DALLAS, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines today announced the companies are establishing a New York hub for their premium Express service in the Northeast by adding new routes between New York and Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Philadelphia service begins on May 4 with seven daily round trips, and Washington, D.C. and Baltimore service starts May 10 each with eight daily round trips. Fares start as low as $1, and tickets are now on sale for all three city pairs at www.mygreyhoundexpress.com. These new routes are in addition to the Express service between New York and Boston, which launched today.
Express is a premium service that provides non-stop, 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. In New York, Express customers board from Gates 60-65 in the New York Port Authority.
"We are excited to further expand our premium Express service into the Northeast region," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. "Demand for Express has been growing at a remarkable pace because we are delivering what customers want: a guaranteed seat, stellar customer service, faster trips, premium amenities and a comfortable place to wait for their schedule."
"Growing ridership numbers show that customers recognize our premium bus service offers a more comfortable, convenient, safe and environmentally friendly way to travel," said Peter Picknelly, president and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines. "The addition of the key commuter markets of Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore helps better meet the growing needs of our customers traveling to and from New York."
Greyhound first launched Express in December 2010 in the Midwest, serving Chicago; Milwaukee; Madison, Wis.; Minneapolis; Indianapolis; Lafayette, Ind.; Cincinnati; Champaign, Ill; and St. Louis. With its expansion to the Northeast and in partnership with Peter Pan, Express service now is available in 14 markets. Customers can buy their Express ticket online to take advantage of discount pricing, print their ticket at home, or pick it up at a new 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.