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Peter Pan Bus Lines To Operate From Springfield's Union Station


A deal has been struck to bring long distance bus service to Springfield’s Union Station, which is reopening next month after a $95 million restoration.

Bringing Peter Pan Bus Line’s service to Union Station along with the Springfield-based company’s ticketing and dispatch operations is extremely important to the success of the new intermodal transportation hub, according to Mayor Domenic Sarno. 

Peter Pan has 100 scheduled arrivals and departures a day in Springfield, with more than 1 million passengers a year.

" You are going to have thousands of individuals going in and out of Union Station, so there is a ready market there," said Sarno.

Peter Pan will use nine of the 27 open-air bus bays in the new terminal.  The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will also use Union Station as its Springfield hub.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.