Greyhound Canada

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USDOT # MC/MX # Full legal name
14166 MC-304126 Greyhound Canada Transportation ULC


Greyhound Canada, registered as Greyhound Canada Transportation Corp., provides intercity bus service throughout Canada. Greyhound has bought other smaller companies over the years. Some currently operate as subsidiaries such as Voyageur, Grey Goose, and PMCL. Others have simply been folded into Greyhound.

History

Incorporated as Greyhound Lines of Canada in 1957, the company united Western Canadian Greyhound Lines and Eastern Canadian Greyhound Lines which were Canadian subsidiaries of Greyhound Corporation.[1]

In 1965, Greyhound purchased Brewster Transport, and in 1970 Greyhound purchased Canadian Coachways. Over two decades later, Greyhound would acquire other bus companies.[1] 1992 saw the purchase of Gray Coach Lines from Stagecoach and Grey Goose Bus Lines became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Laidlaw International, Inc. which integrated its Manitoba/N.W. Ontario operations with Greyhound Canada. In 1997, Greyhound purchased Voyageur Colonial Bus Lines after having purchased Ottawa and Toronto routes from the company four years prior.[1]

In 1996, two companies, Brewster and Greyhound Canada Transportation Corp. (GCTC), are formed following a restructuring or Greyhound Lines of Canada.[1] In 1997, Greyhound was purchased by Laidlaw Transportation Inc., which was then purchased by FirstGroup in 2007.

On September 3, 2009, Greyhound Canada issued a press release stating they have provided notice to the Manitoba Highway Traffic Board and Ontario Highway Traffic Board that they will be ceasing operations in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Greyhound Canada cites major financial losses due mainly to existing government inter-city bus legislations and regulations as the reason for the termination of these services.[2] Northwestern Ontario services will cease as of December 2, 2009, with Manitoba services ceasing in October 2009.[2]

In October 2009, due to a promise of Manitoba government subsidies, Greyhound backed off its threat to pull its buses out of the province.[3] In December 2009, Greyhound announced they will keep bus service in northern Ontario, but it will reduce the numbers of trips made. Effective January 17, 2009, several daily trips will be cut and other routes will see an end to Sunday bus service.

Greyhound Express service was launched in Alberta on November 14, 2011 following the deregulation of the motorcoach industry in Alberta. Fares are offered as low as $1 on Express corridors, and has perks such as newer (refurbished) buses with leatherette seating, electrical outlets, WiFi, and reserved seating[4]. Greyhound Express was expanded to the Toronto-London-Windsor-Detroit-Chicago corridor in November 2012, and the Vancouver-Whistler and Vancouver-Kamloops corridors on March 21, 2013.

On July 9, 2018, Greyhound announced that they will be ending service in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and northern Ontario. The route between Vancouver and Seattle, operated by Greyhound USA, will remain. According to Greyhound Canada, bus service in rural parts of the country, and the west in particular, were no longer sustainable. Greyhound blamed declining ridership on competition with subsidized carriers, low-cost airlines, regulatory constraints, and growing car ownership. The cancellation is scheduled to occur on October 31.[5]

Fleet roster

Active

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
251 Greyhound Canada 250-a.jpg 1996 MCI 102-DL3
1113-1137 Greyhound Canada 1136-a.jpg 2000 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • 1126-1137 are Wc15.JPG
  • Some units refurbished 2011-2014
  • Unrefurbished units retired
1138-1182 Greyhound Canada 1169-a.jpg 2001 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 1138-1158, 1160-1161, 1163-1182 - Allison B500R

1159, 1162 - ZF AS Tronic

  • Some units refurbished 2011-2014
  • Unrefurbished units retired
1248, 1252 1999 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Ex-Hotard Coaches
  • 1249-1251, 1253-1262 retired.
  • Lettered for Jacco Tours
1263-1292 Greyhound Canada 1288-a.jpg 2006 MCI D4505 Detroit Diesel Series 60 ZF AS Tronic
1293-1295 Greyhound Canada 1295-a.jpg 2002 Prevost Le Mirage XL-II Detroit Diesel Series 60
1296-1302 Greyhound Canada 1298-a.jpg 2006 MCI D4505 Caterpillar C13 ZF AS Tronic
1303-1312 Greyhound Canada 1304-a.jpg 2001 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
1313-1314 2000 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60
1315 Greyhound Canada 1315-a.jpg 2001 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60
1316 Greyhound Canada 1316-a.jpg 2002 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60
1317-1321 Greyhound Canada 1321-a.jpg 2000 MCI 102-DL3
  • Ex-Hotard Coaches
  • 1319-1321 wrapped for Gray Line Sightseeing to Niagara Falls
1322 Greyhound Canada 1322-a.jpg 2001 MCI D4500
1327-1333 Greyhound Canada 1331-a.jpg 2006 MCI D4505 Detroit Diesel Series 60
6000-6371 Greyhound Canada 6002-a.jpg 1997-2000 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel S60 Allison B500
  • Refurbished by ABC Companies: received Wi-Fi, power plug-ins, leatherette passenger seating with extra legroom, and new livery.
  • Units transferred from Greyhound USA after refurbishment.
8870-8873, 8875-8883, 8885-8888 Greyhound USA 8876-a.jpg 2008 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 ZF AS Tronic

Retired

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
G1 1950 Twin 38-S
G11-G14 1952 MCI Courier 85X
G39 1954 MCI Courier RE95D
G45-G49 6/1955 MCI Courier RE95AD
G66-G67 1956 MCI Courier 95D
G78 Dec. 1956 MCI Courier RE97D
G92 1957 MCI Courier 96
G101-G108 1958 MCI Courier 96
G108 1958 Western Flyer P-41R
G109-G114 1959 MCI MC-1
G136-G137 1959 MCI MC-1 Detroit Diesel 4V71 Spicer 4 speed manual
G147-G152 1960 MCI MC-1
G153-G168 1961 MCI MC-2
G169-G183 1962 MCI MC-3
G184 1962 MCI MCX-4
G185-G200 1963 MCI MC-4
G203-G214, 215-220 1964 MCI MCC-5
221-224 1964 MCI MCC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N
225-238 1965 MCI MCC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N
L224-L226 Greyhound L225.jpg 1987 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Fuller T-11605D
5-speed manual
236-237 1991 Prevost H3-40 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA 6 speed manual
238-242 Greyhound Canada 240-a.jpg 1992 Prevost H3-40 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA 6 speed manual
243 1993 Prevost H3-40 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA 6 speed manual
244-246 Grey Goose Bus Lines 244-a.jpg 1994 MCI 102-DL3
250, 252 Greyhound Canada 250-a.jpg 1996 MCI 102-DL3
253-257 Greyhound Canada 255-a.jpg 1997 MCI 102-DL3
239-276 1966 MCI MC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N
277-320 1967 MCI MC-5A Detroit Diesel 8V71N
303 (2nd) MCI 102-A3
326-330, 332-335 1968 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
336-350 1970 MCI MC-6
344-347 Greyhound Canada 346-a.jpg 1997 MCI 102-DL3
351-362 1971 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
388-407 1973 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
408-417 1973 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
418-432 1974 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
433-463 1975 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
464-467, 472-498 1976 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
468-470 1975 MCI MC-5B Detroit Diesel 8V71N
471 1975 MCI MCX-5 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
499-529 1977 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
530-535 1976 MCI MC-5B Detroit Diesel 8V71N ?
536-541 1977 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
542-564 1978 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
565-577 1978 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
578-599 1979 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
600-634 1980 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
635-674 1981 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
675-734 Greyhound 706.jpg 1982 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Allison HT-740
735-754 1983 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Allison HT-740
755-774 1984 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71 Allison HT-740
L759 June 1982 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
L760 Apr. 1984 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
L770-L773 Dec. 1987 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA 5-speed manual
L774 Dec. 1982 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA
775-784 Greyhound Canada 782-a.jpg 1984 MCI 96-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Fuller T-11605D
5-speed manual
L775 Nov. 1988 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 8V92TA 5-speed manual
785-799 Greyhound 796.jpg 1985 MCI 96-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Fuller T-11605D
5-speed manual
L793-L798 1988 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA or 8V92TA?
L799 1985 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA or 8V92TA?
800-829 1986 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Fuller T-11605D
5-speed manual
L800 1988 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA or 8V92TA?
830-839 Greyhound 835.jpg 1987 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Fuller T-11605D
5-speed manual
840-864 Greyhound 840.jpg 1989 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7-speed manual
  • Some units were retrofitted with Caterpillar C12 engines in mid to late 1990's.
865-889 Greyhound Canada 871-a.jpg 1989 MCI MC-9 Special Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7-speed manual
890-904 Greyhound Canada 897-a.jpg 1990 MCI MC-9 Special Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7-speed manual
905 Greyhound Canada 905-a.jpg 1989 MCI MC-9 Special Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7-speed manual
  • Passenger/Freight Combo - seats 30
  • Only factory built combo unit for Greyhound Canada
906-916 1990 MCI MC-9 Special Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7-speed manual
917-946 Greyhound Canada 917-a.jpg 1991 MCI 102-C3 Caterpillar 3176B 7-speed
947-956 Greyhound Canada 956-a.jpg 1992 MCI 102-C3 Caterpillar 3176B 7-speed
957-969 Greyhound Canada 961-a.jpg 1995 MCI 102-D3 Caterpillar 3176B 7-speed
970-977 Greyhound Canada 974-a.jpg 1995 MCI 102-D3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 7-speed
978-990 Greyhound Canada 986-a.jpg 1995 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 7-speed
991-992 Greyhound Canada 991-a.jpg 1995 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 6-speed manual
993-995 Greyhound Canada 993-a.jpg 1996 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 7 speed manual
996-1002 1996 MCI 102-DL3 Caterpillar C10 7-speed
1003-1009 Greyhound Canada 1008-a.jpg 1997 MCI 102-DL3 Caterpillar C10 7-speed
1010-1012 1997 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
1013-1017 Greyhound Canada 1017-a.jpg 1997 MCI 102-DL3 Caterpillar C12 Allison B500
  • Originally Brewster 234-238, transferred to Greyhound in 1998
1018-1062 Greyhound Canada 1026-a.jpg 1998 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
1063-1077 Greyhound Canada 1069-a.jpg 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
1078-1095 Greyhound Canada 1091-a.jpg 1999 MCI 102-EL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Originally delivered to Greyhound Canada with some delivered to Gray Line when new
  • Most Greyhound units transferred to Gray Line in 2001
1096-1100 Greyhound Canada 1096-a.jpg 2000 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Ex-Gray Line of Victoria lease
1101-1112 2000 MCI 102-EL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
1183-1199 Greyhound Canada 1187-a.jpg 10/2001 MCI G4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
1200-1219 Greyhound Canada 1218-a.jpg 10/2002 MCI G4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
1220-1247 Greyhound Canada 1244-a.jpg 03/2003 MCI G4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
1249-1251, 1253-1262 Greyhound Canada 1250-a.jpg 1999 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
1323 1998 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60
1324 Greyhound Canada 1324-a.jpg 1999 MCI 102-DL3
1325 1999 MCI 102-DL3
1326 2000 MCI 102-DL3
1334 Greyhound Canada 1334-b.jpg 2001 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Originally numbered 1170
2550-2552 Greyhound 2550.jpg 1991 MCI 102-B3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA? Allison?
2553-2554 1992 MCI 102-B3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA? Allison?
3400-3438 1997-1999 MCI 102-D3
4501-4506 Greyhound Canada 4502-a.jpg 1997 MCI 102-DL3
5601-5606 Greyhound Canada 5604-a.jpg 1998 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
L6008-L6012 Greyhound Canada L6011-a.jpg 1998 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Purchased from Greyhound USA in August 2002.
  • "L" added to original fleet number.
L6113-L6118, L6133-L6136 Greyhound Canada L6118-a.jpg 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Purchased from Greyhound USA in August 2002.
  • "L" added to original fleet number.
L6427-L6433, L6435 Greyhound Canada L6429-a.jpg 2000 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Purchased from Greyhound USA in August 2002.
  • "L" added to original fleet number.
6543, 6545-6547 Greyhound Canada 6545-a.jpg 1990 MCI 102-C3
6548-6552 Greyhound Canada 6550-a.jpg 1995 MCI 102-D3
6553 Greyhound Canada 6553-a.jpg 1995 MCI 102-DL3
7643-7644 MCI 102-C3
7678-7681 Greyhound Canada 7678-a.jpg MCI 102-D3 Caterpillar 3176B Allison B500R
7698-7699 Greyhound Canada 7698-a.jpg MCI 102-DL3
7700-7705 Greyhound Canada 7703-a.jpg MCI 102-DL3
  • Ex-PMCL 700-705.
  • 7700, 7701 lettered Gray Line.
  • 7703 ex-Cha-Co 7703 (nee PMCL 703).
  • 7704, 7705 lettered for Voyager.
7723 Greyhound Canada 7723-a.jpg MCI 102-DL3
  • Ex-PMCL 723
  • Lettered for Voyageur
7725 MCI 102-DL3 Caterpillar Allison B500R
7728 Greyhound Canada 7728-a.jpg ? MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
7750-7752 1990 MCI 102-C3
7811 1991 MCI 102-C3
  • Ex-Cha-Co 7811.
  • Lettered for Voyageur.
7861-7862 Greyhound Canada 7862-a.jpg 1996 MCI 102-D3
8001-8014 Greyhound Canada 8011-a.jpg 1998 MCI MC-12 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B5005
8015-8019, 8021-8022 Greyhound Canada 8015-a.jpg 1996 MCI 102-D3
8023, 8025-8028 Greyhound Canada 8023-a.jpg 1993 MCI 102-C3
8029-8033 Greyhound Canada 8033-a.jpg 1994 MCI 102-D3 Cummins M11 7-speed
  • Ex-Greyhound USA 43946-43950.
  • White with Greyhound dog logo centred on the side.
8034-8051 Greyhound Canada 8035-a.jpg 1996 MCI MC-12 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740
9767 Greyhound Canada 9767-a.jpg ? MCI 102EL3
  • Ex-Cha-Co 767.
  • Western Mustangs wrap (purple)
9801-9802 Greyhound Canada 9802-a.jpg 2000 MCI 102EL3
  • Ex-Cha-Co 9801-9802.
  • 9802 currently wrapped for University of Western Ontario Mustangs.
9841-9842 Chatham Coach Lines 9841-a.jpg 1994 MCI 102-DL3
  • Ex-Cha-Co 9841-9842.
  • Both white Cha-Co livery
  • 9841 was retired in January 2011.
9851-9852 1995 MCI 102-DL3
9861 1996 MCI 102-DL3
  • Ex-Cha-Co 9861.
  • Blue Cha-Co livery
9871-9873 Greyhound Canada 9872-b.jpg 1997 MCI 102-DL3
27265, 27307, 27351 Greyhound Canada 27307-a.jpg 2000 Prevost Le Mirage XL-II
  • Ex-Acadian Lines 15001-15003, leased from Prevost from Aug 2008-2009.
27363, 27411, 27441 2001 Prevost Le Mirage XL-II
  • 27363 & 27441 Ex-Acadian Lines 15101 & 15103, leased from Prevost from Aug 2008-2009.
  • 27411 Ex-Orleans Express 5102, leased from Prevost from Aug 2008-2009.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Historical Timeline, greyhoundca, retrieved on 2009-09-03
  2. 2.0 2.1 Greyhound to Cease Operations in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario with Other Provinces to Follow Shortly, newswire,ca, retrieved on 2009-09-03
  3. [1], ctv.ca, retrieved on 2009-12-03
  4. Greyhound Express Perks and Benefits, greyhound.ca, retrieved on 2013-03-07
  5. Greyhound Canada to end routes in Prairies, B.C.
  • CPTDB
  • Personal notes & sightings