10 lane bus routes added in 2021 in Chongqing downtown area
“Lane Bus” 3605 ran on November 18 (Photographed by Luo Bin/Visual Chongqing)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- On November 18, Lane Bus 3605 was officially in use. The 3.3-kilometer route starts from Sports Park and ends at Songshan South Road, mainly meeting the needs of citizens along the route during morning and evening rush hours.
Lane Bus 3605 stops at Rail Sports Park Station, Shizishan Sports Park, Panxi Road, Jinke Milestone City East Gate, Jinke Milestone City, Songshan South Road and so on. Currently, there are 2 mini buses running along this route.
Establishing lane bus route is one of the most urgent measures of the Municipal Transportation Bureau and Municipal Road Transportation Center to carry out the party history study and education practice. Since the beginning of this year, 10 lane bus routes have been added to the downtown area, equipped with 33-bus transport capacity. The routes cover Nan’an, Yubei, Beibei, Yuzhong, Jiangbei, Jiulongpo, Dadukou and other districts, and 8 of the routes are connected to rail transit.
The head of the Road Transport Affairs Center introduced that the back streets and lanes in the downtown area of Chongqing are steep and narrow, making it very inconvenient for residents to travel. To solve this, the Road Transport Affairs Center and bus enterprise jointly established lane bus routes, to make up for the shortcomings such as no access of conventional buses, and roads being narrow, steep and curved, expand the coverage of bus network, and solve the “last-kilometer” problem of bus travel.
The bus fare is 2 yuan; and it’s included in the scope of one-hour free (preferential) transfer of public transport in downtown area, and the elderly over 65 years old and other preferential groups can enjoy free and preferential travel policy. (Translated by Liu Hongyan, Fathom Language Limited)