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  1. I wouldnt be surprised if their night trips increased to more than 2x week as demand grows. I wonder what made them change and how much of a difference between ticpoi and betterez.
  2. In Alberta I work for a company called Cold Shot Bus and Parcel Service. They started Nov.1/2018 just after Greyhound dropped Ab Service, and they are operating on the Old Greyhound model just in a much different way(Many key former Greyhound agents joined the operation). They do have Agents as they carry parcel express also But have a much better operating system. They operate passengers on only the most profitable routes the rest are Parcels only, The buses are smaller( 13 passenger with cargo area in back or 20 seat with little cargo area, and in the works are new 25 seat buses with a large cargo area in the back) they work for the network and they are slowly expanding their presence in Alberta and BC peace country. All passenger runs operate Round Trip from Edmonton with the exception of one Grande Prairie-Fort St John run. Tickets are paperless and through Betterez ticketing platform. The Parcel platform is like night and day compared to Greyhound's. Alberta made sense for this type of service as it was Greyhound's bread and butter for Parcels. Cold Shot hopes to expand passenger service to Lethbridge and Medicine Hat in the near future also.
  3. Rider has announced that they will be starting a Toronto to Niagra Falls service.
  4. Winnipeg service has used Maple Bus Lines on Sherbrooke for quite a while. Not sure whats up with London to Toronto service.
  5. It seems to have worked out ok with the 3rd train operating only Edmonton-Vancouver and is that not the most ridership on that corridor?
  6. For that route to go to 3 days a week would be better for it economically. It currently only runs Tues to Fri. And I can also see them changing Edmonton to Peace River as well as Grande Prairie-Fort St John to at least 4 days a week also based on ridership and just to save $.
  7. wonder why the decided to go with a total new branding.
  8. It looks like in the not to distant future we will see ebus or RA servicing the following places in Ontario as they are already on their ticket booking site ; Toronto-coach terminal and University/Wellington,Scarborough,London Flying J and Western U,Windsor Transit centre,Belleville,Kingston,Ottawa Carlton u and Via Rail. very interesting since most of these cities are exactly what Rider Express is serving.
  9. The Calgary to kelowna dont count on them getting that Rider Express will def oppose (they just got approval to operate that same route). Both ebus and Rider will oppose it as def not the demand (ebus operates Kelowna to SA). One route they will get is Cranbook to Golden(no operator currently exists their). Be better off working with Rider to connect services. They already operate Vancouver-Osoyoos to Kelowna or did.
  10. Coldshot has about 12 that look like this exterior wise just some are different inside seating configurations. They also have 3 Ford like this too all 20 seat configuration (plus 1 freight only)
  11. Well kinda. Same with Greyhound, seperate the two one carries the other so why not ask for money then they both do well. Only Edmonton-Peace River/Cold Lake and Fort McMurray plus Gp-Ft St John use 13 seater and carry freight in back. Edmonton to Calgary and Grande Prairie are usually 20 seat (Gp sometimes is 13 on one schedule). Red Arrow started Doing Ed-Gp did 1 run for 6 months then 2 then back down to 1 then when covid hit they were 3 days/week then they bailed. Ridership was not as good as they had expected.
  12. I see Rider has cut their day service between Vancouver and Calgary to 3 days/week in each direction. And a single overnight schedule too.
  13. Oh yes they run alot of alt equipment for packages. They have many dedicated freight only runs actually more than passenger runs. They also run a 3 ton between Edmonton and Calgary a 5 ton between Edmonton and Gp and a 5 ton between Edmonton and Saskatoon. Theirs several parcel only runs out of Edmonton/Calgary/Gp and Red Deer. Also lots they operate with smaller vehicles too. They have just expanded their parcel network to include most of Saskatchewan. Theirs very few places in NE BC Ab and Sask u cant ship too. And they also have many large contracts.
  14. You notice the article only mentions passengers! Cold shot has a very large Parcel Express division which is flourishing and even just recently expanded into Saskatchewan.
  15. Its possible Flix may operate Greyhound as a seperate company just owned by Flix Bus. that website is pretty sleek. But it makes u wonder why spend the kind of money on a website for canada part when they barely have a Canadian presence?? Makes u wonder!
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