DALLAS (Aug. 2, 2011) — Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines today announced the companies are expanding their premium Express service in the Northeast by adding new routes from New York and Boston. Starting Aug. 16, customers can travel on Express from New York to Hartford, Conn. and Springfield, Mass. with eight daily round trips. Service between Boston and Hartford will start at three daily round trips, with plans to add more frequency by the end of the month. Fares start as low as $1 with guaranteed seats, and tickets are now on sale at www.mygreyhoundexpress.com and www.peterpanbus.com.
Express is a premium service that provides non-stop and direct service with a guaranteed seat for every customer. Customers ride on new, environmentally friendly buses equipped with onboard amenities such as free Wi-Fi, leather seats, extra legroom and power outlets. Express operates from dedicated gates and a private waiting area, where a guest services specialist provides an extra level of service for customers.
“Our premium Express service continues to grow, as we’ve seen double-digit increases in passenger volume since we launched in December last year,” said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. “Express is the only service that delivers what customers demand: stellar customer service, premium amenities, a guaranteed seat at an affordable price and a comfortable, safe place to wait for their schedule.”
“We continue to offer a more comfortable, convenient, safe and environmentally friendly way to travel,” said Peter Picknelly, president and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines. “The success of our Express service in such a short period of time demonstrates we have the best product in the marketplace and it solidifies our path to further growth into new markets in the Northeast.”
Greyhound first launched Express in December 2010. The service is now available in 20 markets in the Midwest and Northeast: Chicago; Milwaukee; Madison, Wis.; Minneapolis; Indianapolis; Lafayette, Ind.; Cincinnati; Champaign, Ill.; St. Louis; New York; Boston; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Silver Spring, Md.; Newark, N.J.; Baltimore; Richmond, Va.; and Pittsburgh. Customers can buy their Express ticket online to take advantage of discount pricing, print their ticket at home, or pick it up at a self-service ticketing kiosk, and know a guaranteed seat is waiting for them. All tickets are nonrefundable. For fare and schedule information and to purchase tickets, visit www.mygreyhoundexpress.com or www.peterpanbus.com.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com. For the latest news and travel deals, follow GreyhoundBus on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GreyhoundBus and Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus.
About Peter Pan
Peter Pan is one of the country’s largest privately owned bus companies, operating premier regular-route service and support to over 100 communities throughout the northeast corridor, with daily express service to cities including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The company also operates nationwide charter and tour services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-343-9999 or visit the website at www.peterpanbus.com. For the latest news and travel deals, follow PeterPanBus on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PeterPanBus and Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PeterPanBusLines.
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