Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
The Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS, English: Southern Integrated Terminal) is the main long distance bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is integrated with the adjacent Bandar Tasik Selatan station (BTS) rail interchange station, forms the TBS-BTS integrated transportation hub.
TBS is one of the three planned Integrated Transport Terminals (ITT) of Kuala Lumpur, and the only one currently in operation. Originally intended to be the bus terminal serving southbound buses, TBS gradually took over bus operations for East Coast-bound and northbound buses from older city bus terminals. The other two ITTs, located at Gombak and Sungai Buloh, are in planning stages and will eventually become the main bus terminals for East Coast-bound and northbound buses respectively.
TBS was built to relieve the heavily congested Pudu Sentral bus station (formerly and still commonly known as Puduraya) located in the city centre. Initially planned to be the bus station serving southbound express buses, the long-term plan was TBS eventually taking over the remaining express buses at Pudu Sentral, as well as East Coast-bound buses at Hentian Putra and Pekeliling bus stations. It was expected that Pudu Sentral would remain as a city bus station only.
TBS opened for service on 1 January 2011, taking over southbound long-distance bus operations from Pudu Sentral. The ceremonial official opening by the Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak was on 14 April 2013.
Hentian Putra ceased operations on 1 December 2014, with its East Coast-bound bus services moved to TBS.
On 1 November 2015, 545 of the 635 northbound bus operations at Pudu Sentral were moved to TBS, completing the replacement of Pudu Sentral by TBS as the city's main express bus terminal. Pudu Sentral remains in use as a terminal for short-distance buses and stage buses.
Location and facilities
TBS is located approximately 10 km south of KL city centre relieving and bypassing road congestion in the city centre. The proximity of TBS to the Middle Ring Road 2 and Besraya Expressway gives easy access to Malaysia's expressway network.
The terminal has 60 bus platforms, 150 taxi bays and 1,000 parking bays. The terminal is fully accessible and equipped with amenities such as ATMs, baby care rooms, luggage trolleys and luggage storage. Shopping and dining options are available.
The terminal ticketing facilities feature:-
- 41 Centralised Ticketing System (CTS) counters manned by staff from the terminal operator Maju TMAS
- seven ticket vending machines.
Designed to handle 5,000 bus trips a day at maximum capacity, TBS handled about 1,300 bus trips daily as of October 2015, prior to the shift of northbound bus operations from Pudu Sentral. As of December 2015, the terminal serves 52,000 travellers per day.
- ERL KLIA Transit. ERL KLIA Ekspres trains do not stop at Bandar Tasik Selatan.
- KTM Komuter Seremban Line
- Rapid KL Sri Petaling Line
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