Wonderful Winter Olympics | 1197 staff, 38 routes, Zhangjiakou competition area 463 buses so precise operation

2022-04-28 0 By

Zhangjiakou, the core area of Beijing Winter Olympic Games, runs a bus team.The team consists of 1,197 staff from Zhangjiakou and Shijiazhuang. They dispatch and drive 463 buses, responsible for 38 routes in the core area, transporting athletes and related staff between hotels and venues.As of February 11th, they had delivered 19,600 flights without error.This team is how accurate operation, Hebei Daily reporters have in-depth understanding.Han Suk, the bus driver, is conducting a pre-departure check.Zhao Chunli said, “I feel my cheeks are broken because I talk too much.” When I called Rui on the phone, a hoarse “Hello” said, “I feel much better today. I was busier in the days before the tournament and I slept less than 2 hours a day.”Rui said.Busy, because the daily work schedule too many variables.Rui Yongqiang is the deputy commander of the bus team in Zhangjiakou Competition Area. He has to make a relatively accurate bus number and bus deployment plan every day. However, it is very difficult.According to the regulations of the International Olympic Committee, the bus team of Zhangjiakou Competition Area is mainly responsible for the traffic guarantee of six groups of people in the core area:Athletes and team officials, technical officials, Olympic Broadcasting Service companies (OBS) and rights holders (RHB), news media, Olympic family (International Olympic Committee, National/regional Olympic Committees, international Sports Federations, etc.), market development partners.According to the travel characteristics of different groups, the bus team is divided into TA team of athletes, DDS team of news media and TG team of staff. TG line serves about 5000 people. “This line is also the line with the most variable.There is more demand for personalized travel.”Rui yongqiang introduced that every day they will collect the number of passengers and destinations from each hotel the next day, but many people’s travel time and number is not certain, it is necessary to consider the deployment of vehicles.Rui said that sometimes at 3 or 4 o ‘clock in the morning, even foreign athletes’ teams report their travel needs, and they also need to work out travel plans in time.”There are many details to be connected every day, not only ‘no overlapping of partitions, no crossing of streamline, strict interface control, and no crossing of personnel’, but also ‘point-to-point, one-stop’ transportation organization for personnel in the closed loop to avoid ‘out-of-loop’ and ‘broken loop’ phenomena.I feel like I’m breaking my cheek talking too much.”Rui yongqiang laughed.After the route plan is approved by the International Olympic Committee, it will be uploaded through a software named “Winter Olympics Pass”. Mobile phones can check the departure time and destination of buses in Zhangjiakou competition area, which is equivalent to a convenient bus software in the competition area.On Feb. 4, the bus team operated all day for the opening ceremony.”We mobilized more than 60 vehicles to transport more than 700 athletes and team officials from the village to chongli high-speed railway station in a closed loop. They will be taken back to their hotel after the closing ceremony.””Some athletes may choose to adapt to the venue in Zhangjiakou for the next day’s competition, so we need to make timely adjustments,” Rui said.The transfer work lasted until 5:30 a.m. on The 5th, and from 6:00 p.m., he had to start scheduling the bus transit plan for the 5th, so he stayed up all night.From 5th, zhangjiakou Olympic Games area has finished the foreign athletes to leave, in order to better implementation of the closed loop, these athletes and related staff from the hotel, winter Olympic village to Beijing airport bus.”But it is difficult to determine how many people leave at a time and when, especially at night, so we operate 24 hours a day to ensure that people leaving the country do not miss their flights.”For quarantine reasons, no more than 50 percent of passengers are allowed on each bus, and buses with 40 seats will leave when they reach the 19-passenger limit.This undoubtedly speeds up the cycle frequency of vehicle operation.”The organising committee’s requirement is for trains to run 10 minutes apart, but for three hours before and three hours after the games we are running every five minutes.”Rui yongqiang introduced that this is in order to avoid passengers waiting too long, they in addition to shorten the departure time, for the occurrence of dense passenger situation, the arrangement of full and fixed departure synchronized operation.The bus is picking up the athletes.”The first pathfinding test, I did” “the biggest bend, I could not see the opposite car when turning.Han Shuo, a driver of the bus team, said on Feb 11 that he was in charge of the TA-3 line, which runs between the athletes’ class station at the Winter Olympics Village in Zhangjiakou and the national Ski jumping center.This line is one of the most difficult routes in the core of Zhangjiakou competition area.”This road is the only way to the National Ski Jumping Center. There are four S turns in total. At the steepest point, the slope is around 20 degrees, and at the narrowest point, the 9.5-meter bus can only pass by one car.”According to Han shuo, once the 9.5-meter bus passes up and down, the dispatcher will inform other vehicles not to pass through the intercom, so as not to miss the bus.”I did the first pathfinding test on this line.”Han Shuo is a conductor of Zhangjiakou Public Transport Group Co., LTD., with 15 years of driving experience. During the maximum daily traffic special test of Zhangjiakou Competition area from February 19 to 20, 2021, Han Shuo was driving the special test of the up and down routes and drop-off points of the National Ski Jumping Center.”There was a stopping point at the national center for ski jumping distance now stopping point of about 100 meters, the test of 9.5 meters bus stands a turn around, to turn the steering wheel to the limit, my driving technology can complete turn around, but when turning vehicle parts of impending, finally in order to ensure safety, stopping point moved to a safer place now.”Han Shuo said.Apart from this route, the route to Genting Ski Park, known locally as the “Eight Horses”, is just as treacherous.”Babima road is the only access to the Venue of Genting in Zhangjiakou.The road is divided into two sides, with an upward slope of nearly 40 degrees.As the whole road passes through rock formations, spring water flows out all year round, forming ice patches in the low-lying areas of the road, which can be dangerous for vehicles.”Bus team TA shift leader Wei Yan introduced.Team from shijiazhuang and zhangjiakou chosen experienced long bus, but take into account the shijiazhuang bus long mountain road driving less, all involved on the mountain, all shall be the responsibility of the public transportation group co., LTD., the conductor of zhangjiakou, even so, they also need to pass special training.”We map out the route in advance and then draw a map for drivers to familiarize themselves with not only the route they are driving but also the road network around them.”Rui said.As the head of the bus team, Rui also had to work out various plans to deal with emergencies such as vehicle breakdown.”Once this happens, the plan is immediately activated, and the standby vehicle quickly moves the passengers from the vehicle, but the driver has to follow the vehicle in the vehicle and tow it back to the storage yard, so that a closed loop can be achieved.”There are 17 hotels in the core area, two competition venues, several owner’s units, and the bus team circulates between these locations every day. As of February 12, they have received five thank-you letters from different venues.Closed loop management is required for bus operation.Zhang Jinquan: “Drink less water, don’t go to the toilet” Car Storage yard — Prince Miyuan Hotel — South Wing Hotel — Mountain News Center — Genting Hotel –packC District –packA DistrictThis is the route of Feng Jucai, the bus team driver of TG01 line, on February 11. It took feng 55 minutes to reach the 8.8 km short stops.”The speed is no higher than 30 km/h and even less than 10 km/h in special areas.The reason for driving so slowly is to ensure traffic safety.”‘Driving slowly is also challenging for a 14-year veteran driver,’ Mr. Feng said.At 1 o ‘clock in the morning of January 26, it snowed in Zhangjiakou race area, feng Jucai even drove out of the 5 km/h ultra-low speed, “that trip was downhill, skidding badly, the brake could not stop, the vehicle almost slid down.Feng Jucai said, he was holding the steering wheel, thinking of just joined the bus team when the old driver spoke of experience – more to have snow rolling, do not roll the ice rut, he slowly toward the snow has not been crushed over the direction.Night, four or five passengers on the bus, no one knew Feng Jucai nervous sweat.In fact, 814 bus drivers like Feng are real “old drivers”.They came from Shijiazhuang Public Transport Corporation and Zhangjiakou Public Transport Group Co., LTD., and went through multiple screening.”No accident has been reported within 2 years, A1 or A3 driver’s license is held, and the driving experience is more than 3 years.”TG Route 2 is introduced to zhang Jinquan, the person in charge.These carefully selected drivers also have a lot to overcome.The bus team lives more than 20 kilometers away from the storage yard. “Our first bus leaves at 5 o ‘clock, and most of the first bus drivers leave at 4 o ‘clock.”Zhang jinquan said.In fact, the first bus for the event starts at 6:30 a.m., but the drivers have to arrive at work one hour in advance to “heat up the bus in advance so that passengers can get on the bus without freezing.”For example, on Feb. 11, Mr. Han’s flight started at 10:30, but to ensure punctuality, he took the 7:30 bus to the storage yard.The first bus has departure time, but the last bus leaves the venue when the last passenger leaves.”In the evenings, we have a wider gap between shifts, but we have athletes taking urine tests, foreign journalists doing programmes because of jet lag and other staff returning to their hotels.We coordinate with the stadiums, and when there is no one in the stadium, we will return to the last bus.”Rui said.The last bus usually returns in the early morning of the next day. “On this shift, we try to make the monitor bear more responsibilities, because it is particularly difficult at this time and the sight is not good at night.”Feng Jucai was the monitor of his class.In order to close the loop, bus drivers have to get off the bus only after returning to the storage yard, and pick up and drop off passengers in the courtyard of the hotel, “drinking less water and not going to the toilet.”Han Shuo said.A further difficulty is the uncertainty of demand for cars.”From February 7th to 9th, we dispatched 186 drivers to team 2 of TG shift. There were 190 drivers in our group.”Zhang Jinquan introduced that on February 11, when the reporter interviewed them, they were responsible for seven lines, sent 86 drivers, arranged 53 people on duty, in order to deal with possible passenger peak at any time.In the core area, there is no communication between drivers and passengers, and physical isolation is also carried out between the two, but Feng is quite happy that he has more than once encountered foreign passengers thumbs up. “I feel that we have also made a contribution to the Winter Olympics.”(Baiyun from Hebei Daily) Pay attention to Hebei News network for the latest news in Hebei.