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Greyhound Plans To Eliminate Local Routes Including Whistler And Vancouver Island


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At the end of August Greyhound Canada announced that they were filing to eliminate five routes that serviced Northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island.

The company has added that they hope to further discontinue or change service on many other routes.

Some of the additional routes that might be discontinued include the University Endowment Lands in Vancouver to Whistler, as well as Victoria to Vancouver.

Greyhound To Scale Back Service On Select Routes

The charter also noted that they plan to change the amount of service that they provide between multiple cities. 

CBC noted that, “Several other routes through the southern Interior and Similkameen are also slated for service reductions, with Greyhound applying to trim twice-daily service between Kamloops and Kelowna, via Vernon, to twice a week.”

The company is attempting to change the amount of service to ten additional routes throughout the province. Some of these routes include Vancouver to Pemberton, Kelowna, Osoyoos, Prince George and the Alberta boundary.

Greyhound will meet with Northern BC Mayors throughout October in order to discuss the details of the proposed changes.

As Greyhound Canada scales back its BC service, Harbour Air hopes to expand its routes to include flights between Vancouver Seattle. Vancouver also might be getting double decker buses on select Translink Routes.

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