This trotro station at the Abossey Okai junction Zongo junction is perhaps the smallest and busiest trotro bus terminal in Accra but the busiest. Its located in a 12 feet space, just a few meters from the Latebiorkorshie local government offices, heading towards Kaneshie. The buses have a quick turnaround because the closest terminal is 2 kilometers away.
The Abossey Okai Zongo junction trotro station serves the west and south of Accra. Its a boarding bay for commuters going to western locations like Awoshie, Oforkor, Mallam, Gbawe, Kasoa and Kwashieman, and southern routes like Latebiorkorshie and Dansoman. Stops along the way include Radio Gold, Korle Bu junction, Abodwe, Sempe and Chokor. This photo was taken from the Vulcanizer’s shop across the street.
The Accra Nima trotro bus stop is along the Ring Road central. It serves the west and east trotro routes only. Commuters from Labadi, Tema, Nungua, Osu and Nima make passage through this point to neighbourhoods like Asylum Down. Its a late hour stop, with trotro availability till 11 pm.
This trotro route leads from Zongo junction in the North to Chokor, Dansoman, Korle Bu in the South. It ferries traffic from Kaneshie to the coastal neighbourhoods like Abodwe and Agege. Important bus stops along the way are Blacksmith, Sempe, Salvation and Korle Bu junction.
This 60s Albion articulated truck slows down at the Labadi Palm Wine trotro bus stop. Palm wine is a hub for transiting south and north trotro routes. passengers from 37, Adenta and La Paz will disembark at this point to continue to La Abormi or Wireless. Commuters from Nungua and Tema will do same. Its a 24 hour stop with wait times of 5 minutes during day, and 15 minutes at night.
The Danquah Circle trotro bus stop near Osu is a busy terminal for buses traveling from the south and west of Accra. All time day, the point is a boarding and disembarking bay for many commuters moving from Osu, Labone, Cantonments, Nungua or Labadi to Accra or Circle.
Trotro buses park in front of the GCB Tower at Nkrumah Circle, Accra, Ghana due to ongoing works at the new Interchange which has affected the original Kaneshie trotro terminal.
The project is due t complete in December 2016. The trotro buses would park along the Ridge taxi station and move in turns to occupy the makeshift terminal under the Bridge.
The new trotro terminal will accommodate more buses, provide several amenities and solve the perennial flooding that makes the station inaccessible during the rainy season.
This man [partially visible left] waits to board a trotro bus with his cargo at Accra Central, Accra, Ghana. A trotro bus carries both cargo and passengers in the same compartment. The coach is therefore dual purpose.
The type of luggage allowed are usually personal effects, small bags and dry loads.
Though these loads could be a source of inconvenience to passengers, its culturally offensive to criticize or complain about the merchandise because its interpreted as an affront to the owner’s trade.
Trotro passengers at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle interchange, Accra, Ghana are appreciative of the restoration of the lawns that greet them on arrival. The lawn had always been green till over commercialization of the Circle turned it to bare grounds. After a month of growth the grass has become fluffy and pedestrians could not he but admire the regrowth.
The greening of the Circle is in line with government efforts to make Accra an organic city – and no place would a good start than Kwame Nkrumah Circle which houses mobile phone shops and other electronic shops more than any other section of the city.
In the background is the southern section of the Interchange that leads to and from Accra Central through Adabraka.
Trotro bus stops seldom have shelters. Passengers on most occasions hover around a junction, intersection, lanes, malls or popular spots. In this picture, the man is patiently waiting for a trotro bus on the kerb. He is west bound to locations like Kaneshie, Odorkor, Mallam or Dansoman. It takes averagely 15 minutes to obtain a trotro bus along a route.