Greyhound to end bus service in Alberta

Almost all routes in western Canada to end on Oct. 31

The only western Canada Greyhound route that will remain is Seattle to Vancouver (Flickr)

Greyhound has announced it will be pulling out of Western Canada this fall, with the exception of one route in BC.

The bus line put out a press release on Monday saying it would discontinue passenger and freight service in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia, with the exception of the Vancouver to Seattle run.

Stuart Kendrick, senior vice president with Greyhound Canada, said in a prepared statement that they are making the announcement with a heavy heart.

“We understand that these route changes are difficult for our customers. Despite best efforts over several years, ridership has dropped nearly 41 per cent across the country since 2010 within a changing and increasingly challenging transportation environment,” read the release. “Simply put, we can no longer operate unsustainable routes.”

According to the release, the company had already tried reductions in how often buses run, and changes to route schedules.

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