Oriental Pearl Bus - Very Sketchy Bus Experience!
Oriental Pearly Bus - Complaint
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- I took the Oriental Pearl Bus from Winston Salem, NC to New York, NY on 8/8/13. This was an extremely sketchy and scary situation! First of all there are no "actual" bus stops with signs or anything showing that this is a legitimate company. I was picked up at the Hong Kong King Buffet off Silas Creek Parkway in Winston Salem in a shopping center parking lot! Sadly I didn't look into this before I bought the ticket b/c I assumed I would go to the bus station...wrong! Then, it was over an hour late and instead of an actual bus picking us up, it was a white van. The guy got out and say "this is bus. hurry." His English skills were lacking so it was hard to get details about what had happened. Basically though the bus apparently broke down in Charlotte and then this guy was supposed to go around and pick everyone up in a van but he forgot about our stop!!
So, then after making sure other people's printed out ticket looked like mine, since the driver couldn't give me any kind of legitimate paperwork, we then picked up other people at the Family Fare gas stations... neither of which had any kind of bus stop sign. It felt like I was on a secret underground bus that everyone but me knew about!! We finally got on a real bus about 3am (my bus was supposed to pick me up in WS at 11) in Durham, which is NOT on the way to NY! By the way, the bus picked us up at a Family Fare gas station too!!! So, then the bus was very old, very dirty, and had a "General Bus" logo on the outside which according to another website was a bus company which was shut down due to speeding and careless driving, as well as many accidents that resulted in death!!
I wish that people didn't have to travel like this and I will definitely not be on this bus ever again!
Creepy Bus station in Chinatown, NY