LTA REMINDER: CHANGING TRAINS AT ROCHOR, JALAN BESAR COUNTED AS 2 TRIPS, NOT SINGLE JOURNEY

Commuters, if you don’t know already, the LTA regards those who change trains at Rochor or Jalan Besar stations as having taken 2 different trips rather than a singe journey. Their reason is simply because these 2 stations are built as separate stations so everyone has to exit and enter again.

This kind of reason also can. Thanks for the info, LTA.

“We refer to Mr Tan Hsiao Wei’s letter ‘DTL3: Allow transfer between Rochor, Jalan Besar stations’ (June 7).

The Downtown Line was built to connect commuters travelling from the residential heartlands in the north-west and east directly to the city, while also enhancing connectivity within the city itself. For these reasons, the Downtown Line makes a loop through the city centre.

Unlike Newton station, which serves as an interchange station for commuters to transfer between the North-South Line and the Downtown Line, Rochor and Jalan Besar stations are separate stations.

Commuters who exit from either of these stations and re-enter at the other one will be regarded as having taken two separate journeys, consistent with the current treatment of all exits and re-entries involving separate stations in the rail network.

We thank Mr Tan for the opportunity to clarify.”

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