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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Ayala Center PUV Terminal

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Posted by vernon go , , , ,
It was rainy during its opening
Today, Ayala Center Cebu officially opened its new PUV terminal. It may look smaller, but don't let your eyes fool you. The structure is combined with sound aesthetics and design saving utilization into it. It has exactly the same area of the previous open terminal near Mariott hotel (2,000sqm). But actually this has more area that it has a 2nd floor which makes it 4,000sqm all in all.

From the PUV View facing West Entry Wing
The new PUV Terminal is located across the west entry of Ayala Center cebu mall along Archbishop Reyes Avenue, (Near BPI or Mercury Drug) and also Bohol Street. This will be its new home which was achieve with the cooperation of the City of Cebu and CITOM for the re-routing of the Cebu Business park area (Jeepney Routes are basically the same, its just that the drop off point for commuters is now different).

Blessing
Servicing these routes at the upper level accessible to Archbishop Reyes Avenue:
  • Talamban/Pit-os - 62C/62B
  • SM - 03Q Ayala-SM
  • Lahug - 04M
  • 5 routes for V-Hire (Opon, Consolacion, Liloan, Balamban/Asturias, Tuburan)
Here is a sampler view of the jeepney queue station
Lower Level for south and down town bound accessible via Bohol street:
  • Guadalupe - 06H
  • Colon - 14D
  • Labangon - 12L
  • Mandaue - 22B
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony despite the rain
Present during the opening were Ayala Malls, Cebu Holdings Inc., CITOM, and some City Council Officials & personnel. Blessing, Ribbon Cutting, Cocktails and brunch was served during the event.

Here are your VIPs
The same rule-dynamics still apply on the new terminal; only accredited jeepneys are allowed to load up inside the terminal whilst non-accredited ones can access but cannot stay and load up in the terminal (Accreditation is done with CITOM).

On the opening with the 1st PUV coming in
Ground breaking and Construction for this PUV Terminal project was done only last August 2010. In roughly 4++months, the Php53Million project is finished and ready to serve consumer-commuters.

New Food Stalls
Facility Overview:
  • 2 storey PUV Terminal connecting two roads: Archbishop Reyes Avenue and Bohol Street
  • Inside, it looks similar to the Terraces parking area with the latest space utilization design and technologies
  • There are 7 Food stalls all in all (2 at the 2nd level and 5 in the lower level)
  • Restrooms are also available (1 Male and Female CRs at top while on the lower level is prioritized for PWDs - Persons with Disabilities)
  • 2 Guard Structures and stairways
  • Awesome Structural Engineering and Architecture!
Yes that is the inside of the PUV? Can you imagine to that? waaa soo nice
So, do you still think that this transfer of drop of point is annoying, pissing you off, an inconvenience? Hold that thought for now. What do you think will happen to the old open space-parking-terminal on the east entry?

Sosyal Hands down
What is the price of your change in commute routes due to the PUV Terminal Transfer? READ on...yes yes...read!!! a few more lines...you can do it...This is just a sneak peak but, here goes: prepare for the TERRACES Phase 2! Another Ayala Malls Expansion which will bring in new Food choices, brands of products or services that are none-existent yet in Cebu!!!

This calls for a big SMILE :-)
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