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Peter Pan Bus Lines

Peter Pan Bus Lines
Peter Pan Bus Lines.svg
Peter Pan Bus Lines 2013 MCI J4500.jpg
A 2013 model MCI J4500, photographed in Silver Spring, Maryland.
SloganConnecting People & Places...for over 75 years
HeadquartersUnion Station
1 Peter Pan Way
Suite 300
Springfield, MA 01103[1]
LocaleNortheastern United States
Service areaSouthern New England and Mid Atlantic
Service type
  • Springfield, MA
  • Boston, MA
  • Providence, RI
  • Hartford, CT
  • New York City, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Washington, DC
FleetMCI-J4500, MCI D4505
Chief executivePeter A. Picknelly

Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance/commuter bus carrier headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. It operates in the northeastern United States. As of Fall 2014, Peter Pan operates 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. In 1999, an alliance was formed with Greyhound Lines, coordinating schedules, marketing, and ticket sales. In August 2017, it was announced that this partnership would cease effective September 27, 2017.[2]


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, in a pool service agreement in conjunction with Carolina Trailways. The agreement ended upon the purchase of Carolina Trailways by competitor Greyhound Lines in 1997.[citation needed]

Peter Pan's coaches consist mainly of vehicles manufactured by Motor Coach Industries. In December 2002, Peter Pan purchased Coach USA's Northeastern division companies, namely Arrow Line, Mini Coach of Boston, Maine Line, Pawtuxet Valley, and the Providence-based Bonanza in 2003.[3] Maine Line and Pawtuxet Valley were later divested.[4]


  1. ^ Goonan, Peter (January 30, 2019) [August 21, 2018]. "Springfield names Union Station bus entrance Peter Pan Way in honor of local company". Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Vaccaro, Adam (29 August 2017). "Greyhound, Peter Pan will split up and be rivals again". The Boston Globe. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Peter Pan Bus Lines Trust—Purchase and Acquisition of Control—Arrow Line Acquisition, LLC, Bonanza Acquisition, LLC, Maine Line, LLC, Pawtuxet Valley, LLC, Peter Pan Boston, LLC, and Peter Pan Bus Lines, Inc".
  4. ^ "Cyr Bus Lines acquires charter, tour company".

Further reading

  • Maniscalchi, Denna (2000). Driving Vision: The Story of Peter Pan Bus Lines. Peter Pan Bus Lines. ISBN 9780967949307.

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