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Tenerife bus stations improve accessibility

Buenavista de Norte bus station before

The Tenerife Island Corporation improves the facilities of Buenavista de Norte bus station  and the works appear to be part of a bigger push towards accessibility and sustainability: The Cabildo de Tenerife put Buenavista del Norte bus station back into operation on Monday, January 24, after refurbishment works carried out to improve its accessibility. The station renovation project has had a budget of 450,000 euros and an execution period of six months. Vice President and Minister of Mobility, Enrique Arriaga, explains the remodelling, has made the station building more accessible, functional and sustainable.

At the reopening on Monday morning were the First Vice President and Minister of Mobility, Enrique Arriaga, together with the Mayor Buenavista, Antonio González, the Island Director of Mobility, José Alberto León, and managing director of TITSA, Raquel Martínez. Arriaga points out that “the Corporation is working to improve mobility on the island, in this case modernizing the infrastructure at the bus stations. The remodelling of Buenavista makes it a more functional, accessible and sustainable facility”. To which he adds that "the concrete used in the platform contributes to eliminate the nitrogen oxides that are generated in the combustion of the buses, reducing their carbon footprint."

The mayor of Buenavista explained that "within the Teno Rural Park, the bus has to be a preferential option for transport and having modern facilities will contribute towards this." This intervention aims to improve the service provided to users of public transport in the region and are part of the actions carried out by the Mobility area to improve all the facilities on the island. The works have made it possible to renew the exterior of the building with larger and more accessible platforms, anti-vandalism benches and ergonomic seats. In addition, a new 150-square-meter wooden canopy has been installed to provide cover for waiting passengers, equipped with low-light pollution lighting. Also, the pavement has been replaced with a new asphalt and the information posts have been renewed.

The interior of the building, which is accessed by a newly created accessible ramp, has been improved with the placement of an adapted information and card sales point, benches, high-contrast signage, an induction system for the deaf, as well as the installation of air conditioning and air renewal in the toilets.

The works have made it possible to renovate the bathrooms, creating one especially accessible and stoma friendly, as exist in other stations on the island.

In 2021, a total of 108,000 passengers used the Buenavista de Norte bus station, with an average of 300 per day. Five routes provide services at this station: 355 to Masca and Santiago del Teide, which makes eight daily departures; 363, destination Icod – Los Realejos – Puerto de la Cruz, with 34 exits; 365, destination Masca, which offers five departures; 366, destination Las Portelas, with five exits; and the 369, to Punta de Teno, making nine departures a day.

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