The Metropolitan Area Transportation Committee of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport introduced the semi-public system for the first time on six general metropolitan bus routes and will operate them sequentially from the 22nd. /Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
The Metropolitan Area Transportation Committee of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on the 20th that it will introduce the semi-public operation system for the first time on six general metropolitan bus routes and operate them sequentially from the 22nd.
The route will be promoted through selection of target routes, announcement and evaluation of business operators, and negotiations (9-10). First, the line from Ganghwa Terminal in Gimpo to Sinchon Station will operate 90 times a day starting from the 22nd on weekdays, weekends and holidays.
Gwangmyeong (KTX Gwangmyeong Station – Incheon National University), Yangju (Deokjeong Station – Seoul Station), and Siheung (Neunggok Station – Sadang Station) will operate 40 to 42 times a day on weekdays in November. After December, Yongin (Namsaagok-Sungnyemun) and Icheon (Icheon Terminal-Gangnam Station) routes will each operate 40 times a day on weekdays.
This general public bus semi-public system pilot project route will be operated with a new vehicle equipped with various convenience facilities to provide improved services to users. Considering that the Gimpo route is a return route, existing vehicles (15 vehicles) are used, so only some convenience facilities such as Wi-Fi and air cleaning filters are provided the same as new vehicles until the vehicle is scrapped.
The space between the front and rear seats will be increased by up to 54 mm (800→854 mm) compared to the existing ones, and most of the vehicles will be equipped with a function to adjust the spacing between the seats next to the seat to provide a comfortable passenger space. ▲ Smart ventilation system function ▲ Air purification filter ▲ Free public Wi-Fi ▲ Passenger seat USB charging port
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport explains that the wide-area bus semi-public operation system is well-received by providing transportation companies with stability in route operation, improving working conditions for drivers and enhancing customer service. The Metropolitan Area Transportation Committee plans to expand the semi-public operation system and select 18 additional routes for the semi-public operation system within this year so that many people can enjoy better wide-area transportation services.
Heon-sang Koo, head of the Metropolitan Area Transportation Committee, said, “We will do our best to manage the service so that user satisfaction can be continuously improved through the semi-public operation of the wide-area bus.”
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