Sanya passengers call for bus system improvement over long waiting time
At present, there are a total of 37 bus routes and 633 buses running in Sanya, which is currently quite a small number to service the increasing tourists.
Although the Sanya government has made great efforts to increase the number of bus routes across the city, many residents interviewed said they have experienced problems with buses in recent weeks.
On some road sections, many residents claimed that insufficient buses, especially Bus No.7, often lead to passengers having a long wait at bus stops, making the service unpleasant.
Even when the bus they are waiting for finally turns up, it is usually crowded with passengers. Residents often get frustrated as there is not much space to get on.
"It has become a headache for most people,e especially during the rush period”, said Senior Zhang, who is often forced to wait for a long time due to the full passengers on the bus.
At present, there are a total of 37 bus routes and 633 buses running in the city, which is currently quite a small number to service the increasing tourists. The thriving tourist market calls for an urgent need to upgrade the public transportation system.