IN PHOTOS: The new Araneta Center Busport

Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 14 2017 09:00 PM

The Araneta Center Busport in Cubao is now open, offering a more comfortable waiting environment to travelers. 

Located at the back of Ali Mall, the facility is a two-section terminal with centralized ticketing counters on one side and a waiting lounge on the other. 

Bus schedules are flashed on electronic screens at the main ticketing counters, with travelers having the option of waiting at air-conditioned lounges similar to those offered at airports. 

The lounges have basic amenities such as restrooms, nursing areas, and priority seating for elderly passengers. 

For now, the ticketing counters are open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., but those who book their passes online can go to the terminal directly to wait for their ride. 

The Araneta Center Busport can accommodate up to 6,000 passengers a day. 

View the slideshow to get a glimpse of the new terminal.

The entrance to the Araneta Center Busport facility is well-guarded. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

This desk welcomes travelers to the waiting area at the Araneta Center Busport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

This desk welcomes travelers to the waiting area at the Araneta Center Busport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Passengers can book their trips using the ticketing counters. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Passengers also have the option of booking online before going to the Araneta Center Busport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Ticketing counters at the Araneta Center Busport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A baggage counter similar to a local airport is provided for proper loading at the Araneta Center Busport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The new facility is fully air-conditioned. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

PWD and elderly passengers have courtesy seating on the front row waiting lounge. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

For nursing mothers, a breastfeeding room is provided at the Araneta Center Busport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Both male and female restrooms have diaper changing tables for parents travelling with their children. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A glimpse of the men's restroom at the Araneta Center Busport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The new bus terminal has 24-hour, CCTV cameras for added security. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

As many as 17 buses can be accommodated at a time at the Araneta Center Busport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

As many as 17 buses can be accommodated at a time at the Araneta Center Busport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

As many as 17 buses can be accommodated at a time at the Araneta Center Busport. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News