Bus station


Bus station
Kamppi Centre is the largest underground bus station in Europe[1]
Tel Aviv Central Bus Station, Israel. The second largest bus station in the world.

A bus station is a structure where city or intercity buses stop to pick up and drop off passengers. It is larger than a bus stop, which is usually simply a place on the roadside, where buses can stop. It may be intended as a terminal station for a number of routes, or as a transfer station where the routes continue. The largest bus station in the world is Millennium Park Bus Depot In Delhi India.[2][3] The largest underground bus station in Europe is Kamppi Centre of Helsinki, Finland completed in 2006. The terminal cost 100 million Euro to complete and took 3 years to design and build. Today, the bus terminal, which covers 25,000 square meters, is the busiest bus terminal in Finland. Every day, the terminal has around 700 bus departures, transporting some 170,000 passengers.[1] Bus station platforms may be assigned to fixed bus lines, or variable in combination with a dynamic passenger information system.[4] The latter requires fewer platforms, but does not supply the passenger the comfort of knowing the platform well in advance and waiting there.

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Types of stand

Type Alighting Boarding Layover
Bus Stand yes yes [1]
Arrivals Stand yes no no
Departure Stand no yes [2]
Layover Stand no no [3]
  • ^1 If separate layover bays are provided then buses usually park in them if not they park in the Departure Stand or Bus Stand.

Accessible station

An accessible station is a public transportation passenger station which provides ready access, is usable and does not have physical barriers that prohibit and/or restrict access by people with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs.[5]

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  • bus station — bus .station also bus .terminal n a place where buses start and finish their journeys …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bus station — bus ,station noun count a building where buses start and finish their trips, or where buses that travel long distances stop to let passengers get on and off …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bus station — noun a terminal that serves bus passengers • Syn: ↑bus terminal, ↑bus depot, ↑coach station • Hypernyms: ↑terminal, ↑terminus, ↑depot * * * ˈbus station [bus station …   Useful english dictionary

  • bus station — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bus station : singular bus station plural bus stations a building where buses start and finish their journeys, or where buses that travel long distances stop to let passengers get on and off …   English dictionary

  • bus station — noun A major bus stop, one that serves as a transfer point between a large number of routes. In the bus station the father handed me five dollars and pointed me to the lunch counter. Get yourself something to eat. He went into the mens room...… …   Wiktionary

  • bus station — /ˈbʌs steɪʃən/ (say bus stayshuhn) noun 1. a depot where buses, especially long distance buses, coaches, etc., drop off and pick up passengers. 2. Perth Region a bus terminus for a section of a bus route …   Australian English dictionary

  • bus station — terminal serving bus passengers; bus stop …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bus station — See bus terminal …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bus station — noun (C) a place where buses start and finish their journeys …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˈbus ˌstation — noun [C] a building where buses start and finish their journeys …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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