Friday, July 19, 2013

Five Points Terminal Closes for Upgrades

Project will Prepare Facility for Rapid Transit Bus Units

Sun Metro officials recently announced the temporary closure of the Five Points Transit Terminal in central El Paso. Several bus routes are affected by the construction.

The mass transit department has created an Alternate Boarding Site for passengers to use along Tularosa Avenue and Raynor Street. The temporary boarding location includes shade canopies, trash cans, benches, and informational displays. 

Renovations on the Transit Terminal are expected to last through early 2014 and are necessary to prepare the facility for the 60-foot extended buses that will serve the Rapid Transit System under development by the City.
Alternate boarding site from

Crews will replace benches, improve landscaping, update restrooms, and refresh the exterior walls with cultured stone and stucco. WiFi access, TV monitors, electronic real-time signs, ticket vending machines, and new space for a concessions vendor will be added as new amenities.

For information on affected routes and the Alternate Boarding Site, visit