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    Froelich Tours Double Decker Buses on EDSA: Fares, Trip Schedules and Issues/Concerns

    Tutubi drives everyday from home to work as a matter of convenience as the present public transportation is chaotic, inconvenient and unsafe.

    the DOTC and the LTFRB started the holiday point-to-point express bus service with the aim of convincing car owners to leave car at home to avail of the premium bus service of just park their cars at SM North EDSA, SM Megamall or Glorietta

    UPDATE Effective February 15, 2016, trip schedules posted here via Froelich Tours FB page

    these premium double decker buses have a seating capacity of 70 passengers. The VIP lounge has a toilet (comfort room or CR), Refrigerator, TV at tables. There are GPS, free Internet wifi and CCTV for security (hold-ups and pickpockets can be avoided

    Trinoma to Glorietta 5 Trip Schedules :
    first trip: 5:30am and every fifteen minutes thereafter

    UPDATE Effective February 15, 2016, trip schedules posted here via Froelich Tours FB page

    Double Decker Bus Fare:

    Route SM Megamall – Glorietta 5: PhP40.00
    SM North Edsa – Glorietta (vice versa): PhP55.00

    Tutubi's issues and concerns

    It would be better if they also solve last mile problem from Glorietta to Ayala Avenue (probably near Paseo de Roxas) as this can walked of transfer to derepit buses plying the Ayala/Leveriza route?

    How about premium buses from BGC, MRT, Ayala (or Buendia) to LRT and even up to SM Mall of Asia?
    this solves the inconvenience of commuting from BGC to Makati CBD which usually takes a taxi ride?
    Government don't know this because they don't take public transportation

    If they can fix the MRT to be efficient, connect it to LRT 1 at SM North/Trinoma then have another convenient link to Ortigas CBD (sort of loop service) and to BGC, I will really leave my car at home but for now-- it's a BIG NO!

    to really professionalize and make efficient public transportation, buses drivers and conductors must be paid fixed and decent wages, same with jeepney drivers and remove the medieval boundary system. This way, drivers can load/unload only at designated stops, won't engage in racing, won't linger at corners and be more disciplined too

    pictures source unknown as of this time

    Bus Terminals in Cubao
    Bus Station in Pasay/Taft/LRT Buendia
    Bus Stations in Pasay Taft EDSA Rotonda

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    posted by GingGoy @ 10:28 PM,


    At Jan 8, 2016, 3:37:00 PM, Blogger alan.navx said...

    Until when will these buses ply the Edsa route? I was able to ride once and might have to do it more often. A bit pricier than the regular aircon bus fare, but definitely much more comfortable and relaxing.


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