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Update: Lying in state to be open 24 hours daily until 8pm on March 28; public transport hours extended

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VISITING hours for paying respects to the late Lee Kuan Yew have been extended to run around the clock, due to the public's "overwhelming response", the State Funeral Organising Committee said on Wednesday.

"The lying in state at Parliament House will be open 24 hours daily from today until March 28, 2015, 8pm," the committee said in a statement.

"Those who would like to pay their respects to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew during the lying in state may wish to note that the line to enter Parliament House begins at the riverside Promenade next to Parliament House."

Train services - both MRT and LRT - will continue running after normal operating hours, throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday morning at frequencies of up to 20 minutes, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Wednesday evening.

Forty-one feeder bus services serving the residential towns will also operate non-stop on Wednesday night. Six Night Bus Services - that normally operate on Fridays and Saturdays and eves of Public Holidays - will also operate on Wednesday night from 11.30pm. These bus services will operate at intervals of 20 to 30 minutes.

"LTA will work with the operators to monitor passenger demand and maintenance regime to determine the extent of our public transport services that can be provided on subsequent nights during this period," it said.