Fare Adjustment Timeline 

2010 - Current

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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