By Euro Weekly News Media • 05 September 2011 • 17:13
ALICANTE’S new bus terminal opens to the public. All bus operators will run from the new station except long-distance routes to Madrid, Barcelona and Andalucia by the operator Alsa which will not begin operations until Monday September 12, due to problems with advance ticket sales.
The only change for users of Subus group are lines six (Juan XXIII), nine (Playa de San Juan) and 24 (Alicante University), which have moved their shuttle service to the new station.
Most services will be in operation today including ticketing, cleaning, security, maintenance, and the information desk, but it will be 15 days before the terminal is fully equipped with the rest of the services.
There will be 24-hour private security guards on duty as well as local police officers, station director Julio Garcia Canto has assured. “Security is fundamental to change the perception that people had of the old station,” he said. “The new facilities offer travelers a clean, safe, comfortable, functional, accessible and enjoyable experience.”
The station previously was put into service for one hour in a test run conducted by Mr Garcia. “Everything is working correctly for arrivals and departures and is ready to roll,” he said.
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