About the Land Transport Terminals in Perú
As the interprovincial travel business advanced and began to regulate, there was a problem that was not only an inconvenience for passengers but also for bus companies themselves: the lack of a safe place where travelers could board and disembark. There was a great deal of informality at this time, so the buses stopped in different spaces, causing passengers to be uncomfortable and the crime rate on the road to be high.
Crime was a major blow to the interprovincial travel business and soon the passengers demanded that the different bus stops be reduced or eradicated to prevent theft. As a result of all this, the transport companies decided to create the Land transport terminal, an official place in different destinations where buses could board and disembark their passengers. These Land transport terminals had security personnel to ensure that no criminal act occurred, as well as different food and candy stalls so that travelers could eat something before traveling.
At first, these Land transport terminals were only present in the most important cities of the country but soon, thanks to their effectiveness, they were built in different destinations. In addition, although at first, they could only board and disembark here the buses of the companies that built the terminal, soon the system changed and different companies began to affiliate, thus formalizing the transport system.
In recent years, the most important Shopping Centers in the country saw an opportunity in this business and built their own Land transport terminal. As a result, important malls such as the national chain “Plaza Norte” have Land transport terminal within their facilities, improving the experience of passengers, who can access restaurants and shops before or after boarding.
There are currently more than 150 land terminals throughout Peru, many of them from some transport companies such as Civa, Oltursa or Mobile Bus. Many of these have a modern 2-floor infrastructure with shops, restaurants and cafes of all kinds. It is estimated that in the following years more Land transport terminal will be built to increase the possibility of boarding and landing of passengers and thus improving the land transport business.