International Passenger Bus Terminal of Ashgabat

International Passenger Bus Terminal of Ashgabat
bus service
General information
LocationAshgabat
 Turkmenistan
Coordinates38°01′43″N 58°24′17″E / 38.0285972°N 58.4047905°E / 38.0285972; 58.4047905Coordinates: 38°01′43″N 58°24′17″E / 38.0285972°N 58.4047905°E / 38.0285972; 58.4047905
Bus stands324
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parkingyes
Bicycle facilitiesno
History
OpenedSeptember 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)
Passengers
2,000 daily

International Passenger Bus Terminal of Ashgabat (Aşgabat şäherindäki halkara ýolagçy awtomenzili), is the main bus station of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Located in the north of the city, it was opened on 5 September 2014. It is the largest bus station in Turkmenistan.[1]

History

In 2012, the city of Ashgabat decided to build an international passenger bus station which would be able to serve up to a few dozen long-distance and suburban bus routes.[2] To do this, a site was chosen in the northern part of Ashgabat. The bus station was commissioned on September 5, 2014.[3] Construction was carried out by Turkmen construction company Muhammet-Balkan.

Specifications

The bus station building is located in the northern part of Ashgabat, along the Ashgabat-Dashoguz trail. It serves 2,000 passengers per day. The terminal has a 324 platforms. There are routes connecting to the city of Turkmenistan, as well as routes to neighboring countries and the CIS countries.

Located inside the terminal waiting room are amenities for passengers. These include cash registers, cash for the purchase of air and rail tickets, a currency exchange, a post office, an internet cafe, a restaurant, convenience stores, a changing area, a clinic, a pharmacy, luggage storage, and a small cinema. The structure of the terminal includes a fire station, a modern car wash for buses, and various services. Bus designs adorn a mini park, that also includes a fountain. Near the bus station is a Silk Road hotel with 50 rooms, an office building, technical units, stop building service and car. For increased security of passengers and their belongings, video surveillance, security, and baggage service are provided. A covered parking area near the bus station is 1,280 square metres (13,800 sq ft).[4][5]

References

  1. ^ Президент Гурбангулы Бердымухамедов принял участие в открытии таможенного терминала, автовокзала и закладке автобана
  2. ^ World-class passenger bus station to be built in Ashgabat
  3. ^ Turkmenistan to launch international bus service
  4. ^ President of Turkmenistan makes a working trip around the Turkmen capital
  5. ^ President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visits construction sites in Ashgabat and Ahal Velayat

External links

  • International Passenger Bus Terminal of Ashgabat
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