Sale of standard tickets at MRT stations to end by March 2022

Sale of standard tickets at MRT stations to end by March 2022

Lta, Mrt

3/12/2021 11:01:00 AM

Sale of standard tickets at MRT stations to end by March 2022

Sale of standard tickets - limited use paper tickets - at MRT stations will be progressively phased out between January and March 2022. This comes as most commuters are already using stored value cards or account-based ticketing such as contactless bank cards. Standard...

"This will allow commuters who have limited cash on hand to top up, continue their journeys and enjoy the cost savings," said the LTA.The move to phase out standard tickets - purchased for single or return trips - because of low usage was announced earlier in August.

The LTA said stored value cards and account-based ticketing options offer commuters more savings and convenience.In preparation for the phasing out of standard tickets, LTA conducted pilots earlier this year at some MRT stations where the sale was temporarily halted.

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