THE Yangon Bus Service (YBS) will add two new downtown lines on 25 May to replace minibuses that currently serve the area, according to Yangon Region Transport Authority Secretary Dr. Maung Aung.
YBS 84 line will run from Asein gate of Shu Khin Thar Street to Hospital gate of Dagon Myothit (North) and will pass through Dawbon, Thingangyun and South Okkalapa townships.
YBS 86 line will run from Lower Pazundaung Street of Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township to Yawama Kyaung Road of Insein Township passing through ABC bus stop, Thamain Bayan Street, U Chit Maung Road and Kabar Aye Pagoda Road.
The routes will cost Ks200. “Each YBS line needs at least 40 buses to run in YBS line”, said Dr. Maung Aung. “A total of 81 YBS bus lines were running as of last week. We will adjust bus lines according to the passenger demand. Before we had 300 bus lines, now we have 100 bus lines”.
Larger buses replacing minibuses on routes to accommodate more passengers more efficiently.