Talk:Megabus (North America)

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Topic Requires Updates[edit]

This topic is outdated regarding service in the west. Northern California/Southern California routes resumed, and there's service from Las Vegas to Los Angeles as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.170.64.2 (talk) 21:14, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Stopping on street, at malls and P/R lots mirrors low-cost airlines?[edit]

Just how is that so? The only locations that low-cost airlines can land at or take off from are airports. I don't think I'd want SWA to land on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. (When Sully landed in the drink on the Hudson River, that was an emergency landing and that river is busy enough with its own traffic.)

71.173.10.56 (talk) 19:57, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

New York Penn to Pittsburgh via State College[edit]

This little piece of information really caught my eye, and was able to find some information on another public transportation board, using a bus stop sign as possible proof of the extension.

Unfortunately, Megabus' website neglects offering this information (at the time of this message), and the signage isn't that of Megabus, but of the City of New York (or MTA).

It's noticable that Buffalo isn't mentioned on a part of the sign, and I'm wondering if it's possibly an explanation of a possible typo.

New York to Toronto on Megabus service is well traveled, when it started as a two trip per day to the current five trip offering.

As I need to mention, it's speculation...should the comment of the extension to the cities of Pittsburgh and State College be stricken until something more credible is put forth?

--Allamericanbear (talk) 03:11, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

What's happening lately with Megabus?...[edit]

Hey, does anyone know what's up now with Megabus? It looks like maybe they aren't letting people buy tickets way in advance for $1 anymore. It used to be you could book a year or more in advance, but I just tried to book a ticket for May and wasn't able to select a date any later than March 31st. I wrote to Megabus to see what was up, and just got back this as a reply:

"Thank you for your interest in Megabus.com. We don't have a the exact date and time when the new trips will be available on our website. All we tell our customers is just to keep checking back for any future updates.

Thank you and have a great day, Megabus.com"

Does anyone know if they've gotten rid of their $1 fares? If they have then the article should probably be changed... 190.42.61.117 (talk) 19:24, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Although it's only speculation, they could be having a hard time keeping up with the demands on a number of corridors. According to some trade publications, they are purchasing additional buses to add service to new cities, and to increase the frequencies on some of their heaviest patronized routes.

Don't forget that only one or two seats are available on each schedule at the one dollar fare and likely sell out quickly.

I've lucked out earlier with NeOn bus and their fares...but am finding it very difficult to get cheaper fares with many others following the same trips I likely take.

Just keep your eyes open, up to two months before the departure. I believe that's the best time to buy tickets at reduced fares.

Good luck!

--Allamericanbear (talk) 19:36, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

It seems they reduced the number of $1 tickets, except during a promotional period. The number also depends on demand on a certain route, more cheap tickets attracts more people. Some overnight buses are done purely because there's a bus around or they need a bus in place for a schedule, might as well sell some tickets if the bus needs to be some place it can make more money. Higherstandards16 (talk) 02:16, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

New York Penn/Boston Back Bay to Hartford,CT Terminated[edit]

Megabus is going to terminate it's Hartford,CT to New York and Boston service on September 14, 2009.

Subject: Termination of Hartford Service as of September 14th, 2009 Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:53:43 +0000 (GMT)


Termination of Hartford Service as of September 14th, 2009 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.235.201.204 (talk) 16:52, 26 August 2009 (UTC)


The accident reported on Dec. 10, 2009 in the main article is reported as a "slide off," but it appears the Megabus was overturned. There is a picture of the bus on its side on the WKBW website http://www.wkbw.com/home/related/78952657.html and also reported at http://www.newyorkinjurynews.com/2009/12/11/double-level-bus-flipped-over-injured-8-passengers-in-ny_200912111735.html

as a flip over.

Additionally, I personally heard of a highway slide off from a passenger who was involved last Monday, Dec. 7, on a bus headed for St. Louis from Chicago, with lesser injuries. Is someone monitoring accidents? I heard of another earlier accident a few weeks ago on the news, and there is no evidence of that in the article. While I enjoyed a recent trip on the Megabus, if there is a newly emerging safety issue, where else will people be able to get that information? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.224.123.243 (talk) 20:30, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Fleet - Van Hool Single Decker?[edit]

Sidebar says fleet includes Van Hool single-decker coaches - I've never seen or heard of this being the case. Can anyone provide evidence? 96.239.94.102 (talk) 18:51, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

I ride the midwest fleet, in the past they used the Van Hool single-decker buses, but sometime between 2008 and 2009 they phased out all of them in favor of the double-deckers. megabus.com about us section used to show pictures of the buses, but since the redesigned earlier in February 2010, they removed all of those pictures. The buses were most likely repainted with Coach USA decals and are now used elsewhere in the fleet or as back-up buses for Megabus during peak times. I don't believe the single-deckers ever were used in the northeast. Higherstandards16 (talk) 02:19, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Pittsburgh hub.[edit]

Although I agree that the Pittsburgh hub is not official news that can be referenced, there is some promising reading that may have lead the original writer into thinking Pittsburgh will become the hub that links the Midwest and Northeast networks together.

Informal information on Pittsburgh Megabus hub.

I'm certainly hoping this becomes reality. Although it's a long ride on a bus from Buffalo to Chicago, it'd be a whole lot better riding Megabus than trying to drive it.

Will be keeping my eyes open for further information.

--Allamericanbear (talk) 18:19, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

"No frills" description[edit]

Given that Megabus offers wi-fi and electrical outlets, I'm wondering why the article describes it as a no-frills service. What frills are out there that it lacks? (I think BoltBus has leather seats, but I'd still say that Megabus is above-average in frilliness.) Thoughts? Kufat (talk) 21:37, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Agreed. Wi-fi alone is a big honking frill. It's at the best an outdated description. Either way it's incorrect; these aren't the Chinatown buses that are true "no frills" Many stop locations are pretty no-frills, but that's true of all buses. I'm removing it. oknazevad (talk) 18:01, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Overlinking and repeat linking. Inconsistencies?[edit]

I'm looking at one of the tables in this article, and although I credit one of the authors for finally combining the multiple lists of routes into one comprehensive table, I notice that there are inconsistencies with the manner of linking the cities in the table.

WP:overlinking and WP:repeatlink are good documents that cover this.

Before I go into the table and start correcting these mistakes, is there a reason for the table to look like this?

It's a lot of formatting to do, and I don't want to get into doing it and find out it's either reverted back for some reason I didn't know, or someone precedes me on it.

--Allamericanbear (talk) 14:57, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

While you are at it that remove the Bold destination names. See Wikipedia:Boldface. Secondarywaltz (talk) 17:07, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
That just makes it that much simpler. Yay! --Allamericanbear (talk) 17:30, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Update request[edit]

MegaBus now offers a service (operated by Concord Coach Lines) from Boston to the Portland Transportation Center in Portland, Maine. (Sources: MegaBus official Twitter feed, MegaBus bus stops, MegaBus route map) I'm not very experienced with editing tables, so if someone who is table-savvy could update it, that would be much appreciated. :-) –BMRR (talk) 18:33, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

M31 service.[edit]

Again, I'm noticing errors in some of the information on the routes section.

M31 service is not shown on the website to go between Atlanta to as far as Washington, DC.

If there is a citation available that it is, in fact, an extension that goes to Atlanta, I would like to see it added, or I'll be reverting the posting in a few days.

Reminder: "insider" information is not acceptable when it's not verifiable. Please keep it in mind when updating this or any other articles.

--Allamericanbear (talk) 15:02, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

California service[edit]

I think the article is outdated. Recently, California service has resumed, with stops that include Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Reno and Las Vegas. NHRHS2010 the student pilot 22:37, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Champaign service ended[edit]

I just saw that Megabus isn't serving Champaign anymore. I'd take it out of the article, except I'm not sure how this impacts Chicago-Memphis service, and also I don't know how to edit the SVG. Can someone do that, and add whatever background?

Here's a link saying they were planning to cancel it; that's the only source I can find besides their website not letting me purchase tickets there. -- WEvanTh (talk) 06:54, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Size of fleet[edit]

The article has no data on the size of their fleet in North America. Can anyone add that info?--Sanya3 (talk) 01:30, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

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Changes in Jan 2017[edit]

Does anyone have any information about the changes coming soon? All I know is that the Chicago-NY route seems to be ending on January 9th, but I haven't seen any announcements about it. Will there be a different link between the eastern and midwest networks, or will they now be completely separate? If anyone knows what's going on, please edit the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.15.128.206 (talk) 10:16, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

M2 bus versus M4 bus[edit]

What was the difference???

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