Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport plans to reopen Bus Line 109 with a route from the city center to Tan Son Nhat Airport with a frequency of 110 trips per day and runs until 11pm. This is a bus route that has been operating at the airport and has been temporarily suspended due to the impact of Covid-19.

The Ho Chi Minh City Public Transport Management Center (under the Ministry of Transport) has just issued an invitation to bid on Bus Line 109 (Saigon Bus Station – Tan Son Nhat Airport).

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Public Transport Management Center, this is an unsubsidized bus route. It is expected that the bus route from Saigon Bus Station to Tan Son Nhat Airport has a distance of more than 9 km, the travel time is 45 minutes, the total number of trips in the day is 110 trips, the first trip departs at 5:45, last trip at 23:40.

This unit believes that, after a period of shutdown due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the number of passengers has gradually recovered so far, so it is necessary to operate bus line 109 again.

Last April, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport arranged two bus lines 152 with subsidies (route for Trung Son residential area – Ben Thanh – Tan Son Nhat airport) and 72-1 without subsidies (route for Tan Son Nhat airport – Vung Tau bus station). may enter the domestic station in lane B (cells B18, B19, B20) to pick up and drop off passengers instead of just doing so at the international terminal as before.

In particular, bus line 152 runs at a frequency of 76 trips/day with ticket prices of 5,000 VND/passenger/time and 3,000 VND/student/time; Bus line 72-1 runs with a frequency of 12 trips/day, the ticket price is from 180,000-200,000 VND/time.

According to the HCMC Department of Transport, Ho Chi Minh City currently has 2,109 buses with 128 operational bus routes, including 91 subsidized bus routes and 37 non-subsidized bus routes.

In the first 6 months of the year, the number of passengers traveling on the subsidized bus is estimated at 30.8 million passengers, a decrease of 20.5% compared to the same period in 2021 and an increase of 27.4% compared to with the plan.

@ Saigon Tiep Thi

Source: Vietnam Insider


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