The Bus

The West Point Parents’ Club of Massachusetts arranges bus transportation for Cadets and Cadet Guests between Massachusetts and West Point during holidays when large numbers of Cadets are likely to be coming home. Generally, round trip transportation is provided for Labor Day and Columbus Day (when no football games are scheduled)  and Thanksgiving.  One way buses are provided for Winter Leave (return only), and Spring Break (return only).

PRICE:          Members:  $50.00/Each Way      Non-Members: $60.00/Each Way

NOTE – If a quota of Cadets is not met by 10 days prior to departure, the bus could be cancelled.  Refunds are only guaranteed if a cancellation is received two weeks prior to the the bus departure.

How to Reserve Space on the Bus

When you are ready to purchase tickets, simply select the link to the relevant bus from the below schedule.  Links will activate a few weeks before the bus is scheduled to depart.

You no longer need to log into the WPPC-MA website before you register for the bus.   If you have an active club-membership, please select the Member rate.  This rate applies to your cadet, as well as any of their guests.  If you do not have an active club membership, please select the Non-Member rate. Note that single year memberships expire July 31st each year. If you are unsure of your membership status, contact Vin Sutera.

If you inadvertently select the wrong rate, the club will notify you to resolve your membership status, or will refund you the member discount, depending on the type of registration error.   You must select outbound / inbound bus rides separately.  We no longer offer a single round trip purchase option.

The club is now using PayPal as its primary payment option. When the registration takes you to PayPal, you have the option to pay with a PayPal account or with a credit/debit card.  If you need to pay by check please contact the Bus Coordinator.  An email confirming your registration on the bus will be sent about a week before departure.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL, PLEASE CONTACT THE BUS COORDINATOR TO ENSURE YOU HAVE A SEAT ON THE BUS.

Bus Coordinator: Sharlene Stansbury, 617-785-8114 or stansbury40@yahoo.com 

Arrival & Departure Information

To Massachusetts: Trophy Point –  Sturbridge 14 Mashapaug Rd.(formally Roy Rogers, adjacent to Mobil station) – Newton/Riverside MBTA station
To West Point:  Newton/Riverside MBTA station – Sturbridge 14 Mashapaug Rd.(formally Roy Rogers, adjacent to Mobil station) – Trophy Point

Departure from West Point depends on time of release from classes. The bus will stop in Sturbridge, at Exit 1 on Route 84 at 14 Mashapaug Rd. (the old Roy Rogers, adjacent to Mobil station) to drop off/pick up Cadets living in Western and Central Massachusetts. The Sturbridge stop is about 30 minutes from the Newton/Riverside MBTA station (303 Grove Street, Newton).

NEW THIS YEAR – The departure for the return to West Point WILL VARY depending on the holiday.  PLEASE note the departure time for the specific bus.  Cadets should be at the Riverside MBTA station 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure as the bus will depart on time.  The bus will stop in Sturbridge, at Exit 1 on Route 84 at 14 Mashapaug Rd. (the old Roy Rogers, adjacent to Mobil station) to pick up Cadets living in Central and Western Massachusetts about 30 minutes after departure.

2017 -2018 Bus Schedule

Labor Day – Monday September 4, 2017 – RETURN TO WEST POINT ONLY
Return to West  Point only–Monday September 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm – depart Riverside and pick up in Sturbridge (due to the Friday night football game we will not be running a bus to MA, only the return to West Point).
Columbus Day
Depart West Point – Friday October 6, 2017 at 4:30 – stopping at Sturbridge and Riverside T Station
Return West Point  – Monday October 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm – departing Riverside and picking up in Sturbridge
Thanksgiving 
Depart West Point – Wednesday November 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm – stopping at Sturbridge and Riverside T Station
Return West Point  – Sunday November 26, 2017 at 11:30 am – departing Riverside and picking up in Sturbridge
Winter Leave – RETURN TO WEST POINT ONLY
Return to West  Point only–Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 12:00 pm – depart Riverside and pick up in Sturbridge
Spring Break – RETURN TO WEST POINT ONLY
Return to West Point only–Sunday March 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm – Depart Riverside and pick up in Sturbridge.
Parent Contact:  Sharlene Stansbury, 617-785-8114, stansbury40@yahoo.com