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    Life After Greyhound

    If you compare the current services Red Arrow provides Grande Prairie is the smallest city that they provide scheduled service too with more than 1 trip a day. Lethbridge,Ft McMurray,Red Deer,Edmonton and Calgary all much larger. Pass counts are not big by any means.
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    Traxx Transportation

    Traxx is partnering with Loud Travel to offer Premium motorcoach services to Start with Fri-Sun Express Schedules adding more later to run daily, between downtown Calary and downtown Edmonton with a on demand stop in Red Deer .Basically a Red Arrow type service with Flair Air type pricing and extra amenities for a price such as snacks,beverages,premium seating,etc. They will also operate non stop Express Calgary to Banff 2 x Fri-Sun. Their current future plan is to expand and operate Regina-Swift Current-Medicine Hat-Calgary-Kamloops/Kelowna-Vancouver Express Service.
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    COLD SHOT Bus and Courier

    That would of been a 20 seat one, Their are some chev that are 20 seats and some chevs that are 9 seats all same size just smaller seating cap have larger freight area.
  4. Maple Bus Lines could simply alter their 3 x week Winnipeg to Swan River route and route it via Brandon,Minnedosa,Neepawa,Dauphin to Swan River. That way it would be easier to provide a service to/from Brandon.
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    COLD SHOT Bus and Courier

    VITAL BUS SERVICE ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING RESTORED BETWEEN AB and NORTHERN BC.....After a long wait Cold Shot finally has their application published on the BC Pass Trans board website to operate service 5 x week between Grande Prairie,AB and Fort St John,BC. It's a Service that is in Very High Demand and one that Cold Shot in Grande Prairie gets daily calls for. Up to 3x day. It's published under the simplified ICB process and is expected to be approved with no issues. So Service is expected to Start before the end of March. Freight service has been operating since Dec.17th and Now passenger service will operate alongside. This is expected to be the start of expansion into BC for Cold Shot especially freight services. Schedule is proposed to Lv Gp at around 7 AM. Mon to Fri. go to FSJ and Return back to Gp by 4:PM. Cold Shot is going to try and make the times as to give enough time to connect with BC Bus to/from PG in Dawson Creek. Freight service is also expected to expand further in the coming months.
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    Wilson's Transportation

    I know and I thought they were running too....But you cant book any trips for the exception of Whistler on their website...Odd!
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    Wilson's Transportation

    Has anyone noticed if Wilsons BC Connector is still operating its Vancouver to Kelowna and Kamloops schedules as you can no longer book online for them. Only Vancouver to Whistler!
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    Life After Greyhound

    Red Arrow is a premium service and Im not sure if theirs demand for 2 x daily service for a premium operator. Cold Shot caters to normal everyday people who cant afford huge fares, and Cold Shot did look into doing evening 5 pm departures from Edmonton but the demand just isn't their. Cold Shot offers connections to/from Calgary on All their Gp schedules which is something Red Arrow does Not! Ive lived in Gp 20 years and most people are cheap and wont pay for a premium service, some will and their is a demand for it just not that much.
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    Rider Express

    Looks like Rider Express has applied to reduce to 1 x week Kamloops to Calgary. Also Applied for Kamloops to Kelowna 1 daily trip,1x day Merritt to Kaml and 1 x weekly Kelowna to Penticton(Apr 15-Oct 15).Vancouver to Kamloops will still remain daily!
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    Rider Express

    now, I doubt they'll get approval for Van to Kelowna though,Rider Express seems to have the same stations for both runs between Vancouver and Kamloops. Whats very interesting is they say they will start operating Hwy 1 3x week starting in April and closer to summer daily. We'll see how that works for them. Also Rider may have competition on Hwy 1 by summer too as another co has applied to operate West out of Calgary!
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    COLD SHOT Bus and Courier

    Cold Shot will end their partnership with Sundog out of Jasper and establish their own service between Edmonton and Jasper in the next few weeks.
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    Northern Express Bus Line

    It appears Northern Express Bus Line has given notice to Alberta Transportation to discontinue most if not all of its services!! With the competition from Cold Shot on all routes except Peace River to High level its not a surprise.
  13. Cold Shot at first started with interline agreements between Edmonton and Saskatoon and Edmonton and Jasper. However they have given up both of those in favor of running both services themselves. Service between Edmonton and Lloydminster is Operating 5 days a week and the plan is to do Lloydminster to Saskatoon soon! Also they have just terminated their Edmonton to Jasper partnership with Sun Dog and will operate it themselves also, that should start soon. Freight service is expanding to include Fort Nelson,BC and Chetwynd,BC.
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    Pacific Coach Lines

    No but couldn't they sell them! So who will do Twawassen to Airport service??
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    Pacific Coach Lines

    Not a surprise...Cantrail and PCL are affiliated only difference is I believe Cantrail is non union. Did any buses get transferred to Cantrail?
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