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Lynchburg bus company opens new transfer center

By Tim Saunders, tsaunders@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jun 16 2014 05:44:20 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 16 2014 10:34:51 PM EDT

Riders now have an indoor space and a covered awning, where they can sit and wait for buses. There's also a counter and electronic kiosks where riders can buy tickets.

LYNCHBURG, Va. -

There's a new place to catch the bus in Lynchburg.

The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company is celebrating the opening of its new transfer center Monday.

The building will serve as a hub for all of the city's public buses.  It replaces the old transfer point at The Plaza shopping center.

Riders now have an indoor space and a covered awning, where they can sit and wait for buses.

There's also a counter and electronic kiosks where riders can buy tickets.  GLTC staff will also be available to answer questions during hours when the bus service is operating.

"Now our customers have the opportunity to be out of the inclement weather, whether it's raining or snowing," explained Natalie Wilkins, community relations manager for GLTC.  "They have indoor waiting rooms and restrooms."

The new facility shares a parking lot with Kemper Street Station, giving riders easy access to Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains.

To celebrate the grand opening, GLTC is offering 25-cent fares on all of its buses Monday.