Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A new public transport terminal has begun operating in the south-central part of Playa del Carmen. The new terminal is being used by four public transportation companies to move around 40,000 passengers a day.
On Wednesday, the new terminal, which is located on Avenida 11 Sur with 45 and Federal Highway in the Centro neighborhood, was inaugurated by city officials including Playa del Carmen mayor Lili Campos.
The project, which is supported by the Lázaro Cárdenas del Río taxi drivers union, brings together four collective organizations of van units that connect the city of Playa del Carmen with Cancun, Tulum and the Maya area, as well as Chiquilá, north of Cancun.
Luis Herrera Quian, general secretary of the Lázaro Cárdenas del Río taxi drivers union, reported that they plan to operate around 500 trips a day from the new space.
“Now we have a decent space, not only for the operators, but also for the users of the service that we provide since we have a daily mobilization of 40,000 people,” said Herrera Quian.
The new terminal operates 24-hours a day, but with less frequent departures during the nighttime hours. This new terminal replaces the space that was used for years along Calle 2 and 20th Avenue. From there, the vans were relocated to a bridge area of Playa del Carmen Boulevard where they remained until now.
The companies using the new terminal include Tiburones Rojos de Tulum, Andrés Quintana Roo, the Union of Exchange Transporters (Untrac) and Playa Express. From there, approximately 150 units will operate around 500 trips per day moving 40,000 passengers around the region.