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Intersections Re-Opening in El Centro has many Bus Routes RETURNING TO NORMAL!

The intersection at Calle Tarqui and Gran Colombia is ready to open today!

This changes the bus lines: 12, 16, 18, 20, 25, 27, and the 28 from their detoured route further west on Miguel Velez BACK to Tarqui.


The buses should be stopping at their original stops along Tarqui and there should be new signs back in place.

On the other side of El Centro, construction at the intersection of Gapar Sangurima and Vargas Machuca will alter the routes of the 19 and the 24 lines.

Minor Detour of the 7, 10, & 26 because of Av. España and New Routes of Buses Leaving Terminal Terestre

As the title says, this is a post with two different subjects smashed into one. The detour effecting the bus lines 7, 10, and 26 is minor and not quite meriting its own post. So, to fill it out, I’ve added the maps showing the routes the inter-provincial buses will be taking in and out-of-town from the south and the west.

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So first of all, TranVia construction has closed the connecting part of Av. España and pushed the buses back over to Huayna Capac.

 

More interestingly, but less having to do with local buses, check out the new routes for buses leaving and arriving Cuenca.

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Instead of coming all the way to Las Americas, buses coming from Guayaquil will now cut through neighborhoods west of Feria Libre all the way up to the newly paved parts of Tejar; cut around to Las Americas via Las Pencas, and then join the old route across on Av. Heroes de Verdeloma.

That’s a lot of traffic for those people living along Las Pencas!

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Cold Weather Brings More Bus Route Changes

Not that the cold has made them close roads, but both seem to be happening without warning and for longer.

No sooner had I updated 20 different routes’ maps (yes, I’m still trying to finish all the uploads of the new PDFs), the city updates the schedule and closes new areas of the TranVia route and alters some of the same bus lines I just finished updating!

Hey, no hard feelings… ’tis the season. These latest major changes have been a headache for me, but there isn’t much more of it left to tear up!

This week, the last area to to be torn up, the area of Avenida España past the Redondel de Milchichig to Avenida de las Américas, has been completely closed off to traffic.

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According to the new schedule, this work will conclude and the street will re-open March 11th, 2017.

As such, the bus lines that were still utilizing the bit of road are all detoured.

Here are images of the changes provided by the city.

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Líneas 7 and 10 will both be taking the same route on their northbound trips.

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Meanwhile, Línea 20 has been cut from its leg to Ciudad Kennedy and parada Hormiazuay.

Turning around at the Redondel de Milchichig, the 20 now loses seven stops on the east end of its normal route. That leaves only the 28 serving the Ciudad Kennedy area.ClKna9zWEAE3Rvx

Be sure to plan your travels through this area accordingly!

Like I said, although this means more work and more time before I can have the website updated and even longer before I’ll have new print copies with the changes available. Bear with me folks! I’m doing my best!
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New Route 24 Images: North and South Radiales

Note to members: I’m making these updates available to you first, but the PDFs will be updated in a few days. When I’ve updated the PDFs, then I’ll make this visible to the public.

The 24 has been split into to two radiales, so now there are two different Linéas 24, one going from El Centro north and the other goes from El Centro south.

I will soon list these as “Linéa 24 Radial Norte” or “Linéa 24 Radial Sur” on the left menu.

Click on photos for full-sized versions

24 – Radial Norte

 

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Route 24 — Radial Norte
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24 Radial Sur

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New Images of Route 19

Note to members: I’m making these updates available to you first, but the PDFs will be updated in a few days. When I’ve updated the PDFs, then I’ll make this visible to the public.

Click on photos for full-sized versions

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New Route 27 Images: North and South Radiales

Note to members: I’m making these updates available to you first, but the PDFs will be updated in a few days. When I’ve updated the PDFs, then I’ll make this visible to the public.

The 27 has been split into to two radiales, so now there are two different Linéas 27, one going from El Centro north and the other goes from El Centro south.

I will soon list these as “Linéa 27 Radial Norte” or “Linéa 27 Radial Sur” on the left menu.

Click on photos for full-sized versions

27 – Radial Norte

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Route 27 — Radial Norte
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Line 27 – Radial Norte NORTH 1 of 2
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Line 27 – Radial Norte SOUTH 2 of 2

 

27 Radial Sur

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Route 27 — Radial Sur
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New Route 20 Images

Note to members: I’m making these updates available to you first, but the PDFs will be updated in a few days. When I’ve updated the PDFs, then I’ll make this visible to the public.

Click on photos for full-sized versions

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Line 20 West 1 of 2

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New 16 NORTH Image

Note to members: I’m making these updates available to you first, but the PDFs will be updated in a few days. When I’ve updated the PDFs, then I’ll make this visible to the public.

Here is the new 16 northbound through El Centro.

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Line 16 North 1 of 2
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HUGE CHANGE ANNOUNCED: Linéas 24 y 27 are now “Radiales”

This may be the biggest change to the Cuenca bus system since they removed the Troncal 200 and Alimentadores 103, 104, 202, and 203.

As I wrote about in a recent post, and talked about in the last Cuenca Bus Sherpa Podcast, the city has dropped the biggest list of changes to hit the city in about two years. Of course, the changes are due to advancing fronts of the TranVia construction in El Centro.

Most of the buses have been routed around the huge zone of closed intersections, causing a lot of inconvienence for those of us who used Juan Montalvo y Tarqui to get in and out of El Centro.
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Two bus lines are not just re-routed, they’ve been cut in half and split into two!

That’s right. The 24 and the 27 have both been split into two separate “Radial” lines. Instead of long routs going from one side of the province, through El Centro, to the other side of the province, their will now be norte* y sur* to take into account.

Linéa 24 – Miraflores to Cochapamba

The 24 was a very long route, usually taking over an hour to go between the villages of Miraflora and Cochapamba by way of El Centro. Now there will be a Linéa 24 Radial Norte that will go from the area north of Plaza Rotary up to the village of Miraflores; meanwhile, on the south side of El Centro, the 24 Radial Sur will come into El Centro past Todo Santos as far as Presidente Cordova before doubling back and returning on its outbound trip to Cochapamba.

Linéa 27 – Zhuizil to Sinincay

The 27 was another very long route going from the cemetary outside of Baños all the way up to Sinincay, north of the city. Just like the 24, there will now be Radiales Norte y Sur. The city has issued a map showing its new starting points in El Centro.

Of all weeks to take a new job!

I’ve already got a huge workload ahead of me this week altering and posting new maps because of these changes, I’ve just started a new transcription job and will have little time away from the computer this week. I probably won’t be riding as many buses in the next few days, so please keep me informed of the changes you see and how they are affecting your routines.

Be sure to keep up with changes by subscribing to our blog or our podcast.

 

 

*Cuencanos don’t use cardinal directions or know the city by which is the “north side” etc… I had to choose directions to describe each route in my atlas, so I use them often.

Whew…. The biggest batch of changes yet!

Folks…. it is going to be a tough week getting in or out of El Centro by bus. We have no less than 11 bus lines that are changing!

Well, the moment has finally come. The TranVia construction in El Centro has reached the point of shutting down the major north-south corridors’ intersections, so ALL of the bus routes that take them have been altered significantly.

The major change that is going to affect us is that Juan Montalvo and Tarqui will NO LONGER HAVE ANY BUSES!

That’s right. Beyond the 16, all the rest, the 8, 12, 18, 20, and the 25 have all been diverted at Vega Muñoz, over to Miguel Heredia going south and going north, over to Miguel Vélez or Estévez de Toral. Meanwhile, on the east side of El Centro, Tomas Ordóñez and Vargas Machuca have been disrupted, so that affects the 10, 19, and 24 on their north-south routes.

Well, I have entire pageful of changes here, so rather than type out each change, take a look at an image of the changes issued by EMOV this morning; first of all, here is all the closed intersections:

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The city has published some updates with a few maps:

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This is all I’ve found so far; regardless, I have a lot of work ahead of me this week making these changes to the individual maps. In order to speed up the process, I’ll work at getting images of the changes posted first. I can do that a lot faster than changing and rendering each PDF.

The main reason why we published our atlas on regular paper instead of glossy was so when these inevitable changes came to pass, users could easily highlight the new route in their books. Website members have the advantage of receiving the map updates, and the ability to print out single pages.

Remember, these changes are probably not permanent! They may last through August or even November, or they may return to their original routes once the tracks are finished at the intersections along Gran Colombia and Mariscal Lamar.

Check out the Cuenca Bus Sherpa Podcast

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been experimenting with recording a podcast to feature the latest changes and news. With all of these changes, this week’s episode is going to be pretty long. So get your atlases and your highlighters out, and I’ll read off each change line by line so you can update your books!

 Click here to visit the Podcast page 

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