Peter Pan Bus Lines
|Headquarters||Springfield Union Station|
|Locale||Northeastern United States|
|Service area||Northeastern United States|
|Fleet||MCI-J4500, MCI D4505|
|Chief executive||Peter A. Picknelly|
Since its founding in 1933, the company has been owned by the Picknelly family.
Peter Pan's fleet consists mostly of buses manufactured by Motor Coach Industries.
Peter Carmine Picknelly founded the company in 1933 with two Buick limousines and named it after his son's favorite storybook, Peter Pan. The company's first route operated between Northampton, Massachusetts and Boston through Stafford Springs, Connecticut, costing $1.75 and requiring nearly four hours of travel time. In 1957, the Massachusetts Turnpike was opened and travel time was cut in half.
Peter Pan Bus Lines was affiliated with Trailways Transportation System beginning in the 1990s, but ended that affiliation in 2005.
In 1999, an alliance was formed with Greyhound Lines, coordinating schedules, marketing, and ticket sales. Peter Pan and Greyhound had been bitter rivals for most of the 1990s, when Peter Pan expanded outside New England to serve New York City, Washington, D. C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. This partnership was dissolved in 2017.
In December 2002, Peter Pan acquired Coach USA's Northeastern division with 255 vehicles. In 2004, Peter Pan sold the Maine Line operation in Portland to Cyr Bus Line. In 2005, Peter Pan closed its Pawtuxet Valley, Rhode Island operations.
In 2004, Peter A. Picknelly III took over as CEO after the death of his father.
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