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Photo: Golli. Hlemmur bus terminal.

Hlemmur Bus Terminal Officially Closed

Reykjavík city buses are no longer stopping at Hlemmur as of yesterday. The area is being turned into a pedestrian square and new routes for 15 buses have taken effect. New terminal stations are being implemented for several bus routes that previously stopped at the downtown square.

Construction has begun at Hlemmur that will eventually divert traffic away from the square. According to public bus service Strætó, at first, public bus routes will use the infrastructure of the future bus rapid transit system Borgarlína that will run through the square. Bus routes will also run north/south via Snorrabraut.

When the construction of the first round of Borgarlína is finished, four routes will run through Hlemmur, but no routes will have Hlemmur as an end stop. There will be no central terminus in Reykjavík’s bus system in the future. The development of Hlemmur is expected to be completed by summer 2025.

Changes to bus routes can be seen below and on the Strætó website. Riders are encouraged to send in their suggestions about the new routes.

New bus routes in Reykjavík as of June 1, 2024.

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