|The new blue buses with free wifi have been in operation on three routes in Hà Nội since the start of this month. - Photo courtersy of Transerco|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Transport Corporation Hà Nội (Transerco) has replaced buses on three routes with modern vehicles equipped with free wifi and other conveniences.
The new buses went into operation in September on route No.62 (Yên Nghĩa-Thường Tín), route No.91 (Yên Nghĩa-Kim Bài-Phú Túc) and route No.92 (Nhổn-Sơn Tây-Tây Đằng).
These routes are key connections from suburban districts to the city centre.
The bright blue buses have lower floors, modern emission standards, free wifi, modern GPS management software and three security cameras.
Four LED boards show bus schedules and other bus route information.
This year Transerco plans to launch 13 new bus routes and pilot electronic transportation cards used on BRT route 01, connecting Kim Mã and Yên Nghĩa bus stations. The company is looking to apply the e-cards on the city’s entire bus network.
So far this year the Hà Nội Transcerco has changed the schedules on 16 bus routes and registered to invest in 66 new vehicles that meet emission standard EURO 4. Software systems and other technological devices have also been installed to supervise departure and arrival times and speeding.
Last year 258 old buses were replaced, the largest number of buses ever replaced in a year, accounting for 30 per cent of the company’s buses. — VNS