Posts Tagged ‘Greyhound’

Atlantic City Service Suspended Through May 24

April 4, 2019

Rail service to Atlantic City, New Jersey, is expected to remain suspended through May 24 as host railroad New Jersey Transit installs positive train control on the route.

Although Amtrak does not provide its own service to Atlantic City, it does sell tickets for passengers wishing to connect to trains headed there.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said it would resume selling tickets to Atlantic City once service resumes next month.

Amtrak passengers said passengers on Acela Express or Northeast Regional trains can still reach Atlantic City by disembarking at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia and going to the upper level of the station where SEPTA service is located.

Passengers should take a SEPTA train to the Jefferson Station and then disembark. They should walk across the street to the Greyhound station and board Bus 551, which travels to Atlantic City

SEPTA will honor Amtrak tickets to Atlantic City via this route during the NJ Transit service suspension.

Another alternative would be for passengers to take the SEPTA Market/Frankford subway service, located across 30th street from Amtrak 30th Street Station, to the 8th and Market Street Station.

From there, passengers will ride the PATCO rapid transit train service to Lindenwold Station for the Route 554 bus to Atlantic City and intermediate locations.

Greyhound Ceding Nevada Route to Amtrak

February 15, 2018

Citing low ridership, Greyhound is pulling out of five rural Nevada communities and suggesting that displaced passengers ride Amtrak instead.

The bus carrier said it will cease service on Feb. 21 to Elko, Winnemucca, Lovelock, Battle Mountain and Wendover. It also is ending service to Salt Lake City on a route that also serves Reno.

The bus cuts come on the heels of Megabus ending service to Reno on Jan. 9.

At the time that it ended service to Reno, Megabus cited aggressive pricing by airlines serving Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Greyhound will continue to offer service from Reno to such western cities as Sacramento, San Francisco and Phoenix.

It said it has reached an partnership with Amtrak to allow those booked on Greyhound to take the train.

Amtrak’s California Zephyr between Chicago and the San Francisco Bay region offers service to Reno, Elko, Winnemucca and Salt Lake City on a similar schedule to what Greyhound operates.

Travelers to Battle Mountain, Lovelock and Wendover, however, will not receive similar accommodations.

Greyhound to Use Ann Arbor Amtrak Station

September 26, 2016

Greyhound buses serving Ann Arbor, Michigan, will soon be stopping outside the Amtrak station.

GreyhoundBoarding will be on Depot Street. City officials have removed two metered parking spots to make room for the buses to load and unload.

Currently, Greyhound’s Ann Arbor stop is at a makeshift ticket office inside a parking garage along Fourth Avenue across from the Blake Transit Center.

That move came in 2014 after the bus line was forced to move from Huron Street when the bus station there was razed to make way for a hotel.

Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Susan Pollay said the Greyhound passengers will enjoy a comfortable waiting area and the ability to transfer to Amtrak trains and Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority buses operating every 30 minutes between downtown and the Amtrak station.

No date has been announced for the move, but Greyhound’s lease for its Fourth Avenue space expires on Dec. 31.

Greyhound Moving to Toledo CUT

June 6, 2016

Greyhound will begin using Toledo Central Union Terminal on June 15. It won’t be the first bus service at the facility also served by four daily Amtrak trains.

Amtrak Thruway buGreyhoundses have been using Toledo CUT for several years.

The Port Authority is undertaking a $500 million renovation to accommodate Greyhound at the now named Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza.

Amtrak’s Capitol Limited (Chicago-Washington) and Lake Shore Limited (Chicago-New York) stop at the station, which opened in 1950.

Greyhound Move to Toledo CUT Gets OK

December 22, 2015

Greyhound will move into the former Central Union Terminal, now used by Amtrak, under a lease agreement approved by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority last week.

The board also approved the lease for a Subway restaurant franchise to be located in the terminal.

Buses will load and unload under a canopy at the terminal, which now known as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Plaza.

The current Greyhound station is located on Jefferson Avenue in downtown Toledo adjacent to the Pythian Castle, a long-vacant building now owned by the Lucas County Land Bank, which is trying to find a developer for the site.

“Every developer that we have ever talked with about the Pythian Castle has always said that the Greyound station is an impediment to its development,” said Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz, chairman of the land bank board. “If the Greyhound really is moving that could be a game-changer for developing that building.”

Toledo officials have long wanted to move the Greyhound station.

Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains will not be using CUT at the same time.

The 24 scheduled Greyhound buses leave Toledo between 6:20 a.m. and midnight while Amtrak’s Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited are scheduled to call in Toledo between 11:39 p.m. and 6:15 a.m.

Paul Toth, Jr., port authority president, said the new plaza for bus service along with the Subway store will open next May or June after renovations are complete.

He said the port authority is spending up to $500,000 for improvements to make space in the MLK Plaza building for Greyhound and Subway.

Amtrak will occupy 4,560 square feet of exclusive space at $18 per square foot and share 7,385 square feet of space with other tenants at $5 per square foot. The railroad will also pay $31,500 a year for exterior lighting.

Greyhound will rent 750 square feet for its own use and share the 7,385 square feet of common space at the same rates charged to Amtrak.

The bus company will pay $212,000 for its share of the capital improvements being made.

Greyhound spokesperson Lanesha Gipson said the current bus station is up for sale. She said Greyhound is expecting ridership to increase once the company begins using CUT.

Greyhound Using Carbondale Amtrak Station

August 24, 2015

Greyhound has begin serving the Amtrak station in Carbondale, Illinois. Previously, the Greyhound pick up location was a Phillip 66 service station.

“Greyhound is excited to continue serving the Carbondale community from this new location,” said Deborah Laney, area manager of Greyhound. “We hope to better serve the Carbondale community by centralizing transportation services in this town. We are thankful to Amtrak and the City of Carbondale for their efforts to make this a reality.”

No Greyhound tickets will be sold at the Amtrak station.

Destinations served by Greyhound from Carbondale include Champaign, Illinois, Atlanta and St. Louis among others.

Amtrak also has direct service between Carbondale and Champaign and the two carriers share a station there. Greyhound has three buses a day to Carbondale.