Pattaya Daily News

01 November 2006 :: 14:11:44 pm 26787

Let’ s go around Pattaya with Pattaya beach bus.

The green ROUTE has been canceled and the yellow line will be launched on 15th November 2006.
Advertise Here

            Last year, 2005, Pattaya City had introduced the air-conditioned bus service with scheduled stops along designated routes. Designed to help tourists get around the resort city, the Pattaya beach bus service consists of three lines – Green, Red and Yellow. These cover the main streets of Pattaya, Naklua and Jomtien. 

            Each line would have been assigned a different colour to make it easier for passengers to identify the routes. Bus stops would also be colour coded and numbered so passengers know where to board and disembark. 

            The modern microbuses seat thirty people in air-conditioned comfort and literally ‘embody’ Pattaya’s image as a vibrant, fresh-and-fun leisure destination. The bus bodies sport bright and breezy designs. 

            Each line had its own fixed clockwise and counter-clockwise routes, making a total of six routes, served by three buses per route from 6.00 am to 2.00 am the following day. 

            The service was being operated by Pattaya Beach Bus Co. Ltd., in a joint venture with the state-run Office of SME Promotion. 

            The Green Line clockwise route was launched in August 2005. The counter-clockwise route for the Green Line planed to be launched in October 2005. Other routes will be added gradually in the run-up to December 2005, when the full service will be launched. 

            Unfortunately, after one year running, the operation has somehow been through a difficult time, for instance, there were not enough passengers on the Green Line, so the green ROUTE has been canceled and the yellow line will be launched on 15th November 2006. 

            The latest new is the counter-clockwise route for the Red Line planed to be launched very soon in the near future.

Fares 
            A 30-baht one-way ticket can be used on any of the routes. Visitors will also be able to purchase one-day passes at 90 baht, three-day passes at 180 baht, and one-month passes for 900 baht.. Tourists can use the passes as many times as they like during their validity, making them very cost effective with frequent use.” 

            Special for those who purchase ‘three days ticket’ will be able to use the ticket as a special discount card up to 40%, to enjoy shopping or visiting the tourist’s attractions, where they have the “Beach Bus Logo” sticker showed on their windows.

ROUTES 
            All routes start out from Big C supermarket, Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya.

Yellow Line: 
            Big C – Sukhumvit Road – Thepprasit Road – Thappraya Road over the hill – Pattaya 3 Road – North Pattaya Road – Dolphin Roundabout – North Pattaya Road – Sukhumvit Road (back to Big C)

Red Line: 
            Big C – Sukhumvit Road – Soi Chaiyapruek – Jomtien Beach Road – Dongtan Corner – Thappraya Road over the hill – Pattaya 2 Road (reverse route = Beach Road) – Dolphin Roundabout – Naklua Road – Banglamung Police Station – Sukhumvit Road – Kratinglai intersection (u-turn) – Sukhumvit Road – Soi Chaiyapruek (u-turn) – Big C.

The hour service: 
            The air-conditioned beach bus services us everyday, starts from 6. 00 am. on Monday to Friday, and 7.00 am. at weekends, leaving every 30 minutes and the last round is 22.30 hrs., which is still late enough for those who wants to enjoy themselves with the night life of Pattaya. 

            Pattaya Beach Bus Co. Ltd believes that the new service provides an inexpensive way for tourists and visitors to discover more of Pattaya. The company plans to produce tourist maps with attractions nearby each bus stop marked. This will help travelers plan their own day trips. 

            Let’s enjoy one day ticket around pattaya, the city of the “S”, Sea Sun Sand and shopping!!!

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Announcement News

Comments in News


    
CAPTCHA Image
*

The messages you read here are opinions from the public and posted into the Forum automatically. The systems owner is not responsible for any content in the Forum or any comments posted. There is no proof that the contents posted are genuine or not, even if the name of the poster is real, th erefore, please use common sense when reading the Forum. If there are topics which are against the law or immoral, please contact webmaster@pattayadailynews.com