C&J Bus Lines will resume express service to Boston in September and will add trips from Dover starting September 7.

C&J President Jim Jalbert said he believes the demand is finally there for direct service to downtown Boston without a stop at Logan Airport.

“The post-pandemic economy is rebounding, and people are on the move. We believe this is an opportune time to introduce faster and more flexible service into the heart of downtown Boston” said Jim Jalbert, president of C&J Bus Lines.

The express service will offer nine daily-round trips to South Station from Portsmouth and Seabrook seven days a week. With five daily round trips, it marks the return of service from Dover for the first time since the pandemic.

C&J will continue to offer 20 daily roundtrips to Logan Airport from its Portsmouth and Seabrook terminals as well as daily executive class service to New York City.

The Dover terminal had been used as a COVID-19 vaccination site.

C&J Bus' Seabrook terminal
C&J Bus' Seabrook terminal (C&J Bus)

Ben VanCamp, president of The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth, said reliable accessibility to Boston is one reason businesses chose to relocate on the Seacoast.

"Being able to hop on a C&J bus and conveniently get down there, you get the wi-fi on the way and have a moment to prepare for whatever it is you're going into Boston for is fantastic. C&J's always been a great provider of that," VanCamp told Seacoast Current.

VanCamp said that one family that visits from Spain was sold on C&J's ease of use after hiring a car for their first trip into Boston.

"After that, they take C&J. It's so convenient, they make it easy, the staff is always wonderful, accomodating and helpful," VanCamp said.

Per federal guidelines, masks must be worn on board the bus and in terminals. C&J will also offer contact-free boarding and mobile ticketing.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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