Commuters will be able to travel for free on stage one of the Downtown Line (DTL) when the six-station line opens on Dec 22 up till Jan 1.
Get the full story from The Straits Times.
See below for the full statement from LTA:
Celebrate Downtown Line 1 opening with free all-day travel from 22 December 2013 to 1 January 2014
DTL1 stations added to Free MRT Pre-Peak Travel Trial
The new Downtown Line 1 (DTL1), consisting six new stations – Bugis, Promenade, Bayfront, Downtown, Telok Ayer and Chinatown, will commence service on 22 December 2013. Four of the DTL1 stations are interchange stations with the North East, East-West and Circle Lines, which will allow commuters to transfer conveniently with the rest of the rail network.
To encourage commuters to experience and familiarise themselves with the DTL1 as well as the convenience of its connectivity to adjacent developments, all train trips made within the DTL1 will be free from 22 December 2013 to 1 January 2014 (both dates inclusive). Commuters will enjoy free travel if they enter and exit through any of the six DTL1 stations.
For commuters transferring from the rest of the rail network onto DTL1 via any one of its four interchange stations (Bugis, Promenade, Bayfront, and Chinatown), they will first need to tap out of the fare gate at the interchange station and tap in again to travel to another DTL1 station in order to enjoy free travel for the DTL1 leg. If not, for DTL1 commuters entering or exiting at a non-DTL1 station, they will be charged full journey fares, i.e. the incremental distance fare component of the DTL1 leg is payable.
|Origin – Destination stations||Will Free Travel Be Applicable?|
|Bugis to Chinatown||Commuter enjoys free travel as he entered and exited from two DTL1 stations. Commuter can tap in and tap out at any fare gate in these stations, including the fare gates at the existing Bugis (East-West Line) and Chinatown (North East Line) stations.|
|Punggol to Bayfront by transferring through Chinatown interchange station||An adult commuter has to pay the full journey fare ($1.84) which includes the DTL1 leg as he entered from a non-DTL1 station.|
|Punggol to Chinatown and exiting to experience the DTL1 station before re-entering to travel to Bayfront||An adult commuter only need to pay the $1.76 fare from Punggol to Chinatown and the DTL1 leg is free as he entered and exited between two DTL1 stations.|