Peter Pan Bus Lines

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Peter Pan Bus Lines
Peter Pan bus logo.png
Peter Pan Bus Lines 2013 MCI J4500.jpg
A 2013 model MCI J4500, photographed in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Slogan "Connecting People & Places...for over 75 years"
Founded 1933
Headquarters Springfield Bus Terminal
1776 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Locale Northeastern United States
Service area Southern New England and Mid Atlantic
Service type Intercity coach service
Bus charter
Airport shuttle
Motorcoach tours
Contract operations
Alliance Greyhound Lines
(New York-Boston route only)
Hubs Springfield, MA; Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Hartford, CT; New York City, NY
Operator Peter Pan Bus Lines
Bonanza Bus Lines
Arrow Line
Chief executive Peter A. Picknelly

Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. It operates in the northeastern United States. Over four million passengers per year travel on Peter Pan's bus routes.

The company was founded as Yellow Cab Air Line in Springfield, where the company remains based, and was purchased by Peter Carmen Picknelly in 1933. The Picknelly family still owns the company. The company logo is based on an illustration by Roy Best. Each bus, in addition to a number, is also given a name based on the Peter Pan stories.

Peter Pan was affiliated with Trailways beginning in the 1990s, but ended that affiliation in 2005.


Peter Pan's major service areas include: Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Springfield, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; New York City, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and points in between. The operation south of New York City (other than Atlantic City casino service) began with an expansion in the early 1990s (after which the company joined the Trailways network). Schedules for 1994 showed an additional expansion to Norfolk, Virginia and Ocean City, Maryland via the Delmarva Peninsula, paralleling services operated by Carolina Trailways (which was owned by competitor Greyhound Lines), but this was very brief.

In 1999, an alliance was formed with Greyhound, coordinating schedules, marketing, and ticket sales.

Peter Pan's Coaches consist mainly of vehicles manufactured by Motor Coach Industries. The fleet also consists of Van Hool coaches and some RTS buses which came along with their takeover of Coach USA's Northeastern division companies, namely Arrow Line, Mini Coach of Boston, Maine Line, Pawtuxet Valley, and the Providence-based Bonanza in 2003. Pawtuxet Valley and Maine Line have since been divested.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The History of Peter Pan Bus Lines", Peter Pan Bus Lines website

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