Taxi services

Singapore will resume cross-border bus and taxi services to Malaysia from May 1, 2022

SINGAPORE, April 23 (Bernama): Singapore will resume cross-border bus and taxi services from May 1, 2022, following the reopening of the republic’s and Malaysia’s land borders for fully vaccinated travelers recently, its group announced. Multi-Ministerial Working Group (MTF) on Covid -19.

“When we resumed private transport travel across Singapore and Malaysia’s land borders earlier this month, we said we would gradually allow more modes of transport,” said MTF co-chairman Gan. Kim Yong, during a virtual press conference today.

So, Gan, who is also the republic’s trade and industry minister, said the republic will restore the two cross-border services between Singapore and Johor Bahru.

Separately, the republic’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) said cross-border bus services would include 160, 170 and 170X services operated by SBS Transit Ltd, 950 service operated by SMRT Buses Ltd and TS1, TS3, TS6 and TS8 operated by Transtar Travel Pte Ltd.

These services have not been operating since March 2020, he said in a statement.

The operating times for services 160, 170, 170X and 950 will be the same as before Covid where they operate between 5:20 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. with a similar frequency.

On cross-border taxi services, LTA said it is also working closely with its Malaysian counterpart Agensi Pengangkutan Awam Darat (APAD).

“Commuters heading to Johor can either board a taxi at the Queen Street Taxi Terminal or book one from taxi companies with licensed cross-border taxi drivers,” he said.

He noted that with the resumption of cross-border bus services, existing vaccinated travel bus services operated by Transtar Travel Pte Ltd and Handal Indah Sdn Bhd will cease on May 1, 2022.

More than 1.2 million people have crossed the land borders between Singapore and Malaysia in the first two weeks of the full reopening of these borders.

Over the Good Friday weekend last week, another 436,800 travelers passed through land checkpoints at Causeway in Woodlands and Second Link in Tuas.

Before the pandemic, approximately 415,000 people used the causeway and the second link daily.

The causeway was one of the busiest overland passages in the world. – Bernama