Feeder hub stations for Belait bus network identified

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BELAIT

THE Land Transport Department (LTD) has identified three spots for Belait’s feeder hub stations, which allow those living far from Seria and Kuala Belait to be more connected to the two towns.

The three spots, said LTD Director Dr Hj Supry Hj Ladi, includes an area next to Masjid Kg Sungai Liang, an area next to the entrance to Lumut National Housing Plan (RPN) along the Seria-Lumut Highway and an area within the Politeknik Lumut for the other residents of Kg Lumut.

The feeder hub stations will see feeder buses dropping off passengers from specific stops around the RPN Lumut, Kg Lumut and Mukim Liang for them to ride the intra-district buses that are headed for the bus terminals in Seria and Kuala Belait.

Three expressways have also been identified, he said, which will be labelled accordingly. Each of these Expressways will be making its way to all of these feeder hub stations before transporting passengers to Seria.

Expressway 1 (E-1) will be heading from Jerudong to the Politeknik Lumut via the Telisai-Lumut Highway, while the Expressway 2 (E-2) will be using the Telisai Route before turning around and head to Seria via the new highway.

“While the Expressway 3 (E-3) will also be going along the same route, but will be heading to Seria via the route within Lumut,” he said.

In a previous story, the LTD had identified five public bus routes in Belait, where besides from the circular routes around Kuala Belait and Seria, there are also two routes going to and fro the two towns. The other route, said Dr Hj Supry, would be transporting passengers to and fro Kg Baru and Seria as his department sees the need to do so considering the growing population in Kg Baru – but the buses used will be a smaller one considering the condition of the road.

He also said that the circular route around Seria will also make a stop at the Sultan Bolkiah Vocational School. All of the plans, said the LTD director, had already been included in the Expression of Interest (EOI) published recently, calling those from the private sector to come up with the best plans on how to proceed with the infrastructure.

As the specific spots and the infrastructure would also belong to other parties including government ministries, Dr Hj Supry said his department will be the mediator to these agencies, should there those interested to develop the infrastructure further.

Despite few proposals coming in after the department has announced its EOI, he said the LTD is still welcoming any interested parties from the private sector to submit their proposal for the best model to develop these infrastructures.

The Brunei Times