Bus lines to NYC get new competitor
A new bus line is merging into the already crowded Boston-to-New York lane. Beginning Oct. 27, World Wide Bus will leave from the MBTA’s Alewife Station in Cambridge, travel to Riverside Station in Newton, and drop off passengers near Penn Station in New York.
The new line, part of the Brooklyn-based bus service World Wide Tours, will leave four times a day during the week and eight times a day on weekends.
Six other bus companies operate out of South Station.
Like much of its competition, World Wide Bus will offer free wireless Internet access.
“We see a big demand,’’ said Michael Shub, president of World Wide Tours. “We figure we can join the club.’’
Introductory fares on World Wide Bus are $10 each way, rising on Nov. 18 to $15 each way on weekdays and $20 on weekends.
Reservations can be made beginning Oct. 18 by phone or at www.worldwidebus.com.