Monday, 10 August 2015

Genevieve Lim (6) 1/7/15

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/new-shuttle-train-service-will-bring-singapore-commuters-to-jb-in-just-five

New shuttle train service will take Singapore commuters to JB in just five minutes

The service, called Shuttle Tebrau, is operated by Malaysia's Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) and ferries commuters between the Woodlands Checkpoint and JB Sentral in just five minutes.
The service was popular with Malaysians, who took advantage of the quicker border crossing to get to work and school here. Commuters said the shuttle - which costs RM5 (S$1.79) from JB and S$5 from Woodlands - was more efficient than taking the bus, which could take between 45 minutes to over two hours if there was a jam.

Response: I feel that this shuttle train service is very useful and convenient for people working in Singapore but living in Malaysia, and vice versa. Furthermore, the costs for the journey is considered very very cheap, as the distance is quite far. I agree tht the shuttle train service is more efficient too, as it only takes 5 minutes, whereas taking the bus can take up to two hours if there is traffic congestion. It provides even more convenience for people who do not own a car or a private vehicle, and also allows them to save more money. A single train ride only costs $5 or $1.79, whereas owning a car costs more, with ERP and parking fees, and even paying for fuel, which can cost up to $90. I would like to try taking this shuttle train service one day just for the experience, and knowing how convenient and fast it is.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with Gen's point of view. Taking shuttle bus save up money and also reduces traffic congestion as lesser people are driving private cars. The traffic will have lesser cars and will result in a smoother flow.

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