HCMC – The subsidized bus routes in HCMC received nearly 1.8 million passengers from January 12 to 25 (the 21st of the 12th lunar month to the 4th day of the lunar new year), up 98% over the same period last year.
The HCMC Management Center Of Public Transport added more commuter bus trips on certain routes during the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, especially at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport and the new Mien Dong Coach station, resulting in a surge in bus commuters.
At the new Mien Dong Coach station, bus lines No. 93, 56, 150, 55, and 76 operate 404 trips per day, serving an average of 10,000 bus commuters a day.
Bus lines around the Tan Son Nhat airport handle around 2,000 passengers a day, of which the number of guests arriving and leaving the airport reached about 600 passengers a day.
Particularly, bus line No.109, running from the Saigon Bus Station to Tan Son Nhat, operated 24 hours per day with an additional 20 bus trips per day during Tet.
The subsidized bus lines of No. 103 (Cho Lon Bus Station – Tan Son Nhat airport – Nga Tu Ga Station) and No. 152 (Trung Son – Ben Thanh – Tan Son Nhat Airport) operated 120 bus trips per day.
Meanwhile, the non-subsidized bus line No. 72-1 (Tan Son Nhat airport – Vung Tau) operated with a frequency of 12 bus trips per day.