Transfer made easy! Taichung Bus Terminal adds 12 additional routes

The Transportation Bureau of the Taichung City Government has planned 12 additional routes to enter Taichung Bus Terminal. (Courtesy of Taichung City Gov't)

The Transportation Bureau of the Taichung City Government has planned 12 additional routes to enter Taichung Bus Terminal.

From Nov. 30, Platform A hosts bus routes 300, 309 and 310 to Taiwan Avenue, Platform B includes 5 bus routes to Chongde Road, Platform C features 4 bus routes to Beitun Road, and Platform D sees 3 bus routes to Yizhong Commercial District and Fengchia Commercial District.

The new system makes it easier for people to transfer to and from Taichung Railway Station by bus.

In addition, the previous taxi stand at Platform C are now be moved to Xinmin Street. The pick-up area originally situated at Platform D is now relocated to entrance 3A of the underground parking lot of Taichung Railway Station.

Xinmin Street’s pick-up area is now available for drop-off only. The Taichung City Government encourages passengers to utilize the underground pick-up area.

The Director-general of Transportation, Yeh Chao-Fu, pointed out that Taichung Bus Terminal is close to Taichung Railway Station and Kuo-Kuang Bus Taichung Station There are approximately a hundred or so bus routes and highway coach routes passing by the station.

It is located at the transportation hub of Taichung City, but as of now, only bus routes 300, 309, and 310 have stops in Taichung Bus Terminal. Passengers transferring from train to bus still need to walk to stations on Minzu Road, Chenggong Road, Taiwan Avenue, and so on.

Director-general Yeh stated that, in order to fully utilize Taichung Bus Terminal, 12 more bus routes will be added to the original 3 entering Taichung Bus Terminal, bringing the number of bus routes to15 in total. In the latest plan, routes 300, 309, and 310 articulated buses will be integrated to stop at Platform A for the convenience of passengers heading for Taiwan Avenue.

Bus routes 12, 58, 65, 71, and 131, which go from Chongde Road to Tanzi, Fengyuan, and Yizhong Commercial District, will stop at Platform B, while bus routes 50, 55, 73, and 75, which pass through Beitun Road to Tanzi, Fengyuan, and the East District, will stop at Platform C.

Passengers taking bus routes 5, 25, and 35 to Yizhong Commercial District and Fengchia Commercial District should board on Platform D. The platform allocation is based on the directions buses will be heading after leaving the station, which helps passengers to find the right platforms and improves transfer efficiency.

Director Yeh further stated that the lane on Jianguo Road entering platforms A, B, C and D has been adjusted to bus-only lane, only buses and official vehicles are allowed. The taxi stand originally situated at platform C has been restored to an area on Xinmin Street.

The pick-up area originally located at Platform D will now be moved to entrance 3A of the underground parking lot of Taichung Railway Station.

Xinmin Street’s pick-up area will now only be available for drop-off. It is advisable that vehicles that are picking up passengers should enter the underground parking lot of Taichung Station from Chenggong Road and Xinmin Street, where a pick-up area is set up at entrance 3A.

There are signs along the way to guide drivers; vehicles also benefit from free parking within 30 minutes. All transfer routes are located indoors, providing protection against the elements. The Taichung City Government urges passengers to make the most of the new adjustments.

The Transportation Bureau also reminded motorists that in order to maintain traffic flow around the bus terminal, the police will double down on traffic enforcement at the entry to Taichung Bus Terminal, the ground-floor bus platforms, the drop-off area, and the taxi stands in accordance with the Road Traffic Management Penalty Regulations.

The Bureau urges motorists to follow the signs and to use the underground parking lot kiss-and-ride.

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