DALLAS, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greyhound today announced it is taking the success of its Greyhound Express™ service in the Midwest and expanding it to the Northeast. The company is partnering with Peter Pan Bus Lines to operate the Express service between Boston and New York starting April 27 with nine daily round trips. Tickets go on sale April 21 at www.mygreyhoundexpress.com, with fares starting as low as $1. The Boston to New York route is the first of several new Express routes in the Northeast that will launch later this spring.
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 Boston South Station, Express will be served from Gate 1 and in the New York Port Authority, from Gates 60-65.
"With growing customer demand and the success of Greyhound Express in the Midwest, we are excited to partner with Peter Pan to introduce our premium Express service in the Northeast," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. "Boston and New York City are two key commuter markets and our customers will love the convenience, value and amenities featured with this offering."
"Our customers expect and deserve the very best service on safe, energy-efficient motorcoaches at a fair price," said Peter Picknelly, president and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines. "With escalating prices at the pump, plus the added costs for tolls and parking, our Express service offers a much more comfortable and economical alternative to traveling by individual automobile, particularly in the busy Northeast corridor."
Added Leach, "We have seen phenomenal growth in ridership since we launched Express, and we believe it is driven by our commitment to provide a higher level of service, safety and premium offerings, not just a low fare. We know this formula works with the success we've seen from our specialty BoltBus service in the Northeast. And now with Express, coupled with Bolt, we can offer more frequency to customers looking for better service between the markets in this region."
Greyhound Express launched in December 2010 and currently serves Chicago; Milwaukee; Madison, Wis.; Minneapolis; Indianapolis; Lafayette, Ind.; Cincinnati; Champaign, Ill; and St. Louis. 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.