Unlike any usual bus, the Kaohsiung Double Decker Bus has an open upper deck. The bus is 12.2 meters long, 2.5 meters wide and 4 meters tall, making it the tallest large-sized vehicle in Taiwan. Ahead of all other buses in the country, this bus has an environment-friendly base which helps to reduce carbon emissions. The lower deck contains nine seats, one wheelchair area and some more space for standing passengers. There are 38 seats on the upper deck, 10 of which are in an enclosed air-conditioned zone and 28 of which are in an open-air zone. The front and back bus doors are equipped with an infrared sensor system which prevents passengers from being hurt by closing and opening doors. To ensure the uttermost road safety, the bus even has Lane Departure Warning System and Collision Warning System.
Presently there are the East-West and South-North routes. The East-West route which starts from the Kaohsiung Cultural Center in the East and stops at Gushan Ferry Pier in the West takes passengers to explore Kaohsiung’s history and culture. The South-Noth route is more focused on fashion, running between Kaohsiung Train Station in the North and Dream Mall in the South. This route includes the city’s major shopping malls and department stores, as well as new scenic spots. The routes are fascinating in their own ways. All tourists are cordially invited to take the bus and appreciate Kaohsiung’s beauty from a unique view.
*To ensure passenger and traffic safety, please abide by the following rules:
- While the bus is moving, passengers on the upper deck should fasten their seatbelts and may not get up to walk around.
- To avoid electric shocks, use of umbrellas is strictly forbidden on the upper deck.
Please consider the information provided on the official Kaohsiung BUS website correct in case of any change in this information.