Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Transport (a) whether the Ministry has data on the average passenger load on trunk and feeder bus services during peak hours (i) from 1 January to 28 March 2022 (ii) from 29 March to 25 April 2022 and (iii) from 26 April to date; (b) if so, what are they; and (c) what is the threshold before additional buses will be added on a route to reduce overcrowding.
Mr S Iswaran: For feeder services, the average weekday peak hour passenger load increased from 39% in January this year to 44% in mid-June, while trunk services rose from 43% to 50% over the same period. LTA will work with bus operators to add bus capacity when there is sustained high passenger loading of more than 80% to 85% of capacity over the heaviest one-hour period.
Ministry of Transport
5 July 2022