Worcester,Mass - Places of the Past, Bus Depot
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The refurbished Union Station has recently taken over for the bus depot.
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Joe Hill- June 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Hmmm...I thought the bus depot only moved to this location sometime in the '60s. I can recall the 'old' bus station that was located on Front Street....just where the Worcester Commons Outlet mall is today.
Chet- February 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I, too, think that this is from the early 1960s. The two level complex on the right was known as Seven Hills Plaza. In it was a restaurant that had an all-you-can eat Smorgasboard on Sundays. Rumor had it at the time that the Holy Cross students put them out of business by eating everything in sight. Also, I don't believe the Holiday Inn was built until the early 60s, but not 100% certain. Pro golfers used to stay there when tournaments were held at Pleasant Valley in Sutton.
Mary- July 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to take the Johnson Bus lines From Milford Mass to Worcester in the Fifties and the Depot was across from a Park where they had a statue of a man and a Turtle the Monument was near the corner of the park closest to the Bus line.
jim sadowski- March 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Bus depots, Worcester had two aside the common in the 1950's into early 1960's. The B&M was corner of Front Street and the B&W was corner of Franklin Street. Peter Pan busses came later.
Clay Gleason- April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I use to go to both depots.They were like Jim said.Trailways was one corner and Greyhound on another. email@example.com
Richard Ayres- December 25, 2009 - Report this comment
In the fifties Worc Steet Railway Depot was on the corner of Front St. At onetime they replaced the revoling doors with electronic automatic doors, Wow! what a wonder for us kids. Later in that decade the buses were equiped with Transit Radio Music. Some time in the forties the trolly's were phased-out, closing the trolly barn on main street. This building became the home for the manufacturing of Techcron Electric Clocks. Wow Worester, has another marvel of the new age. Look-up Warren Techcron History
Robert Langley- June 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi Clay ,I also remember the bus terminals at Front & Franklin St."s.....I lived at 47 Kingsbury st. when you lived up the street from me ,I hung around with your brothers Donny & Mike..Howie was the coolest dude ,he did a lot of volunteer work for city hospt. & fire ststion ,good man ..god bless Donny & Howie may they R.I.P.
Dennis Anderson- January 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I also recall the two bus stations - but would like to know the name of the street they were on other than corner of Front or corner of Franklin.
yogi- April 30, 2011 - Report this comment
grayhound was at front and salem and trailways and b&w was at franklin and salem
Al- May 20, 2012 - Report this comment
This bus station was built in the late 60's
Rick Koontz- January 21, 2013 - Report this comment
The Holiday Inn wasn't built until the mid sixties.
Larry Egan- March 11, 2013 - Report this comment
From my Trailway bus memorabilia and notes. Worcester Street Railways Bus Terminal at 103 Front St in Worcester,Ma. Served Worcester Street Railway, Eastern Greyhound, Interstate Busses Corp and Maybe Manchester - Fitchburg Coach. The B & W Terminal at 3 Salem Square, served Trailways of New England Bus Lines, B & W Bus Line, Johnson Bus Line and Peter Pan Bus Co.
david w aznavourian- July 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I am adding to the downtown past bus station locations.The B and W lines/trailways station relocated to seven hills plaza in 1964 from the salem square depot which fell to the wrecking ball sometime thereafter.The greyhound station at 103 front street fell to the wrecking ball in 1969 before my eyes along with the salem covenant church and the notre dame church rectory.I believe greyhound relocated to madison streeT accross from trailways with the gray line coming into the picture after the b and w lines went out of business.More input welcomed here anytime.
Charlie Clark- July 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Way back in the late 40s I used to take the bright orange Short Line Bus from Springfield to Worcester via Palmer, The Warrens, The Brookfields, Spencer & Leicester. My cousins lived in Cherry Valley and I got off right at their street. As I recall the Worcester terminal was at 60 Foster Street. Maybe I'm too old for you young folks.
Old Buzzard- December 28, 2015 - Report this comment
In the early 1950s my mother worked for the Worcester Bus company at the Front Street station.
Art Deignan- August 07, 2016 - Report this comment
Sure, and I remember the place well - Eddie Bardot used to hang out there, smoking his purple cigarettes.
Terry Travers- September 06, 2017 - Report this comment
Art Deignan I never thought I'd ever see a mention of Eddie (Cernauskas) Bardot on social media. He was a Spencer kid, one of the very few who dared come out of the closet in the 60's, although it would have been hard for him to hide it. Did you also know Brookfield brain injured character Chucky Olearczynyk? (spelling optional)
David Phillips- June 07, 2018 - Report this comment
People (particularly Egan & Aznavourian) have the details correct (except that the Trailways station was actually the B&W station; Trailways was just another tenant!). I have pictures of all of these bus stations, and a lot of other Worcester County transit and railroad stuff that I took on my flickr site at DPhiilipsCHI. My favorite is the B&W Clipper billboard from the late 1940s that was uncovered just before the building was torn down.
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