SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s always busy at the Peter Pan Bus terminal in Springfield on the Friday before the Presidents Day weekend, but this particular Friday was extra busy with passengers who had been planning to leave Thursday.
Megan Ryan of Boston and Joe Cotton of Springfield were two of those passengers who had their plans delayed.
“It was kind of an inconvenience, because my boyfriend’s birthday was yesterday, I was supposed to meet him, but I couldn’t. But I’m going today,” Ryan said.
“I was going to see my cousin, and they told me the buses stopped running and even the trains stopped running. I couldn’t take a train or a bus,” Cotton said.
On Thursday, buses to nearly every one of Peter Pan’s destinations in New England destinations was marked “canceled.”
Peter Pan spokesperson John Shecrallah told 22News on Thursday that those cancellations would create more passenger volume on Friday.
“It was pretty bad, a lot of people wanted to go somewhere yesterday, especially when you buy a ticket ahead of time,” Benjamin Mathaeo of Worcester said.
But Shecrallah said that they made the right decision to cancel service Thursday; the only consideration was the safety of passengers and drivers.