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Posted on Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 - 12:04 am EDT

Greyhound to run out of Citilink hub

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FORT WAYNE — For years, local officials have hoped to combine the Greyhound and Citilink bus stations. Now it is happening.

Starting Tuesday, Greyhound will conduct all travel operations from the Citilink Central Station, 121 W. Baker St. From there, the company will continue to provide two daily schedules, transporting passengers to Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis and Toledo.

“We’re pleased to relocate to this facility and continue providing local residents with safe and affordable travel services,” said Deborah Laney, Greyhound Lines’ area manager. “This new location provides Greyhound passengers with easy connectivity to local transportation through Citilink and more national travel options with Miller Trailways.”

The Citilink Central Station opened in September after years of effort. The $4.4 million station features a waiting room heated and cooled by a geothermal system and has restrooms, a place to buy tickets and a screen showing arrival and departure times.

In December, Megabus began operating out of the Citilink station when it bought 16 Fort Wayne routes from Lakefront Lines. Seats can be booked at us.megabus.com up to 45 days in advance, with a few seats sold for $1 each on every bus. Then, another limited number of seats are sold for $3 each. Prices increase in stages as the departure dates near and availability shrinks.

Greyhound will have hours at the station from 7 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For Greyhound ticket information in Fort Wayne, call 423-9525 or go to www.greyhound.com.

dstockman@jg.net


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