Public vans are gradually relocated to a new terminal across the Northern Terminal in Bangkok. All services will be transferred by August 1, 2018.
All public vans at Bangkok’s northern bus terminal in the Mochit area (near to Chatuchak Market) will be transferred to a new terminal from August 1st, announced Transport Co, Ltd President Jirasak Yaovatsakul to local media on Monday. Transport Co, Ltd operates the current bus terminal in Mochit.
The new facility just faces the original Mochit Bus Terminal located on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road under the Si Rat expressway.
The new facility is of smaller dimensions and will provide more comfort for passengers while relieving the main bus terminal from congestion. Northern Terminal in Mochit is dedicated to Provincial bus services, in particular to Northern and Northeastern Thailand.
According to Jirasak Yaovatsakul, the new facility is capable of accommodating 30,000 passengers a day as well as 4,500 vans. Currently, Bangkok Northern Terminal registered some 900 vans departures per day.
Ticket kiosks inside the new terminal have been re-organised by regions to offer more convenience to passengers. Restaurants, coffee shops, and convenience stores are available for passengers inside.
The terminal already opened with some van operations being already transferred. The government currently studies the possibility to close the Northern Bus Terminal and transfer it to a new location by 2024.