Buses are among the most important vehicles for transportation. They play a vital role in the fast, efficient and safe transport of commuters. Here are some interesting facts about bus stations or terminal in the world.
Millennium Park Bus Depot – World’s Largest Bus Station
The largest bus station in the world is Millennium Park Bus Depot in the city of Delhi, India. Its parking area can accommodate 1,000 buses. It is larger than Tel Aviv Central Bus Station by 3 acre.
Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus – World’s Biggest Bus Terminus
With an area of 150,000 m2, the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus is considered as the biggest bus terminus in Asia and in the world. This modern, state-of-the-art bus terminus is located in Chennai, India. It is accredited with the ISO 9001:2000 quality certification for its quality management and excellence.
Port Authority Bus Terminal – World’s Busiest Bus Station By Volume of Traffic
The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the world’s bus station in terms of volume of traffic. It is located in Manhattan, New York City, New York and serves as a terminus and departure point for both commuter bus routes as well as for long-distance intercity routes. The bus station serves 7,200 buses and about 200,000 people on an average weekday.
Kamppi Center – Europe’s Largest Underground Bus Station
Kamppi Center in Helsinki, the capital of Finland is Europe’s largest underground bus station. This complex in the Kamppi district in the heart of Helsinki was the largest singular construction site in Finland’s history.
Tiete Bus Terminal – Largest Bus Station in South America
The Tiete Bus Terminal, with an area of 120,000 m², is South America’s largest bus station. It is located in the district of Santana in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. It serves the 21 states and 1,010 cities in 5 Latin American countries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. There are 65 bus companies, 135 ticket counters, and 304 bus lines and accommodate up to 90,000 passengers everyday.
Tel Aviv Central Bus Station – World’s Second Largest Bus Station
With an area of 230,000 m², Tel Aviv Central Bust Station in Israel is the second largest bus station in the world. This bus station, which is also known as the New Central Bus Station, is Tel Aviv’s main bus station. The bus station started its operation in 1993.
Preston Bus Station – Western Europe’s 2nd Largest Bus Station
This bus station has a capacity of 80 double-decker buses and is regarded as the second largest bus station in Western Europe. Its multi-storey car park can accommodate 1,100 cars.