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95 per cent of Singapore bus stops have barrier-free access

Upgrading of the remaining 200 bus stops is more complex due to "site constraints", said Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. 

SINGAPORE: About 95 per cent, or 4,500 bus stops in Singapore have been designed for barrier-free access, said Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew in a written reply to a parliamentary question by Pasir-Ris Punggol GRC MP Penny Low on Wednesday (July 9). 

He added that the implementation of such design features on the remaining 200 bus stops will start from next year. 

However, Mr Lui said upgrading the remaining bus stops remains more complex due to site constraints, and the Land Transport Authority will implement "site-specific solutions" from 2015. 

In addition, LTA has also been introducing other enhancements to some bus stops. These include grab bars to assist the elderly and lighted bus information panels, and will be implemented on a larger scale if found to be feasible. 

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