(SPOT.ph) For northern folk, the commute to the south of Metro Manila is often what prevents them from venturing to places like Pasay and Parañaque in the first place. We can already imagine friends canceling on each other's Mall of Asia ice skating dates or Upside Down Museum visits for this very reason—plus, you know, the rain. This is quite a shame, as there are loads of fun activities and things to do in the historic south.
During these uncertain times, it's best to be in the know that the EDSA Carousel has bus stops at Roxas Boulevard and Taft Avenue. Yes, despite only about 200 of the buses being deployed during rush hour and plans looking, uh, uncertain for operations continuing in 2023, the busway is still a saving grace for commuters, as it offers free rides from Monumento all the way to Mall of Asia, and vice versa.
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Here's where the EDSA Carousel bus stops are located along Roxas Boulevard and Taft Avenue:
The EDSA Carousel makes its stop along Roxas Boulevard near the Blue Bay Walk, across Heritage Hotel and Mitsubishi, while the bus stop along Taft Avenue is located to the right of Metro Point Mall (beside the EDSA-Taft MRT Station). You can view a detailed plotting of all the bus stops along the entire bus route on sakay.ph.
Under the Libreng Sakay program, the EDSA Carousel buses are free to ride from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. only. Outside these hours, the fare is P13 for the first five kilometers, then an additional P2.20 for every succeeding kilometer.
Upon the opening of the two bus stops in early August, the Department of Transportation stated that the EDSA Carousel busway had reduced the two-to-three-hour travel time for commuters from Pasay to Caloocan down to an hour and a half.
For more information, check out the official Facebook pages of the Department of Transportation and PITX.
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