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HISTORIC: Today will be the first time a school rugby match will be played in the Sports Hub.

To make the Schools C Division rugby final at the new National Stadium more memorable, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) has chartered five MRT trains to take 3,000 students and staff members at ACS (I) from One-North MRT station - the nearest station to ACS (I) - to Stadium MRT station at 1.15pm on Tuesday.

Explaining the school's decision to charter trains, ACS (I) principal Winston Hodge said that after exploring both buses and trains, the latter was the more cost-effective option. It would otherwise take at least 80 buses to get everyone to the stadium, he said.

Both the school and SMRT declined to reveal the price of the charter, which was paid for by school's parents support group.

Mr Patrick Nathan, the vice-president of corporate information and communications at SMRT, said the charter will not affect others' travelling times. He assured commuters that the priority still lies in "ensuring efficient and reliable passenger service".

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 26.

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