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Greyhound Opens New Location On Thursday

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by Tim Wetzel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Greyhound bus lines moved into a brand new high tech terminal in downtown Nashville Thursday morning.

The bus station officially opened at 8 a.m. They moved all of their buses overnight to their new state of the art 8,500 square foot facility on Fifth Avenue South at Lafayette Street.

The building is made out of recycled materials, features LED lights, as well as devices to cut down on water usage.

It also features a restaurant inside. Greyhound now offers on Wi-Fi on their buses as well as more leg room in an effort to get more riders.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said Greyhound's new location provides a better image for Nashville.

"This new beautiful facility says great things about Greyhound's commitment to being a good neighbor and a great corporate citizen. As we continue to see Nashville's skyline change with the latest addition of the Music City Center it is so exciting to see companies like greyhound step up and make good decisions that compliant the community's investment and will impact our city for years to come," said Mayor Dean during Wednesday's dedication ceremony.

The state is the third LEED-certified Greyhound terminal in North America.

The old bus station inside an old car dealership on Charlotte Avenue was scheduled to close Thursday morning and caused some confusion among passengers and employees on which busses were leaving where and when.

Despite early morning hiccups Greyhound said they are proud of their new building.

Greyhound's original location at Eighth and Demonbreun was demolished to make way for the new Music City Center Convention Center.

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