No. S 571
Rapid Transit Systems Act
(Chapter 263A)
Rapid Transit Systems (Amendment) Regulations 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 45 of the Rapid Transit Systems Act, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, with the approval of the Minister for Transport, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Rapid Transit Systems (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and shall come into operation on 20th November 2009.
Amendment of regulation 7
2.  The Rapid Transit Systems Regulations (Rg 1) are amended by renumbering regulation 7 as paragraph (1) of that regulation, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following paragraphs:
(2)  Notwithstanding paragraph (1) but without prejudice to any other provision in these Regulations, a person may, during non-peak hours and subject to the conditions specified in paragraph (3), bring into or upon any part of the railway premises not more than one foldable bicycle, provided that —
(a)the foldable bicycle shall be folded and kept folded, with its longest side in a vertical position;
(b)the dimensions of the foldable bicycle shall not exceed 114 cm by 64 cm by 36 cm when folded;
(c)if so required by an authorised officer at the entrance to the railway premises, the wheels of the foldable bicycle shall be covered in such manner as to prevent any dirt on the wheels from being deposited onto the railway premises or soiling the clothing of any passenger; and
(d)if the handle bars or pedals of the foldable bicycle extend beyond its frame, they shall be enclosed in such manner as to minimise the risk of injury to any person or damage to any property.
(3)  The conditions referred to in paragraph (2) are as follows:
(a)the person concerned shall not remain in the railway premises with the foldable bicycle during peak hours unless he had entered the paid area during non-peak hours and is in the paid area for the purpose of using the railway; and
(b)the person concerned shall not enter the paid area with the foldable bicycle during peak hours.
(4)  An authorised person may require any person with a foldable bicycle to leave the railway premises with his foldable bicycle if —
(a)while within the railway premises, the person with the foldable bicycle has failed —
(i)to fold or keep folded his foldable bicycle, with its longest side in a vertical position;
(ii)to cover or keep covered any wheel of the foldable bicycle in the manner required under paragraph (2)(c), or as required by any other authorised person after he has entered the railway premises; or
(iii)to enclose or keep enclosed any handle bar or pedal of the foldable bicycle that extends beyond the frame of the bicycle as required under paragraph (2)(d);
(b)the person with the foldable bicycle has remained in the railway premises or entered the paid area in contravention of paragraph (3)(a) or (b), respectively; or
(c)the authorised person is of the opinion that the foldable bicycle may cause inconvenience, obstruction, discomfort or injury to other passengers,
and that person shall comply with that requirement within a reasonable time.
(5)  In this regulation —
“non-peak hours” means operating hours other than peak hours;
“peak hours” means Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays) from the start of operating hours to 9.30 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.”.
Amendment of Schedule
3.  The Schedule to the Rapid Transit Systems Regulations is amended by deleting the item relating to regulation 7 and substituting the following items:
Bringing prohibited luggage or other items
Non-compliance with requirements for bringing a foldable bicycle into or upon railway premises
Wrongfully remaining in railway premises or entering paid area with a foldable bicycle during peak hours
Refusing to leave railway premises with a foldable bicycle
[G.N. Nos. S 460/99; S 628/2003; S 312/2004; S 344/2008]

Made this 16th day of November 2009.

Land Transport Authority of Singapore.
[LTA/RTS(foldbike)/EK/RY/IE/01-2008; AG/LEG/SL/263A/2003/1 Vol. 6]