|The new Bến Thành bus terminal on Hàm Nghi Street in HCM City’s District 1 officially opened to the public on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The new Bến Thành bus terminal on Hàm Nghi Street in HCM City’s District 1 opened to the public on Thursday.
The 5,600 sq.m facility serving 33 bus routes is located only 200 metres away from the old one, which was recently demolished to make way for construction of the city’s first metro line.
The new station features eight 6m-long waiting areas which are divided into two lanes, one for pick-up and one for drop-off passengers. Each lane is handicapped-accessible.
The station has two information booths and 12 electronic screens with internet access for passengers to check bus route info, schedules and newspapers.
Modern public toilets are also built to maximise convenience for users of public transport.
Total investment cost is VNĐ8.5 billion (US$374,800), including VNĐ7 billion for buying equipment.
Bến Thành bus terminal was built in 1956 and has since remained one of the most important transport hubs in the city. — VNS