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Old January 14th, 2005, 10:46 PM   #821
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Errr...now lets figure out we are supposed to get there today!

Bus Service Diversions in Chinatown on Saturday, 15 January 2005

TEMPORARY BUS SERVICE DIVERSIONS DUE TO LUNAR NEW YEAR LIGHT-UP CELEBRATION IN CHINATOWN AND NORTH EAST LINE TRAIN SERVICE


On Saturday, 15 January 2005, from 3.00pm to 11.00pm, New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street (between the junction with Upper Cross Street and the junction with Kreta Ayer Road) will be closed to vehicular traffic.

As a result of this road closure, 13 SBS Transit bus services will have to be temporarily diverted. The bus services affected are : 2, 12, 33, 54, 63, 80, 124, 143, 145, 147, 166, 197 and C2. Some bus stops along New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street will be skipped in the process. The bus services will revert to their original routing when the road closure is lifted.

Please see attached map for details of the diverted routes.

Commuters going to Chinatown may wish to travel on the North East Line (NEL) and alight at Chinatown Station during this period. As the Chinatown Station is expected to be very busy during this time, commuters are urged to take note of the following recommendations so as to ensure a more comfortable travelling experience.

Commuters are advised to top-up their ez-link cards before making the journey to Chinatown. Those buying the ez-link standard tickets are encouraged to buy the standard tickets for their return journey as well.
Commuters may want to consider alighting at alternative NEL stations such as Clarke Quay and Outram Stations when going to Chinatown. Clarke Quay Station is less than 300m away while Outram Station is about 600m away from the Chinatown Station.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 10:47 PM   #822
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Old January 15th, 2005, 06:01 PM   #823
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Old January 16th, 2005, 05:55 AM   #824
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Old January 16th, 2005, 08:03 PM   #825
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Haha....saw the CNY buses yet?
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Old January 17th, 2005, 02:25 AM   #826
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yar... i love this idea of having buses decorated for various festivals! they shouldnt miss out malay and indian festivals too.
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Old January 17th, 2005, 05:44 AM   #827
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Old January 17th, 2005, 08:41 AM   #828
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Aye...these are the photos you took with us right?
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Aye...these are the photos you took with us right?
Yeah. Finally had the time to put them online.
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Old January 17th, 2005, 09:41 AM   #830
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Old January 18th, 2005, 12:04 PM   #831
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S'pore-style road pricing system for New York?

Prominent business leaders join hands to push through congestion charge
NEW YORK - BUSTLING crowds and honking traffic may be part of New York City's image round the world, but some prominent business leaders have concluded that it also represents a serious problem.

And they are turning to London for a solution.

A group representing New York's top corporations is backing the adoption of a London-style congestion charge to help bail out the city's heavily indebted Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

The Partnership for New York City, a coalition of 200 chief executives that includes Time Warner's Richard Parsons and Merrill Lynch's Stan O'Neal, has studied London's programme and plans to recommend a similar scheme to the New York state governor, Mr George Pataki.

'We think congestion pricing along lines of what was done in London's central business district could have significant benefit for New York,' said Ms Kathryn Wylde, president and chief executive of the group.

New York is not the only city examining London's congestion charging - Stockholm and Edinburgh are also considering versions of the plan.

London implemented its system in 2003 and Singapore's Electronic Road Pricing system, which was set up in 1998, was one of the many schemes it studied.

In the past, Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City had tried to introduce tolls on commuters entering Manhattan, which could have raised about US$450 million (S$740 million) a year.

But the plan was blocked by state officials, who feared a political backlash from suburban voters working in the city.

Ms Wylde said congestion fees could raise even more than the commuter tolls would have.

The group's business leaders favoured pumping the revenue into the MTA to ensure that the authority's budget pressures do not push subway services into decline.

'The most valuable real estate in the city is defined by proximity to transit hubs,' Ms Wylde said.

'Transit drives urban business activity.'

She acknowledged that London's plan had been more effective in reducing congestion than in raising revenue.

But she said charging higher fees could probably change this, and that cutting congestion was also important for New York.

'Congestion and the ability to get around Manhattan is a serious issue, and the opportunity to raise revenues is equally attractive,' she said.

The MTA faces large operating budget gaps next year and in 2007, and has a laundry list of improvements totalling US$20 billion, said Mr Charles Brecher, research director of the Citizens Budget Commission.

It had been forced to raise subway fares twice in the past two years, and plans another increase in 2007.

However, any plan to use congestion pricing to ease the MTA's budget problems could stir up political trouble, Mr Brecher said.

New York City, which had struggled to balance its books, would argue that it deserved a portion of the revenue.

'The real issue is the MTA versus the mayor,' Mr Brecher said.

'There would be competition for whose money it is.' \-- FINANCIAL TIMES

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Old January 18th, 2005, 03:36 PM   #832
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18 January 2005

Jalan Kayu shops expected to benefit from opening of LRT station

SINGAPORE : It is 11 days till Singapore's third Light Rapid Transit, the Punggol LRT, is rolled out.

Not only is the LRT expected to bring greater convenience to residents of the area, stall holders in Jalan Kayu are also hoping to cash in on the commuter traffic.

Not many people live around the Thanggam LRT station in Sengkang, but the station will still open at the end of this month.

And that is expected to benefit stall holders at Jalan Kayu, who expect sales to increase by 30 percent.

Said 'roti prata' shop owner Yusoff Marican, "I think this one is even faster, so because of the LRT, we will have customers coming from the Sengkang area."

Lan Shi Ping, owner of a 'bah kwa' shop, said, "We can expect customers from Sengkang and Hougang to come here for the roti prata. They can buy our bah kwa at the same time."

The Land Transport Authority is also building an overhead bridge to link the station with a path that leads to Jalan Kayu.

It takes only five to ten minutes to reach Jalan Kayu by foot from the station.

Right now, most of the customers that frequent the famous roti prata shops at Jalan Kayu get there by car.

With the new station opening, stall holders expect to reach out to non-driving customers as well. - CNA

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Old January 18th, 2005, 03:44 PM   #833
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Haha...since when do we have an LRT station just for a bunch of coffeeshops???
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Old January 18th, 2005, 04:14 PM   #834
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So we can go eat prata more often i think
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Old January 19th, 2005, 02:07 PM   #835
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Old January 20th, 2005, 10:28 AM   #836
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Sooner or later hor....all those drivers all around the world are going to curse us for introducing the concept of electronic road pricing!
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Old January 20th, 2005, 10:29 AM   #837
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yar... i love this idea of having buses decorated for various festivals! they shouldnt miss out malay and indian festivals too.
They didnt seem to bother to do the Malay one leh...
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Old January 20th, 2005, 05:31 PM   #839
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one day I need to read this entire thread - interesting info on road pricing etc here - and also to find out more on the new driverless MRT line

Simon, in London, where we have road pricing.
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one day I need to read this entire thread - interesting info on road pricing etc here - and also to find out more on the new driverless MRT line

Simon, in London, where we have road pricing.
Gee...you must be really patient!

Have you heard, that the road pricing scheme in London was partly based on the one in Singapore? I am not sure if the general public in London are aware of this...hmm...
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