LTA has been informed that taxis were observed to be queuing from the taxi stand at Woodlands Checkpoint all the way out to Woodlands Centre Rd. At times, 2 lanes along Woodlands Centre Rd were fully occupied by taxis and this has prevented public buses from calling at the bus hub located along the road and exiting the bus bay safely. Some taxi drivers were also spotted stopping their vehicles on the outer lane of Woodlands Centre Rd to alight their passengers instead of driving towards the taxi stand area for a safer approach in alighting their passengers.
The on-ground situation has been occurring for some time and public bus service schedules have been impacted by the tailback of taxis from the taxi stand out to Woodlands Centre Rd. This is despite the presence of bus and traffic schemes such as Mandatory Give Way to Buses (MGWTB) and yellow box being drawn on the road to facilitate buses exiting the bus bay more easily.
Hence, please be advised to refrain from queuing beyond the number of taxi bays allocated at the taxi stand that will lead to a tailback of taxis on Woodlands Centre Rd, at all times.
Please note that enforcement will be stepped-up around that area and action will be taken against taxi drivers for obstructing public buses/traffic as well as stopping their vehicles in the outer lane to alight passengers along Woodlands Centre Rd.