New School Buses for YCIS Beijing!
We are excited to announce that a fleet of brand new school buses will very soon be in operation at Yew Chung International School of Beijing!
The small, medium and large school buses, branded in brilliant YCIS Beijing red, visited our school campus last Friday. Parents and staff had the opportunity to view the buses – and all provided very positive feedback.
While our present buses have served students well for several years, there were certain changes that we wanted to bring about before the start of the new school year. The replacement buses are brand new, fitted with the latest health and safety features, and will provide an improved service to our students – as well as a shiny new look for our school!
When will the new buses be introduced?
The new buses will be introduced from Monday 4th June 2018, and will then continue operation in the new school year in August.
Why did we choose this new company?
We invited six renowned bus service providers to apply for the contract, and after a period of careful research and discussion we settled on Tian Ma Tong Chi 天马通驰. Established in 2006, Tian Ma Tong Chi provides bus services to many of the leading international schools around Beijing and top-tier companies including Baidu, Alibaba and Mercedes-Benz. We are confident they will be able to provide an excellent service for our families.
What are some of the key features these buses have?
Health and safety improvements were our primary focus when selecting the new buses. We hope that parents and children will find the new buses to be of a very high standard.
- All buses are fitted with a PM 2.5 air purification system. Now our students will breathe clean filtered air all day at school, and when they travel to and from school as well
- Three-point seatbelts for additional safety
- Security cameras throughout the vehicles
- Emergency exit and emergency access points
- Fire extinguishers on board
- Fully air conditioned and heated
- All drivers are fully trained and will provide a professional service in uniform
- The buses are a bright YCIS Beijing red, with school logo and branding
Are there going to be any changes to bus stops and timetables?
We will start to use the buses at the beginning of June. There will be no changes to bus stops and timetables before the end of the school year. From the beginning of next term, August 20th, we will make some minor adjustments to timetabling and stops. All parents will be informed of these changes.
Who will supervise the journeys? Are the bus Ayis the same?
Our intention is to keep most of our existing Ayis and drivers – we have a lot of trust in them and they have provided us with excellent service to date. New drivers and Ayis will be trained to meet our high standards of safety and ensure that the children – especially our youngest – feel comfortable and happy travelling to and from school.
If you have any questions about the new buses, please feel free to contact Shirley Guo, our Bus Coordinator, who will be glad to help: SchoolBus@bj.ycef.com.
We look forward to welcoming the new fleet in June!