1 The 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX returns to Singapore from 20 to 22 September 2013. Race organisers have made arrangements to ensure minimal traffic disruptions and improved accessibility to allow members of the public to go about their normal daily activities in the Marina Centre area while enjoying all the race excitement.
Road Closures over Six Days
2 Similar to past years, road closure will take place over six days. Affected roads will be closed from 0001hrs, 18 September (Wednesday) to facilitate the set up of race infrastructure. When the race is completed, affected roads will reopen progressively and all roads will be fully accessible by 0530hrs, 24 September (Tuesday) onwards.
Roads Open during Traffic Peak Hours
3 To allow traffic accessing the area, road corridors will be opened at selected hours during the six-day closure period. This year, motorists can make use of the road opening along the corridor of Collyer Quay, St Andrew’s Road and Stamford Road during the morning peak hours from Wednesday (18 September) to Friday (20 September).
4 To summarise, motorists will be able to use the following roads:
Wednesday to Friday (18-20 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am
a) Orchard bound corridor: Collyer Quay, St Andrew’s Road and Stamford Road
b) CBD bound corridor: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive
c) CBD bound corridor: Republic Avenue, Republic Boulevard and Bayfront Avenue
Saturday (21 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am
d) CBD bound corridor: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive
Monday (23 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am
e) CBD bound corridor: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive
f) CBD and Airport bound corridor: Bras Basah Road, Raffles Boulevard, Bayfront Avenue, Republic Avenue and Republic Boulevard
Monday (23 September), from 5pm to 8.30pm
g) CBD bound corridor: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive
h) CBD and Airport bound corridor: Bras Basah Road, Raffles Boulevard, Bayfront Avenue, Republic Avenue and Republic Boulevard
i) Orchard and Kallang bound corridor: Collyer Quay, Esplanade Drive, Stamford Road and Nicoll Highway
Single-Lane Access into Marina Centre Area
5 Members of 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:
a) Wednesday to Friday (18-20 September), from 10am to 5pm and from 10pm to 6am
b) Saturday and Sunday (21-22 September), from 0001hrs to 1pm
c) Monday (23 September), from 10am to 5pm and from 10pm to 6am
6 Besides the single-lane road, motorists can also enter Marina Centre area via Temasek Boulevard from Rochor Road (after exiting ECP) throughout the day.
7 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.
8 Suntec City, Millenia Singapore and Marina Square car parks remain open, subject to availability.
9 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 Bay.
Public Transport Arrangements
10 During the race days (20-22 September), MRT train services will be increased to cope with the higher demand, with train operating hours extended until 1am. The operating hours for selected feeder bus services will also be extended to match the last train services.
11 Free shuttle buses are also available between the Lavender MRT station and Gate 1 at the Race venue. After the race, taxis will be an additional mode of transport.
12 On race days, ticket holders are encouraged to make use of public transport to get to the race as most gates are within walking distance to an MRT station.
13 Please refer to Annex B for the available transport options and the nearest MRT stations to the respective F1 gates.
Information on Road Access Plans
14 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.