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PUBLIC TOILETS IN MRT STATIONS - PROFITEERING IN ACTON?

Because if a commuter were to travel from Novena to Orchard MRT for instance (which are 2 stations apart) one would need to pay between $0.70-$0.80/$0.90. But if one has to urgently use the toilet at Newton Station and taps back in to continue his/her journey to Orchard his/her fare would add up to an estimated cost of $1.40. In short SMRT would be making on average a minimum of 50% profit on the commuter just for using the toilet. And even if one manages to beat the 15 mins grace period to tap in to the Blue line to continue the journey to Orchard, it would mean a circular route will have to be used which would lead to travel fares of at least $1 or more, again a minimum of $0.30 profit by SBS/SMRT just for using the toilet.

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