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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:22 AM   #21
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i have a soft spot for greyhound. yeah its freaks on wheels, but ive met some cool folks on those buses.....seen some downright shady customers too.....open sore lady was by all means the scariest passenger i sat near....
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Canada villages face isolation without Greyhound

WINNIPEG/OTTAWA, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Each day a single Greyhound bus pulls into Ethelbert, Manitoba, population 312, and stops for just five minutes before moving on -- a critical lifeline for the village's fragile economy.

But in a potentially painful blow to hundreds of small towns like Ethelbert, Greyhound now plans to pull out of Manitoba and northern Ontario next month.

If the company, a unit of Britain's FirstGroup , makes good on its plan, a huge swath of rural Canada will lose a crucial link with the rest of the world.

"It brings lots of people into the store and the town," said Robert Rewniak, 46, who owns a grocery store that also functions as Greyhound's bus stop.

"First we lost our railway, now we're going to lose all our bus service. These towns are really shrinking and nothing's helping at all."

Greyhound Canada, the country's largest intercity bus line, said on Thursday that the long-standing routes are unprofitable. It said it may end bus service across Western Canada unless it gets government help.

But Greyhound is Ethelbert's sole connection to larger communities, a critical link for elderly people traveling to medical appointments. The contract with Greyhound has also helped sustain Rewniak's Solo Store -- no small feat as villagers die or move away, he said.

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Rural Canada has been in decline since the 1930s, when mechanization let farms grow and caused communities to shrink. In later decades, the pullout of railway lines and the steady reduction of grain elevators meant jobs and people moved away.

And that leaves a sparse and far-flung population that represents a big roadblock for the transportation companies.

Competition on well populated routes results in lower fares and that makes it harder for a cross-country carrier to subsidize small, money-losing routes.

It is very unlikely that another company will fill Greyhound's void, said David Jeanes, president of advocacy group Transport 2000 Canada.

"The markets for many of these small towns just aren't big enough to sustain any sort of replacement service," Jeanes said in an interview.

"On the merchandise side, there are small businesses that are absolutely dependent on it. We've seen hospitals that use the bus parcel service to deliver their blood products," he added, noting that small towns are likely to face major problems unless the federal government steps in, he said.

Richard Rounds, a retired professor of rural development from Brandon University, said the private sector may look at running scaled-down buses or passenger vans between towns, as it has in the United States.

One of Friday's passengers was railway worker Richard Belhumeur, 38, who said he rides a Greyhound bus an estimated 100 times a year from Birtle, Manitoba to the provincial capital Winnipeg to catch flights to job sites.

"I count on the bus," he said, waiting outside Winnipeg's bus terminal. "(Losing bus service) would wreak havoc."

Greyhound would even pull out of busy routes between Manitoba cities because provincial law prohibits it from dropping individual routes. For Don Wharf, that will mean spending C$120 ($110) each month to drive his 14-year-old son 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Winnipeg to Brandon to see his mother rather than buying him a C$64 bus ticket.

"That's going to make a big impact," Wharf said.

In cities like Dryden, Ontario (pop. 8,100), students and seniors will have to drive more often through the rocky Canadian Shield to reach bigger places cities 3-½ hours away, said Mayor Anne Krassilowsky, who expects politicians to lobby Ottawa to take action.

"It's going to have a big negative impact," she said.

Small planes and local bus services also bring people from remote aboriginal communities to the cities.

"People need this kind of transportation," said Jeremy Monias of the Garden Hill reserve in northern Manitoba.

Monias was boarding a Greyhound bus with partner Elilah Knott and her four-year-old daughter from Winnipeg to Brandon, where he will catch a connecting flight to his reserve.

"This is a good thing to fall back on if you don't have a ride -- hop on a bus." ($1=$1.09 Canadian)
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Greyhound today (Thursday 16th March) announced details for what representatives call the biggest service expansion for Greyhound Express since its inception a little more than a year ago. In an industry-changing move, Greyhound Express, the premium non-stop service, is adding nearly 260 new city pairs across the eastern United States on March 28. This latest expansion will create the largest network of more than 600 potential Express city pairs for customers to choose from.

Greyhound Express is coming to nine new markets: Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Detroit, Louisville, Nashville, Chattanooga and Austin. Greyhound also is expanding Express service from the majority of its existing Express locations.

The newest Greyhound Express routes include:

1. Washington D.C –> Baltimore –> Pittsburgh
2. New York –> Newark –> Cleveland
3. Cleveland –> Toledo –> Detroit
4. Cleveland –> Toledo –> Chicago
5. Detroit –> Toledo –> Dayton –> Cincinnati
6. Cleveland –> Columbus –> Cincinnati
7. Cincinnati –> Louisville –> Nashville
8. Indianapolis –> Louisville
9. Nashville –> Chattanooga –> Atlanta
10. Austin –> Houston

Greyhound Express provides non-stop service between major cities, originating from Greyhound service hubs including New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Calgary, Alberta. For those who need long-distance connections, stations along Greyhound Express routes allow travelers to easily connect to an established network of more than 3,800 Greyhound destinations throughout North America.
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The St. Paul Union Depot, in the midst of a $243 million restoration, has lost one of its first major tenants before it officially reopens its doors. Ramsey County officials had anticipated that the Greyhound bus line would relocate this year from near Rice Street and University Avenue to the refurbished transit hub overlooking Kellogg Boulevard.

Instead, the bus company has told the county it will leave St. Paul entirely. "Rather than operate two stations in the Twin Cities, they will plan to close their St. Paul operation and consolidate service at their Minneapolis station", said Josh Collins, a spokesman with the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority.

That means Greyhound will shut down at 166 W. University Ave. and operate solely out of its Minneapolis station at 950 Hawthorne Ave., south of Target Center. A Greyhound spokeswoman in Cincinnati attributed the decision to the bus line refocusing its trip offerings. "It's really due to the expansion of our new luxury service, Greyhound Express, which is a more direct service with fewer stops. It's either nonstop or one stop", said spokeswoman Jen Biddinger. "We have no plans to operate out of St. Paul after May 6".
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First's UK Greyhound express coach operation, launched in 2009, has been cut back with the ending of the services between Glasgow and London and between London and the south coast. The Glasgow service, which was a 2011 rebranding of the existing Nightflyer overnight route, ceased at the end of September. The service to Portsmouth and Southampton will stop in mid November. That leaves just one Greyhound-branded service, running between Cardiff and Bridgend. This was formerly the Shuttle 100, but was given the Greyhound name in 2010.

Marc Reddy, First's regional commercial director for the south-west and Wales, says: "We'll be ending our Greyhound UK services between London and the Solent on 17 November. Unfortunately, these services are not seeing sufficient passenger numbers and therefore we've reached the difficult decision to withdraw the buses from the routes".
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There's a mistake in mentioning the on-going South Wales 100 service, as that actually goes to onwards to Swansea, not just the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Bridgend.
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Greyhound coach services, which currently operate between Swansea and Cardiff, are to be extended from 11 March to provide a direct luxury coach service to and from Swansea, Cardiff, Newport and Bristol Airport.

The move, which will see Greyhound operating in the West of England area for the first time since the brand was brought to the UK 2009, means that customers travelling both to and from South and West Wales will soon have a greater range of options open to them when considering their travel requirements.

Transport operator First originally brought the iconic American Greyhound brand to the UK four years ago in 2009, taking steps to rebrand the Swansea-Cardiff Shuttle a year later, in 2010, to operate as a Greyhound UK Service. In doing so it offered customers travelling between the two Welsh cities access to increased leg room (22 inches) and free on board WiFi as standard. Now though the company has plans to further improve the service, giving customers in South Wales the opportunity to travel further offering them easier access to Bristol Airport and the range of destinations that can be reached from there.

Having worked closely with Bristol Airport on the plans, the development of the new route will see up to an hourly Greyhound UK service launched between Swansea and Bristol Airport from Monday 11 March (up to two hourly service on weekends). In launching it, the company is not only responding to customer requests but is also increasing travel options for people in South and West Wales. Specifically the extension of the service will enable people in South Wales who wish to travel further than Cardiff (ie - onwards to Bristol City Centre and Bristol Airport), to do so with more ease.

The new service to Bristol Airport will operate as a limited stop service, calling at Cardiff Bus Station, Newport Railway Station, University of the West of England (Frenchay Campus), Bristol Bus Station and Bristol Airport in addition to its current route between Swansea and Cardiff. End to end journey time from Swansea Bus Station to Bristol Airport will be just two hours and 45 minutes in the off peak (three hours during the morning peak period), while from Cardiff (Bus Station) journeys will take just one hour and 40 minutes.

The Greyhound UK coaches will drop off on the terminal forecourt, just metres away from the check in hall, and will make it much easier to get to and from Bristol Airport from South Wales without having to worry about changing between different modes of transport.

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The new Swansea-Bristol Airport Greyhound UK service will start on Monday 11 March. Tickets for the coach, which will be priced from £10, will be available to book in advance via the Greyhound UK website from 28 January 2013.

On November 17, 2012, FirstGroup ended its Greyhound UK original services between London and the Solent, three years after the service was launched.
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For 85 years, the Greyhound terminal between Olive Way & Stewart St. provided people with the opportunity to get where they needed to go. Now, Greyhound themselves will be taking a trip, albeit a short one, to their new home in SoDo in order to make room for a two-tower complex with a hotel, apartments and offices.

Greyhound's new terminal will be on the corner of Sixth Avenue South and Royal Brougham Way. The Washington State Department of Transportation is leasing the space to the bus company, who plans to open a new terminal there this fall.

As for the space it's leaving behind after almost a century, there are big plans from Seattle developer R.C. Hedreen. The dual 500-tower structure has plans to include 1,200 hotel rooms (2nd-most in the city), 600 apartments and 350,000 square feet of office space.

The project will be reviewed March 19 and Hedreen's goal is to build it by the end of 2016.
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Photos from an Eyewitness News viewer who was riding on a Greyhound bus from Atlantic City to New York City when cockroaches invaded the bus. (Credit: Olga Marrero)


Photos from an Eyewitness News viewer who was riding on a Greyhound bus from Atlantic City to New York City when cockroaches invaded the bus. (Credit: Tracy Harmon)


Photos from an Eyewitness News viewer who was riding on a Greyhound bus from Atlantic City to New York City when cockroaches invaded the bus. (Credit: Tracy Harmon)


Photos from an Eyewitness News viewer who was riding on a Greyhound bus from Atlantic City to New York City when cockroaches invaded the bus. (Credit: Olga Marrero)


Photos from an Eyewitness News viewer who was riding on a Greyhound bus from Atlantic City to New York City when cockroaches invaded the bus. (Credit: Olga Marrero)


Photos from an Eyewitness News viewer who was riding on a Greyhound bus from Atlantic City to New York City when cockroaches invaded the bus. (Credit: Olga Marrero)


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ATLANTIC CITY (WABC) -- A bus ride from Atlantic City to New York City has the makings of a horror movie as the passengers reported an invasion of roaches.

A caller tells Eyewitness News that 15 minutes into their journey to New York City on Friday afternoon, roaches started coming out of the vents inside the bus.

They were crawling on seats, up the windows, on the side panels, even onto the passengers, the caller said.

Our assignment editor could hear people in the background screaming and yelling about roaches being in their hair and on their backs.

Greyhound issued a statement say the 48 passengers on the bus were being moved to a new bus for the rest of their journey.

"We apologize for this inconvenience and our team will be transporting the first bus back to our garage to investigate the situation and determine its cause," Greyhound said.
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Creepy, I've never taken a Greyhound ride, I lived in San Diego, and often saw them on I-5, don't recall seing them on I-15 though, I might be completely wrong since my commuter route was coastal roads mostly.
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Puttin’ on the dog: Greyhound buys 220 snazzy new buses
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The new buses feature a blue-and-chrome exterior. (photo courtesy of Greyhound Lines)

My college daughter and a friend just got back from a spring-break trip to San Francisco, traveling on the déclassé transportation choice of the masses (and starving college students everywhere): Greyhound. The very first leg of the journey, from Seattle to Portland, was on a shiny new bus with comfortable seats and clean restrooms, they said. The rest of the trip: Well, not so much. Those dogs had run a lot of miles.

So it might come as good news that Greyhound on Monday announced its largest bus purchase in more than 20 years, for 220 new buses.

They’ll feature a new blue and chrome exterior – or “livery,” in motor-coach lingo — with interior comfort of the kind I sure don’t remember from cross-country freeway voyages of my teenage days: Wi-Fi, power outlets, leather seating, added legroom, wheelchair accessibility and three-point safety belts. Powered by low-emission “clean-diesel” engines, they’ll also feature driver aides such as GPS and something called “DriveCam” (which I trust doesn’t mean the driver can nap at the wheel, something I used to worry about on bus trips in the middle of the night in Montana).

The buses are coming from Illinois-based Motor Coach Industries (MCI), which builds buses in Manitoba and North Dakota, and Prevost, a Quebec-based subsidiary of Volvo. Most of the new buses will go toward expansion of Greyhound Express and BoltBus, offering direct and discount intercity coach service.

The new buses start hitting the highways in May.
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Is Greyhound considering enviromental issues as well, when buying new buses?
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Bus company brings back revamped Chinatown Buses
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Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 | Updated 5:53 AM EDT

Outside of Philadelphia’s main Greyhound station, people from vast ethnic backgrounds line up to board a bus bound for the Big Apple.

But, unlike the blue and silver Greyhound buses that roll out for places like Atlantic City, Cleveland, Baltimore and even New York, the bus these riders board is a bright red bus with Chinese inscriptions and “YO! Bus” written in large letters on the side.

“What YO! Bus brings is more options for travelers to choose from,” said Greyhound spokesman Timothy Stokes.
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Nearly a year after the federal government shuttered Chinatown bus lines traveling up and down the I-95 Corridor, the country's largest bus line -- Greyhound -- has partnered with Peter Pan Bus Lines to bring back the Chinatown-to-Chinatown service. YO! Bus line has picked up where the now defunct bus lines left off, shuttling passengers between Philly’s and New York’s Chinatowns for less than Amtrak.

The monster bus companies intentionally kept YO! Bus true to its Asian roots while giving it a bit of Philly flair. The name alone has dual meaning as it’s derived from the Chinese word meaning “to protect” as well as serving as a nod to Philadelphians’ favorite “Yo” greeting, according to the company’s website.

The color used for all YO! Buses is also geared towards the Asian community since the color red symbolizes good fortune.

But these buses are about more than just appealing to the Asian travelers who ride them while filling the void left by the shutdown of companies like Philly’s own New Century Travel.

“YO! provides a fun and safe travel experience for our customers, using environmentally friendly buses and the most highly-trained professional drivers in the industry,” said Peter Pan Bus Lines chairman and CEO Peter Picknelly in a press release.

YO! has an indoor ticket area located to the side of the Greyhound station at 10th and Filbert Streets and a covered waiting area, with its own red bench. On any given day you will find a mix of people boarding the buses and sometimes find kids playing in an area of the bus station that used to be used only for deliveries and the occasional arrival.

On many days, you will also find Ronald Cheng, simply known as YO! Bus Ron, helping passengers get on board and the bus get on its way -- all with a smile.

The goal for YO! Bus Ron and other employees is to bring a friendly and comfortable atmosphere to Chinatown buses. Some workers are bilingual to assist riders who want to communicate in their native language.

Philadelphia’s Rong Feng Li says she feels more comfortable and, more importantly to her, safer on the YO! Bus than she ever did on the old lines.

“This is better,” she said as she boarded a midday bus bound for New York to see her family.

Li, who likes to settle into a window seat, said that besides the comfortable and clean interior, the buses actually run on time.

Rengung Hu echoed an appreciation for the buses running on time as he spoke through a translator. Hu, a long-time Chinatown bus rider who was waiting to board with his family, said he appreciates the convenience of having a bus service again in Chinatown that is reliable.

Other travelers said they are impressed with the buses, which feature leather seats, WiFi and power outlets. There is also more legroom. The operators removed a row of seats, reducing the total seats on each coach to 50 instead of 54 or 55, according to Stokes.

“So far so good,” said Afe Alemu as he headed to work in New York. He makes the trip weekly on YO! Bus.



Alemu, and others, do have one main complaint. They say there are not enough departures offered.

Currently the bus leaves for the two-hour or so trip to New York eight times a day, seven days a week, between 7:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. and arrives in Philly eight times a day between 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are sold, without a fee, through GoToBus.com and at the YO! Bus desk at the station.

Stokes said he company does not provide ridership numbers for competitive reasons but that Greyhound has seen many sold-out buses.

“We are very pleased with what we’ve seen so far,” Stokes told NBC10.com.

YO! Bus has expanded in recent weeks by adding six daily trips between Boston and New York.

“Since we launched YO! last December, we’ve seen a tremendous response from the community and customers, so we’re excited to bring this exceptional service to Boston,” said Greyhound Lines, Inc. president and CEO Dave Leach at the time.

Riders cannot buy a ticket from Philly to Boston directly. You have to take the YO! Bus to New York and then pay for a ticket to continue on to Boston.

The company is exploring more routes, more departures and curb-side pickup and dropoff, Stokes said.
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The only nice Greyhound station I'ved been in is Montreal's.
That must've had been Terminus Voyageur, the subdued mid-70s, brick (interior) city's bus depot that got replaced by the ugly, smaller, brash bathroom-tiled, the city's other Gare Centrale terminal next door one or two years ago ... a real sham, coz, e.g., the bus operator serving the direct Montreal-Toronto route, Coach Canada, has refused to use the facility, to the point of passengers often becoming confused -- their pick-ups and drop-offs occur at a bus stop pole on one of the sidewalks to the 60-year-old Gare Centrale, being the through train station underneath the city centre ... anyhow, brand new, it's altogether a horrid facility To and from :cough: :cough: Gare Centrale, Greyhound only serves Toronto via out-of-the-way Ottawa
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GoToBus.com Yo! fares for New York - Philadelphia are only $12 OW ... thought Greyhound didn't want to brand itself as a Chinatown bus operator to begin with?
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JACKSONVILLE, FL | Bus Depot

Jacksonville, FL is getting a brand spanking new Greyhound terminal. But unlike the recently built new terminals in Memphis and Sacramento, this one will be right in downtown, near the Convention Center and the Skyway (elevated train) station.

Here is a render of this new terminal. Construction will begin summer 2013.



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Today's , although muddled headline here (very) misleading:
Abandoned Îlot Voyageur bus terminal at Berri St. to be turned into apartments, condos


(Developer) paid $45 million for the half-built structures and will invest another $100 million to complete the project, with construction to begin next spring.
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