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Uwe

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  1. Uwe

    Rider Express

    Too little too late. They didn't know the market they were getting into and now seeing how others are thriving on the same corridors and want in. They won't get the accelerated application for the proposed Merritt-Kelowna and Kelowna-Vernon-Kamloops routes and at least three carriers will oppose. Their track record in BC will hopefully speak to what to expect if they are granted more operating authorities. Uwe
  2. On charter? They dual brand their coaches and usually dispatch whatever is available for runs. Uwe
  3. Uwe

    Greyhound Spottings & Photos

    Eastbound on Kingston Road this afternoon: - 6080 being towed. All its windows removed and no tag axle. - 6007 on a flatbed. All be its windows removed.
  4. Uwe

    Greyhound in the news

    Yep. As an effective date, so no changes since then.
  5. Uwe

    Greyhound in the news

    TriTag, in Waterloo Region, pulled the PV license for Greyhound. An interesting read: http://www.tritag.ca/static/uploads/PV-5290-15.pdf
  6. Uwe

    Rider Express

    The Kelowna service is more coming soon. Vancouver-Kamloops is now daily. Go through the schedule and you will notice that the stations are different for the same location. Uwe
  7. Uwe

    Rider Express

    Not much of a schedule for Kelowna or Kamloops. Looks like they are trying to siphon trffic from Ebus with departures 15 minutes before or after. They'll have to compete on price to keep it going. Uwe
  8. Uwe

    Safeway Tours

    Yeah... putting operator, customer, and other road user's safety by taking steps to limit fatigue and excessive speeding is a real bad move.
  9. Uwe

    Coach Canada

    Trentway-Wagar is a CoachCanada company. They are part of the purchase. Uwe
  10. Uwe

    Greyhound in the news

    I'm sure they aren't using traitors, but trailers yes.
  11. Uwe

    Durham Region Transit

    It is sitting on Eastern Ave by Leslie. Platted for Michigan and most likely here for the CUTA trade show next Tuesday.
  12. Latest in the news: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/greyhound-bus-replacements-1.4881639 "The company is laying off about 420 employees. It will move 70 or 80 of its 110 western buses to its ongoing operations in Eastern Canada and sell or scrap the rest."
  13. VCL wasn't forced to sell the Montreal-Kingston-Toronto route. CSL was divesting their bus interests in the late 80s. First went Voyageur Inc in Quebec, then VCL was broken up. First in 1993 to GCL for Ottawa-North Bay, Ottawa-Peterborough-Toronto (including express), Peterborough-Toronto, Toronto-Belleville, then in 1996 was Toronto-Kingston-Montreal, including a limited Kingston-Ottawa which essentially served for the Queen's Tricolour Express, to TWW. Finally, in 1998, under Laidlaw ownership, they purchased the remaining VCL routes and assets. Uwe
  14. Uwe

    Life After Greyhound

    Wilson has been approved for Van-Kamloops and Van-Kelowna. EBus will be operating Van-Kamloops and Van-Kelowna-Kamloops.
  15. They most likely have a good idea of what's in good shape to keep for the remaining Canadian operations. Those Prevosts and anything else in decent shape will make its way East to Toronto.
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