HCMC opens new bus route linking district 8 with Tien Giang Province

A new bus route connecting District 8 in Ho Chi Minh City with Go Cong Town of the Mekong delta province of Tien Giang was launched yesterday, meeting the high travel demand between the city and localities in the Mekong Delta.

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The municipal Department of Transport in cooperation with its counterparts in Tien Giang Province and Long An Province opened the new route.

The route is 53 km long  with 120 trips a day. It runs from Go Cong Town at 3.15 am as the first trip and at 7.45 pm at the Bus Station in district 8 as the last trip. The fare for the service is VND5,000 and VND25,000 depending on the length of the journey.

Deputy Director of the Department of Transport in HCMC Le Hoang Minh said that in the next time, the department will liaise with its counterparts in provinces and transport agents to invest in more vehicles to satisfy the travel demand of passengers.

Before, the bus route connecting HCMC with the Noi Bridge in Go Cong Town was also launched to facilitate people’s travelling demand from Tien Giang Province and Long An Province to HCMC and vice versa.

The specific journeys are listed as follows:

From Bus station in district 8 → the national highway No. 50 – Tri Yen Nguyen Thai Binh → the national highway No.50 → My Loi Bridge → the national highway No.50 → Tu Du Maternity Hospital in Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street → Nguyen Trai in District 5→ Nguyen Hue Street in HCMC’s downtown, Vo Duy Linh Street, Dong Khoi Street and Go Cong Town Bus Station.

From Go Cong Town Bus Station → Dong Khoi → Vo Duy Linh → Nguyen Hue → Nguyen Trai → Tu Du Maternity Hospital → the national highway No.50 → My Loi Bridge → the national highway No.50 → Tri Yen ( Nguyen Thai Binh) → the national highway No.50 → Bus Station in district 8.

By Quoc Hung – translated by Uyen Phuong

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