DALLAS (May 31, 2016) – Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, today announced it will start operations from a new location in San Jose, CA. Beginning today, customers can conveniently board at the San Jose Diridon Station, located at 65 Cahill St., less than a mile from Greyhound’s former location at 70 S. Almaden Ave. The new location is an intermodal facility, which allows customers to seamlessly connect to other transportation options, including Amtrak, BoltBus, Caltrain, ACE, Monterrey Salinas Transit and VTA light rail and bus service.
“Greyhound is excited to continue serving the San Jose community at our new intermodal facility which offers our customers smooth connectivity to a variety of transportation options in the same facility,” said Paul Egger, regional vice president, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “We are thankful for the city of San Jose, Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmember Raul Peralez for their support and assistance in our relocation to the Diridon station.”
From San Jose, Greyhound offers 16 schedules on weekdays and 18 schedules on the weekends to destinations including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Reno and Phoenix where customers can then connect to its extensive network of 3,800 destinations within North America.
“Greyhound has served San José since the 1920s, and I thank the company’s committed team for their leadership in keeping Greyhound here,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “By integrating Greyhound’s operations with Amtrak, ACE, Caltrain, VTA and, eventually, BART and high-speed rail at Diridon Station, we are creating the largest multimodal transit center west of the Mississippi. This move also makes way for KT Properties to advance a two-tower, 700-unit residential development on a prime downtown site, which has been a goal of the City for decades.”
“Greyhound's move to the Diridon Station will further shape our transit hub towards being an accessible gateway into Downtown San José, bringing in more transportation options and with it further economic opportunities,” said councilmember Raul Peralez. “With this move, I welcome the potential prospects on the old Greyhound lot such as high density housing.”
The Diridon Station is a historical building listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its Italian Renaissance Revival style architectural and historical significance, which provides a beautiful atmosphere and ambiance for customers.
“Amtrak is pleased to sell both Amtrak and Greyhound tickets through the Diridon station ticket office,” said Rick Peterson, Amtrak’s senior manager of bus operations.
The Diridon Station is open from 6 a.m. – 1 a.m. For ticket information, call 1-800-231-2222.
Greyhound, a First Group plc company, is the only national provider of scheduled intercity coach services in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Dallas, Greyhound provides scheduled passenger services to 3,800 destinations carrying approximately 18 million passengers a year. The company’s point-to-point service, Greyhound Express, serves more than 135 markets and also operates brands for local markets including BoltBus, Lucky Streak casino service and Greyhound Connect. Greyhound is the first U.S.-based intercity bus company to operate domestic service within Mexico as well as international connections to Texas. 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 us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GreyhoundBus, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus, follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/greyhoundlines, download a high resolution photo at www.bit.ly/GreyhoundBusPhotos, or follow our award-winning blog, The Hound, at http://www.bloggreyhound.com.
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