Greyhound Leaves Downtown Houston

The bus company is moving to a smaller station farther from the city center.

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December 1, 2023, 7:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

Greyhound bus station in Houston, Texas next to street with light rail tracks.

WhisperToMe, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons / Greyhound Lines station in Houston

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says he was given less than 24 hours' notice that Greyhound’s downtown Houston station would be closing and moving to a smaller location roughly six miles outside of downtown.

Michael Murney reports on the story for the Houston Chronicle, writing, “Houston City Councilmember Robert Gallegos, who represents District I where the new station will open, told ABC 13's Pearson he didn't have a clue about the major operational change until he got a text Tuesday evening.” 

The move isn’t isolated to Houston. Planetizen recently boosted a story outlining Greyhound’s rapid shuttering of station facilities after it sold its stations. Closing or moving stations puts bus passengers farther away from transit connections and leaves them without amenities like seating, shade, or restrooms. In Houston, the downtown station connected to 16 bus routes and a light rail line, while the new Magnolia Park station will connect to one light rail line and just five bus routes.

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