Bến Thành bus terminal has been moved to Hàm Nghi Street in District 1 to make way for the construction of HCM City’s first metro line.—Photo baogiaothong.vn
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – HCM City Management and Operation Centre for Public Transport on October 20 announced that it has started construction on a new Bến Thành bus terminal on Hàm Nghi Street in District 1.
The new bus terminal will cover an area of 5,700 sq.m, featuring 16 bus stops, electronic screens for passengers to check bus route info and schedules, and a public restroom.
Total investment cost is VNĐ7 billion (US$300,000). The construction will be completed in two months.
Bến Thành bus terminal was built in 1956 and has since remained one of the most important transportation hubs in the city.
In April, it was relocated to Hàm Nghi street to give way for the construction of the city’s first metro line.
According to the terminal’s management centre, around 36 bus routes opertating 4,700 daily trips pass through Bến Thành main station, accounting for 30 per cent of the city’s total bus traffic.
Its relocation has not affected bus operations as the new terminal is only 200 metres away.—VNS