Bus Companies to Add More Buses in Preparation for Qingming Festival
The city transportation commission will be adding more buses to expand services to the five major cemeteries for the next two weekends in its efforts to help residents in paying their respects to their deceased relatives and loved ones. This coming Saturday and Sunday and for the first week in April the city will be the peak visiting times of the Qingming Festival or tomb sweeping activities which falls on April 5 and is an annual time to honor the dead.
The Shenzhen West Bus Company will be operating temporary buses with ten minute intervals starting from 8 am to 4 pm in Bao’an District and will provide free rides to residents transferring from route M254, M253, B779, B789, 780, 781 and 782 in traveling to Dawang Cemetery in Shajing. Furthermore 90 buses will be on standby to serve travelers going to Dapeng Bay Overseas Chinese Cemetery in Yantian, Jitian Cemetery in Buji and Baoenfudi Cemetery in Nanshan.
The Shenzhen Bus Group, Shenzhen West Bus Co. and Shenzhen East Bus Co. are also adding buses on 24 routes in the city that will be passing the major cemeteries. During the three day Qingming Festival the M260 bus route will extend to Songhan Cemetery in Bao’an. Meanwhile the M251 route will be extended to Qili Cemetery in Fuyong in Bao’an and temporary bus stops will be added to the M355, B834, M250 bus routes at Baoshan Cemetery in Bao’an and temporary bus stops will also be added in routes 326 and 67 in Baoenfudi Cemetery in Nashan.