The pilot programme run from 24 June 2013 to 23 June 2014, whereby free travel is available on the MRT for all commuters who tap out at 16 city areas before 7.45am on weekdays (excluding public holidays).

Even if you accidentally miss the 7.45am timing, you can still enjoy 50 cents off your train fare if you exit at any of the 16 stations* between 7.45am and 8.00am on weekdays (excluding public holidays).

For many of us, this is realistic and a reasonable opportunity to save a lot of money! Personally, the only change to my daily routine would be to wake up 15-minutes earlier, and I would save a whopping $1.75 per day.

How It Works

Based on my original journey from Punggol to Henderson Road, it costs me $2.00 exactly every morning. Check out the fare calculator to see your usual morning trip cost.

However, if I were to utilize the Free Travel scheme, it will only cost me $0.25 every morning.

Important Point To Note

To be eligible for free MRT rides or $0.50 off train fare, the point of entry cannot be from any of the 16 stations. The 16 designated stations are:

*Bayfront, Bras Basah, Bugis, Chinatown, City Hall, Clarke Quay, Dhoby Ghaut, Esplanade, Lavender, Marina Bay, Orchard, Outram Park, Promenade, Raffles Place, Somerset and Tanjong Pagar.

Monthly Savings = $35

Based on a savings of $1.75 per day, multiply that to an average of 20 work days a month for a total savings of S$35! Not bad at all!

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