News Release

News Release

Media Contact: Kim Plaskett
972-789-7204

 
Greyhound Plans To Take More Than 1.5 Million People Home For The Christmas Holidays
 
December 19, 2000

MEDIA ADVISORY

Note to editors: If you’re planning on writing a story about Christmas holiday travel, don’t forget about Greyhound. With more than 3,700 locations in the U.S. and Canada, we have five times the amount of destinations than Amtrak and the airlines combined. You’re invited to visit our terminals to see how more and more people are “going Greyhound.”

WHAT

  • Greyhound is finalizing its preparations for the busy holiday season. Last year during the holiday period, Greyhound carried more than 1.5 million passengers. It looks like this year will be even more successful.
  • Through the use of 325 special order bus operations, Greyhound transports more than 8,000 military men and women from their bases to their homes for the Christmas holiday. About 7,700 Job Corps participants will also take Greyhound home for the holidays.
  • Greyhound Lines’ package delivery service, Greyhound Package Express (GPX), ships packages as late as Christmas Eve and they will still arrive on Christmas Day. Call 800-739-5020 or visit shipgreyhound.com.
  • With new e-ticketing Greyhound anticipates selling more than 10,000 tickets online at Greyhound.com during the holiday period.

WHEN

Greyhound has more than 20,000 daily departures in the U.S. and Canada. The company attributes its success to everyday low fares, frequent departures, no restrictions and a unique capacity-flexible network where Greyhound will add buses as needed for busy schedules.

HOW

Greyhound has improved its telephone information center and Web site. Passengers can get information about fares and schedules and buy tickets by calling 1-800-231-2222 or online at www.greyhound.com.

TRAVEL TIPS

We recommend the following travel tips:

  • Call ahead for scheduling and price information or visit the Web site and ask about travel options.
  • Arrive at the terminal at least an hour prior to your departure.
  • Pack your belongings in durable luggage that’s properly tagged, inside and out. Carry your valuables, medication and any other important items in a bag with you on the bus.
  • Bring snacks, reading material, radio headsets and a small pillow for your riding enjoyment.
  • On longer trips, ask the customer service agent about meal stops so you can plan your food and beverage needs accordingly.

B-roll footage and slides of buses are available for your unrestricted use. Please call Kristin Parsley (972-789-7204) for details.


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