on Mondays to Saturdays except public holidays, to encourage morning off-peak rail travel into the CBD
  • 10 cents increase for Single Trip Ticket fares, but no change in the maximum fare of $1.60
01 June 1997
BUS FARE REVISION
  • 3- 5 increase in non air-con bus concession stamp prices
  • Cash: 10 cents increase for air-con and non air-con services
  • Farecards: 5 cents increase for non air-con services; no change for air-con services
  • Conversion of flat fare to distance-related fares for industrial bus services
07 July 1996
INTRODUCTION OF INTRA-TOWN FARES
  • Fares for journeys on intra-town bus services up to the bus interchange were made similar to non air-con feeder (residential services) fares. Intra-town fares beyond the interchange were set at the minimum fares of trunk services: 50 cents and 60 cents for non air-con and air-con services respectively
01 October 1995
RAIL FARE REVISION
  • Change in distance-related fare structure, charging more for mid- to long-distance trips
  • Different pricing for farecard fares and Single Trip Ticket fares
  • Overall average fare increase of 5.15 cents
01 October 1995
BUS FARE REVISION
  • 5 cents increase in feeder fares and industrial fares to 30 cents and 45 cents respectively; corresponding introduction of a 5 cents transfer rebate for feeder buses
  • Maximum bus fare extended by another fare stage (over 18.4 km) to $1.10 and $1.40 for non air-con and air-con services respectively (equivalent to a 10 cents increase)
  • $2 increase in concession stamps prices for tertiary students, NS men and SBS shareholders
01 June 1994
RAIL FARE REVISION
  • Adjustment of rail fare structure, resulting in a 10 cents increase affecting 28% of rail trips
01 June 1994
BUS FARE REVISION
  • Maximum bus fare extended by another fare stage (over 14.4 km), to $1 and $1.30 for non air-con and air-con services respectively (equivalent to a 10 cents increase)
01 January 1991
INTRODUCTION OF TRANSFER REBATE
  • Applies to trunk-to-trunk bus transfers, trunk bus to rail transfers, and vice versa
  • Adults and senior citizens: 25 cents rebate
  • Students: 10 cents rebate
01 October 1990
RAIL FARE REVISION
  • 10 cents increase for all distance-related fares
  • Commensurate adjustments in concession ticket prices
01 October 1990
BUS FARE REVISION
  • 10 cents increase in non air-con fares
  • 5 to 10 cents increase in air-con fares with no change to minimum (60 cents) and maximum fares ($1.20)

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