JOHOR BARU: Singapore will start imposing new toll charges for all vehicles, except motorcycles, leaving the republic through the Causeway beginning Oct 1.

The new charges will be increased to match the new Malaysian toll.

A new matching Causeway toll will also be implemented for all vehicles (except motorcycles) entering Singapore.

There are no changes to the toll charges at the Second Link.

In a statement today, the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) said the new rates were in tandem with the republic’s long-standing policy of matching toll charges at the Causeway and Second Link to those set by Malaysia.

“In view of Malaysia’s recent revision in toll charges at the Causeway, from 1 October 2014, Singapore’s toll charges for all vehicles (except motorcycles) leaving Singapore through the Causeway will be increased to match the new Malaysian toll.

“A new matching Causeway toll will also be implemented for all vehicles (except motorcycles) entering Singapore. There are no changes to the toll charges at the Second Link,” the statement read.

For foreign-registered cars, Singapore’s Causeway entry toll (entering Singapore from Johor) will be recorded in the LTA’s toll system and displayed to motorists upon entry into Singapore.

Payment will be deducted only upon leaving Singapore (whether through the Causeway or Second Link), together with the exit toll, Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee and Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges (if any).

This will be the same as the existing practice for the Second Link entry toll.

For all other vehicles that do not pay VEP fees, i.e. all Singapore-registered vehicles and foreign-registered goods vehicles, buses and taxis, they will pay their Causeway entry toll upon entry into Singapore and their exit toll upon leaving Singapore.

This will again be the same as the existing practice for the Second Link tolls.

The LTA statement noted that Singapore will follow suit should Malaysia reduce or do away with the toll charges.

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