Land Transport Authority

Road Access and Public Transport Plans for the 2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix


News Releases
16 Aug 2016

1.   The 2016 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX returns to Singapore from 16 to 18 September 2016. Race organisers have made arrangements to ensure minimal traffic disruptions and improve accessibility to allow members of the public to carry on their normal daily activities in the Marina Centre area while enjoying the race excitement.


Road Closures over Six Days

2.   Similar to the past years, road closures will take place over only six days, a reduction from twelve days at the first 2008 race. Affected roads will be closed from 12.01am, 14 September (Wednesday) to facilitate the set-up of race infrastructure.  Affected roads will reopen progressively when the race is completed with all roads fully accessible by 5.30am, 20 September (Tuesday).

3.   To facilitate better traffic access, race organisers have made arrangements to re-open roads early after the race. Taxis will be allowed entry to the Marina Centre area at all times, except during F1 race times. Race goers can also have the convenience of using the MRT with the extension of operating hours of public transport services.


Roads Open during Traffic Peak Hours

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


Wednesday and Thursday (14 & 15 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am

a)    Towards Orchard Road:

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

b)    Towards Shenton Way:

  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive

c)    Towards Marina Boulevard:

  • Republic Boulevard >> Temasek Ave >> Bayfront Avenue


Friday (16 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am

a)    Towards Orchard Road:

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

b)    Towards Shenton Way:

  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive
     

Monday (19 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am

a)    Towards Shenton Way:

  • Bras Basah Road or Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive

b)    Towards Marina Boulevard:

  • Raffles Boulevard >> Temasek Ave >> Bayfront Avenue

c)    Towards ECP (Changi Airport):

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

Monday (19 September), from 5pm to 8.30pm

a)    Towards Orchard Road:

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

b)    Towards Shenton Way:

  • Bras Basah Road or Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive

c)    Towards Marina Boulevard:

  • Raffles Boulevard >> Temasek Ave >> Bayfront Avenue

d)    Towards ECP (Changi Airport):

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

e)    Towards Kallang:

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

Vehicular Access into Marina Centre

5.   Members of the public are encouraged to use the public transport during the road closure period. For those who wish to drive, they can access the developments and shopping centres in the Marina Centre area through a single-lane road from Nicoll Highway and Temasek Boulevard at the following times (except for buses and vehicles with W, X, Y plates):

a) Wednesday to Friday (14 – 16 September), from 10am to 5pm and from 10pm to 6am

b) Saturday and Sunday (17 – 18 September), from midnight to 1pm

c) Monday (19 September), from midnight to 6am, 10am to 5pm and from 10pm to 6am

6.   Taxis will also be able to use the single-lane access at all times, except during the hours when the race is ongoing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

7.   Besides the single-lane road, motorists can also enter 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.

9.   Car parks at Suntec City, Millenia Singapore and Marina Square remain open to public subject to availability.

10.  Please refer to Annex A for more details of roads that will be affected by the road closures and the different ways of entering Marina Centre.


Public Transport Arrangements

11.  During the race days (16 – 18 September), operating hours of MRT train services will be extended to cope with the higher demand. The operating hours for selected feeder bus services will also be extended to match the last train services.

a) On Friday (16 September), MRT services will be available at City Hall MRT station till 1.30am

b) On Saturday and Sunday (17 – 18 September), MRT services will be available at City Hall MRT station till 1.10am

12.  Free shuttle buses are also available between Lavender MRT station and Gate 1 of the race venue.

13.  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.

14.  Please refer to Annex B for transport options and the nearest MRT stations to the respective F1 gates.


Information on Road Access Plans

15.  Members of the public are strongly advised to plan their journey ahead of time. Information leaflets on the road access and public transport plans will be available at selected petrol stations, major public transportation nodes and various developments in the Marina Centre area from today. The public can also access the LTA and MyTransport.SG websites for more information.