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Simple Ways to Travel Smart for Commuters

If you wish to Travel Smart, you can do so through these simple measures.

Simple Travel Smart Tips:
- Explore telecommuting or staggered working hours with your supervisors
- Start your public transport journey earlier by 15-30 minutes

+ Enjoy a more comfortable work commute
+ Have a good workout at the gym
+ Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with your colleagues
+ Benefit from Travel Smart Rewards or other schemes

- Share your Travel Smart experiences with friends and colleagues


Travel Early, Travel Free,
Travel on the MRT

Good news! Free early morning MRT rides to 18 designated MRT stations* in the city area before 7.45am on weekdays (excluding public holidays) has been extended till 30 June 2017.

For those who miss the cut-off timing for free travel by a few minutes, you can still enjoy 50 cents off your train fare if you exit at any of the 18 stations* between 7.45am and 8.00am on weekdays (excluding public holidays).

To be eligible for free MRT rides or $0.50 off train fare, the point of entry cannot be from any of the 18 stations. The 18 designated stations are:

*Bayfront, Bras Basah, Bugis, Chinatown, City Hall, Clarke Quay, Dhoby Ghaut, Downtown, Esplanade, Lavender, Marina Bay, Orchard, Outram Park, Promenade, Raffles Place, Somerset, Tanjong Pagar and Telok Ayer.

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Crowding on Trains Heading to the City Area
Frequently Asked Questions


Travel Smart Rewards (TSR) is modelled after the Incentives for Singapore Commuters (INSINC) pilot. Participants can earn points proportional to the distance they travel on the rail system, with extra points for travel during de-congesting hours.

Points are earned based on the start times of commuters’ trips at the MRT and LRT stations and the distance of their journeys on the rail system. These will be tracked through commuters’ transit cards. Trips which are made during the periods of 6.15am - 7.15am or 8.45am - 9.45am on weekdays are considered decongesting trips. You can earn credits to win cash rewards for the trips you make on the MRT and LRT, with triple credits for the morning off-peak trips.

Commuters who make decongesting trips each week are rewarded more. Based on the number of decongesting trips they make, a commuter is classified as either: Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Membership status is adjusted on a weekly basis, on Fridays, depending on the previous seven days’ travel patterns. The higher a commuter’s membership status, the more points and hence chances he or she has of winning attractive prizes. Commuters can stand to win monetary prizes of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 and $200 as well as a monthly lucky draw prize of $1,500.

The scheme ensures that a commuter who only makes peak trips will earn fewer points, compared to a commuter who makes decongesting trips. In addition, commuters who make decongesting trips would achieve higher membership status where the payoff, in terms of points or cash, is higher.

Points can be redeemed for prizes via the Travel Smart Rewards portal ( whenever a commuter wishes to do so. Participants can also choose to accumulate points and exchange them for cash directly. The portal will automatically credit $1 every time they accumulate 1,000 points. Payments are made to prize winners’ transit cards or bank accounts once a month. All winnings are shown on the participant’s account in real-time.

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