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  1. vortoozo

    VIA Rail Canada

    They did! Last time I took the Canadian, it was a 3 night schedule. It was extended about 10 years ago but that resulted in CN just delaying the train further.
  2. vortoozo

    Greyhound in the news

    In BC, Wilson's is looking at some of the major routes: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/wilson-s-looks-at-taking-over-some-greyhound-bus-routes-1.23363924 Wilson's took over Vancouver - Victoria service from Pacific Coach a year or two ago. They also applied for Victoria - Nanaimo service when Greyhound announced they were discontinuing it, but were denied by the PTB since two other operators already service the route (and beyond).
  3. vortoozo

    Greyhound in the news

    Some provinces regulate bus routes. Take the BC market. If someone bought Greyhound, that would come with all current route authorities and commitments. The ones that make money, and the ones that don't. Instead, that company can now apply to service the routes that they see a business case on. Eg Vancouver - Kelowna etc.
  4. vortoozo

    Greyhound in the news

    Why would someone want to buy Greyhound, and all of it's baggage, when they can just cherry pick routes of interest?
  5. vortoozo

    Miscellaneous Greyhound discussion

    No doubt that Wilson's and others will be looking at Vancouver to Kelowna and other profitable routes.
  6. vortoozo

    Miscellaneous Greyhound discussion

    Most will probably offer better service than Greyhound.
  7. vortoozo

    Miscellaneous Greyhound discussion

    Ominous indeed. Greyhound Canada to end service in Prairies, B.C., eliminating 415 jobs — and leaving small towns in the lurch All service west of Ontario to be eliminated October 31st. Official press release
  8. You lose flexibility when you create a subfleet of busses. The racks would take up space on other routes that isn't necessary, so it wouldn't make sense to add them fleet-wide. But separating the DD fleet into "70" and "other" means that interlining runs with other routes can't occur and busses can't cycle through maintenance, etc. easily.
  9. vortoozo

    VIA Rail Canada

  10. vortoozo

    VIA Rail Canada

    For anyone keeping track, this morning something that hasn't happened in a long time - months at least - occurred. Both #1 and #2 arrived on time at Vancouver and Toronto, respectively. In fact, #2 arrived over an hour early. http://reservia.viarail.ca/tsi/GetTrainStatus.aspx?l=en&TsiCCode=VIA&TsiTrainNumber=1-&TrainInstanceDate=2017-10-17 http://reservia.viarail.ca/tsi/GetTrainStatus.aspx?l=en&TsiCCode=VIA&TsiTrainNumber=2-&TrainInstanceDate=2017-10-17
  11. vortoozo

    VIA Rail Canada

    If it was the train that arrived the day before the photo was posted, approx. 10 hours late. http://reservia.viarail.ca/tsi/GetTrainStatus.aspx?l=en&TsiCCode=VIA&TsiTrainNumber=1-&TrainInstanceDate=2017-09-30
  12. vortoozo

    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    The Times Colonist quoted today that Greyhound's average ridership on the Victoria - Nanaimo run is 9 passengers. I don't think you'll see Wilsons (or anyone else) eager to start this service once Greyhound is given approval to stop. Between Islandlink & Tofino Bus I'm sure there is enough capacity on their existing runs. Tofino Bus may also be able to apply for approval to service Victoria - Duncan using their existing runs. Currently only Greyhound can sell a ticket between these two communities.
  13. vortoozo

    Pacific Coach Lines

    Believe they still offer YVR-Tsawwassen service to connect to Wilson's Vancouver - Victoria bus.
  14. vortoozo

    Wilson's Transportation

    The bus will drive on the ferry just as PCL does http://www.timescolonist.com/business/new-operator-takes-wheel-of-cross-waterbus-service-1.2159461