Monday, April 28, 2008

Bus interchanges

There are 35 bus interchanges in Singapore. Some interchanges are large and have to serve more than 25 services. The commutter may have to walk a long distance to the stop for the required service. This makes a transfer to be quite inconvenient.

In the design of the new transport system, I hope that they were will be 2 to 4 local services to serve a MRT station. The stops for these services can be located within a short walking distance to the train station. This will make it convenient for commuters to make a transfer.


Anonymous said...

Mr. Tan,

What are you thoughts on the Johor Baru MRT proposal?

Anonymous said...

Even for a short distance from A to B, the bus route can be looping all over before reaching B. It may take only 2 to 3 minutes by car but can be up to 15 to 20 minutes or longer by bus depending on the waiting time and how crowded it is. And also too far to walk. Many commuters in Singapore currently face this problem and it is frustrating when you have to rush to work in the morning. For this reason many get a car despite the very high costs.

Tan Kin Lian said...

If there are a few local bus services in a town, there is less need for long loops. Travelling and waiting time will be shorter.

Tan Kin Lian said...

It will be a wonderful idea, if the MRT can go to Johore Bahru. From there, we can take the train or bus to visit other parts of Malaysia. There will be less congestion on the two links between Singapore and Malaysia.

We can buy over the land owned by KTM (the Malaysia railway operator) in Singapore. If we give them an attractive price, they will be willing to sell the land used by the railway tracks. It will be good for both countries and should build warm ties.

I hope that they can use the money raised from the sale of the Singapore land to build the bullet train to Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

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