Land Transport Master Plan 2040 (2019)

of rail network by 2030
(229km in 2019)
6 million
of journeys / day on public transport
S$ 4,5 bn
investment to renew train system
of all peak-period journeys undertaken on public transport by 2030
67% in 2019
employees – rail and public bus sector
jobs created by 2040

Check Masterplan timeline in Annex A, pages 60-61 of the full report.

Based on a large passenger consultation, the latest Land Transport Masterplan 2040 published by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has retained three priorities:

1- A transport network that is convenient, well-connected and fast

  • 20-Minute Towns: all door-to-door journeys to the nearest neighbourhood centre using Walk-Cycle-Ride modes within 20 minutes;
  • 45-Minute City: 9 in 10 peak-period door-to-door journeys using Walk-Cycle-Ride modes in less than 45 minutes;
  • Walk-Cycle-Ride modes: preferred way to travel, making up 9 in 10 of peak-period journeys.

Several action areas underpin this strategy:

  • Expansion of rail network and active mobility paths
  • Traffic light optimization, dynamically routed services
  • Creation of transit priority corridors and deployment of automated driving for buses
  • Open and contestable market for taxis and private hire cars
  • Bringing jobs closer to home through development of employment centres outside CBD (e.g. Jurong and Punggol innovation districts)
  • Data based technology (e.g. app to book a combination of transport modes as a single service)

2- A transport environment that supports healthy lives and enables safer journeys

of cycling path network
by 2040
of buses fleet running on clearer energy by 2040: (hybrid or electric)
of households within 10 min walk of a train station by 2030
(64% in 2019)
of taxi companies fleet running on cleaner energy
by 2025

The environmental footprint and safety of Singapore’s mobility system were also among the concerns expressed during the consultation.

  • Dedicate more space to public transport, active mobility and community uses.
  • For a healthier environment, increase use of clean propulsion systems (e.g. electricity, hybrid engines) for buses and taxis fleets; install equipment to reduce resident exposure to noise.
  • Reduce land transport-related fatalities through education, infrastructure design and enforcement measures.

3- A transport ecosystem characterised by gracious behaviour and inclusive infrastructure

  • Care more about each other’s needs while commuting.
  • “Barrier-free travel” for people with reduced mobility (seniors, pregnant women, wheelchair users and parents with small kids).
  • Upskill transport workers so that they can assist all types of users.

Kindly note that this page is a summary of the LTA's report and all the data and information come from their document. Read full LTA’s Land Transport Master Plan 2040.

Written by
Solène Meissonnier
Public affair specialist