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  • 4 weeks later...

This is for sure NEWS!!! Hwy 1 Closed between Banff and Canmore....All traffic from BC being stopped in Golden...ALSO Hwy 93 Closed near Radium....So this is gonna put a real kink in schedules..in a big way!! I guess Edmonton will be seeing alot more traffic...lol

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All service into and out of Calgary was suspended. Service on the Crow was suspended from Calgary all the way to Kelowna. Service resumed between Creston and Kelowna today and I understand full service is to resume tomorrow. Service on the Trans Canada is expected to resume tomorrow.

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This sounds interesting. I know between Ottawa & Montreal there bus that leaves every hour Or there use to be(haven't checked the schedule. And the Ottawa Tornoto runs where every 2 1/2 hours if ( recall.

But this referent to speacil waiting areas I haven't been to the Ottawa CVe Bus terminal in a long time but from what I recall the way it was layed out it was pretty hard to have this type of set up?

But back to the Express runs are these additions to trhose already there or these being replaced by these runs? (Ottawa-Montreal Ottawa-Toronto)I know these two routes are always busy ande make money for Greyhound?

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But back to the Express runs are these additions to trhose already there or these being replaced by these runs? (Ottawa-Montreal Ottawa-Toronto)I know these two routes are always busy ande make money for Greyhound?

From what i gather by looking at a random date the Express runs to Montreal are within the same set schedule (Express trip once every 2-3hrs during the day) with trips added on Fridays.

Ottawa <-> Toronto

Some trips added and a new stop at Fallowfeild Stn

This makes me wonder if Greyhound Express is teaming up with Via Rail

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Greyhound bus flipped over in Ohio bus involved was a Refurb Mci #633x** (**Last number unreadable)

http://www.whiotv.co...rns-i-75/nZxDs/

Wow, considering how far off the road that bus is on its side and the amount of damage all around the front, it's very fortunate that of the 51 people on the bus, not only were there no fatalities but only 37 people were injured.

It's very difficult to tell, but it appears the last number is another 3 (making it unit 6333).

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(CNN) -- A Greyhound bus accident along Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania early Wednesday killed one person and injured more than 40, officials said.

The incident happened in Union County south of Williamsport around 1:30 a.m., state police Trooper Matthew Burrows said.

Five hospitals reported receiving a total of more than 40 patients from the accident. At least four of them were listed in critical condition Wednesday morning.

The bus was traveling non-stop from New York to Ohio, carrying 49 passengers, a Greyhound spokesman said.

The nature and cause of the incident weren't immediately clear; state police and a Greyhound spokesman told CNN only that it was under investigation.

Westbound I-80 near the Williamsport exit was expected to remain closed until noon, Burrows said.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/09/us/pennsylvania-bus-accident/index.html?hpt=us_c2

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Greyhound had a bus involved in a multi vehicle pile up on the 401 east of London earlier today. Driver took evasive action but failed to clear the rear of a tractor trailer. There were about 12 passengers on the bus. None of them suffered serious injuries but the driver of the bus was transported to hospital with his injuries. The front left corner of the bus struck the rear right corner of the tractor trailer while the driver was attempting to miss the truck's trailer. All I can say is it was a blue bus, so likely a refurb but I could not get a fleet number. Hopefulyl the driver recovers from his injuries in quick fashion. The highway was clsoed for six or more hours as a result of several multi-vehicle accidents in the Ingersoll/Putnam area today.

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Greyhound had a bus involved in a multi vehicle pile up on the 401 east of London earlier today. Driver took evasive action but failed to clear the rear of a tractor trailer. There were about 12 passengers on the bus. None of them suffered serious injuries but the driver of the bus was transported to hospital with his injuries. The front left corner of the bus struck the rear right corner of the tractor trailer while the driver was attempting to miss the truck's trailer. All I can say is it was a blue bus, so likely a refurb but I could not get a fleet number. Hopefulyl the driver recovers from his injuries in quick fashion. The highway was clsoed for six or more hours as a result of several multi-vehicle accidents in the Ingersoll/Putnam area today.

That was refurb bus #1325...

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That was a nasty accident involving Greyhound 1325 yesterday. Driver remained in hospital and I really don't believe that no passengers were injured based on what I have been able to track down today. I will not speculate but I have some good contacts built up over the years both in the transportation field and with emergency response services due to a good working relationship. Yesterday was spent responding and containing the incident and helping those involved. Excellent coordinated response by those attending from multiple jurisdictions including O.P.P. from various detachments and units, EMS (ambulances) from Oxford and Middlesex counties and Thames Centre Fire Department (Dorchester Station) as well as other responders. Thanks to all who responded and assisted at the scenes of the various accidents.

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As of June 16 Greyhound will be introducing a New Trans Canada schedule...I guess sort of like an Express schedule between Vancouver and Toronto. Lv Vancouver at 6pm and Toronto at 530pm...This schdule will stop at less places and will arrive in Calgary 730am and Lv Calgary 9am going East.. Daily I believe its only a summer thing...but who knows.

A 3rd TCH schedule may make sense but it should be at least a 730am Calgary depature. Having one run so close to the noon departure may not be very economical.Then move the 1215 pm to at least 1pm.

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As of June 16 Greyhound will be introducing a New Trans Canada schedule...I guess sort of like an Express schedule between Vancouver and Toronto. Lv Vancouver at 6pm and Toronto at 530pm...This schdule will stop at less places and will arrive in Calgary 730am and Lv Calgary 9am going East.. Daily I believe its only a summer thing...but who knows.

A 3rd TCH schedule may make sense but it should be at least a 730am Calgary depature. Having one run so close to the noon departure may not be very economical.Then move the 1215 pm to at least 1pm.

Here is the Schedule (Requires a pdf reader)

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So basically it takes you two and half days.

One thing

1)on each of the stop overs do you have change coaches?

2)if not, can you stay on the coach during the lay over?(don't want to loose my seat.

3)do you get priority boarding before any new customers get on the coach?

If I payed for the express run I'm don't want to give my seat up to dsome one else and I have to wait for the next coach?

Like does the coach drop you of at certain spot, you then reboard at that same spot, then they coach moves to regular boarding are? Or this a "special" trip where only those that boarded from Toronto stay on and no new passengers get on?

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So basically it takes you two and half days.

One thing

1)on each of the stop overs do you have change coaches?

2)if not, can you stay on the coach during the lay over?(don't want to loose my seat.

3)do you get priority boarding before any new customers get on the coach?

If I payed for the express run I'm don't want to give my seat up to dsome one else and I have to wait for the next coach?

Like does the coach drop you of at certain spot, you then reboard at that same spot, then they coach moves to regular boarding are? Or this a "special" trip where only those that boarded from Toronto stay on and no new passengers get on?

From my past experience on a multi day trip on Greyhound. Some of the layovers involve refuelling/cleaning the coach (if it's a through coach). If this is the case you have to leave the bus (including taking all your stuff (so it doesn't grow legs) ) Generally if you have to leave the coach , you do get re boarding priority over new passengers. (Unless this has changed since my last multi day trip)

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Just found out yesterday that they've changed their mind and its only going Vancouver to Calgary and Sudbury to Toronto!! And apparently depending on ticket sales it may stay that way for the summer! I can see an am Schedule maybe Calgary to Regina schedule for the summer

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After a multi-year 'hiatus' here in the US, GLI is apparently deciding to run some coast-to-coast thru coaches again Years ago, it was possible to go coast-to-coast, and border-to-border on a variety of routes, on both GL and Trailways. I don't remember GLC ever running a pooled coast to coast operation....it would be incredible if they did run something from Halifax to Vancouver.....

The longest trips I recall were New York-Buffalo-Toronto-Sudbury-Calgary trips using the then new MC-6 Supercruiser's. There was also some Montreal-North Bay-Calgary trips, IIRC. And possibly a Toronto-Vancouver trip.

The first coast-to-coast thru trips were operated in the US by one of GL's predecessor's, YellowaY-Pioneer, way back in 1929 or so.

It has always been the practice to reboard thru passenger's first, on rest and coach servicing stops. Some of the classic Greyhound Terminal's (like Cleveland), have gates with separate lines for reboarding and originating (or transferring) passengers. Driver's have had little pads with 'reboarding passes' to give to those passengers upon arrival.

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Just found out yesterday that they've changed their mind and its only going Vancouver to Calgary and Sudbury to Toronto!! And apparently depending on ticket sales it may stay that way for the summer! I can see an am Schedule maybe Calgary to Regina schedule for the summer

I heard from a Greyhound official today that the express schedule is based between Toronto to Calgary and is showing fairly robust ridership. It may be around for awhile ...

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