A new bus terminal developed by property giant Ayala Land is expected to redefine commuter experience.
Located at the corner of Ayala Avenue and EDSA, One Bus Terminal is now open and is seen to service almost one million workers who commute to Makati city on a daily basis.
The transient-oriented development will serve as the Ayala stop of the EDSA Busway, a dedicated median lane for buses initiated by the Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.
The DOTr partnered with Ayala Land to facilitate the transfer of the Ayala stop from its former location at the curbside of EDSA starting November 19.
The entrance is right along Ayala Avenue, making it conveniently accessible to those coming from the Makati Central Business District.
“A large percentage of the daytime population of Makati are commuters, and this is why we give utmost importance to having well-designed public transportation facilities. Being an inclusive city, we would like to ensure that we provide the proper transport infrastructure to serve all members of our community,” said Bobby Dy, Ayala Land president and CEO.
Dy said the bus station is part of a transport hub, offering three terminals that serve South-bound buses, PUVs, and modern jeepneys that can accommodate over 300,000 passengers daily.
Each of the three bays of the One Ayala EDSA Busway station can simultaneously accommodate nine buses on queue, totaling to 27 buses.
The facility is also equipped with restrooms, ample queuing area, seats for PWD, senior citizens and pregnant women, and bike racks.
Passengers headed northbound will have access to the station through the McKinley-Ayala Footbridge which is directly connected to the 2nd Floor of the One Ayala Avenue (OAA).
Aside from the terminal, the mixed-use development has a BPO and retail component and will have a hotel upon its completion.