Quezon City LGU to implement bus interchange system

Published December 20, 2020, 5:06 PM

by Minka Klaudia Tiangco

In a bid to make travel easier for commuters, the Quezon City government added more stops and adjusted the schedule of its free Q City Bus turning it into an interchange system.

Commuters can transfer from one bus to another in stops where buses plying different routes meet. These are at E. Rodriguez-Gilmore Interchange, Kalayaan-Kamias Interchange, Aurora-Katipunan Interchange and the QC Hall Interchange.

“We are constantly adjusting our stops and schedules to adapt to the needs and requests of our commuters. We want to make their daily commute much easier and smoother,” said Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte Sunday (Dec. 20). 

The city government adjusted the interval of buses leaving the terminals on weekdays from 12 to 20 minutes during peak hours and 30 minutes during off-peak hours to allow commuters more time to board another bus.   

Additional stops have also been added along the routes to make it easier for commuters to reach their destination.

The Q City Bus System was launched on December 7 following a memorandum of agreement between the city government and the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to help provide additional transportation to commuters.

It has eight routes — Quezon City Hall to Cubao (vice versa), Litex/IBP Road to Quezon City Hall (vice versa), Welcome Rotunda to Aurora Blvd./Katipunan Ave. (vice versa), General Luis to Quezon City Hall (vice versa), Mindanao Avenue cor. Quirino Highway to Quezon City Hall (vice versa), Quezon City Hall to Robinson’s Magnolia (vice versa), Quezon City Hall to Ortigas Avenue Extension (vice versa) and Quezon City Hall to Munoz (vice versa)

The program is open to the public during its initial run, but the city government plans to eventually require passengers to present the soon-to-be-released QCitizen ID Card.

On December 24, the QC Bus Service will run only from 6 am to 4 pm.

There will be no trips on December 25, 30, 31 and January 1.