Gyeonggi Province has announced its readiness to handle the upcoming general strike by the National Union of Railway Workers by implementing emergency transport measures. In anticipation of the strike’s impact on 11 Gyeonggi-do routes, including the crucial Gyeongbu Line, the province has taken proactive steps to mitigate the inconvenience caused to commuters.
To compensate for reduced railway operations, Gyeonggi Province plans to employ alternative modes of transport, particularly intercity and intracity buses. By leveraging spare vehicles owned by intercity bus companies, the province aims to increase the number of buses available to passengers. This will result in a total of 98 buses serving 46 routes across five regions, with the flexibility to arrange charter buses if necessary.
Moreover, in order to alleviate congestion during peak hours, an intensified monitoring system will be implemented at major railway stations and bus hubs. The number of metropolitan buses will see an increase to 59, while an additional 18 city buses will be deployed to improve overall transportation efficiency.
Recognizing the importance of providing comprehensive coverage, Gyeonggi Province intends to extend the operating hours of village buses on 787 routes. This means that 2,795 village buses will continue to serve the public during the strike period. Additionally, the province is also working closely with taxi associations, as well as cities and counties, to encourage taxi services to operate seamlessly throughout the strike.
With these measures in place, Gyeonggi Province aims to ensure commuters have reliable and accessible transportation during the impending rail union strike. By prioritizing the well-being of its residents, the province demonstrates its commitment to maintaining the smooth functioning of public transportation systems.
Gyeonggi Province announced that it had prepared emergency transport measures, such as increasing the number of buses and extending the time of the last train, in preparation for a general strike by the National Union of Railway Workers.
This rail union strike affects 11 Gyeonggi-do routes, including the Gyeongbu Line.
Gyeonggi Province believes that reduced operation will affect these railway lines, and plans to actively use alternative modes of transport such as intercity and intracity buses.
First, we intend to use the spare vehicles owned by intercity bus companies to increase the number of buses to 98 on 46 routes in 5 regions and use charter buses if necessary.
We will also promote on-site monitoring of major railway stations and bus congestion areas, and increase the number of metropolitan buses to 59 and 18 city buses to improve congestion during peak hours.
We intend to extend the last hour bus service for 2,795 village buses on 787 routes and ask taxi associations and cities and counties to encourage taxis to operate during the strike period.
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