Current Affairs

Current Affairs




JUTC route changes take effect
Observer Reporter
Tuesday, January 07, 2003



JUTC buses parked in Kingston. The state-run bus company says route changes are to streamline the service and achieve greater efficiency.

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) yesterday instituted a number of changes to its routes, which the state-run bus company said were aimed at streamlining the service and achieving greater efficiency.

In Eastern Kingston, Routes 84 and 87 were replaced with Route 85. The new service runs from North Parade via East Queen Street along Paradise Street, Michael Manley Boulevard, Sea Breeze Avenue, Mountain View Avenue, Norman Avenue, Lucas Road, Windward Road to Rennock Lodge.

The new Route 85 will operate at 16-minute intervals during morning peak hours (6:00 am to 9.00) and evenings (4:00 pm to 7:00 pm) while there will be a 20-minute waiting period in the off-peak, the JUTC said.

A circular service, Route 73a, was also introduced, originating at Chandos Place in Papine and travelling via Cross Roads, Camp Road, East Queen Street and Orange Street to West Parade, continuing along Spanish Town Road to Hagley Park Road, Half Way Tree and up Hope Road to Liguanea and Papine. Route 73b will operate in the opposite direction.

At the same time, Route 45 (Meadowbrook to Cross Roads) was discontinued while Route 51 (Three Miles-Half Way Tree) and Route 60 Papine-Downtown will no longer operate during off-peak periods.