Open strollers, wheelchairs and other Personal Mobility Aids (PMAs)* such as mobility scooters for the elderly are allowed on board public buses and MRT/LRT trains. Parents can use the stroller restraints on public buses for a safer ride.
* PMAs are devices that provide mobility to people who have difficulties walking. They differ from Personal Mobility Devices, which include kick-scooters, electric scooters, electric unicycles and electric hoverboards.
Tips When Using an Open Stroller, Wheelchair or PMA on Public Transport
Size and Weight
Ensure your open stroller, wheelchair or PMA does not exceed 120cm in length and 70cm in width. The wheelchair or PMA shall also not exceed 150cm in height (measured from the floor to the top of the PMA or the user’s head when seated on PMA, whichever is higher); and the total weight of the wheelchair or PMA together with the user shall not exceed 300kg.
Boarding and Alighting Safely
Today, 98% of our bus stops are barrier-free except for some with site constraints, such as those located at five-foot ways.
Commuters in wheelchairs or on PMAs can board and alight at barrier-free bus stops.
Look for the signage on the bus pole at bus stops to check if the bus stop is barrier-free. Alternatively, commuters can also check whether a bus stop is wheelchair-accessible via the MyTransport Mobile App (iOS | Android).
All our MRT and LRT stations in Singapore are barrier-free. To make it even safer, wherever possible, there are rubber gap fillers between trains and platforms to reduce the risk of commuters in wheelchairs, PMAs or with strollers slipping into or getting caught in the gaps.
Station staff and service ambassadors also proactively offer assistance to commuters. If you need help with your wheelchair, PMA or stroller, approach them at the Passenger Service Centres.
Boarding/Exiting the Bus for Strollers, Wheelchairs and PMAs
Commuters with strollers should board from the front door. If your stroller is too large, you may request to board from the rear door. Should the gap between the bus and road kerb be too wide and/or if you face difficulty boarding the bus at the rear door, please seek assistance from the bus captain. The bus captain will also facilitate your fare payment using fare card at the rear door.
Commuters using wheelchairs or PMAs should wait for the bus captain to deploy the ramp at the rear door and assist them in boarding. However, if the bus is already crowded when it arrives or the bus gets crowded due to heavy boarding at the bus stop, the commuter boarding the bus with a stroller shall fold the stroller when requested by the bus captain.
Enjoying Your Ride
Use the designated space for wheelchairs, PMAs and open strollers to keep the aisles, stairways, entries and exits unobstructed.
Secure your stroller with the restraints and engage the brakes. When using a wheelchair or PMA, engage the brakes and position your wheelchair or PMA facing the rear of the bus. The passenger in a wheelchair or PMA shall also hold on to the handrails for his/her own safety.