Public transit ensures smooth traffic at border

Writer: Han Ximin  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-02-07

The city’s public transport authority has optimized bus routes to ensure smooth traffic flow at land checkpoints after the full resumption of cross-border travel yesterday.

At Huanggang Checkpoint, which is under renovation, arriving travelers were guided to a temporary site to take buses. According to Shenzhen Bus Group, it is operating two routes — Bus 23 and 26 — departing from the checkpoint. A total of 95 buses run along the route.

At Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint, the operator added two new routes, N73 and N90, for night arrivals. At Liantang Checkpoint, the operator adjusted Bus 218’s timetable and extended the last bus’ service time to 8:20 p.m. The bus group also arranged 60 employees and volunteers at six checkpoints to serve border-crossing passengers.

At Luohu Checkpoint, which started its service at 6:30 a.m. yesterday, Metro employees started preparing before 6 a.m. and opened all exits at 6:10 a.m. The first train departed Luohu Station at 6:20 a.m., and the operator has also set up service stations to guide border-crossing travelers.

For intercity travel, Luohu Railway Station has added 10 pairs of trains running between Shenzhen and Guangzhou, bringing the total to 52. The station also operates long-distance trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha, Wuhan and Sanya. Ticket counters as well as 40 ticket-vending machines have been added at the station.