Banderas (TransMilenio)

The intermediate station Banderas is part of the TransMilenio mass-transit system of Bogotá, Colombia, which opened in the year 2000.

Banderas

TransMilenio Banderas.JPG

Mandalay Troncal Calle 13-Américas Transversal 86
Location Avenida de Las Américas
between Carreras 75 and 78H
Neighborhood Kennedy
Opened 2003

LocationEdit

The station is located in southwestern Bogotá, specifically on Avenida de Las Américas with Carrera 75 and 78H, near the Monumento a las Banderas (Monument to the Flags).

Origin of the nameEdit

The station receives its name from the Monument to the Flags, built in the year of 1948.

StoryEdit

In the year 2003 was inaugurated the Trunk of the Americas from the station Americas Carrera 53 A, to the station Transversal 86 (TransMilenio) This station, which did not yet have feeder services, which would begin operating at the beginning of 2004.

This station has a large cycloparqueadero, being also the first station of the system that counted on this service.

It is one of the most known stations of the system and due to its large size, it has Portal appearance. The design of the central part of the station was replicated in stations of other systems of massive transport like the Metrobús of Mexico City.

It has two pedestrian bridges, one through which access to the station and an internal one that allows passengers to pass from the central part of the station (in the center of the Avenue), to the covered side bays where the feeders . This design constitutes the new standard for the future intermediate stations of the system.

Station servicesEdit

Old trunk servicesEdit

Services rendered until April 29, 2006
Kind Routes Frequency
Current   Every 3 minutes on average
Express         Every 2 minutes on average
Express Dominical   Every 3 or 4 minutes on average

Main line serviceEdit

Service as of April 29, 2006
Type North or East Routes Western Routes Frequency
Local
5
5
Every three minutes
Express Monday through Saturday
All day
B14 C19 J23 M51
F14 F19 F23 F51
Every two minutes
Express Monday through Saturday
Morning rush
B52 E32
Every two minutes
Express Monday through Saturday
Evening rush
F62 F32
Every two minutes
Express Monday through Friday
Mixed service, rush and non-rush
B28 C29
F28 F29
Every two minutes
Express Sundays and holidays
C91 M99
F91 F99
Every 3-4 minutes

Feeding servicesEdit

The following feeder routes also work:

South Platform (Kennedy Zone)

  •   Route 8.1 Circulate to the Kennedy Central Sector.
  •   Route 8.2 to the Kennedy Hospital sector.
  •   Route 8.4 circular to the sector of Corabastos.
  •   Route 8.6 to the Timiza neighborhood.

North Platform (Zona Tintal - Zona Franca)

  •   Route 8.3 circular to the Castilla neighborhood.
  •   Route 8.5 circular to the sector of the Biblioteca Tintal.

Inter-city serviceEdit

This station does not have inter-city bus service.

See alsoEdit

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