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A decade of bus service

Lamers Bus Lines has now run through Waupaca for a full decade.

On Aug. 17, 2004, Greyhound closed its bus route through Waupaca after decades of regular service.

For 20 months, Waupaca had no intercity bus service.

Lamers began daily service through Waupaca on Monday, April 3, 2006.

The company rerouted its Wausau-Milwaukee line through Stevens Point and Waupaca, thus eliminating all service to Hatley, Wittenberg, Marion, Tigerton and Clintonville.

Since the first day of service in 2006, all Lamers’ schedules have stopped at the Mobil Truck Stop on West Fulton Street at U.S. Highway 10.

Truck Stop operator Jim Klismet has consistently welcomed the use of the Mobil parking lot by the Lamers buses, often stating the Lamers’ presence is a service to Waupaca area citizens.

Lamers driver Matt Shelton praised the staff of the Mobil station while loading his passenger on the anniversary date.

The daily Lamers schedule leaves Waupaca southbound at 9:20 a.m., calling at Appleton, Oshkosh and Fond du Lac before arriving at the combined Amtrak-Greyhound depot in Milwaukee at 12:50 p.m. The bus then continues to Mitchell Field, arriving at the airport at 1:20 p.m.

The return trip leaves the airport at 2:30 p.m., Milwaukee bus-train station at 3 p.m., and arrives back in Waupaca at 6:25 p.m. A direct connection is available in Appleton for Lamers passengers going to and from Beaver Dam and Madison.

Bus tickets are sold in the Mobil station, as well as online.

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