MRT, LRT train services to end later tonight

MRT, LRT train services to end later tonight

SINGAPORE - MRT and LRT train services will end later tonight for members of the public who wish to pay their last respects to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew at Parliament House.

A joint statement by Land Transport Authority (LTA), SBS Transit and SMRT said the last MRT trains will leave City Hall, Raffles Place and Clarke Quay stations at about 12.45am instead of the usual timing of around 11.50pm.

LRT services and 41 feeder bus services will also run for extended service hours to match the arrival of the last trains to provide connectivity between the train stations and the residential areas.

SBS Transit and SMRT will operate their Night Bus services from 12.00am to 6.00am, providing services for those who are visiting Parliament House in the early hours of the morning. These services normally operate only on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays.

The buses will provide connections to major residential areas such as Jurong, Bukit Batok, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Sengkang and Tampines.

These 13 bus services will operate at intervals of 20 minutes up to 3.00am, and 30 minutes thereafter to 6.00am.

LTA said the public transport operators are not able to run train services the entire night tonight as there is a need to carry out maintenance of the trains and tracks.

LTA will continue to monitor the level of demand tonight and adjust as needed.

Commuters can visit http://www.mytransport.sg/, http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/ and http://www.smrt.com.sg/ for more information.

From 7am on Thursday, Mar 26, those who want to pay their respects will have to join a new line to enter Parliament house begins at the Padang.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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