Tomb-sweeping Day travel rush ahead

Shenzhen's transport commission will add buses and extend services on the routes that lead to the city’s major cemeteries to enable residents to pay respect to their deceased loved ones during the Qingming Festival, known as Tomb-sweeping Day.

The tomb-sweeping peak is expected to arrive March 31, April 1 and during the Qingming Festival holiday, between April 5 and 7.

The city will add more buses on routes 309, 351, 357, 366, 380B, 61, 651, 8, 812, 9, M268, M295, M309, M359 and M378, which pass Jitian Cemetery in Buji, Longgang District.

Tomb sweepers traveling to Bao’en Fudi Cemetery in Xili can take buses 316, 325, 326, 392, 392, 797, M217 or M345 after getting off at Xili Station on Metro Line 5. The cemetery management will offer a free ride service from Exit B of Liuxiandong Metro Station for elderly and physically challenged people.

Shenzhen Western Bus Group will open temporary buses from the intersection of Donghuan Road and Shangnan Road in Bao’an District to Dawang Cemetery in Shajing, Bao’an District, providing free rides for tomb sweepers who have transferred from buses on routes M253, M254, B789, 779, 780, 781 and 782. The buses will depart at 10-minute intervals between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the Qingming Festival holiday.

Some bus routes, like M260, will be extended to Songshan Cemetery in Songgang, and M52 will be extended to Qili Cemetery in Fuyong, Bao’an District.

(Shenzhen Daily)

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