Monday, May 20, 2013
Go Greyhound ...And Leave the Driving to Us!
I had the opportunity to take schedule 6905 from Pasco to Seattle. Coach 7254, a MCI G4500 that has been on the road a while was operating it.
At the station in Yakima, WA
Greyhound in Ellensburg, WA. Some package express was loaded here.
The intermediate stops in Sunnyside, Yakima, and Ellensburg were at gas stations on the outskirts of town near the freeway. At Ellensburg it was at a loves truck stop no where near town or the college. Ellensburg did have some package expeess was loaded here destined for Seattle.
The Yakima station also pictured above is relatively new, and features a transit style shelter behind the gas station's convience store. None of these stations appeared to offer any indoor seating out of the elements, aside from where you can squeeze into the gas station. Judging by the state of these facilities one quickly gets an idea of why greyhound is no longer a viable transportation entity in this country.
The coach had seen better days, the seats were worn out, some were cut, others had graffiti on them. Overall I think I saw more graffiti on that coach than I have on most modern transit buses in recent times. It was a good runner though despite its minor cosmetic problems. Otherwise the trip was uneventful.