TRANSPORTATION

by JERRY
(VENTURA)

Where was the first bus station (Greyhound,etc) in Ventura?
Prior to California Street.

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Jun 16, 2014
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Greyhound Bus Station Transportation
by: Anonymous

in the 70's the Greyhound station was at Thompson and Palm street, the building is still there, but I don't know what it is now. I don't know exactly when they moved it; seems like much more prime real estate in C street for a bus station than that Thompson corner.

Nov 24, 2014
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Greyhound Bus Station
by: Anonymous

The Greyhound bus station before its location at Thompson and Palm was at the Southeast corner of California and Santa Clara streets. One of the shops there now is the Birkenstock sandal store.
When you drive by it doesn't seem possible that a large bus could stop there but they did.

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Historic bus stations?

by Stephen Bryne
(Ventura, CA)

Where were the bus stations, such as Trailways or Greyhound, in downtown Ventura? Are the buildings still extant? Why is there no bus station now?

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Jan 13, 2011
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From Buses to Surf Boards...
by: Michael - Fun in Ventura

Greyhound bust station now Surf Shop

Thanks for the question Stephen. For 40 years there was a Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Ventura at the corner of Thompson and Palm. The terminal was shut down on Feb 28, 2008 because it was no longer profitable. The building is still there and is now a Surf Shop.

Of course, the closest interstate bus terminal is now the Oxnard Transportation Center.

Feb 25, 2011
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Correction to Bus Depot Article
by: Sandra Sanders

The old Greyhound depot was at California and Santa Clara in what was originally a service station, built in the 20's, which had auto repair bays. The bus station complex was composed of a nice waiting room, a luggage room,and a couple of small businesses. The complex is still standing; it was abandoned by Greyhound in the 90's when the buses got to big to negotiate the semi-cirular driveway. The subsequent location at Thompson and Palm is the one described and pictured in the article.

May 20, 2012
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Bus depot
by: Anonymous

Greyhound bus depot was across the street from Old Mission church. Had big old tree in backyard with what we poor kids called a clubhouse. Many of us older folks left Ventura from this point by bus to LA to respond to Selective Service @ start of WW 2.

Jul 22, 2013
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There was a Ventura City bus in the 1950's
by: Russell

A Ventura City bus made a daily round trip to Foster Park and Casitas Springs during the 1950's.
My girlfriend/schoolmate and I rode the bus back and forth from Casitas to Ventura when we were in Junior High School at Cabrillo to go to the Ventura County Fair, Parade, movies at the Mayfare and Ventura theaters and shopping in Ventura. The bus fare was 25 cents for a round trip and the bus was a bouncing, rattling, fun old thing to ride.

Ventura was safe and fun during those days. I can not remember if there was a buss station. I do remember that the bus fleet parked at the Ventura City Yard.

Ventura still ran City buses in the early 70's. The Foster Park, Casitas bus line ended in the late 50's.

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bus station
by: yvonne stine

bus station used to be at the corner of California and santa clara, where now is a seashell shop and Birgen stock shoes. There was also a restaurant. This was also greyhound. I caught the Ojai bus here. Ran once per day near as I remember. At least the last run was 5pm as I often ran to catch it.

Aug 04, 2013
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bus stations
by: yvonne stine

the elimination of all bus stations was because of the Oxnard transportation center being built.

Aug 27, 2013
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RIP Bus Station
by: Tim

The above pictured Greyhound Station on Thompson Blvd., after the mentioned surf shop failed (how many of those do we need in three blocks), was host to a motorhome for about a year. Seems someone lived in it because both are now a charred ruin.

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