The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is working towards the implementation of Priority Queues at platform screen doors and passenger lifts of all MRT stations, pending public feedback.
The Priority Queue will cater to needy commuters such as the elderly, pregnant and parents travelling with strollers to so they would be able to enter the trains and lifts first.
The four stations and one interchange selected for implementation are Novena (North-South Line), Outram Park (East-West Line and North East Line), Chinatown (North East Line), Sengkang (North East Line) and Kent Ridge (Circle Line). The stations were chosen because of their proximity to hospitals as well as significant usage by the elderly.
At these stations, stickers have been placed at the platform screen doors corresponding to the wheelchair parking space allocated in the train car. They are also generally closer to the lifts and away from the escalators where traffic is the heaviest.
Public feedback will be gathered over a two months period. Depending on the feedback received, LTA may modify the design of the Priority Queue before calling a tender to roll out the markings at all MRT and LRT stations.
This is not the first time that such an initiative has been implemented. In 2014, SMRT had introduced priority queuing at station lifts entrances at its MRT stations