JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Ben Thanh bus station to be relocated next week

Ben Thanh bus station to be relocated next week

Wednesday, May 03, 2017, 19:05 GMT+7

If you travel by bus in Ho Chi Minh City this weekend it will be your last chance to hop off at the main station fronting Ben Thanh Market in District 1.

The Ben Thanh bus terminal is scheduled for relocation to nearby Ham Nghi Street this Monday to free-up space for the construction of the city’s first metro line.

Currently, 36 different bus routes operating 4,700 daily trips pass through Ben Thanh station, accounting for 30 percent of the city’s total bus traffic, according to the terminal’s management center.

The relocation, however, is not expected to affect bus operations, considering the new terminal is only 200 meters away.

Ham Nghi is a wide two-way avenue with three car lanes in each direction, running from the Saigon River to Quach Thi Trang Square.

The new bus station will be built on two of the car lanes and feature six bus stops and a public restroom. Temporary installments will be placed on the site to meet the April 10 deadline before official amenities are constructed in June.

The Ben Thanh bus station was built in 1956 and has since remained one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most important, and iconic, transportation hubs.

The terminal management center has tasked bus drivers and attendants with informing passengers of the relocation.

A subway terminal and 515 meter underground tunnel is zoned for construction underneath the area where Ben Thanh market and the bus station currently sit.

The concrete Quach Thi Trang roundabout was removed earlier this year to serve the subway project.


Read more

Arab heartthrob? Give me a break

These days, the media seem to shift focus from murder and rape to the male physiques, in particular of a man from the Middle East, someone deemed to have been deported from Saudi Arabia for being “too handsome”

7 years ago

Vietnam provinces suffer from severe drought

Residents in several provinces in central and southern Vietnam have been on edge for the past month over the potentially huge damage to their crops caused by a severe, prolonged drought.

6 years ago



Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news