Metro Meets Churchill Again

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Metro ST, which I think has a bus stop in Sosúa, moved its central bus station in Santo Domingo back to Churchill Ave. The first time it was in Churchill Ave, it was across the street of Plaza Central. The current location is further north on the opposite side on the avenue across the street from Bravo.

The new station also handles packages through their MetroPac service (has presence all over the DR.)

So, if any expats takes a Metro ST to Santo Domingo, don't think the bus driver doesn't know where he is going by no heading to the Luperon Avenue bus station. Also, any expats/tourists taking Metro ST to Sosúa, don't waste your time going to the Luperon Avenue bus station.
 
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Metro ST, which I think has a bus stop in Sosúa, moved its central bus station in Santo Domingo back to Churchill Ave. The first time it was in Churchill Ave, it was across the street of Plaza Central. The current location is further north on the opposite side on the avenue across the street from Bravo.

The new station also handles packages through their MetroPac service (has presence all over the DR.)

So, if any expats takes a Metro ST to Santo Domingo, don't think the bus driver doesn't know where he is going by no heading to the Luperon Avenue bus station. Also, any expats/tourists taking Metro ST to Sosúa, don't waste your time going to the Luperon Avenue bus station.
Which destinations does the Metro busses have apart from Sosua ?
 

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Their fleet consist of 40 buses in these models. The entire fleet will be renovated with new buses.
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They can't service the east with scheduled service because the sindicates have the area and refuse to allow added competition from Metro buses. Other bus companies aren't allowed either as scheduled service in the region such as Caribe Tours. Only specific companies that service the east only and are members of the sindicates are allowed to have scheduled service in the east. That's why if you travel from say Santiago to Punta Cana on a bus, you can't take the same bus company all the way. In Santo Domingo you either change bus companies or you are not going to the east on a scheduled bus.

I remember a few years ago Metro tried to establish a scheduled route to the east and the bus was blocked and received much damage from stones thrown at it. I think this was in Higüey. You will see some Metro buses in the east, mainly transporting some tourists from certain resorts in Punta Cana, but those buses are not in a scheduled service but rather are short term rented by third parties for specific purposes (charter).

The south doesn't have much of a market for coach buses. That leaves the Cibao which includes Puerto Plata and Sosúa.
 
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I’d like to know what their travel times are. Their Sosua location is right by the gas station.

Caribe Tours from Sosua to SD have taken 6 hours on the “fast” bus that you pay $550.00 as opposed to $500 pesos for. The same amount of time on the return leg as well, on two separate but very recent trips. Not worth it for such a long journey.

I don’t know if they got in trouble for that or what, but I took Caribe on Sunday from SD to Sosua and it arrived 4 hours flat. Same driver.