Provincial buses at Araneta City Terminal will be moved to the new bus port
Big boxes of biscuits, crowded hallways and long queues at the counters.
These were the usual scenes at the Araneta City Bus Terminal for more than a decade during every All Saints’ Day break or long vacation.
However, this part of the terminal will soon be replaced by nearly empty walkways and dark empty ticket counters, as the management has decided to transfer all its provincial bus lines to a nearby bus port from October 26.
Araneta City bus terminal property manager Mon Legazpi said the terminal was serving passengers well, but it was time to move to a location with better facilities.
The terminal handled between 5,000 and 7,000 passengers a day until the Department of Transportation opened provincial routes to other bus terminals.
“Long year 2019 talaga pag ganitong panahon Halloween all the holidays drunk dito. The only traffic we had before was bus or bus traffic or tawid-dagat and naipon les pasahero dito,” he said. he declares.
The new location of Araneta City Bus Port is minutes from the old terminal. It is on the ground floor of Manhattan Heights Tower D Romulo Avenue, Araneta City in Quezon City, across from Ali Mall.
The building has better seating, a concierge, an air-conditioned terminal, a nursing room and cleaner restrooms.
It also has a centralized ticket office. Management said they want their provincial bus riders to have a better and more comfortable travel experience.
“So that the passenger gets more out of our facilities that we have there. Hanggang sa makasanayan na nila, not just Undas na baka before Christmas,” Legazpi said.
Araneta City Bus Port management said it hopes the new LTFRB officials will consider their appeal to restore the terminal to its old and longer routes to and from the Bicol and Visayas regions.
These routes represent 90% of their previous commuter volume. With current routes, terminal management said it only serves about 1,000 people a day. Management also said the new bus port is designed to accommodate longer journeys.
Management said it would open the new bus port at 4 a.m. on Wednesday. The former site of the provincial bus station will be used by jeepneys and some city buses.
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