Rapid Bus Transit to be soon deployed in Hanoi
Updated at Wednesday, 07 Dec 2016, 16:58
Hanoi People’s Committee has urged the Hanoi Transport and Services Corporation (Transerco) to prepare personnel, facilities and infrastructure for the trial run after December 15, 2016 for Bus Rapid Transit route in Hanoi.
The local Department of Transport joins hands with Transerco to create favourable conditions for Bus Rapid Transit operation, to ensure transport safety and convenience for passengers. The project is hoped to officially operate within the year.
The pilot route is from Kim Ma station in Ba Dinh district to Yen Nghia station in Ha Dong district through Giang Vo, Lang Ha, Le Van Luong, Le Trong Tan, Tran Phu and Ba La streets. There are 21 bus stops on the 14.7 km route. Each bus has a capacity of 90 passengers. It is expected to take a passenger 30 minutes for the whole route.
The eight BRT routes stretch across more than 200km, covering the Kim Ma-Le Van Luong-Yen Nghia, Ngoc Hoi-Phu Xuyên and Son Dong-Ba Vi routes. The plan states that Bus Rapid Transit routes can be applied on several urban railway systems that have yet to be constructed, including the Phu Dong-Bat Trang-Hung Yen, Ung Hoa-Phu Xuyen and Son Tay-Hoa Lac-Xuan Mai routes.
The technical support project is expected to get underway between 2016 and 2020, including three components on integrated urban and transport planning, increased connectivity between other modes of transport and the Bus Rapid Transit system, and improved capacity of relevant units.
BRT buses are painted with blue and white. The interior is quite modern when cockpit is separated by glass wall, soft cushion seat, plastic handrails, making passengers feel pretty clean and friendly. The followings are some images of BRT buses that are grouped in Yen Nghia Bus Station:
By Tuan Minh
(Photo: Nguyen Trong - Kinhtedothi.vn)