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Old 05-15-2014, 01:57 PM
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I've looked online. But they only show the routes not the actual arrival times. I know somebody said it DOESNT come every 20 minutes. Another poster wrote that the average wait time is 28 minutes, so I'm GUESSING that it is SUPPOSED to come every half hour? I've never taken the bus before but I have a doctors appointment downtown and my car is at the shop (falling apart after 20 good years ). I'm hoping if I go at 9:00, I will get a bus by at least 10:00 am. My appointment is at 11am. I have to walk from the station toward the beginning of 385 where it meets E. North Street. Does this sound reasonable?
THANKS in advance!!!!!
PS I am going from the area where Pelham Road meets Patewood, I know for sure there is a Greenlink stop there, and that I need Rt 12.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:54 PM
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The PDF for each route has times on it (usually on the bottom).

Here's the PDF for route 12: http://www.greenvillesc.gov/RideGree...inkRoute12.pdf
The route times are on the second page.

A quick look at route 12 shows that you should see a bus at Pelham and Patewood between :45 and :50 after the hour. It will be going the wrong way, but you want to take it as it circles St Francis, and doesn't come back the other direction on Pelham at Patewood.

That bus should get to the downtown station by :20 after the next hour, so it should get you to 385 and E. North at about :10 or :15 after.

So: the 9:45 bus should put you near 384 and E North by about 10:15.

Based on my son riding Greenlink:

  • Call Greenlink and verify the time (tell them where you want to get on, and where you are going).
  • Tell the driver on the bus that it's your first time riding, and tell them exactly where you are trying to get, and they'll give you the best advice.
  • Be 15 or 20 minutes early if you can.
  • The bus comes back along Patewood and Enterprise, so if you miss it on Pelham, or want to wait a few minutes latter, you can go another block or two to get it there.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:23 PM
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The buses run once per hour.
They're working on a better computerized bus tracking system, but in the meantime here's an experimental Greenlink trip planner that gives more information:

Trip from Pelham and Patewood to E North @385.

Some observations:
  • The bus schedule is not exact - it looks like it will arrive between 9:40 and 9:50 AM to Pelham and Patewood.
  • $1.50 in cash for each trip, exact change
  • The Park Avenue stop is closer, there is a light uphill climb involved in getting up to E North @ 385. That should get you there in plenty of time for the 11:00 appointment.
  • Tell the driver where you want to get off if you aren't familiar with where the stop is.
  • You can pick up the return trip from the other side of the road at Park Avenue.
  • The trip planner is a bit slow to load the first time; you can adjust the start and end markers for the actual trip location.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:12 PM
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Lightbulb ahhh

I didnt see the second page....thats so helpful. Thanks! I dont use pdf files almost ever so it didn't occur to me that there was another page. Ended up getting a ride from a friend after all that anyway, lol. Good for future knowledge though.
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