New EDSA Ayala bus terminal opens ahead of holiday rush
The new EDSA Ayala station serves southbound city buses, modern jeepneys, PUVs and some point-to-point buses. It is expected to accommodate 300,000 passengers per day.
MANILA, Philippines – EDSA Carousel Buses and other southbound city buses have moved their Ayala stop to a newly opened terminal.
From Saturday November 19, the EDSA Ayala Busway station began operations in Bay 1 of its new site in the One Ayala Building. Buses previously stopped at the edge of the EDSA sidewalk.
The new station, located at the corner of EDSA and Avenue Ayala, is equipped with three bays that can each accommodate nine buses simultaneously. All three bays are expected to be fully operational by April 2023.
According to Ayala Land, the station can serve up to 300,000 passengers per day, with terminals serving southbound city buses and point-to-point buses to FTI, Alabang, Sta. Rosa-Balibago and Biñan. Modern jeepneys and PUVs will also have access to the terminal.
Northbound passengers access the station via the McKinley-Ayala Skywalk. A connection to the MRT3 Ayala station will also be open by December 2022.
“The EDSA Ayala Bus Station will benefit mall employees, Makati Central Business District employees, as well as holiday shoppers,” Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista said at the station’s grand opening. road on Friday 18 November.
The opening complements the Department for Transport’s recent announcement of free 24/7 EDSA Carousel bus rides from December 1-31. She also arrives in time for the surge in commuters from Metro Manila during the holiday season.
“With the Christmas season fast approaching, we expect this bus station to ease the hardships for commuters during the holidays,” Bautista said. – Rappler.com