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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago

Post by warwickland » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:40 pm

I had a disastrous trip from Chicago to St. Louis. Bus was an hour late after flat tire...then broke down en route for another hour.

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago

Post by lock+load » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:14 am

warwickland wrote:I had a disastrous trip from Chicago to St. Louis. Bus was an hour late after flat tire...then broke down en route for another hour.
I've rode Megabus twice and both trips were disastrous. Never again. Megabus is for those who cannot afford another mode of transport. If you can, stay away. It's a good idea but poor execution.

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago

Post by AllThingsKC » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:45 pm

KC-bound MegaBus crashes into I-55 overpass in Illinois. At least 1 killed, 25 injured.

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:51 pm

lesson? never sit up front on the double-deckers...

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago

Post by lock+load » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:55 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:lesson? never sit up front on the double-deckers...
Or better yet, don't ride Megabus at all.

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago

Post by brewcrew1000 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:45 am

DaveKCMO wrote:lesson? never sit up front on the double-deckers...
Those Southerners telling the folks to move to the back of the bus during the Civil Rights era were actually doing them a favor.

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:31 am

megabus is ending service to columbia and kansas city due to low demand: http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives ... y-columbia

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by earthling » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:44 pm

Thought it was odd that that the 'station' was essentially just an open aired curb in River Market. Or did they move it. That location maybe discouraged some from using again - other than reliability issues.

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Post by flyingember » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:31 pm

they moved it to the curb more at the MAX stop during construction
I always thought the location was a joke

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Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:29 pm

i've ridden megabus in several cities. boarding locations are always curbside, even though they may be adjacent to nicer digs (a "union station" stop, as in chicago, is actually around the corner from anything resembling union station).

worth noting that their original stop here was at 10th and main, but were forced to move to 3rd and grand after interfering with kcata operations.

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:59 am

Megabus ridership must be generally low in Kansas City, I figured they would have made kc a mini hub and added places around us like Omaha, Des Moines, Little Rock and even a Route to Dallas with maybe stops in OKC or Tulsa, Even Minneapolis is closer than Chicago and would be a decent route

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Post by lock+load » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:33 am

Hopefully a few lives are saved by MegaBus leaving.

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Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:19 pm

I have taken Megabus twice and both experiences were very good. You don't think Greyhound has its problems? Google News Greyhound and there is probably some kind of story everyday

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by mykn » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:57 pm

I recently tried to take Grayhound to Wichita. Their website failed to charge my card properly three times, preventing me from buying a ticket. I contacted their support by email about it and only got a response back 3 weeks later, long after I needed my ticket. Greyhound definitely has its problems.

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Post by lock+load » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:18 pm

I don't know that I have seen a fireball engulf a Greyhound bus...

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Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:37 pm

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:16 pm

the megabus model was good enough for greyhound to copy.

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by nomadcowatbk » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:26 am

mykn wrote:I recently tried to take Grayhound to Wichita. Their website failed to charge my card properly three times, preventing me from buying a ticket. I contacted their support by email about it and only got a response back 3 weeks later, long after I needed my ticket. Greyhound definitely has its problems.
most Greyhound riders probably buy their tickets at the station with cash

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by mykn » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:48 am

nomadcowatbk wrote:
mykn wrote:I recently tried to take Grayhound to Wichita. Their website failed to charge my card properly three times, preventing me from buying a ticket. I contacted their support by email about it and only got a response back 3 weeks later, long after I needed my ticket. Greyhound definitely has its problems.
most Greyhound riders probably buy their tickets at the station with cash
That's probably true, but they offer a pretty significant online only discount that I was trying to take advantage of.

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