TORONTO, January 8, 2009 /Canada NewsWire/ - Greyhound Canada today served notice to the Ontario Highway Transport Board of its intention to end service of its inter-city passenger bus operations on a select number of routes across Ontario as of April 11, 2010.
"The average number of passengers per trip on those routes targeted for closure is less than seven," said Senior Vice President Stuart Kendrick. "Greyhound Canada takes this decision with great reluctance but with such low ridership, the financial case for maintaining service simply does not exist."
The route closures will affect service in Eastern, Central and Southwestern Ontario. Notwithstanding the closures, in most cases, access to Greyhound Canada's passenger bus service will remain within a 40 kilometer radius and often less.
To view a table detailing the specific routes and communities affected, please go to http://files.newswire.ca/845/Greyhound.doc.
Greyhound Canada emphasized these changes will merely allow the company to break even on its Ontario operations based on current estimates.
"The long-term future of Greyhound Canada's cross-country operations including Ontario will rely upon the outcome of the federal-provincial-territorial Working Group that is due to recommend regulatory and policy changes in September 2010," concluded Kendrick.