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Futabusline to start shuttle service to new Mien Dong Coach next month

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Phuong Trang Futabusline Passenger Car Corporation will provide passengers with free shuttle services from and to the new Mien Dong Coach Station beginning in December.

The HCMC Department of Transport officially approved Futabusline’s proposal for their free shuttle service yesterday afternoon, November 23, with the aim to assist transportation from inner-city areas to the station, and back again.

Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation (SAMCO) has been assigned to coordinate with Futabusline in organizing free shuttle services from December 1, 2022 to at least June 30, 2023.

Both units have to ensure the convenience of their passengers, as well as objectivity and transparency in management, administration, and application of information technology.

Previously, SAMCO sought approval for setting up additional transit areas in the inner-city districts. Although SAMCO offered shuttle services to their passengers, the number of transit vehicles has been inadequate to satisfy the current travel demand.

Since November 10, the new Mien Dong Coach Station has operated over 120 long-haul bus routes. However, the station has not attracted passengers, as it is located far from the inner-city areas and lacks traffic connections.

Some 300 coach operators have left the new Mien Dong Coach Station to pick up and drop off passengers at other stations.

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