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F1 Road Closures

By: Serene Low on 05 Sep 2012
The world’s first night race has been praised for its adrenaline-pumping excitement and fantastic scenery. However, having a street circuit for the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix comes with its own set of inconveniences, including road closures and traffic diversions in one of Singapore’s busiest districts. But fret not; here are some travel tips to help you cope so your travel plans won’t be too badly affected.

Road closures will be kept to a minimum of 6 days

Affected roads during the race will be closed 12.01am on 19 September, Wednesday and will be reopened again by 5am on 25 September, Tuesday.

Additional roads to open in the morning peak hours during the road closure

• Pre-race and first race day (19 - 21 September)
A stretch of Fullerton Road, St Andrew's Road and Stamford Road will be accessible between 5am and 9.30am on 19 September (Wednesday) and 20 September (Thursday).

• Motorists from Nicoll Highway can also turn right into Stamford Rd towards Penang Road.

• Nicoll Highway, Esplanade Drive and the stretch from Republic Avenue to Bayfront Avenue from 5am to 9.30am between 19 September (Wednesday) and 21 September (Friday)

• Race weekend (22 - 23 September)
Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive will be open between 5am and 9.30am on 22 September (Saturday).

• Post-race day (24 September)
Nicoll Highway, Esplanade Drive, the stretch from Republic Avenue to Bayfront Avenue and Raffles Boulevard from 6am and 9.30am and between 5pm and 8.30pm.

Single-lane access for Motorists into Marina Centre area during selected hours

Motorists can also continue to access the Marina Centre area through a single-lane along Nicoll Highway and Raffles Boulevard to get to the car parks of the various buildings within the Marina Centre area during the road closure period between:

• Pre-race and first race day (19 - 21 September)
10am and 5pm and 10pm and 6am on 19 to 21 September.

• Race weekend (22 - 23 September)
Midnight to 1pm on 22 and 23 September.

• Post-race day (24 September)
10am and 5pm and 10pm and 6am on 24 September

Public Transport

Trains: Train frequency is increased during the race days from 21-23 September and operating hours will be extended until 1am.

Public buses: Operating hours of select buses will also be extended to match the trains, and free shuttle buses are available between the Lavender MRT station and Gate 1 at the racetrack.

Click here to view the list of roads affected by the road closures.

For more information, visit the Land Transport Authority's official site here.

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