Road Access and Public Transportation Plans for the FORMULA 1 2018 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

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21 Aug 2018

The FORMULA 1 2018 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX returns to Singapore between 14 and 16 September 2018. Race organisers have made arrangements to ensure minimal traffic disruptions and facilitate accessibility, while allowing members of the public to carry on with their normal daily activities in the Marina Centre area.

Road Closures Over Seven Days

2     Similar to previous years, road closures for the Singapore Grand Prix will take place over seven days. Affected roads will close from 12.01am, 12 September for the set-up of race infrastructure, and all roads will be fully accessible by 5.30am, 18 September. To facilitate better traffic access this year, race organisers have made arrangements to progressively re-open more roads earlier after the race.

Roads Open During Traffic Peak Hours

3     To facilitate morning and evening peak hours, the following road corridors will be opened at selected hours during the road closure period:

12 & 13 September, from 5.30am to 9.30am

Towards Orchard Road:

  • Collyer Quay >> St Andrew’s Road >> Stamford Road
  • Nicoll Highway >> Stamford Road

Towards Shenton Way

  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive

Towards Marina Boulevard

  • Republic Boulevard >> Raffles Ave >> Bayfront Avenue

14 September, from 5.30am to 9.30am

Towards Orchard Road

  • Collyer Quay >> St Andrew’s Road >> Stamford Road
  • Nicoll Highway >> Stamford Road

Towards Shenton Way

  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive

17 September, from 5.30am to 9.30am

Towards Shenton Way

  • Bras Basah Road >> Esplanade Drive
  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive

Towards Marina Boulevard

  • Raffles Boulevard >> Temasek Avenue>> Bayfront Avenue

Towards ECP (Changi Airport)

  • Bras Basah Road >> Raffles Boulevard >> Republic Boulevard

17 September, from 5pm to 8.30pm

Towards Orchard Road

  • Esplanade Drive >> Stamford Road
  • Nicoll Highway >> Stamford Road

Towards Shenton Way

  • Bras Basah Road >> Esplanade Drive
  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive

Towards Marina Boulevard

  • Raffles Boulevard >> Temasek Avenue >> Bayfront Avenue

Towards ECP (Changi Airport)

  • Bras Basah Road >> Raffles Boulevard >> Republic Boulevard
  • Bayfront Avenue >> Temasek Avenue >> Raffles Boulevard >> Republic Boulevard

Towards Kallang

  • Stamford Road >> Beach Road
  • Esplanade Drive >> Nicoll Highway 
  • Bras Basah Road >> Nicoll Highway
 

For Commuters: Public Transport Arrangements

4     Operating hours of MRT train services will be extended on 14 – 16 September, to cope with commuter volume: Train services will be available at City Hall MRT station till 12.30am on 14 and 15 September 2018, and till 12.45am on 16 September 2018. The operating hours for selected feeder bus services will also be extended to match the last train services. Free shuttle buses will be available between Lavender MRT Station and Gate 1 of the race venue.

5     Members of the public are encouraged to use public transport during the road closure period between 12 and 18 September 2018. Similarly, ticket holders are encouraged to make use of public transport during race days to get to the race venue as most gates are within walking distance to an MRT station. Taxis are also available as an additional option. Please refer to Annex A for transport options and the nearest MRT stations to the respective F1 gates.

For Motorists: Vehicular Access into Marina Centre

6     Those who wish to drive can access the Marina Centre area via a single lane along Raffles Boulevard via Nicoll Highway (except for buses and vehicles with W,X,Y plates):

  • 12 – 14 September, from 10am to 5pm and from 10pm to 6am.
  • 15 – 16 September, from midnight to 1pm.
  • 17 September, from midnight to 6am, 10am to 5pm and from 10pm to 6am.

7     Taxis will also be able to use the single-lane access at all times, except during the hours when the race is ongoing on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the single lane road, motorists can also enter the Marina Centre area via Temasek Boulevard from Rochor Road (after exiting ECP) throughout the day.

8     To ensure smooth traffic flow, traffic wardens will be deployed on site to direct traffic and assist the public. Road information and directional signs will also be put up in the vicinity to direct motorists. Car parks at Suntec City, Millenia Singapore and Marina Square will remain open to public, subject to availability. Please refer to Annex B for details of roads that will be affected by the road closures and how motorists can access Marina Bay.

9     Members of the public are strongly advised to plan their journeys ahead of time. The public can access LTA websites for more information.