Tacloban’s new Bus Terminal
My post on the current Robinson’s Mall development as well as on Gaisano Tacloban’s plans has generated a lot of interest from this blog’s readers. Naturally, our kababayans, specially those currently based in faraway places are just too eager to hear “development” news from home.
I also learned that there are still those who are unaware of the operation of the new Tacloban Bus Terminal located at Brgy. Abucay, Tacloban City which has rerouted city-bound public transpo traffic coming from all over the region.
This multi-million-peso project of the city government, financed through a loan from Land Bank of the Philippines and Postal Bank, is among the largest transport terminals in Region 8 and is expected to accommodate the anticipated growth of traffic in the city and hopes to decongest traffic in the Rizal Avenue and Real Streets.
A road has been constructed from the Leyte Progressive High School in Anibong, Tacloban and connects to the Diversion Road in Brgy. Abucay.
Buses are no longer allowed to enter the main city thoroughfares; those coming from the south turn at the Coca-Cola rotunda towards the Diversion Road and on to the new terminal, while those coming from the north go straight to the terminal. There are PUJ’s (Multicabs) which ply the Downtown-Bus Terminal route.
The new bus terminal includes a Commercial Building, a Wet Market, as well as Dry Market buildings some of which are still under construction.
Here are some photos of the new “Tacloban Land Transport Terminal” which actually started partial operations August 15, 2006.
Photos taken September 10, 2007.
Here’s a Google Earth view of the site’s exact location in Tacloban City (click for larger view):
- With thanks to Google Earth.