Legazpi Grand Central Terminal

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Legazpi Grand Central Terminal
Legaspi Grand Central Terminal.jpg
LocationLegazpi, Albay
Coordinates13°08′40″N 123°44′42″E / 13.1445°N 123.7451°E / 13.1445; 123.7451
Operated byLKY Group[1]
City Government of Legazpi
Bus stands30
Bus operators
  • ALPS The Bus
  • DLTBCo
  • Philtranco
  • Bicol Isarog Transport System Incorporated (BITSI)
  • Queen's Express
  • Superlines
  • Raymond Transportation
  • Don Don Liner
  • RMB Bicol Express Transport
ConnectionsLKY Metro Transport and Lifestyle Hub
History
Opened9 July 2009 (2009-07-09)

The Legazpi Grand Central Terminal is the first state-of-the-art transport terminal in Bicol Region of the Philippines, and covers an area of about 3.9 hectares. It is located at Legazpi Port District, Legazpi, Albay. The terminal facility is developed and operated by the LKY Group, a land developer based in Bicol Region along with the City Government of Legazpi through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). The undertaking that was completed without the local government spending anything being done under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) scheme.[2]

It houses to over 30 buses, with stalls and restos inside the terminal.[3][4][5] The development of the terminal along with the adjacent LKY Metro Transport and Lifestyle Hub costs PhP 300 Million.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Aerial Shot of the terminal

Its first-rate terminal services are equipped with a well mapped-out system. The terminal operation includes high-end monitors hooked up to the system and a computerized entrance and exit for maximum security. It also manages the operation and interface of various land–based transport services such as buses, jeepneys, filcabs and tricycles thus ensuring fast and efficient terminal operations and making travel easier.[3]

Legazpi Grand Central Terminal also houses restaurants, souvenir shops and shopping centers.

Connections[edit]

The terminal is connected with a jeepney and UV Express Transport hub called LKY Metro Transport and Lifestyle Hub.[3][6] It houses jeepney transports and utility van service (UV Express) that can serve passengers from the terminal directly to small towns near Legazpi City, including a jeep that will serve as a direct service to the iconic Mount Mayon. Like the Legazpi Grand Central Terminal, it also houses restaurants, souvenir shops, and shopping centers.

Here are some of the destinations of jeepneys and air-conditioned vans in LKY Metro Transport and Lifestyle Hub:

  • Bacacay
  • Banquerohan
  • Bigaa
  • Bonga
  • Buenavista
  • Buyuan
  • Camalig
  • Donsol
  • Guinobatan
  • Homapon
  • Iriga
  • Libon
  • Ligao
  • Manito
  • Nabua
  • Naga
  • OAS
  • Padang
  • Pilar
  • Pio Duran
  • Polangui
  • San Francisco
  • Sorsogon
  • Sto Domingo
  • Tabaco
  • Tiwi

Nearby Shopping Centers and Landmarks[edit]

Aside from the shopping stalls that is located at the terminal's premises, the terminal is located near Pacific Mall and Yashano Mall where goers can shop for souvenirs.[7] Fronting the terminal is the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation. In 2016, SM Savemore has just opened nearby.

By 2018, SM City Legazpi will rise at the vacant lot right next to the bus terminal. The mall which will be connected to the bus terminal will start construction by January 2017. The mall will open on September 14, 2018.[8][9]

Direct routes[edit]

The terminal has direct routes being offered by several bus companies in the Philippines:

Ticketing offices[edit]

An Alps The Bus N 767 embarking passengers at the Legazpi Grand Central Terminal

The terminal houses ticketing offices of several bus companies that serves the terminal. Though not all bus companies that has services along the terminal does have ticketing office inside for the tickets of some bus companies are sold along embarkation inside the bus:

Remarks[edit]

The Legazpi City Grand Central Terminal has been dubbed as an example of a profitable public-private partnership program (PPP) and the city is among 10 winners recognized for excellence in local governance through its PPP undertakings.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legazpi Grand Terminal | LKY Group". lkygroup.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  2. ^ a b c Inquirer, Philippine Daily. "Legazpi City celebrates Galing Pook, other awards". newsinfo.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  3. ^ a b c "Legazpi Grand Terminal | LKY Group". lkygroup.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  4. ^ "Points of interest nearby LKY Metro Transport and Lifestyle Hub, Legazpi City, Philippines". nearbyph.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  5. ^ Byahero. "Byahero". byaheroph.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  6. ^ Lagalag. "Legazpi City's Jeepney & UV Express Terminals". Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  7. ^ "Local Transport Legazpi". Jeepney Guide. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  8. ^ "SM City Legazpi to rise next year | Bicol Mail". www.bicolmail.com. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  9. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "SM City mall to rise in Legazpi next year". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2016-11-17.