Quinte, On. real estate agent: The Greyhound Terminal in Trenton

The Greyhound Terminal in Trenton

That's it right there in the picture to your left. It's a little bench under a sign outside a convenience store. The Greyhound will arrive a couple of times a day and pick people up and drop them off. You can tell that the bus is about to arrive because there will be people milling about. Depending on how big the bums of the passengers are, this bench can accomodate anywhere from two to three people.

This isn't a very convenient arrangement in the winter, so people usually go into the store where they stand around under the watchful eye of the proprietor. I wonder how much inventory he has lost over the years. The arrangement probably is worthwhile to him because people often ship things via Greyhound, and he does make some money off of that (I hope).

If somebody wanted to take a bus to Toronto International Airport though, this wouldn't be the place to come. CoachCanada handles that, and their terminal is the Howard Johnson's on Front Street. It's much easier to mill around a hotel lobby inconspicuously and not feel like an inconvenience to someone trying to do their job.

One would think that a town of Trenton's size would have a proper bus terminal, but I suppose that the law of supply and demand dictates otherwise. Maybe an arrangement like this is all Trenton needs, however, it would be nice to have a place to sit inside while waiting for the bus in the winter.

 

Comment balloon 6 commentsMalcolm Johnston • May 30 2011 03:54PM

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Hi Malcolm,

Locally the Greyhound depot just closed, which seems so weird, as for many people Greyhound is the lifeline and connection to the rest of the Island, thanks for sharing your local posts.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) over 7 years ago

Malcolm-having grown up in Houston and living now in South Florida, your photo and post are eye openers not to take for granted some of the services we have!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

Generally, the people have have to take buses, can't really complain because often they are students etc.

Yes, Trenton should have a much better spot.

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 7 years ago

Malcolm, I have taken the Greyhound on numerous trips in Canada and the U.S. over the years... in small towns, something like this is common...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

What Americana.  I grew up in a town that had a bus stop like this, but the train stop had nicer accomodations.  I think that is because it was the end of the line from Philadelphia and many of the people who lived in Doylestown would take the train into Philly.  Very few people took the greyhound which stopped in front of the convenience store that sold the local newspapers and paperbacks.

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group) over 7 years ago

Malcolm, Great post.

Actually one of the craziest  things we've done in north America is throw public transportation 'under the bus'. I remember the days (although I'm very young) when lots of folks rode the bus or the train even.

Now we all speed down the highway burning fossil fuel, each alone in their vehicle.

Posted by Charles Edwards Bentonville, AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker (Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 ) over 7 years ago

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