Bus service over campus to cease21 November 2017
Bus line 104 is proving insufficiently profitable. From December 10 the service will no longer ride over the campus. This has recently been decided by TU/e and the Eindhoven Region Collaborative Alliance (Samenwerkingsverband Regio Eindhoven). The number of employees using the service has been particularly disappointing. The following bus stops will be discontinued: Laplace Square (opposite the Traverse building), De Lismortel (at the corner of Fontys PABO and the Paviljoen), De Rondom across from Differ, and De Rondom Zuid (at the corner of BBC and Echo).
“We had expected and hoped that more employees would use the bus,” explains Martin Boers, head of Internal Affairs (DIZ). Line 104 was launched in February 2015 as a pilot, following the introduction of paid parking on campus, and shuttles between the station and campus four times in the rush hours ( (7-9 and 16-18 hours), taking in four stops. Boers: “It was intended as a solution for both students and employees, but in practice it has been used mainly by students. That's unprofitable for the bus company. As TU/e we would have to contribute a hundred thousand euros a year to keep the bus service on campus, and that's too much.” According to Boers, most employees walk from the station or use a public transport bicycle (OV-fiets).
The bus stops on the TU/e grounds will no longer be used. Various other bus stops are located near the campus: the Hermes bus depot on the Dorgelolaan; level with TNO on the Dorgelolaan, at the Maxima Medical Center on the Ds. T. Fliednerstraat, and on the J.F. Kennedylaan.
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