Hanoi’s first fast bus system still a work in progress

By Phuong Son   January 10, 2017 | 02:09 pm GMT+7

Many new facilities have already broken down while the dedicated lanes are occupied by other vehicles.

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The first bus rapid transit (BRT) in Hanoi was launched late last year. The number of passengers increased from 8,300 on January 1 to around 12,000 on January 6.

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Local media reported that many vehicles still drove into the dedicated lanes for the rapid buses, even after the morning rush hours.

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Facilities at many bus stops have not met the expected standards.

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These barriers reportedly made it difficult for some disabled passengers to access the buses.

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Some automatic doors at bus stops did not work properly on January 5.

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Some of the lighting systems did not work either.

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The operator said that these problems would be fixed this week.

Photo by VnExpress/Phuong Son

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