JUTC Resumes Express Service


The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has announced that its express service will resume on 18 bus routes today.
According to Marketing Manager of the JUTC, Lenworth Simms, the move comes as a result of the refurbishing of 30 buses over the last six weeks.
“The availability of these refurbished buses enables the JUTC to return the 30 express buses to the express routes without causing any disruption to the overall service that we are very happy to offer our valued customers,” he said.
He pointed out that the refurbishing programme will be continued with the objective of returning approximately 15 regular buses to service on a monthly basis. “We have an adequate inventory of spare parts and supplies to support the objective,” he told JIS News.
The routes were converted to regular service on Monday, February 11, 2008. Mr. Simms noted that the conversion of the buses to regular service was temporary and although ridership had increased to 68 per cent as a result of the move, it was done to facilitate the company’s refurbishing programme.
“This decision was intended to be a temporary one as the company embarked on a structured programme of refurbishing regular buses that were disabled for various reasons,” he said.
The buses routes that will revert to express service are:21AX – from Spanish Town to Cross Roads via Half-Way Tree/New Kingston52EX – from Golden Spring to Downtown Kingston via Half- Way-Tree78 EX – from August Town to Downtown Kingston75 EX – from Six Miles to Papine via Half-Way-Tree 51 EX – from Three Miles to Papine via Half-Way-Tree83 EX – from Half-Way-Tree to Downtown Kingston via New Kingston/Mountain View97 EX – from Bull Bay to Downtown Kingston3AX – from Christian Pen to New Kingston via Half-Way-Tree 20 AEX – from Greater Portmore to New Kingston via Monza17AEX – from Greater Portmore to New Kingston via Hellshire Main Road 16BAX – from Greater Portmore to Constant Spring via Washington Boulevard. Commuters travelling on these buses will pay $80.
Additionally, the following express bus routes will also be re-introduced:32AX – Spanish Town to Cross Roads via Dunrobin Ave44AX – Havendale to Cross Roads via Red Hills Road/Whitehall Avenue46AX – Meadowbrook to Cross Roads via Dunrobin Avenue47AX – Chancery Street to Downtown Kingston via Lyndhurst Road 77 EX – August Town to Downtown Kingston via Mountain View72 EX – August Town to Downtown Kingston via Mona Road 83 EX – Half-Way-Tree to Downtown Kingston via New/Kingston/Mountain View 99 EX – Harbour View to Downtown Kingston. Commuters travelling on these buses will pay $60.

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