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Cold Shot has been around since 2005 and doing contract work for Greyhound out of Edmonton for several years now. On Nov 1/18 they will expand their wings and launch service from Edmonton to Grande Prairie,Fort McMurray,Calgary,Jasper and Lloydminster, this is in addition to the current service they run between Edmonton-Peace River-Grande Prairie and Edmonton to Cold Lake and freight service to Drayton Valley,Westlock/Barrhead. Most are current Greyhound agents and you will see Cold Shot establish a New Head office/ Parcel Express and Passenger Terminal in Edmonton at 11204-119 Street.  New locations will also be opened  in Red Deer ,Calgary ,Fort McMurray and Peace River. Cold Shot hopes to become the Greyhound of the West using smaller buses on all routes. You can check out their website at www.coldshotca.com  or for Passenger Scheduling and Tickets www.coldshot.ca

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20 minutes ago, A. Wong said:

Here are a couple of photos of their fleet - white and no decalled numbers.

coldshot-bus.jpg

coldshot-sprinter.jpg

 

Will be great to see their fleet expand, as they are hitting a number of cities: https://www.coldshot.ca/edmonton

The above one I would think operates the Edmonton to Peace River Route right now as its the only one that pulls a trailer.I believe its about 9 pass with freight in back 1/2 plus freight in trailer. They have other similar ones...theirs one like that it operates Peace River to Grande Prairie minus the trailer.  They also have a couple sprinters. The sprinter shown used to operate Gp to Peace River but they swapped it out for one like above.

 

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Also they will run 21 passenger to Gp,Fort McMurray and Calgary and 9-12 as they do now to Peace River/Cold Lake and in addition to Jasper and Lloyd..  You will be seeing big things from Cold Shot in the coming weeks, as they are basically duplicating what Greyhound did just in a more efficient matter and forging partnerships with other major bus and freight companies  also for passenger and freight. Plus having a New Edmonton terminal that is multi purpose Passenger/Freight/H.O. and maintenance all in one sure helps too!  And very convenient for passengers just  a block off 111 Ave at 119 St. Their technology is night and day compared to the Hound everything web based...much more efficient. Also no big buildings for terminals except Edmonton which will be the HQ!

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Watch for an Announcement today about COLD SHOT as they will release their

plans about their New Service doing passengers in Ab and freight in north BC/Ab/Sask and possibly more.  Including their New Edmonton Terminal.

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Cold Shot has after some tinkering with their schedules got them finalized....Currently Edmonton to Calgary service operates 3 x daily Mon to Fri and 1 trip on Sun. Their is no Sat service...However service could be expanded at a later date. Coming Soon also is Freight and passenger service to the BC Peace Country..A route will start between Grande Prairie-Dawson Creek and Fort St John its proposed to start by mid Dec at the latest and operate 5 days a week, service will start with a 9 passenger unit and could be expanded if demand warrants. Both Edmonton to Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie have 7 day  a week service (some days have 2 schedules)

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As of Nov.19 Cold Shot in partnership with KCTI Travels has started a 5 day a week service (Xcept Wed/Sat) between Saskatoon and Edmonton. Will Leave Saskatoon from the Husky Truck Stop on Marquis Dr (where Greyhound did) at 8:30 am Arr Ed at 1:45pm Lv 3:30 arr Saskatoon at 10:45pm. Agency locations will be set up in Sherwood Park,Vermilion, Vegreville, Lloydminster, North Battleford and Saskatoon. Currently only passenger service is offered however freight service is also expected to start soon too. Their is also plans to expand further into Saskatchewan also.

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Cold Shot has formed a partnership  with Flying J Shell to use any excess space they have for Agency locations in whichever locations they require...They are already established in Sherwood Park,Red Deer,Calgary South,Fort McMurray and expect more to come. Watch for Cold Shot to expand its freight services and partner more with others in the near future.

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On ‎11‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 5:00 PM, roeco said:

As of Nov.19 Cold Shot in partnership with KCTI Travels has started a 5 day a week service (Xcept Wed/Sat) between Saskatoon and Edmonton. Will Leave Saskatoon from the Husky Truck Stop on Marquis Dr (where Greyhound did) at 8:30 am Arr Ed at 1:45pm Lv 3:30 arr Saskatoon at 10:45pm. Agency locations will be set up in Sherwood Park,Vermilion, Vegreville, Lloydminster, North Battleford and Saskatoon. Currently only passenger service is offered however freight service is also expected to start soon too. Their is also plans to expand further into Saskatchewan also.

The Service between Lloydminster and Saskatoon has been temporarily suspended effective Jan.15, due to the termination of the KCTI interline partnership, However Cold Shot is operating 5 days a week between Edmonton and Lloydminster for both passengers and Freight. They will re start Service all the way to Saskatoon at a later date.

On ‎11‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 9:13 PM, roeco said:

Cold Shot has after some tinkering with their schedules got them finalized....Currently Edmonton to Calgary service operates 3 x daily Mon to Fri and 1 trip on Sun. Their is no Sat service...However service could be expanded at a later date. Coming Soon also is Freight and passenger service to the BC Peace Country..A route will start between Grande Prairie-Dawson Creek and Fort St John its proposed to start by mid Dec at the latest and operate 5 days a week, service will start with a 9 passenger unit and could be expanded if demand warrants. Both Edmonton to Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie have 7 day  a week service (some days have 2 schedules)

Sun service was increased to 2 x daily between Edmonton and Calgary. Freight service only has started to the BC Peace Country as of Dec 17. Both Edmonton to Fort McMurray and Edmonton to Grande Prairie now has service 2 x Mon to Fri  and 1 trip on Sat AM.  

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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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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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Saw one of their cutaways in Edmonton this morning. Ford Econoline chassis, I think it has a cargo area in the rear, which the rear-facing door opens to.

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On 3/15/2019 at 6:04 PM, A. Wong said:

Saw one of their cutaways in Edmonton this morning. Ford Econoline chassis, I think it has a cargo area in the rear, which the rear-facing door opens to.

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.

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On 3/13/2019 at 7:41 PM, roeco said:

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.

 

Well today Cold Shot's Application was approved to Operate BC/Ab border to Fort St John restoring service between The BC Peace Country and Alberta!! This will mean you will be able to leave Edmonton at 12am and connect in Grande Prairie to go to Dawson Creek and Fort St John. As well as return leave FSJ around 1 arriving back in 4:45pm at Gp. Lv at 5:30 and Arr in Edmonton at 10:50pm. Service is expected to operate a min 5 days a week between Grande Prairie and Fort St John.

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COLD SHOT started service between Grande Prairie,Ab and Fort St John BC via Dawson Creek on April 15th. Passengers were booked on the first day in both directions. Lv Gp at 7:30 am and Arr Fort St John 945 am Lv at 1230 pm Arr Dawson Creek 130 Lv 140 Arr Gp at 430pm. Operates Monday to Friday.Passengers and Freight. This service area is expected to be expanded in the near future.

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Sky Shuttle now stops at Cold Shot's depot on request enroute to EIA. Also a New Calgary North Stop for passengers is now available at Holiday Inn Express on Hopewell Way near Calgary Airport.  All Cold Shot buses now have usb ports and wifi.  Stay tuned for some exciting news about how Cold Shot will soon be extending their service area.

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Cold Shot now has a New Schedule Servicing the Hwy 2/2A corridor between Edmonton and Calgary. Agents are being set up and full passenger and freight service will be available in most locations soon. Also it leaves Edmonton at 8 am and Calgary at 2:30pm so a day time schedule too. Its expected to run Mon-Fri once in full operation. Right now its operating limited service to start Mon and Fri only.

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Watch for More Edmonton-Calgary service coming in November. Also Starting approx. mid  Oct Freight service only  will be expanded to Prince George BC.

Cold Shot has dropped their Edmonton-Lloyd passenger service to operate Sun.only. As well as Grande Prairie to Peace River on Mon only. All Freight service will continue Mon to Fri on both routes.  Also watch for more expansion of the Freight network in late 2019/early 2020.

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Cold Shot has another location at 11041 105 Ave NW #104, Edmonton, AB T5H 3Y1

I assume that this is for parcels and not passengers, with the Passenger Terminal listed at 11204 119 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Yes that location is where parcels being held for pickup go as well as Cold Shot's main offices. Ironically that location was opened as the Downtown parcel pickup for Greyhound when they moved their depot to Via Rail back in 2014 with Cold Shot operating it. Their passenger terminal on 119 street is where all scheduled services  Arrive and depart as well as the Edmonton Freight Warehouse where all the rest of freight goes including all incoming and outgoing freight into and out of Edmonton this is also where all Cold Shots buses are kept as well as the base for all Intown P&D Freight. Freight can also be shipped to/from this location.

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On 10/10/2019 at 9:23 PM, roeco said:

Yes that location is where parcels being held for pickup go as well as Cold Shot's main offices. Ironically that location was opened as the Downtown parcel pickup for Greyhound when they moved their depot to Via Rail back in 2014 with Cold Shot operating it. Their passenger terminal on 119 street is where all scheduled services  Arrive and depart as well as the Edmonton Freight Warehouse where all the rest of freight goes including all incoming and outgoing freight into and out of Edmonton this is also where all Cold Shots buses are kept as well as the base for all Intown P&D Freight. Freight can also be shipped to/from this location.

Ah, great, thank you for the confirmation!

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Cold Shot will expand their freight service to Prince George,BC via their Edmonton to Jasper bus, effective Oct.15th.  An Agency for Parcels only has been set up in Prince George also as well as P&D which will transport freight between Prince George and Jasper. Service will operate Mon-Fri.

 

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On 10/13/2019 at 10:33 PM, roeco said:

Cold Shot will expand their freight service to Prince George,BC via their Edmonton to Jasper bus, effective Oct.15th.  An Agency for Parcels only has been set up in Prince George also as well as P&D which will transport freight between Prince George and Jasper. Service will operate Mon-Fri.

 

Another new development in the freight side. Door to Door service will also now be available to the following; Viking,Wainwright,Tofield,Hardisty,Okotoks,Morinville, McBride BC,

also Almost all places in between Edmonton-Calgary.

in Addition to Hay River and Yellowknife NWT  also starting soon to North Battleford,Saskatoon and Regina,Sk.

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