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Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  February 4, 2011 12:49 PM

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World Wide Bus, which started Boston area-N.Y. service in fall, is offering a Valentine's Day promotion: free travel from Monday, Feb. 14 through Thursday, Feb. 17. The line, which offers free WiFi and power outlets, will make tickets available online starting Tuesday Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.

It's first-come, first served, and you're limited to two round-trips per person. The company will run about three round-trips daily between Boston and New York in that period. World Wide plans to give away all available seats, which it estimates will amount to more than 1,000 fares.

    World Wide entered the already highly-competitive Boston-New York route in October. Competition includes the so-called Chinatown lines, Fung Wah and Lucky Star, as well as Greyhound, BoltBus, and Megabus, the latter two offering WiFi on all buses.

   "We see this is an opportunity to thank folks and to get the word out'' about World Wide, said Eric Brodie, a company spokesman.

   Unlike its competitors who depart from South Station, World Wide casts off from Alewife Station in Cambridge and Riverside Station in Newton, and drops off passengers near Penn Station.

Photo courtesy of World Wide Bus





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