Monday, July 04, 2016

Big bus is relatively empty

I took bus 162 to my office at 9.30 am. It was relatively empty for the journey. It was off peak but it still had to operate at a regular interval. Why?

Bus 162 also served as a feeder service between Ang Mo Kio and Bishan. It went on a winding route to pick up passengers from these two estates before making its way to the CBD.

This showed the disadvantage of our current system. We are using big buses to take a long winding route to pick up passengers along the way.

A better system is for the big buses to have fewer stops and to have smaller buses to serve as feeder buses. This is the system operated in Hong Kong.  They have a more sensible and practical approach.

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