Singapore

Travel for free to celebrate SG50

SMRT's National Day offer

SMRT will offer free travel on its train and bus services on National Day.

Fare gates will be open and passengers will not have to tap in or out throughout operating hours next Sunday, SMRT said yesterday.

SMRT's rail network includes services on the North-South and East-West lines, Circle Line and the Bukit Panjang LRT.

Those taking SMRT trunk and feeder buses, as well as the company's Night Rider services, will be able to travel free of charge.

The free travel offer will encourage people to attend National Day celebrations islandwide, SMRT said.

Activities will be held at 10 MRT stations and five bus interchanges, where SMRT management and staff will give out limited edition SG50 buttons and postcards.

Commuters will be able to take photos with their family and friends at a photo wall which will be set up.

There will also be a photo competition in which commuters can win limited edition SMRT SG50 ez-link cards.

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Mr Desmond Kuek, the company's president and group chief executive officer, said: "SMRT staff at our train stations, bus interchanges and aboard our trains and buses look forward to meeting you as we roll out free travel across our bus and train network on National Day.

"With SG50 celebrations taking place islandwide, we would like people to come travel with us... to see, experience and enjoy celebrations held to mark Singapore's 50th birthday.

"Our most meaningful contribution to the people of Singapore is a safe, reliable and customer-centric transport service."

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