1. Parents can bring open strollers on board public buses from 2 April
Strollers no longer need to be folded up before boarding public buses. This move is meant to make public transportation in Singapore more family-friendly. Said Second Transport Minister Ng Chee Meng in Parliament on March 8: “We hope this will make travelling with young children on public transport more convenient.”
Though all buses will allow open strollers, parents are recommended to bring them on board wheelchair accessible buses. If the bus is too crowded, bus captains may request for the strollers to be folded.
2. Parents should board from the front of the bus
Rear door boarding should only take place if the strollers cannot fit through the front door, and the bus captain should be alerted before you do so.
3. Strollers should not be more than 1.2m long and 70cm wide
4. Park strollers in spaces designated for wheelchairs and apply the brakes
Do not that this is only if the space is available as priority goes to wheelchairs if they are on board. Brakes on the stroller should be applied to prevent the stroller from flying forward throughout the journey. Parents should also hold on to the stroller at all times.
Strollers should not be placed in the aisle or anywhere on the bus that obstructs other passengers. Also, it should not be brought to the upper deck of a double-deck bus.
Other things you should know about bringing your strollers on public transport:
- Open strollers are allowed on MRT trains.
- There are priority queues for parents travelling with strollers at the platform screen doors and passengers lifts of MRT stations.
- Parents with strollers should use the lifts instead of escalators when inside the MRT stations.