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Peter Pan Bus Lines

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Chief executive  Peter A. Picknelly
Founded  1933
Website  www.peterpanbus.com
Alliance  Greyhound Lines
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Slogan  "Connecting People & Places...for over 75 years"
Service area  Southern New England and Mid Atlantic
Service type  Intercity coach service Bus charter Airport shuttle Motorcoach tours Contract operations
Operator  Peter Pan Bus Lines Bonanza Bus Lines Arrow Line
Headquarters  Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
CEO  Peter A. Picknelly (1991–)
Motto  "Connecting People & Places...for over 75 years"
Locale  Northeastern United States
Hubs  New York City, Boston, Providence, Springfield, Hartford

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Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. It operates in the northeastern United States. As of Fall 2014, Peter Pan operated bus lines in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Over four million passengers per year travel on Peter Pan's bus routes.


The company was founded as Yellow Cab Air Line in Springfield, where the company remains based, and was purchased by Peter Carmen Picknelly in 1933. The Picknelly family still owns the company. The company logo is based on an illustration by Roy Best. Each bus, in addition to a number, is also given a name based on the Peter Pan stories.

Peter Pan was affiliated with Trailways beginning in the 1990s, but ended that affiliation in 2005.

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Peter Pan's major service areas include: Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Springfield, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; New York City, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and points in between. The operation south of New York City (other than Atlantic City casino service) began with an expansion in the early 1990s (after which the company joined the Trailways network). Schedules for 1994 showed an additional expansion to Norfolk, Virginia and Ocean City, Maryland via the Delmarva Peninsula, paralleling services operated by Carolina Trailways (which was owned by competitor Greyhound Lines), but this was very brief.

In 1999, an alliance was formed with Greyhound, coordinating schedules, marketing, and ticket sales.

Peter Pan's Coaches consist mainly of vehicles manufactured by Motor Coach Industries and some RTS buses which came along with their December 2002 takeover of Coach USA's Northeastern division companies, namely Arrow Line, Mini Coach of Boston, Maine Line, Pawtuxet Valley, and the Providence-based Bonanza in 2003. Maine Line and Pawtuxet Valley were later divested.


Peter Pan Bus Lines Wikipedia