Monday, March 26, 2012

Three bus hubs completed ahead of schedule, four more by end-2012

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority has completed upgrading works for three bus stops selected for expansion as bus hubs four months ahead of schedule.

Bus hubs are bus stops which have extended bays to allow more buses to pull in at the same time.

They can accommodate up to three single or double deck buses in the bay for simultaneous boarding and alighting, reducing the average time each bus needs to dwell at the bus stops, shorten waiting and boarding times for commuters and improving overall journey times.

The bus hubs also help to relieve traffic congestion near bus stops.

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew visited the latest bus hub to be completed at Bedok Reservoir Road along Block 121 this morning.

To help commutes better manage their travel time, real time bus arrival information panels will also be installed progressively at the bus hubs from the first quarter of next year.

Four more bus hubs are slated for completion by the end of this year. Works on the remaining 28 bus hubs are expected to be completed by end 2013.

- CNA/wm

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Source From Channel News Asia

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