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Greyhound Suspends Bus Service to Akron

April 3, 2020

Greyhound bus lines has suspended service to Akron and several other Ohio cities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A service alert posted on the company’s website said the service suspensions are due to a drop in demand, particularly in the Northeast.

The notice did not say when the suspensions became effective, but a check for service from Akron found no service available.

Greyhound is continuing to operate between Cleveland and Cincinnati via Columbus.

Among the other cities at which service has been suspended in Ohio and surrounding states are Ashtabula, Battle Creek (Michigan), Burns Harbor (Indiana), Lima, Mansfield, Morgantown (West Virginia), West Salem (Ohio) and Youngstown.

Bus stations have been temporarily closed in several cities but will continue to operate as bus stops for pick up and drop off:

Tickets from these locations must be purchased online at Greyhound.com, on the Greyhound mobile app or at a full service location.

No stations in Ohio still with service have been closed but those in surrounding states that are affected include: Allentown, Pennsylvania; Beckley, West Virginia; Bowling Green, Kentucky; East Lansing, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Lansing, Michigan; London, Kentucky; Muskegon, Michigan; and Southfield, Michigan.

A number of other bus companies have also suspended service during the pandemic including Fullington Trailways in Pennsylvania and Megabus to New York City.

Greyhound Moving to Toledo CUT on June 15

June 7, 2016

Greyhound will begin using Toledo Central Union Terminal on June 15. It won’t be the first bus service at the facility, which is also served by four daily Amtrak trains.

Amtrak Thruway buGreyhoundses have been using the station for several years.

The Port Authority is undertaking a $500 million renovation to accommodate Greyhound at the now named Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza.

Amtrak’s Capitol Limited (Chicago-Washington) and Lake Shore Limited (Chicago-New York) stop at the station, which opened in 1950.

Megabus Cuts Cleveland-Columbus Route

February 4, 2016

Megabus has quietly dropped its Cleveland-Columbus route due to declining ridership.

Also ended was service between Cleveland and Cincinnati. The route had operated twice daily between Cleveland and Atlanta with intermediate stops in Columbus, Cincinnati and points in Kentucky and Tennessee.

MegabusSean Hughes, director of corporate affairs for Megabus North America, told The Plain Dealer that the route was discontinued in early January.

“It wasn’t performing to expectations,” he said. “We had to make a change.”

Hughes said the Cleveland-Columbus leg did well and may be reinstated in the future. “If we choose to expand at some point, that route will be one we’ll look at,” he said.

Greyhound also operates a route linking Cleveland and Columbus.

Megabus has one route left in Cleveland, which runs westbound to Toledo and Chicago, and eastbound to State College, Pennsylvania, and New York City.

In mid-2013, Megabus served 15 cities from Cleveland, including Ann Arbor, Michigan; Pittsburgh; Detroit; and Buffalo, New York.

Megabus is noted for low fares with some as low as $1 one way.

GoBus Adds Service to Wooster

June 16, 2015

An intercity bus service based in southern Ohio that specializes in serving rural communities has expanded its route network into Wooster and Wayne County while at the same time increasing service out of Cleveland.

GoBus recently launched a route between Columbus and Wooster with twice-daily service provided by Lakefront Lines.

The route has stops at the Port Columbus Airport, Columbus Greyhound Station, Newark, Mt. Vernon, Gambier, Berlin and Wooster.

At the same time, an existing route operated by Barons Bus Lines runs once daily between the major cities of Chicago, Columbus, and Cleveland began serving Van Wert in western Ohio.

It will make stops in Marysville, Kenton, Lima, Delphos, and Van Wert.

The GoBus program began operating to Cleveland, Akron and Canton this past March.

There are two routes that originate in Cleveland. One route extends to Charleston, West Virginia, and includes intermediate stops in Akron, Canton, New Philadelphia, Newcomerstown, Cambridge, Caldwell and Marietta in Ohio and in the West Virginia cities of Parkersburg and Ripley.

The other Cleveland route runs to Athens and has intermediate stops in Parma, Broadview Heights, Akron, Canton, Mt. Eaton, New Philadelphia, Newcomerstown, Cambridge, Caldwell, Marietta, Parkersburg, Coolville, Athens and Ohio University.

Both routes are operated by Barons Bus Lines. GoBus also sponsors service linking Columbus, Athens, Parkersburg and Cincinnati.

Tickets may be purchased at the bus stations in major cities, from the driver or online at ridegobus.com/gobustickets.

GoBus Intercity Bus Service is a collaboration between the Federal Transit Administration, Ohio Department of Transportation, and Greyhound, and is administered by Hocking Athens Perry Community Action.