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    Greyhound in the news

    I wonder if any new potential operator would be able to use the current Edmonton VIA station for passenger operations??
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    Greyhound in the news

    Maybe Chris Cassidy and John Wilson from Wilson's can meet and have a talk about co-operating in a line haul agreement.
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    Ontario Northland

    Apparently some services they were going to do regardless...and had the licenses to do them too already. Maybe Kasper can work with Rider Express on the Regina-Saskatoon-Prince Albert corridor to interline passengers.
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    Greyhound in the news

    Wilsons could easily pick up some lucrative routes. Vancouver via Langley,Abbotsford,Chilliwack and Hope to Kamloops/Kelowna. Wilsons could even establish a base in Kelowna and take on other routes also.
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    Ontario Northland

    looks like kasper is doing white river -Thunder Bay to Winnipeg to regina to saskatoon starting in Oct.
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    Greyhound in the news

    GCX was financially viable...just not with First Running it....I think in parts of BC and Ab you may see someone cherry pick Greyhounds best freight customers and Certain corridors. Also Their are some passenger corridors that could be viable...Vancouver to Kamloops and Kelowna also Kelowna to Calgary. Edmonton to Saskatoon and Grande Prairie. Edmonton to Calgary.
  7. Maybe we'll see Kasper expanding its reach...and Rider Express too in Saskatchewan.
  8. Their are many corridors that are profitable and GCX especially..Im very surprised about BC and Alberta operations and I can see them cutting down the frequencies in other parts of Canada but to Abandon altogether that's just disturbing...The Vancouver to Kelowna and Calgary corridors def do make $$...as does many Alberta routes.
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    BC Bus North

    Im thinking you may be right...and Im sure someone will want to pick up some of the Greyhound Canada routes, Especially the Freight also that will be one area that has huge potential for someone!! GCX is profitable so its very puzzling that they would just shut it down. Very disturbing! Im thinking Red Arrow will be doing some expansion as well as Pacific Western. I guess theirs the off chance u may see the Govt pitch in subsidies from all across Canada including the Feds.
  10. I know about Kasper...but the partnership with Ontario Northalnd...that's treading in pretty rough waters since Ontario Northland and Greyhound are Also Interline partners and competing for business on the same corridor for both passengers and Freight so that will be interesting how that plays out.
  11. Im thinkin u will c Ontario Northland come to Thunder Bay and then Greyhound can feed into Ontario Northland for Travel East. Would make sense then Greyhound could cut huge costs and still provide the same service with an Interline partner.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    isn't that during prime tourist season? And it sure would help stock piling supplies.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    I wonder why the Govt of Canada does not run a Ferry service to Churchill from the closest port that it can to transport not only supplies,people,etc but whatever else is needed Im sure something temporary could be put in place until the rail line is fixed, Even if only one trip a week would be better than they have now and much better than air service.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    Well this should definentley improve service as you now see the most scenic scenery in day light vs night. Vancouver to Kamloops through the canyon is now day light as well as Jasper to Edmonton.same with the return.Winnipeg to Saskatoon is all day light now too. And it will help with Greyhound's Edmonton operations also as trains will be absent at Greyhound's busiest times.
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    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    As a stand alone entity Greyhound Canada could do much better than they r now especially in GCX, doing more charters and bidding on contract services, diversifying their fleet and adding smaller units, going after more Freight business (Gcx business has dropped off considerably in the last 5 years and a lot is to do with other companies offering better deals and purging Greyhound customers)...First has not done the best job of operating Greyhound and theirs so much potential in the company. Also more Advertising and marketing..change the way u buy tickets online..(10% off the reg fare is more than adequate vs almost half now in most cases) Also do specials on low volume days...and have frequent traveller deals also. Bring back Travel passes where u can travel for one price only on certain days and certain times of the year. Also co-ordinating schedules a lot better would help too, some are a little crazy.
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