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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience part 3

Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
Aug 9 – Yesterday, I went to the new terminal again, it was holiday and I expect that there might be few commuters in there, but I saw that there’s a long line in every station. After my appointment in BGC again, I rode the taxi going to SM MOA, because I want to ride the shuttle there and try to avoid the new terminal bec. I don’t want to walk again inside the haunted mall.

It was traffic in Pasay Edsa, and I suspect that the Victory Liner there are causing the massive traffic that starts to build up all the way to Magallanes, so I told the taxi driver to just take me to the new terminal and instead of wasting our time in crawling traffic in Pasay EDSA.

The taxi dropped me off infront of the new terminal and I saw that there’s a taxi bay outside the terminal.
Awesome!!


Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
Front of the terminal


Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
some kind of toll gate booth
I saw an operating booth nearby, not sure if bus needs to pay some kind of fee in using the terminal


Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
thumbs up MMDA!!!

Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
and here’s my horror!!! long lines…


Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
I looked around and here I saw my ride going home – take the Tagaytay bus that takes the Bacoor-Imus route.


Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
More long lines in other stations

Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
In every station they have one line only, bec. the bus takes all the route posted in the sign above.


Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
I decided to walk around and see what’s the offerings of this new terminal to us
here..I saw their small HQ


Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
wow!!! push carts!!!
yes..its real..and you can use this if you have many baggage and will wait for your next bus ride.
There’s a bus monitoring screen at the passengers waiting area, it’s an aircon room with seats and see through glass walls.

Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
the prayer area
no image of Jesus or Mama Mary as of now…

Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
I’m not sure why there’s a shopping cart there.. hahahaa


Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
time to go home!

Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
I spotted this scene at the passengers waiting area.. police forces are having a briefing inside, I also saw lots of media men covering this police briefing. I went inside to check the bus monitor screen, but my interest was diverted when I heard that the police force failed in a “bomb disposal” drill that occurred minutes ago, I heard from their leader, the one talking infront, that the police forces forgot to disposed the 2nd mock up bomb (not a real bomb), the drill gave them new learning that if there’s a bomb, there’s always a 2nd and third.. so massive inspection will be enforced to protect the passengers in the new terminal.

Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
the police leader infront remind them always that they should prepare for the real mccoy
btw, that girl in shirt is GMA reporter Mariz Umali.

So my question about security has been answered. But I hope they install lots of police desk in every corner.

The terminal should have a one way entrance for passengers, and have a separate inspection for all genders, inspection for people who don’t have baggage and with baggage.

Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
Bravo MMDA!!!!
our PWD friends will be happy to read this.. saw some ramps in every bus stations


Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
So I lined up and waiting for the bus, I think I waited for 15 minutes before the bus arrives.

Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
So I’m in!! so smooth and all passengers are seated…and now I enjoy watching a movie with Rated R rating hhahahaa.. kinda annoying when the movie shows up a lot of topless ladies.


Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal experience 3
Thanks for reading my post, I’m not sure if ever I will have another part 4 of my adventure and experience here at the Southwest Integrated Transport Terminal.


My wishlist:
1. FB and Twitter page for the new terminal
2. more comfort rooms
3. Jollibee
4. More security guards or police
5. One way entrance with inspection
6. more food stalls
7. blower fan - to take out those carbon monoxide coming from the bus
8. more bus entrance to the terminal - having one entrance will take more time for your bus to arrive in the station, bec. of the long bus line
9. a visible help desk for passengers
10. Paging system

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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