F1 2015 Road Closures in Singapore 16 – 22 Sep 2015 UPDATED 15 Sep 2015

Pre-Race Road Access Road Closures 16 - 18 Sep
Pre-Race Road Access Road Closures 16 - 18 Sep
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Starts16 Sep 2015 (Wed)Ends22 Sep 2015 (Tue)
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The 2015 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix returns to Singapore from 18 to 20 September 2015.

Race organisers have made arrangements to ensure minimal traffic disruptions and improve accessibility to allow members of the public to carry on their normal daily activities in the Marina Centre area while enjoying the race excitement.

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  1. Road Closures over Six Days
  2. Roads Open during Traffic Peak Hours
    1. Wednesday to Friday (16 – 18 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am
    2. Saturday (19 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am
    3. Monday (21 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am
    4. Monday (21 September), from 5pm to 8.30pm
  3. Single-Lane Access into Marina Centre Area
  4. Public Transport Arrangements
  5. Non Operation of ERP Gantries during Race Week
  6. Information on Road Access Plans

Road Closures over Six Days

Similar to the past two years, road closures will take place over only six days, a reduction from twelve days at the first 2008 race. Affected roads will be closed from 12.01am, 16 September (Wednesday) to facilitate the set up of race infrastructure. Affected roads will reopen progressively when the race is completed with all roads fully accessible by 5.30am, 22 September (Tuesday).

To facilitate better traffic access, race organisers have made arrangements to re-open roads early after the race. Taxis will also be allowed better access to the Marina Centre area. Race goers can also have the convenience of using the MRT with the extension of operating hours of public transport services.

Roads Open during Traffic Peak Hours

To facilitate morning and evening peaks, the following road corridors will be opened at selected hours during the six-day closure period:

Wednesday to Friday (16 – 18 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am

  1. Orchard bound: Collyer Quay, St Andrew’s Road and Stamford Road
  2. CBD bound: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive
  3. CBD bound: Republic Avenue, Republic Boulevard and Bayfront Avenue

Saturday (19 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am

  1. CBD bound: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive

Monday (21 September), from 5.30am to 9.30am

  1. CBD bound: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive
  2. CBD and Airport bound: Bras Basah Road, Raffles Boulevard, Bayfront Avenue, Republic Avenue and Republic Boulevard

Monday (21 September), from 5pm to 8.30pm

  1. CBD bound: Nicoll Highway and Esplanade Drive
  2. CBD and Airport bound: Bras Basah Road, Raffles Boulevard, Bayfront Avenue, Republic Boulevard and Republic Avenue
  3. Orchard and Kallang bound: Collyer Quay, Esplanade Drive, Stamford Road and Nicoll Highway
  4. ECP bound: Bayfront Avenue, Temasek Avenue, Raffles Boulevard and Republic Boulevard (new opening for 2014)

Single-Lane Access into Marina Centre Area

Members of the public are encouraged to use the public transport during the road closure period.

For those who wish to drive, they can access the developments and shopping centres in the Marina Centre area through a single-lane road from Nicoll Highway and Temasek Boulevard at the following times (except for buses and vehicles with W, X, Y plates):

  1. Wednesday to Friday (16 – 18 September), from 10am to 5pm and from 10pm to 6am
  2. Saturday and Sunday (19 – 20 September), from midnight to 1pm
  3. Monday (21 September), from 10am to 5pm and from 10pm to 6am

This year, taxis will also be able to use the single-lane access at all times, except during the hours when the race is ongoing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Besides the single-lane road, motorists can also enter Marina Centre area via Temasek Boulevard from Rochor Road (after exiting ECP) throughout the day.

To ensure smooth traffic flow, traffic wardens will be deployed on site to direct traffic and assist the public. Road information and directional signs will also be put up in the vicinity to direct motorists.

Car parks at Suntec City, Millenia Singapore and Marina Square remain open to public subject to availability.

Please refer below images for more details of roads that will be affected by the road closures and the different ways of entering Marina Bay.

Public Transport Arrangements

During the race days (18 – 20 September), operating hours of MRT train services will be extended to cope with the higher demand. The operating hours for selected feeder bus services will also be extended to match the last train services.

  1. On Friday (18 September), MRT services will be available at City Hall MRT station till 1.30am
  2. On Saturday and Sunday (19 – 20 September), MRT services will be available at City Hall MRT station till 1.10am

FREE shuttle buses are also available between the Lavender MRT station and Gate 1 of the race venue.

Ticket holders are encouraged to make use of public transport during race days to get to the race venue as most gates are within walking distance to an MRT station. Taxis are also available as an additional option.

Transport OptionsRemarks
Bus
  • Affected public bus services will be diverted.
  • Commuters can choose to walk from the bus stops outside the road closure area or transfer to MRT trains
    which serve the Esplanade and Promenade MRT Stations.
Taxi
  • With the exception of the race hours, taxis are given free access into the area.
  • Taxis are only allowed to stop at designated taxi stands.
On Foot
  • Most pedestrian routes will remain open for use.
  • Prominent signs will be put up to direct and guide pedestrians to the various destinations.
MRTF1 GatesNearest MRT stations
1Nicoll Highway (CCL)
2Promenade (CCL/DTL)
3,8City Hall (NS/EW), Esplanade (CCL)
4City Hall (NS/EW),
5, 6, 7Raffles Place (NS/EW)
9Bayfront Station (CCL/DTL)

CCL – Circle Line
EW – East-West Line
NEL – North East Line
NS – North-South Line
DTL – Downtown Line

Non Operation of ERP Gantries during Race Week

As the ERP gantries may interfere with sensitive video transmission equipment used for the race, the following ERP gantries that are within the proximity of the race circuit will not be in operation.

Vehicles going under these gantries during the specified dates and time will not be charged:

ERP GantryNon Operation Dates and Time
New Bridge Road17 September (Thursday) & 18 September (Friday) between 6pm and 7pm
South Bridge Road
Temasek Boulevard17 September (Thursday) & 18 September (Friday) between 12pm and 8pm

19 September (Saturday) between 12.30pm and 8pm

Information on Road Access Plans

Members of the public are strongly advised to plan their journey ahead of time. Information leaflets on the road access and public transport plans will be available at selected petrol stations, major public transportation nodes and various developments in the Marina Centre area from today.

The public can also access the LTA website and MyTransport.SG portal from 1 September onwards for more information.

Below are the maps of Road Closures for F1

Other terms and conditions apply.

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Click on thumbnail[s] to enlarge. Event on 16 – 22 Sep 2015

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