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Documenting the last days of Greyhound Canada in Western Canada

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I don't know but We should document the massive service cuts that will occur through October. Seems 1245 am Edmonton to Ft McMurray and 5 pm Ft Mac to Ed will end Oct 13. Edmonton to Saskatoon 130 pm will end Oct 21 and Saskatoon to Edmonton 430 pm will end on 21too. Edmonton to Calgary 1 am will end Oct 20 as will 1230 am Calgary to Edmonton. 

in BC the following schedules will also be cancelled;   schedule 5126 cancelled as of Oct 14. Vancouver To Kamloops. 5122 Van to kam Oct 21

5159 Kam to Van cancelled Oct.14 and 5001 Kaml to Van cancelled Oct 21.   Van to Kel. 5098 and Kel to Van 5031 cancelled Oct 21  5084 and 5077 the only two Vancouver to Pemberton  and return trips cancelled Oct.14.   Several GCX depots mostly contracted services in MB and Hwy 16 west of PG plus several other randomly scattered depots. several scattered sk agencies and several north ab agencies.

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Thanks for the info. May be worth camping out near Greyhound this weekend in Edmonton to grab some photos...

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4 hours ago, roeco said:

I don't know but We should document the massive service cuts that will occur through October. Seems 1245 am Edmonton to Ft McMurray and 5 pm Ft Mac to Ed will end Oct 13. Edmonton to Saskatoon 130 pm will end Oct 21 and Saskatoon to Edmonton 430 pm will end on 21too. Edmonton to Calgary 1 am will end Oct 20 as will 1230 am Calgary to Edmonton. 

in BC the following schedules will also be cancelled;   schedule 5126 cancelled as of Oct 14. Vancouver To Kamloops. 5122 Van to kam Oct 21

5159 Kam to Van cancelled Oct.14 and 5001 Kaml to Van cancelled Oct 21.   Van to Kel. 5098 and Kel to Van 5031 cancelled Oct 21  5084 and 5077 the only two Vancouver to Pemberton  and return trips cancelled Oct.14.   Several GCX depots mostly contracted services in MB and Hwy 16 west of PG plus several other randomly scattered depots. several scattered sk agencies and several north ab agencies.

I'm not an expert on looking up the scheds but I plan on being at the platform taking photos of the buses as the last ones leave. Would you mind telling me what time all the final buses leave on their respective runs from Vancouver? 

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Sorry for those out west that will loose the Greyhound service, but it'll be interesting to see how many of their coaches end up in Eastern Ontario, places like Ottawa,Toronto,Sudbary,North Bay?

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Their are several run cancellations happening over the next week or two..out of Edmonton ,Calgary 

and Vancouver. Wont be much left by the last week

Here is a run down of effected cancellations in next bit. First out of Edmonton. Oct.14 one Edmonton to Ft McMurray return schedule eliminated.  As of Oct.21 only the following schedules will remain. 1130pm to Grande Prairie/Dawson Creek.  1145pm Jasper-Kamloops. 130 pm Fort McMurray. 0045 am to Saskatoon-Winnipeg.  Between Edmonton and Calgary will be 8 am and 2 pm daily plus 1230/5pm Fri/Sun hol. From Calgary to Ed will be 8 am and 6pm plus 1230/5pm on Fri/Sun/Hol.  Plus Cold Shot's schedules to Peace River at 1 am, Cold Lake at 630 am and Camrose at 515pm.  Cancellations  Oct 28 the Edmonton to Kamloops via Jaser , All Calgary will have left is 2 Edmonton trips and one east and one west via TCH. So Anyone looking to get pics better do it fast.!!!

 

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Just chatted with the ticket people in Vancouver.

October 21st will be the last Kelowna Departure at 6pm and the last Kamloops departure at 2:50pm

Also last Whistler departure is at 2:00pm on the 21st. But agent mentioned more change ups may come up fast. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, translink fan said:

Just chatted with the ticket people in Vancouver.

October 21st will be the last Kelowna Departure at 6pm and the last Kamloops departure at 2:50pm

Also last Whistler departure is at 2:00pm on the 21st. But agent mentioned more change ups may come up fast. 

 

 

I wonder if anybody will be clever enough to put a special message on a destination sign such as “Thank You Canada”?

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7 hours ago, translink fan said:

Just chatted with the ticket people in Vancouver.

October 21st will be the last Kelowna Departure at 6pm and the last Kamloops departure at 2:50pm

Also last Whistler departure is at 2:00pm on the 21st. But agent mentioned more change ups may come up fast. 

 

 

Its still showing after Oct 21as  2 x Kelowna trips still operating Lv Van at 630am-12pm plus 1030 am Fri and 230pm Sun. plus  the following to Kamloops 630am to Kamloops only and 730 am, 6pm Hwy 1 schedules to Calgary. Also after 21 Whistler has Only 1 departure at 7 am to Whistler. Odd not sure what Van ticket people were talkin about. By 21 their is no 2 pm Whistler departure and their never has been a  250 pm departure to Kamloops.

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On 10/11/2018 at 12:22 AM, canuck600 said:

I know sorry about that my screw up, don't know how to edit though.

 

Done!

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1 hour ago, roeco said:

Its still showing after Oct 21as  2 x Kelowna trips still operating Lv Van at 630am-12pm plus 1030 am Fri and 230pm Sun. plus  the following to Kamloops 630am to Kamloops only and 730 am, 6pm Hwy 1 schedules to Calgary. Also after 21 Whistler has Only 1 departure at 7 am to Whistler. Odd not sure what Van ticket people were talkin about. By 21 their is no 2 pm Whistler departure and their never has been a  250 pm departure to Kamloops.

Like I mentioned, there may be more changes coming. They've been cancelling some more runs from what I was told.

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This seems to be a good resource for day-of tracking: http://bustracker.greyhound.ca/

You can enter in the departing city, eg. Edmonton is http://bustracker.greyhound.ca/stops/720071/Edmonton_AB/departing

But it seems to only go up to the next day about 12 hours in advance. Makes sense since it is supposed to be a live tracker.

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3 hours ago, translink fan said:

Like I mentioned, there may be more changes coming. They've been cancelling some more runs from what I was told.

Check Greyhound extranet schedules.

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Active units on the Edmonton runs this evening, October 12, 2018: 1161, 1169, 1180, 1273, 6014, 6184, 6332

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Retrieved October 12, 2018:

Units active with a stop in Abbotsford, BC: 1272, 6166, 1143, 1130, 1274, 6177, 6235, 6145, 6151, 6240, 6278, 6014

Units active with a stop in Vancouver, BC: 1272, 1143, 1130, 6166, 1274, 6108, 6021, 6240, 1142, 6177, 6151, 6145, 6278, 6014

Units active with a stop in Edmonton, AB: 6321, 6072, 1322, 6021 (other units listed in post above)

Units active with a stop in Calgary, AB: 1141, 1161, 6038, 1140, 6138, 6151, 1141, 6021, 6093, 6014, 6072, 6082, 6281, 6228, 1143, 1168, 6235

Units active with a stop in Regina, SK: 6138, 1284, 1141, 6251

Units active with a stop in Brandon, MB: 1284, 1179, 1288, 6251

If anyone knows the "hub" cities for the routes in Western Canada, I could keep checking them for active units until Greyhound cuts the routes. I figured Vancouver would have a lot too 

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2 hours ago, roeco said:

Check Greyhound extranet schedules.

What does Extranet do for me? Sure I can see the schedules but how often are they updated to reflect changes that may come along?

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15 hours ago, translink fan said:

What does Extranet do for me? Sure I can see the schedules but how often are they updated to reflect changes that may come along?

 730 am Calgary to Vancouver,6pm Vancouver to Calgary,Kelowna to Calgary via Hwy 3  and Kamloops to Edmonton via Hwy 16/5 all cancelled as of Oct.28.

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I wonder if the buses and trailers will be Sold. I would think the 4505's should fetch decent $$ I can see an auction happening in the near future of Greyhound assets. I would assume maybe they will transfer some coaches to Ontario. I wonder where the ex First Prevosts will end up?

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39 minutes ago, roeco said:

I wonder if the buses and trailers will be Sold. I would think the 4505's should fetch decent $$ I can see an auction happening in the near future of Greyhound assets. I would assume maybe they will transfer some coaches to Ontario. I wonder where the ex First Prevosts will end up?

  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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