Peter Pan Bus Lines
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Peter Pan #613 operates in contract service for St. John's University on a campus shuttle route.
|Slogan||"Connecting People & Places...for over 75 years"|
|Headquarters||1776 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
|Locale||Northeastern United States|
|Service area||Southern New England and Mid Atlantic|
|Service type||Intercity coach service
(New York-Boston route only)
|Hubs||Springfield, MA; Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Hartford, CT; New York, NY|
|Operator||Peter Pan Bus Lines
Bonanza Bus Lines
|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, Massachusetts, 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. In the early years, the buses were given names from the stories but this tradition ended as the company grew.
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, 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. Maine Line was then sold to Cyr Bus, Pawtuxet Valley was closed and folded into Bonanza, and Mini Coach of Boston was renamed Peter Pan-Boston, and primarily serves the charter coach market in the Boston hub area.
- BoltBus, a bus company linked with the Greyhound Lines
- Coach USA, former owner of most of the Peter Pan companies
- Greyhound Lines, interline carrier on most Peter Pan routes
- YO! Bus, a bus company started in December 2012 that Peter Pan Bus Lines operates with Greyhound Lines
- "The History of Peter Pan Bus Lines", Peter Pan Bus Lines website