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On the Chinatown bus, you get what you pay for: Almost nothing.

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Passengers anxiously await boarding the bus in New York City. They may face many comfort challenges en route. (Photo by Danielle Blundell/CNS)

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On a recent Tuesday, the line for the Eastern Travel Chinatown bus was unusually orderly. (Photo by Danielle Blundell/CNS)

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Passengers anxiously await boarding the bus in New York City. They may face many comfort challenges en route. (Photo by Danielle Blundell/CNS)

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As airfare and train ticket prices remain high in the heavily-traveled Northeast Corridor, cash-strapped passengers are turning to the Chinatown bus to travel for cheap. Once the engine revs up, however, they're being reminded why the stopped riding buses in the first place.


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