Peter Pan Bus Lines
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|Slogan||"Connecting People & Places...for over 75 years"|
|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
(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
|Chief executive||Peter A. Picknelly|
Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance/commuter bus carrier headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. It operates in the northeastern United States. As of Fall 2014, Peter Pan operated bus lines in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. 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. Some Peter Pan bus rides provide free cookies, much like those served on most flights.
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 and some RTS buses which came along with their December 2002 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 and Pawtuxet Valley were later divested.
- BoltBus and YO! Bus, joint ventures with Greyhound Lines
- Coach USA, former owner of most of the Peter Pan companies
- Greyhound Lines, interline carrier on most Peter Pan routes
- PETER PAN BUS LINES TRUST--PURCHASE AND ACQUISITION OF CONTROL--ARROW LINE ACQUISITION, LLC, BONANZA ACQUISITION, LLC, MAINE LINE, LLC, PAWTUXET VALLEY, LLC, PETER PAN BOSTON, LLC, AND PETER PAN BUS LINES, INC.
- Cyr Bus Lines acquires charter, tour company
- "The History of Peter Pan Bus Lines", Peter Pan Bus Lines website
- Maniscalchi, Denna (2000). Driving Vision: The Story of Peter Pan Bus Lines. Peter Pan Bus Lines. ISBN 9780967949307.