DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greyhound today announced it continues to expand its premium Greyhound Express™ service in the Southeast by adding new routes from its Atlanta hub to Birmingham, Ala. and Memphis, Tenn. Service begins Nov. 15 and tickets are now on sale, with fares starting at $1 at www.mygreyhoundexpress.com. The new routes are the latest addition to the rapidly expanding Express service, which entered the Southeast on Sept. 7.
In addition, the company announced that due to the success of Greyhound Express in the United States, it will introduce the premium service to markets in Canada. Service between Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Red Deer in the province of Alberta will launch Nov. 14 and tickets went on sale today at www.mygreyhoundexpress.ca.
"Since expanding the Greyhound Express service to the Southeast our ridership has increased nearly 30 percent and we are proud to be the first company to connect customers up and down the East Coast with a premium offering," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. "Our customers have shown us that they love the value and premium amenities Greyhound Express offers, and we are thrilled to expand this service to Birmingham and Memphis."
In Birmingham, customers can board at the Greyhound terminal on 618 N. 19th Street. In Memphis, Greyhound Express will operate from the brand new modern and LEED-certified intermodal facility located at the Memphis International Airport.
Greyhound Express provides customers with direct service on new buses with reserved seating, free Wi-Fi access, power outlets and extra legroom. Customers can relax in private waiting areas with a guest services specialist dedicated to providing an extra level of customer service.
Since Greyhound first launched Express in December 2010, the service has rapidly expanded to more than 30 markets in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast, with new service being introduced in Canada. 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.
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.