Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 07, 2018 (SKNIS): The establishment and grand opening of the new East Bus Line Terminal on Wellington Road has sparked much excitement for residents in the area as many of them have thrown their support behind the idea.
Speaking on anonymity, one resident said, “To me, it [the new location] is better because there will be less traffic problems and it will be easier to get out from there. I am really glad that it is going up there.”
Another resident said that the introduction of the terminal is important because Baker’s Corner, where the buses are moving from, will be a more a peaceful environment, adding that, “Once they exit the area it will be more peaceful for persons living there.”
Other residents complained about not being able to access the entrance to their premises due to the way the buses park at Baker’s Corner. One particular resident said that he is extremely happy because it will help to eliminate this problem.
“I am so happy. Sometimes you can’t even get inside your own place and all you ask of them is for them to leave the entrance free so I can get in and out. Once the terminal opens and they move, my family and I, as well as others, will be able to freely access the entrance to our premises,” he said, adding that not all the busmen behave the same because some do actually leave the entrance free.
During his address to the nation on December 06, 2018, Prime Minister, the Honourable Timothy Harris made mention of the terminal’s opening and used the occasion to invite persons to its grand opening on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
“We invite you to the official opening of the new East Bus Line Terminal on Wellington Road as we continue to make significant improvements in our transportation system. This new terminal has already attracted rave reviews from our citizens at home and abroad, impressed as they are by the sheer beauty of the facility and the enhanced convenience and protection afforded to members of the travelling public. Good things are happening here in St. Kitts,” said Dr. Harris.