Greyhound Canada announces service reductions in Ontario

SERVICE ALONG TRANSCANADA HIGHWAY TO BE PRESERVED

TORONTO, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Greyhound Canada today announced a series of service reductions to its passenger bus service in Ontario while also confirming that service along the TransCanada highway will be preserved with frequency reductions.

All changes will take effect as of January 17, 2010.

These measures will ensure there is no outright halt to service along the TransCanada Highway pending the outcome of the federal-provincial-territorial Working Group which is due to report in September, 2010.

"Greyhound Canada has indicated for months that it could no longer sustain current financial losses without making adjustments to our existing operations," said Senior Vice President Stuart Kendrick. "The route frequency reductions we are announcing today are designed to relieve some of that financial pressure."

Greyhound Canada emphasized that these service adjustments are effective only on an interim basis subject to the final recommendations of the Working Group.

"The long-term future of Greyhound Canada's cross-country operations will rely upon the outcome of the federal-provincial-territorial Working Group that is due to recommend regulatory and policy changes to Ministers in September 2010," concluded Kendrick.

    
    BACKGROUNDER

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       FREQUENCY REDUCTIONS           CURRENT          NEW        EFFECTIVE
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        SCHEDULED ROUTING             SERVICE        SERVICE         DATE
        -----------------             -------        -------         ----
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    Sudbury - Espanola - Massey
     - Spanish - Blind River -
     Sault Ste Marie               3 trips daily  2 trips daily  Jan 17 2010
    Sault Ste Marie -
     Blind River - Spanish -
     Massey - Espanola - Sudbury   3 trips daily  2 trips daily  Jan 17 2010
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    Sault Ste Marie - Wawa -
     Marathon - Terrace Bay -
     Nipigon - Thunder Bay         2 trips daily   1 trip daily  Jan 17 2010
    Thunder Bay - Nipigon -
     Terrace Bay - Marathon -
     Wawa - Sault Ste Marie        2 trips daily   1 trip daily  Jan 17 2010
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    Toronto - Grimsby -            8 trips daily,
     St. Catharines -                     1 trip
     Niagara Falls                  (Mon to Fri),
                                          1 trip
                                  (Fri, Sat, Sun) 7 trips daily  Jan 17 2010
    Niagara Falls -                9 trips daily,
     St. Catharines -                     1 trip
     Grimsby - Toronto              (Mon to Fri)  8 trips daily  Jan 17 2010
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    Guelph - Elora -
     Mount Forest - Durham -
     Chatsworth - Owen Sound
     (retains service via
     Toronto-Guelph-Owen Sound)  1 trip (Sunday)      none       Jan 17 2010
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    Owen Sound - Chatsworth -
     Durham - Mount Forest -
     Elora - Guelph
     (retains service via
     Owen Sound-Guelph-Toronto)  1 trip (Sunday)      none       Jan 17 2010
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     Toronto - Brampton -        1 trip (Sunday),
      Orangeville - Shelburne -      1 trip          1 trip
      Chatsworth - Owen Sound    (Tue, Thu, Fri)    (Friday)     Jan 17 2010
    Owen Sound - Chatsworth -        1 trip
     Shelburne - Orangeville -   (Tue, Thu, Sat),    1 trip
     Brampton - Toronto          1 trip (Sunday)    (Sunday)     Jan 17 2010
    Toronto - Guelph -
     Mount Forest -                   1 trip         1 trip
     Williamsford - Owen Sound      (Wed, Fri)       (Friday)    Jan 17 2010
    Owen Sound - Williamsford -
     Mount Forest - Guelph            1 trip         1 trip
     - Toronto                      (Wed, Fri)      (Sunday)     Jan 17 2010
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    Kitchener - Stratford -
     St. Mary's - London           2 trips daily   1 trip daily  Jan 17 2010
    London - St. Mary's -
     Stratford - Kitchener         2 trips daily   1 trip daily  Jan 17 2010
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SOURCE Greyhound Canada

For further information: For further information: Karen Gordon, (416) 699-1624, karen@squeakywheel.biz

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