There is a new bus route that operates between Dongseongno and Daegu University, Gyeongsan Campus. The bus departs from the bus stop in front of the college of liberal arts and arrives at a bus stop near Samdeok police station. At night, the new bus service travels back to campus. Two buses operate at 17:30 and 18:00. Just the same, two buses run at 23:30 and 24:00.
The service is offered to the students of Daegu University for their convenience. Advanced reservations on a school bus service smart phone app for is required to board the bus. A thousand won is charged for a one way ticket. This service was test-operated over four times between September and October. The university is planning to run the school bus regularly according to the utilization rate.
In addition, the school bus services have been completely overhauled as the new school semester has started. However, there seem to be many places where bus routes do not reach. Since October 2018, university has been started to transform the school bus has been started to transform the school bus system form a free service to apay-per-use service.
Students can transfer to subway lines one or two utilizing the school bus service. However, there is no bus route that goes directly by subway line number three. Students who live along the subway line three have complaints regarding the overhaul of the routes.
An anonymous student who lives near the Yong-gi subway station which is not on a bus route said, “We used to have a route which went by subway line number three, but after the reorganization, it suddenly disappeared. It is quite an arduous journey to take an intra-city but during rush hour.”
Moreover, most students wait for the school bus over an hour after their last class. Furthermore, there is not enough room for students waiting for the bus. Students who live around outskirts of the city feel exhausted since it is nearly 10:00 p.m. when they get back home. “We definitely need another bus running around 4 or 5 o’ clock considering the time classes end” a student who regularly uses an intercity bus to Ulsan said.
Increasing the number of buses to meet the demand of students need to be a priority. The university also needs a reorganization of the bus route that reflects student’s needs.
L.L.F reporter Jane Jeong