SINGAPORE – The operating hours of full-day bus lanes will be extended by three hours to 11pm from March 21.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that there are 23 km of full-day bus lanes which currently operate from 7.30 am to 8.00 pm on weekdays and Saturdays, excluding public holidays. These are located mainly in the city centre.
LTA hopes that this extension of the hours “will help shorten travel time for bus commuters during the late evening periods”.
The new operating hours will be from 7.30pm to 11pm.
Separately, LTA will also implement the Bus Priority Box, also known as the Mandatory Give Way to Buses scheme, at two bus stops without bus bays along Orchard Road on March 21, in which motorists will have to give way to buses pulling out of the bus stops.
They are the bus stops located opposite Mandarin Orchard (bus stop number 09037) and at Midpoint Orchard (bus stop number 09038).
LTA will evaluate its usefulness after six months to determine if the scheme should be applied for similar bus stops in other locations.
Since 2008, the Mandatory Give Way to Buses scheme has been rolled out to 332 bus stops.