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DB Plaza new bus terminus opening next Saturday
Apr 4th, 2019 at 12:51pm
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HKR announced today that the new bus terminus will open next Saturday, April 13.

All internal buses, hire cars, club/hotel buses will move to the new terminus which can be accessed via the escalators near McDonald's (old location of 7-Eleven going up to old Toysland).

New bus station locations:

http://www.dbcommunity.hk/icms2/Image/db_news/2019/Progress%20Update%20%2315%20E...

  
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Re: DB Plaza new bus terminus opening next Saturday
Reply #1 - Apr 4th, 2019 at 9:07pm
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I'll miss it by five days.  Enjoy, DB-ers!
  
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Reply #2 - Apr 5th, 2019 at 5:15am
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Have a safe trip, Ger.

I'll add some photos here of the new bus terminus after it opens. Interesting to see how DB continues to change.
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 5th, 2019 at 8:31am
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Thanks, garmato.  Oh, yes, do post photos.  Lots of planting going on so should be clean and green  Smiley
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 6th, 2019 at 2:12am
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thanks Garmato Smiley
  
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Re: DB Plaza new bus terminus opening next Saturday
Reply #5 - Apr 16th, 2019 at 12:10am
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The layout is plain stupidity. There is absolutely no cover getting to the busses. When raining people will continue to get wet. The covers at the buss stops are so narrow that they will offer little to no protection at all.

Busses like 2/3 will now take another 2 min to get home because they now need to do a detour.

Sorry - intention is fine but not really well thought through
  
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Reply #6 - Apr 16th, 2019 at 2:25am
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They should also have made the shelter deeper, I don`t see a reason why they couldn`t have made the cover longer, it is far too short.
  
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Re: DB Plaza new bus terminus opening next Saturday
Reply #7 - Apr 19th, 2019 at 4:00am
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It is an open air not covered terminus and bear in mind it is still in its trial stage pending completion of the project which can offer more covered access but perhaps not all the way to each bus stop.

Future escalator when open, will help those going to the front bus stops and avoid accidents as people are rushing too quickly across the open area from the current escalator. While paying attention to buses coming in, it is easy to miss seeing and trip over the concrete block end of each bus stop raised pavement, which zebra crossings cut across - it would have been better to make a smooth transition between the crossing and the pavement levels.

I hope they add more wooden stools of different heights as they have done since the typhoon at other temporary bus stops. The timing of buses is quite precise so maybe those who need to, can wait on side benches or ramparts? (hopefully there will be common seating areas as in old days)  to avoid standing too long or getting undue exposure to the elements. My cynical side says that by design, they want us to spend more time in the mall area - coffee shops next to terminus.

Extended rain covers - don't think the roofs can be extended out further or else the buses might hit the roofs. They are not high enough?

It is still an option to use the current temp stops - exposed coming from Plaza - or the new ones,  a bit less exposed depending on where one is coming from. To me it is a trade off if one comes in by ferry, it is hard to avoid some rain. Once the lower level is open and the project completed, I hope there will be more access points close to individual bus stops.

And there should be friendly educators/ambassadors in attractive vests, local 'gilets jaunes' guiding those in need safely to the Stops!
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Re: DB Plaza new bus terminus opening next Saturday
Reply #8 - Apr 19th, 2019 at 12:55pm
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Yes, All existing internal bus routes of DB Plaza will make en-route stops at the new bus terminus. However, the three external routes (DB01R, DB02R, DB03R) will continue to operate with the current routes and bus stop arrangements until further notice from Hong Kong Resort Company Limited.
  
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Re: DB Plaza new bus terminus opening next Saturday
Reply #9 - Today at 1:23pm
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Ridiculous this evening, the T4 and 9 temporarily suspended, with no one around to advise, confusion reigns.
  
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