The renewed bus station of Goodview of the North, on the Low Island, will serve an average of 300 passengers each day, users of one of the five lines that depart or end at this island facility: 355, which reaches chew Y Santiago del Teide, with eight daily departures; the 363, which connects Buenavista with Icod, Los Realejos and Puerto de la Cruz, with 34 departures each day; the 365, from Masca, which offers five exits; the 366, of The Gates, with five exits, and the 369, bound for Teno Point, which at this time of year offers nine departures a day. Last year, more than 108,000 people passed through this bus station.
The Council of Tenerife has invested 450,000 euros in the works to refurbish and improve the accessibility and operability of a station that has been back in operation since yesterday. The renovation project was carried out over a period of six months, which has just ended. The official presentation of the new facilities was attended by the first vice president and councilor for Mobility of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Enrique Arriaga (Cs); the mayor Buenavista, Antonio Gonzalez (SSP); the insular director of Mobility, Joseph Albert Leon, and Titsa’s manager, Rachel Martinez.
Arriaga highlighted that “the Island Corporation works to improve mobility on the island, in this case modernizing the infrastructures at the bus stations. The remodeling carried out at the Buenavista del Norte station makes it a more functional, accessible and sustainable facility”, referring to the concrete used on the platform of the docks, “which helps to eliminate nitrogen oxides generated in combustion of the buses reducing their carbon footprint».
The Mayor of Buenavista added that “the bus in transportation within the Teno Rural Park it has to be a preferred option and, for this, having modern facilities is key». In his opinion, this intervention comes to improve the service provided to users of public transport in the region.
A new 150 square meter wooden visor has been placed in the waiting area to protect users
The works have made it possible to renovate the entire exterior of the building, which now has larger and more accessible docks, anti-vandalism benches and elevated or ischial seats. In addition, it has been placed a new 150 meter wooden visor squares to offer shade or protection from the rain to waiting travelers. It is also endowed with low light pollution lighting. The surrounding asphalt has been renewed, as well as the information posts.
The interior of the building, which is accessed by a newly created accessible ramp, has been improved with the placement of «an information and card sales point adapted, benches, high-contrast signage, induction system for the deaf, as well as the installation of air conditioning and air renewal in the toilets. The works have also made it possible to renovate the bathrooms and create one “particularly accessible and adapted for people with an ostomy, as they already exist in other stations on the island of Tenerife », according to the Cabildo.