From 5 April 2015, public transport fares will increase. Adult card fares (largest group that will be affected) will increase by 2 to 5 cents, while student card fares will increase by a fixed 1 cent. For cash, both adult bus and train rides will increase by 10 cents while student cash fare will be unchanged.
In other words, if you intend to take a feeder bus and realize that your Ez-link card has run out of credit and so you will have to pay in cash, it will no longer be $1.30 for the feeder service but $1.40. To think some people still think that it’s $1.00.
Monthly concession passes, however, remain unchanged.
The last fare hike was made almost exactly one year ago, on 6 April 2014. During that time, the increase for adult card fare was 4 to 6 cents and student card fare was 2 cents. For cash, it is an increase of 20 cents for adults and 10 cents for students.
Just some consolation for those who are now breaking their piggy banks and preparing to rant online: In other words, taking these numbers into consideration, the increase is almost 50% less of last year’s hike.
OTRO is closing, and this time, it’s confirmed. Here’s what you need to know: