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Found this same bus late last night parked at a hotel in NE Calgary, the bus belongs to the Mobile Missions Society of Alberta. They have a small fleet of second hand coaches that they seem to operate for a bit then replace with something else.

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A couple of weeks ago I spotted an ex-Orleans Express coach operating with Ontario Northland. It was still Orleans blue and was numbered 5336.

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While at the Toronto Coach Terminal yesterday, cmc12 and I spotted 5333, a new Prevost X3-45. Picture attached.

Unlike the 521x order, this bus does not appear to have a wheelchair lift.

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Spotted 5041 and 5332 in downtown Toronto yesterday in the frigid cold; here's a couple of driver side snaps.

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Interesting how the J series has a front Alcoa rim.

There is one prevost that has a satelite dome on it. I think it's wrapped for a hockey team.

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Interesting how the J series has a front Alcoa rim.

There is one prevost that has a satelite dome on it. I think it's wrapped for a hockey team.

O.N.T. # 5333 has the dome on top and is wrapped with the North Bay Battalion hockey team insignia. Saw it but didn't get a picture of it.

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Im wondering if ONTC will reduce service on some of their runs to save money...like is their the demand to operate Daily between Timmins and Hearst or is their the business for 4 daily schedules from North Bay to Toronto, plus a Fri/Sun schedule.. or especially 3 daily Toronto to Sudbury schedules.??

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Im wondering if ONTC will reduce service on some of their runs to save money...like is their the demand to operate Daily between Timmins and Hearst or is their the business for 4 daily schedules from North Bay to Toronto, plus a Fri/Sun schedule.. or especially 3 daily Toronto to Sudbury schedules.??

They need to keep daily service as since the train service is gone the bus service is the only ground transportation in the area. Should be well used.

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Im wondering if ONTC will reduce service on some of their runs to save money...like is their the demand to operate Daily between Timmins and Hearst or is their the business for 4 daily schedules from North Bay to Toronto, plus a Fri/Sun schedule.. or especially 3 daily Toronto to Sudbury schedules.??

Ontario Northland recently announced some bus route cuts and station closures:

http://www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2015/02/18-northland-stations-close-sudbury.aspx

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Greyhound has been very succesfull using 3rd party agencies in the smaller places where a full agency is not needed. Howeer Greyhound still operates many stand alone agencies too operated by Commission agents...Their are a few terminals too operated by The Company also!

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Ontario Northland has a new X3-45, # 5405. I saw it in downtown Toronto on Friday afternoon. This X3-45 was also the first of this model that I have seen that had the new H3-45 rear end treatment but I did not get a picture of the rear end.

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Heard on the News last night that Ontario Northern(Coach Division) will be doing a Ottawa-Sudbury/Sudbury-Ottawa route.

I'm not sure when its going to start but from the news report it stated:

Sudbury to Ottawa

Thursday Friday Saturday

Ottawa-Sudbury

Friday Saturday Monday

no times where given so I'm not sure of the exact schedule(Times)

Stop will be in Ottawa, Renfrew, Cobdum, Sudbury I'm not sure of any other stops?

I thought Greyhound already had this route?

Ottawa-Pembrooke-North Bay-Sudbury?

Anyway it'll be interesting to see some "New Players" in the Ottawa area either then Greyhound(Inter-city)

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Heard on the News last night that Ontario Northern(Coach Division) will be doing a Ottawa-Sudbury/Sudbury-Ottawa route.

I'm not sure when its going to start but from the news report it stated:

Sudbury to Ottawa

Thursday Friday Saturday

Ottawa-Sudbury

Friday Saturday Monday

no times where given so I'm not sure of the exact schedule(Times)

Stop will be in Ottawa, Renfrew, Cobdum, Sudbury I'm not sure of any other stops?

I thought Greyhound already had this route?

Ottawa-Pembrooke-North Bay-Sudbury?

Anyway it'll be interesting to see some "New Players" in the Ottawa area either then Greyhound(Inter-city)

Ontario Northland put out a press release with the details. It will be 3 trips a week, departing Thursday/Friday/Sunday at 2:05pm from Sudbury, with the bus returning from Ottawa at 7:00am the following days (Friday/Saturday/Monday).

The current daily Greyhound trip departs Sudbury at 12:30am and Ottawa at 10:00am, so the trips are not necessarily competing directly. Certainly Ontario Northland's eastbound trip is more convenient than the overnight trip currently provided by Greyhound.

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Thanks for the info?

This is going to be interesting as to how Greyhound will respond to the competition. As to now they had "exclusive" to that route Ottawa to Sudbury. According to trip find on Ontario Northern it takes 6.55 hours and is $98.50 one way. I can't seem to find the Greyhound price or time it takes on Greyhound's web site?

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I don't think Greyhound can do anything because Ontario Northland is a Ontario Government Corporation. Why would the OHTB screw with their own? Coach Canada is still in a holding pattern with their Megabus Service between Toronto and Ottawa.

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