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  1. ns8401

    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    There was an 861xx or something Prevost going that way out of Detroit the other day too... first I had seen a US bus run through Windsor... if Bus tracker is to be believed they go New York to Montreal regularly... can’t recall a G going though... nice catch...
  2. Do we know exactly what they are gonna rebuild in Texas? If there are any 102DL3’s (don’t put it past them) involved then it’s a distinct possibility... I can’t believe it’ll be just X3-45’s and D4505’s getting remanufactured down there... I thought the G4500’s were not cost effective to rebuild too... it’ll be interesting to see... my guess is that the refurbed DL3’s with lifts in international service or those 06xx Prevosts would be most likely... the D4505’s sound like they are mostly junk from comments here...
  3. Some of the Canadian fleet has lifts... they have to for the cross border services so any of those lift equipped coaches (D4505/X3-45/102DL3) are fair game and non-lift ones can be retrofitted at a fraction of the cost of a new coach... so you’ve got less of a point than you think... if they need a bus or 10 cheap they’ll make it happen...
  4. I wonder if anybody will be clever enough to put a special message on a destination sign such as “Thank You Canada”?
  5. ns8401

    Life After Greyhound

    No different than the railroads cutting track miles as branch lines became unprofitable... subsidies are the only thing that saved several of them too... if you can’t make money and nobody cares then the route will be abandoned.. that doesn’t say permanently but you’re right... nobody wants to lose money, kinda defeats the purpose and all...
  6. ns8401

    Life After Greyhound

    Sounds like they are trying to give B.C. a swift kick in the rear to decide one way or the other... but then again if you piss them off they may just say no...
  7. ns8401

    Greyhound in the news

    Recently Greyhound has been muscling their way into these municipal terminals and I think you nailed it... threaten to leave to get a better deal... They got it too, 4-1: https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/local/2018/10/09/greyhound-terminal-relocate-downtown-monroe/1584192002/
  8. ns8401

    Greyhound in the news

    Monroe, LA is trying to get greyhound to stay in town with a new 2 year lease at the city transit station: https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/greyhound-lines-could-be-coming-to-monroe-if-the-city-council-approves-the-2-year-agreement-tomorrow/1508562063
  9. ns8401

    Life After Greyhound

    Keep leasing the space and employ a couple people to do accounting 3 times a month... why bother redoing everything when you can leave your “office” right where it is?
  10. ns8401

    Life After Greyhound

    Any chance all these companies eventually just interline together and connect to Greyhound? You’d sorta kinda build the old system with multiple operators... Maple Bus Lines is going to start service in Manitoba between Winnipeg and Thompson on a Sunday thru Friday basis and Cross Lake to Thompson Sunday thru Thursday. A run from The Pas to Winnipeg is coming early 2019: https://www.manitobapost.com/manitoba-news/maple-bus-lines-announces-new-northern-manitoba-bus-service-116195
  11. ns8401

    Greyhound in the news

    Been nice and quiet lately... 6015 sprung a decent oil leak on Highway 97C en route to Vancouver yesterday... got a little Smokey and scared some people: https://infotel.ca/newsitem/in-photos-greyhound-passengers-recall-when-smoke-engulfed-the-bus-on-highway-97c/it55945
  12. ns8401

    Life After Greyhound

    The owner of Kasper Transportation has some grand plans for a new transit hub in Thunder Bay: https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/thunder-bay-bus-operator-outlines-vision-for-grand-central-station-1042712
  13. ns8401

    Megabus US/Canada

    Sometimes you just need a bus...
  14. ns8401

    Greyhound in the news

    I’m sure the fire is the reason... its a shame somebody can’t nail that down and communicate as such... A lawsuit out of Texas this time where a man claims to have been injured by a fully reclined seat during an abrupt stop... now he wants $200,000 for his trouble: https://setexasrecord.com/stories/511556684-greyhound-passenger-says-fully-reclined-seat-injured-him-after-bus-s-abrupt-stop
  15. ns8401

    Greyhound in the news

    Dozens stranded in Sacramento due to lack of a driver... er... the fire shutting down I-5 near there or uh yeah, nobody seems to know: https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/09/06/greyhound-bus-stranded/
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