The final draft of the new public transport network in Yerevan was presented. Instead of the 111 existing bus routes, 42 new cars will be offered, and the number of vehicles will be significantly reduced. 845 buses and 101 trolleys will be put into operation.
The final draft of the new network has been presented at the recurrent meeting of the Yerevan Public Transport Reform Expert Working Group, Yerevan Municipality reports.
Members of the working group formed by the decision of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia to discuss the activities of the various departments of the municipality, members of the Yerevan Council of Elders, representatives of the public sector, experts as well as measures to introduce a new network were present at the discussion.
Mayor Hayk Marutyan expressed hope that due to the introduction of the network, Yerevan will eventually have a transportation system suitable for residents of the city.
Members of the British WYG consulting company delegation who visited Yerevan said that a modern unified network of public transport will provide an integrated tariff and ticketing system, with a new transport network instead of the current 111 bus routes offered, 42 will be significantly reduced also the number of vehicles. 845 buses and 101 trolleys will be put into operation.
Buses include reserve funds, which make up 15% of the total. The length of the network will be reduced more than three times. This does not mean that the bandwidth will diminish, and will simply diminish the redundant lines, which will allow you to make significant savings while operating the network and exploiting it, which will essentially ease the charge burden. Public transport will be adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.
“Transport is an important strategic element for us, so now we are more inclined to implement the project by 100 percent by community and state forces and then understand what part of it can be delegated to the private sector,” said the Mayor and thanked WYG for cooperation. and the Yerevan Public Transport Reform Specialist for their work.
“This is a burden and a great responsibility that the state and Yerevan community have on their shoulders. We hope that the term of launching the network will not exceed two years, “Hayk Marutyan said.