DALLAS, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of growing customer demand, Greyhound today announced the expansion of its premium Greyhound Express™ service between Chicago and Milwaukee, effective May 17. The expanded service will give customers more travel choices between these markets with departures every hour. In addition, Greyhound added an Express stop at 5800 N. Cumberland Ave. to serve customers near Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Greyhound Express tickets can be purchased at www.mygreyhoundexpress.com. This latest route expansion builds on Greyhound Express' rapid growth in the Midwest, which now serves nine markets in the region.
"Expanding Greyhound Express frequency between Chicago and Milwaukee was a clear growth opportunity for Greyhound due to the tremendous demand for our premium service," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. He added, "O'Hare is one of the busiest airports in the world and we are pleased to now connect air travelers to other points in the Midwest with our convenient, premium Express service."
Greyhound Express provides premium service with a guaranteed seat for every customer and fares starting as low as $1. Customers ride on new, environmentally friendly buses equipped with onboard amenities such as free Wi-Fi, leather seats, extra legroom and power outlets. A private waiting area near dedicated departure gates is provided at terminal locations, and a guest services specialist will present an extra level of service. Customers can buy their Greyhound Express ticket online to take advantage of discount pricing, print their ticket at home 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 launched Express in December 2010 and continues to rapidly expand in the Midwest and Northeast. The service is now available in more than 14 markets including Chicago; Madison, WI; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Indianapolis; Lafayette, Ind.; Cincinnati; Champaign, Ill.; St. Louis; New York; Washington, D.C.; Boston; Philadelphia and Baltimore, Md.
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.