Megabus to end service in Springfield

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Discount bus company Megabus is discontinuing service to and from Springfield next month.


Springfield News-Leader

reports that Megabus is ending service in the city April 4. Megabus, known for featuring $1 fares on all of its buses, has offered service since October from Springfield to Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Norman, Okla.

Megabus spokesman Mike Alvich says revenue in the Springfield market wasn't enough to support the service. But he says he didn't have figures available on how full the buses departing from Springfield were, or how far they fell short of the necessary revenue.

Alvich did note that the company has pulled out of markets before, only to re-establish service.

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