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Opening of Three New Train Stations Offers Even Greater Access to the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
Singapore, 27 January 2010 - The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced today that three new MRT stations (Singapore's local subway system) will significantly cut journey times to the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX. The stations which will open on 17 April 2010, five months ahead of the race weekend (24 to 26 September 2010) serve the major gates and allow spectators even greater accessibility to virtually every zone in the circuit park. There are now a total of five stations directly serving the event, each offering convenient access to and from city-centre or downtown hotels and nearby shopping and entertainment centres.
The three new stations Nicoll Highway, Promenade and Esplanade are all less than six minutes walk from the major entrances of the circuit park. For example, fans can alight at the new Promenade station and walk to Gate 2 in just two minutes. To access Gate 1 serving the Pit and Turn's Grandstands, it is a short five-minute walk from the new Nicoll Highway station.
"As some roads linking commuters to the circuit park are closed during the race week, providing convenient public transport to the event is crucial. Now that spectators' travelling time is even further reduced, they will be able to spend more time enjoying all the activities at our signature night race," said Mr. Teo Hock Seng, Chairman of Singapore GP Pte Ltd (SGP).
About the FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
Singapore has successfully hosted the only night race in Grand Prix history and Asia's only street race on the FORMULA ONE calendar on a street circuit of public roads in downtown Singapore for two years since the inaugural race in 2008. The 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, with its signature mix of lights, glamour, and non-stop action, returns to the heart of the city at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from 24 to 26 September 2010.