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Test-runs for new bus routes start next week

10 Aug 2017 | 233 View

Test-runs for new bus routes start next week

Eight pilot bus routes, with new numbers and colour codes, are set for one-month test runs from next Tuesday, according to the Department of Land Transport (DLT) Wednesday.

Pilot city bus routes set for first test run

Om Jotikasthira

Eight pilot bus routes, with new numbers and colour codes, are set for one-month test runs from next Tuesday, according to the Department of Land Transport (DLT) Wednesday.

The modification of the eight new bus routes is a part of bus reform, by the DLT, which will see 269 new  bus routes across the capital, divided into four zones, signified by the colours green, red, yellow and blue.

The colour of each zone will be painted on the front of the bus, which will also put in the new bus number, featuring the Latin alphabet: for example, G for green, Y for yellow, B for blue and R for red, in front of the actual bus number. The letter, E, at the end signifies the bus takes the expressway.

The rejuvenated buses won't start until the driver swipes his card, to confirm his identity on the recorder.

According to DLT chief Sanit Promwong, the total bus reform process in Bangkok will take two years to complete. Throughout the period, he said, original bus routes will still be in operation, as the new bus routes will be slowly integrated along Bangkok's roads.

He said new buses will eventually be equipped with GPS tracking systems to track buses' locations and make use of e-tickets, to ease commuting for the public.

HIGHLIGHTED WORDS

actual

: real; existing in fact - จริง

capital

: the most important town or city of a country, usually where the central government operates from - เมืองหลวง

code

: a system of words, letters, numbers or symbols that represent a message or record information - รหัส

commute

: regular travel between work and home - การเดินทางระหว่างบ้านและที่ทำงาน

ease

: to make or become less severe, difficult, unpleasant, painful, etc - ทำให้ง่าย

equipped

: having what is necessary to do something - ครบครัน, ซึ่งมีเครื่องประกอบพร้อม

eventually

: at the end of a period of time or at the end of a process - ในที่สุด

identity

: who or what somebody/something is - ชื่อ เอกลักษณ์

in operation

: working; doing business - ดำเนินการ

integrate

: to combine things of different types in one effective system - รวมเข้าด้วยกัน

location

: where someone or something is - ที่ตั้ง,ทำเล

modification

: a (usually small) change to something, especially to a machine, system, or plan - การเปลี่ยนแปลง

original

: existing at the beginning of a particular period, process or activity - เดิม, ซึ่งเป็นแบบฉบับ

pilot

: of a plan, product or system that is used to test how good something is before introducing it - นำร่อง

process

: a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result - แนวทางปฏิบัติ, กระบวน, วิธีการ

reform

: a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair - การแก้ไข การปฏิรูป

rejuvenate

: to make someone look or feel young and energetic again - ทำให้กระปรี้กระเปร่า

route

: the roads used to go from one place to another - เส้นทาง

signify

: to be a sign of something; to mean - มีความหมาย

swipe

: to pass a plastic card, such as a credit card, through a special machine that is able to read the information that is stored on it

track

: to follow the course of a moving object such as a ship, aircraft or animal using special equipment - ติดตาม, ตามรอย

zone

: an area that has an important or typical feature; an area where a particular activity is allowed or not allowed - พื้นที่, บริเวณ, เขต

system (noun)

: a particular way of doing something; an organised set of ideas or theories - ระบบ, หลักการ

Department of Land Transport (noun)

: The department of the Transport Ministry responsible overseeing land transport in the country, setting regulations and issuing drivers licenses - กรมการขนส่งทางบก