Baltimore bus terminals

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The city of Baltimore, Maryland has had a succession of several terminals for interstate bus travel.

Greyhound Terminal[edit]

Greyhound Terminal
MTA Bus station
Location 2110 Haines Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
 United States of America
Bus routes 2
Bus operators
Connections Bus transport 27
Bus transport UMBC Transit: Downtown Route
Structure type at-grade
Parking yes
Disabled access Yes

The main terminal for Greyhound is located at 2110 Haines Street just off Russell Street south of Downtown Baltimore.[1]

This location was chosen following community opposition to construction at a site near Penn Station. Then-mayor Martin O'Malley, who had originally wanted the Penn Station site because of its central location to public transportation in the city, bowed to this pressure.[2]

Following the opening of the current location, local and state politicians, including O'Malley, then-governor Robert Ehrlich, and Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele scrambled to provide better public transportation to the new site. As a result, the Maryland Transit Administration increased service on MTA Maryland bus route 27, the closest bus line to the new location, and rerouted the line into the terminal.

Baltimore Travel Plaza[edit]

Baltimore Travel Plaza
MTA Bus station
Location 5625 O'Donnell Street Cutoff
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Owned by Maryland Transit Administration
Line(s) Bus transport 31
Closed 25 January 2011 (2011-01-25)

The Baltimore Travel Plaza was a bus terminal located at 5625 O'Donnell Street off I-95 in southeast Baltimore. Several bus companies used this location, including Greyhound and Chinatown bus lines. On January 25, 2011, the Baltimore Travel Plaza ceased operations, with Greyhound and Peter Pan shifting service to their new terminal on Haines St.[3]

Former bus stations[edit]

The old bus terminal, formerly Baltimore's main Greyhound stop, was located at 210 West Fayette Street, with the buses entering from Merion Street. This had been the Trailways terminal until the merger of the companies.

The former Greyhound terminal prior to that was at 601 North Howard Street at West Center Street with the buses entering from Howard St. and exiting from Center St.