Ontario Northland Announces Motor Coach Service Changes



    TORONTO, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - Ontario Northland is committed to serving its
motor coach passengers, who travel throughout northeastern and central
Ontario.
    Changes to Ontario Northland's motor coach service schedules are being
implemented on October 1, 2008; and will affect schedules throughout the
Company's service territory. Customers are encouraged to contact their local
Ontario Northland station or agency, or to call 1.800.461.8558 to confirm
travel times.

    
    Schedule Details

    Additional schedule details are attached.

    Ontario Northland
    

    Ontario Northland, an operational enterprise of the Province of Ontario,
was established in 1902 and is a recognized leader in creating prosperity in
the North by providing innovative transportation and telecommunication
solutions. Operating primarily in northeastern Ontario, Ontario Northland's
enterprises include: the Northlander, Polar Bear Express and Dream Catcher
Express passenger trains; rail freight services; motor coach scheduled and
charter services; refurbishment services; and Ontera telecommunication
services.

    Ontario Northland Motor Coach Services

    Ontario Northland's Motor Coach Services Department operates a fleet of
25 highway motor coaches that provide scheduled service between Hearst and
Toronto, along the Highway 11 corridor which passes through Cochrane and
North Bay, and along the Highway 69 corridor, which passes through Timmins and
Sudbury. The Company's scheduled motor coach service is an affordable and
reliable way to travel to and from northeastern Ontario.
    Ontario Northland also offers charter and tour services for groups
traveling throughout Canada, along with Bus Parcel Express (BPX) services. BPX
is a shipping service which offers station-to-station delivery of envelopes
and parcels, often on the same day. The transportation of these parcels is
handled through scheduled motor coach service routes, with connections across
the continent offered through partnerships with other carriers.

    
                               PASSENGER NOTICE

                   Motor Coach Services Schedule Changes:
                     SUDBURY-PARRY SOUND-BARRIE-TORONTO
                          Effective October 1, 2008
    

    To our valued customers: Please be advised that, effective October 1,
2008, we will be implementing changes to our motor coach services schedules.

    Sudbury-Toronto: Schedule Changes

    Daily motor coach services along this corridor will be available at the
following times:

    
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                                                            Southbound(*)
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    Sudbury                                             5:00 a.m.   4:15 p.m.
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    Parry Sound (Arrival)                               7:10 a.m.   6:25 p.m.
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    Parry Sound (Departure)                             7:25 a.m.   6:40 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Barrie                                              9:15 a.m.   8:30 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toronto (Bay St.)                                  10:45 a.m.  10:00 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Northbound(*)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Toronto (Bay St.)                                  12:00 p.m.  11:15 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Barrie                                              1:30 p.m.  12:45 a.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Parry Sound (Arrival)                               3:20 p.m.   2:35 a.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Parry Sound (Departure)                             3:35 p.m.   2:50 a.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Sudbury                                             5:45 p.m.   5:45 p.m.
                                                                    5:00 a.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    The motor coach service departing Sudbury at 5:15 p.m. (southbound) and
Toronto at 10:00 a.m. (northbound) will no longer be available. There are some
changes to the departure times which will affect all destinations along the
route.

    
    Bus Parcel Express (BPX) Service

    Bus Parcel Express service will continue to be available.

    (*) PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES
    

    Arrival and departure times for destinations along the Sudbury-Parry
Sound-Barrie-Toronto corridor, in both northbound and southbound directions,
will also be affected. Additional motor coach services schedules are also
changing. Please contact your local Ontario Northland station or agency or
call us at 1.800.461.8558 to confirm your travel times.

    
                   We thank you for your ongoing support.

                               PASSENGER NOTICE

                   Motor Coach Services Schedule Changes:
                     TIMMINS-COCHRANE-KAPUSKASING-HEARST
                          Effective October 1, 2008
    

    To our valued customers:
    Please be advised that, effective October 1, 2008, we will be
implementing changes to our motor coach services schedules.

    Timmins-Cochrane-Kapuskasing-Hearst: Schedule Changes

    Daily motor coach services along this corridor will be available at the
following times:

    
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                                                                Southbound(*)
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    Hearst                                                          4:00 a.m.
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    Kapuskasing                                                     5:10 a.m.
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    Cochrane (Arrival)                                              6:45 a.m.
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    Cochrane (Departure)                                            6:50 a.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Timmins                                                         8:10 a.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Northbound(*)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Timmins                                                        10:30 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cochrane (Arrival)                                                     -
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cochrane (Departure)                                                   -
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Kapuskasing                                                    1:00 a.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hearst                                                         2:10 a.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    In addition, the Northlander shuttle service to connect to the
Northlander passenger train continues.
    The motor coach service departing Hearst at 4:15 p.m. (southbound) and
Timmins at 11:45 a.m. (northbound) on Tuesdays, Friday and Sundays will no
longer be available. All destinations along this route will be affected.

    
    Bus Parcel Express (BPX) Service

    Bus Parcel Express service will continue to be available.

    (*)PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES
    

    Additional motor coach services schedules are changing. Please contact us
your local Ontario Northland station or agency or call us at 1.800.461.8558 to
confirm your travel times.

    
                   We thank you for your ongoing support.

                               PASSENGER NOTICE

                   Motor Coach Services Schedule Changes:
           COCHRANE/TIMMINS - NORTH BAY (Including KIRKLAND LAKE)
                          Effective October 1, 2008


    To our valued customers:
    Please be advised that, effective October 1, 2008, we will be implementing
changes to our motor coach services schedules.

    Cochrane/Timmins - North Bay: Schedule Changes

    Daily motor coach services along this corridor will be available at the
following times:

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                                                                Southbound(*)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cochrane                                            8:30 a.m.   8:00 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Timmins                                             8:45 a.m.   8:15 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Kirkland Lake                                              -   10:35 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Kenogami                                           10:45 a.m.          -
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Earlton (Arrival)                                  11:30 a.m.  11:25 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Earlton (Departure)                                11:45 a.m.   11:40p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    North Bay                                           2:30 p.m.   2:05 a.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Northbound(*)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    North Bay                                           5:00 a.m.  4:15 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Earlton (Arrival)                                   7:45 a.m.  7:00 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Earlton (Departure)                                 8:00 a.m.  7:15 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Kenogami                                                   -   8:05 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Kirkland Lake                                       8:50 a.m.         -
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Timmins                                            10:55 a.m.  10:25p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Cochrane                                           11:15 a.m.  10:45p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    Kirkland Lake: Schedule Changes

    The motor coach service to and from Kirkland Lake will no longer be
available at 10:50 a.m. (southbound) and 8:05 p.m. (northbound).

    Swastika: Schedule Changes

    The motor coach service to and from Swastika will no longer be available
at 10:35 a.m. (southbound) and 8:20 p.m. (northbound). The Northlander service
will not change.

    Kenogami: New Service

    Daily motor coach service will now be available at the Kenogami Gas Bar
on Highway 11 at the following times:

    
                 Southbound 10:45 a.m. Northbound 8:05 p.m.
    

    Kirkland Lake: Bus Parcel Express (BPX) Service

    Bus Parcel Express service will continue to be available through our
Kirkland Lake Station.

    (*)PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES

    Arrival and departure times for destinations along the
Cochrane/Timmins-North Bay corridor, in both northbound and southbound
directions, will also be affected. Additional motor coach services schedules
are also changing. Please contact your local Ontario Northland station or
agency or call us at 1.800.461.8558 to confirm your travel times.

    
                   We thank you for your ongoing support.
    





For further information:

For further information: Media Inquiries, Tricia Marshall, Ontario
Northland, (705) 472-4500 or 1-800-363-7512 ext. 529, cell (705) 845-8005

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