It’s that time of the year again.
The time where F1 cars raced against each other in the city of Singapore.
But while it’s an event that has got Singapore onto the world map, it’s a troublesome event for Singaporeans who drive in the city.
If you’ve driven in the city on previous F1 periods, you’ll know that road closures can get pretty frustrating.
Especially if you’re late for a meeting. You keep going in circles within the city because your usual routes are closed.
Now, don’t worry because your neighbourhood BFF Goody Feed has got your back.
When Is It Taking Place?
The F1 Grand Prix in Singapore will take place over the weekend from 14 to 16 Sep 2018.
But even before the real thing starts, roads have to be closed for race infrastructures to be built for the race.
According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), road closures will start on 12 Sep at 12.01 a.m. (which is, well today). Several roads in the Marina Centre area will be affected.
The road closures will fully end on 18 Sep at 5.30 am.
Why fully end? Because this year, affected roads will be progressively opened earlier than the previous year.
Now, you can’t exactly close off the city for seven days around the clock. No matter how prestigious the event is, the disruption caused to companies, and by extension, the economy isn’t worth the tradeoff.
Selected Road Corridors Will Be Open For Access At Selected Hours:
These road corridors are open to facilitate travel in and out of the city during the morning and evening peak hours.
Drivers can also access the Marina Centre via a single lane along Raffles Boulevard via Nicoll Highway at selected timings:
- 12 Sep to 14 Sep, 10 am to 5 pm, and 10 pm to 6 am
- 15 Sep to 16 Sep, midnight to 1 pm
- 17 Sep, midnight to 6 am, 10 am to 5 pm, 10 pm to 6 am
Motorists are also able to enter the Marina Centre area via Temasek Boulevard from Rocher Road throughout the day.
Car parks at the surrounding malls will remain operational.
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It’s Better To Take Public Transport During Race Days
On race days, that’s when the road closure is at full effect.
Train services on race days will be extended, together with selected feeder buses.
Train services at City Hall will be available until 12.30 am on 14 and 15 Sep, and until 12.45 am on 16 Sep.
And if you’re lucky enough to be attending the event? Try and take the public transport. Most of the gates into the stands are located within walking distance of an MRT station.
Not sure if David Beckham or Jay Chou would be in the same train as you, though. They also have to take public transport, right?
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