RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Greyhound bus terminal in Richmond reopened Friday afternoon, almost 24 hours after a deadly shooting that claimed the life of a Virginia State trooper.
Additional security was on hand Friday. The station was closed after VSP trooper Chad Dermyer was fatally shot Thursday during a training exercise there.
Until 1 p.m., officials said inbound buses were being re-routed to alternate locations. All outbound service from Richmond resumed at 2 p.m.
Hundreds at the Cummings station were stranded Thursday after the deadly shooting shut down service in the city. Those passengers were left scrambling to find another option.
“We bought tickets online. Some have round-trip and some one-way,” said traveler David Treadwell. “Some people are going to Florida and some to California.”
Greyhound officials say that if you were scheduled to travel out of Richmond, the company will refund or reissue your ticket at no charge when the terminal reopens.
“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused,” officials said.
If you are picking up friends or family, call 800-231-2222 for arrival information.