SINGAPORE - MRT and LRT passengers from November will have to pay just 10 cents on a deposit for standard tickets, instead of the current $1.
The ticket can also be used up to six times within 30 days of purchase.
Passengers will still need to pay for each ride at ticketing machines with the card, but the deposit will automatically be refunded by being offset against the fare on the third trip.
A further discount of 10 cents will be given on the sixth trip to encourage reuse of the ticket, reported The Straits Times.
From November, passengers will also be allowed to pay for two trips at once, via a new return-trip feature.
The new standard ticket is part of a scheme to upgrade ticketing machines, TransitLink said on Wednesday.
New features of the machines include larger screens and an option to choose destination by station name, and a zoom function for the rail map.
Cash and Nets top-up services for stored-value transit cards and concession cards will continue to be available at all machines.
Upgrading of machines will take place from next month and be completed by May next year.
From next March, sales and use of the current standard ticket will be discontinued.