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Greyhound moves bus station to Dual Highway

December 21, 2010|By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — Travelers looking to catch a ride from Hagerstown on a Greyhound bus will now have to head to the Dual Highway.

Greyhound bus lines has moved its Hagerstown bus station to 354 Dual Highway, the same location as Hub City Shippers, Greyhound spokeswoman Bonnie Bastian said.

Greyhound moved the station about three weeks ago, Bastian said.

The new location is more convenient to drivers and passengers, despite being further from Interstate 70, she said.  

Most recently, the bus station was located just off Exit 29 of I-70 at Snacks convenience store on Sharpsburg Pike, which is across from McDonald's, said station employee Michelle Strawsburg of Hagerstown.

The most notable convenience at the new station is that customers can purchase tickets at the site, Bastian said.

While business appears to be increasing, and no one has complained about the move, Strawsburg said she preferred the Sharpsburg Pike location.

She said the new station does not have much in the way of seating for passengers waiting to catch the bus, but reportedly more seating will be added.

Bastian said the Dual Highway station will be a permanent location for Greyhound in Hagerstown.

On average, about 14 buses operate out of the station daily, she said. About eight buses go to and from Baltimore, and six go to and from Harrisburg, Pa., she said.   

Strawsburg said there is a sign at the new location so passengers know where to catch the bus.

According to the Greyhound web site, the station and ticketing are open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 12:01 p.m. on Saturday.

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