F1 Singapore GP: Tweaks made to public transport services, taxis and private-hire cars drop-off points

An additional $8 taxi surcharge will also apply when boarding taxis from their designated stands in the area.

Liam Willett

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Published: 26 September 2022, 4:37 PM

In lieu of road closures in the city for the F1 Singapore Grand Prix from Sep 28 to Oct 3, bus and train service operating hours will be extended. 

There will also be designated pickup and drop-off locations for taxis and private-hire cars.

All MRT lines will be extended by around 30 minutes from Sep 30 to Oct 1. On race day, which falls on Sunday, Oct 2, it will be extended by 45 minutes. 

The last train will depart City Hall in both directions on the North-South Line (NSL) and East-West Line (EWL) at 12.30am on Sep 30 and Oct 1, and 12.45am on Oct 2. 

For the Circle Line (CCL), the last train will depart Dhoby Ghaut for Harbourfront at 11.55pm on the Sep 30 and Oct 1, and 12.10am on Oct 2, while the last train departs Harbourfront for Dhoby Ghaut at 11.30pm on Sep 30 and Oct 1, and 11.46pm on Oct 2.

For the Thomson East Coast Line (TEL), the last train departs Caldecott for Woodlands North at 11.30pm on Sep 30 and Oct 1, and 12.50am on Oct 2. The last train departs Woodlands North for Caldecott at 11.57pm.

For the North East Line (NEL), the last train departing Harbourfront for Punggol will depart at 12.30am on Sep 30 and Oct 1, and 12.46am on Oct 2, while the last train departs Punggol for Harbourfront at 12.02am on Sep 30 and Oct 1, and 12.17am on Oct 2.

For the Downtown Line (DTL), the last train departs for both directions from Expo to Bukit Panjang and Bukit Panjang for Expo at 12.03am on Sep 30 and Oct 1, and 12.18am on Oct 2.

Selected bus services will also end past 1am on race weekend. These include the intra-town bus services that ply Choa Chu Kang and Woodlands. A full list of bus services affected can be viewed on bus operators SMRT, SBS Transit, Tower Transit and Go Ahead SG’s websites.

Between Sep 28 and Oct 3, several bus services will also be diverted due to the road closures. Passengers may refer to the 2022 F1 Bus Diversion list for more details.

Passengers taking taxis and private-hire cars will also be limited to specific pick-up and drop-off points in the area.

According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), private-hire passengers can use 12 designated drop-off points in the localities near Nicoll Highway MRT, near Suntec City, near City Hall, Marina Bay Sands and near Raffles Place MRT.

Similarly, passengers taking cabs are limited to a specific list of taxi stands such as Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre at Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk at Raffles Boulevard and Peninsula Excelsior Hotel at Coleman Street. 

Taxi trips from the list of stands in the area will also receive an additional $8 surcharge between 10.30pm to 12.00am on Sep 30 and 9.30pm to 12.30 on Oct 1 and 2.

As Singapore gears into the race weekend for the first time since 2019, a host of F1-related events have been set up alongside Orchard Road and Somerset, as well as Kampong Gelam

Activities include a life-sized LEGO installation of the McLaren F1 race car, where British driver Lando Norris is due to make an appearance on Sep 28.

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