DALLAS, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Riding on the continued success of its Greyhound Express™ service, Greyhound today announced it is expanding its premium service from Chicago to two new Midwest markets, Champaign, Ill. and St. Louis, effective March 22. Tickets go on sale today at www.mygreyhoundexpress.com, and for a limited time, Greyhound is offering $1 fares on all Express schedules between Chicago, Champaign and St. Louis for travel March 22 until April 5, with no advance purchase restrictions. This latest expansion connects Greyhound Express customers to nine markets in the Midwest.
"Since launching Greyhound Express in the Midwest just four months ago, we have seen tremendous growth in ticket sales from new riders who are attracted to the convenience, comfort and value of our premium bus service," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. "The addition of Champaign and St. Louis extends our offering to better meet the needs of those customers traveling to and from Chicago."
Boarding for Greyhound Express will take place at 45 E. University Avenue in Champaign and 430 S. 15th Street in St. Louis at the Gateway Transportation Center, a modern intermodal facility that provides connections to local transit and other modes of transportation.
Greyhound Express customers experience faster trips with direct and one-stop service between Greyhound's Chicago hub and Milwaukee; Madison, Wis.; Minneapolis; Indianapolis; Lafayette, Ind.; Cincinnati and now Champaign and St. Louis. The service provides customers a guaranteed seat on brand new buses with onboard amenities, including free Wi-Fi, extra legroom and power outlets.
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.
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