SWIPT Coastal Mall

The current Southwest Interim Provincial Terminal (SWIPT), situated at the Uniwide Coastal Mall in Parañaque City, will be transferred to HK Sun Plaza in Pasay City.

For the uninitiated, the SWIPT is part of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) plans to reduce traffic in EDSA. The project is intended to achieve a “centralized, intermodal, and integrated terminal system” covering buses coming from the South-West area routes. As part of the Roxas Boulevard expansion directed by the president, the terminal will be relocated to cut provincial buses traversing EDSA.

Commuters wouldn’t have to worry though, as MMDA will still continue the operation of the current SWIPT in Parañaque. This is until all provincial buses coming from Cavite and Batangas are transferred to the new one in Pasay, which should allow enough time for the commuting public to cope up with the relocation.

The agency will be coordinating with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to get an updated list of all provincial buses with valid franchises that have assigned end-points.   

According to MMDA general manager Tim Orbos, around 300 buses with end-points in Baclaran, Mall of Asia, Mandaluyong, and Cubao will be initially transferred to the new SWIPT. He also added that this terminal is better than the one at Coastal Mall in terms of service and comfort, considering that the latter has a P1.5-M current monthly rent as stated by the agency. 

The SWIPT at HK Sun Plaza is definitely better than the current one at the Coastal Mall as there will be no terminal fee to be charged to both provincial and city buses and ventilation and space are more adequate,” said Orbos. 

Aside from housing provincial buses, Orbos also said that the new SWIPT will include allotted spaces for UV Express units, jeepneys, and multicabs. The soft opening of the Pasay SWIPT will be held on May 5, Friday, at the HK Sun Plaza.

Photo courtesy of Ramon FVelasquez.

The current Southwest Interim Provincial Terminal (SWIPT), situated at the Uniwide Coastal Mall in Parañaque City, will be transferred to HK Sun Plaza in Pasay City.

For the uninitiated, the SWIPT is part of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) plans to reduce traffic in EDSA. The project is intended to achieve a “centralized, intermodal, and integrated terminal system” covering buses coming from the South-West area routes. As part of the Roxas Boulevard expansion directed by the president, the terminal will be relocated to cut provincial buses traversing EDSA.

Commuters wouldn’t have to worry though, as MMDA will still continue the operation of the current SWIPT in Parañaque. This is until all provincial buses coming from Cavite and Batangas are transferred to the new one in Pasay, which should allow enough time for the commuting public to cope up with the relocation.

The agency will be coordinating with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to get an updated list of all provincial buses with valid franchises that have assigned end-points.   

According to MMDA general manager Tim Orbos, around 300 buses with end-points in Baclaran, Mall of Asia, Mandaluyong, and Cubao will be initially transferred to the new SWIPT. He also added that this terminal is better than the one at Coastal Mall in terms of service and comfort, considering that the latter has a P1.5-M current monthly rent as stated by the agency. 

The SWIPT at HK Sun Plaza is definitely better than the current one at the Coastal Mall as there will be no terminal fee to be charged to both provincial and city buses and ventilation and space are more adequate,” said Orbos. 

Aside from housing provincial buses, Orbos also said that the new SWIPT will include allotted spaces for UV Express units, jeepneys, and multicabs. The soft opening of the Pasay SWIPT will be held on May 5, Friday, at the HK Sun Plaza.

Photo courtesy of Ramon FVelasquez.

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