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Mrt Fares

When and where do you input your destination so the system knows what to charge you?

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1. Re: Mrt Fares

Hi,

All you need to do is to tap your EZlink card at the reader located on the turnstile at the concourse level of the mrt station. Once you reach your destination, tap again at the turnstile before exit The system will deduct the fare from the credit in your card accordingly.

If you want to check the accuracy of the deduction, you can check here

http://www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap.aspx

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2. Re: Mrt Fares

Are you asking about buying single journey tickets or prepaid transit cards?

If you buying single journeys tickets, at the station, get the tickets from the machine by pressing your end destination station. Machine tells you your fare. Pay by using dollar notes and coins. They will dispense a ticket once you have paid.

Edited: 29 December 2012, 07:47
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3. Re: Mrt Fares

Just get EZlink cards. You scan the cards going in and out and it automatically deducts the correct fare. No need to bother with single trip tickets.

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4. Re: Mrt Fares

Using an EZLink card in MRT: tap in to enter the mrt, tap in again to exit mrt; the exact fare will be debited from your ez-link card.

Using an EZ-Link card in a bus: tap in when boarding the bus, DON'T FORGET to tap in again on the card reader next the exit door before alighting so the exact fare will be debited.

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5. Re: Mrt Fares

To add to huow's comment, if you forget to tap out on a bus you will be charged the maximum fare for that route!

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6. Re: Mrt Fares

I will reiterate ''BornVivant's'' excellent comment about NOT ''tapping'' when we leave the bus.. Easy to forget and potentially costly if you do it too often.

Alan

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7. Re: Mrt Fares

If you have an EZlink card then you have to go through card controlled gates to get to the MRT, tapping your card on the marked spot lets you through the gate, and at the far end lets you out the same way.

You have to go to a ticketing machine to get a standard ticket and you just follow the instructions on screen to get the standard ticket (so input details there), and then use it at the gates the same way as the ezlink. The machines look like this

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On a bus there is a tap point at the entrance and at the exit - use both and be sure the card registers both in and out - or you get charged maximum fare next time you hit an in gate. It flashes up the remaining credit and beeps to indicate its taken payment - and sometimes it can take a second or two to register, rather than a quick flash at the reader unit...so be careful

Littleton, Colorado
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8. Re: Mrt Fares

Once AGAIN, thanks to everyone for the excellent responses.

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9. Re: Mrt Fares

Do you need exact money for the single journey tickets bought from a machine - and can you buy two at once, or is each ticket bought separately? Thanks for considering this very mundane issue!

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10. Re: Mrt Fares

Hi,

No, the machine will issue change. And yes, buy separately.