Ontario Northland Set to Welcome Back Passengers On Tuesday, December 11, 2007



    TORONTO, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - Ontario Northland is pleased to announce that
motor coach operations will resume in part on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, with
full services available on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 following the
ratification of the Company's collective agreement with its 50 motor coach
operators over the weekend.
    "We are very excited to welcome back our customers, in time to meet their
needs over the holidays," said Beverly Martin, Chief Communications Officer
with Ontario Northland. "We will begin to offer partial service on Tuesday,
with our full schedule available as of Wednesday. In addition, our shuttle
services to connect to our Northlander and Polar Bear Express passenger trains
will also resume on Wednesday."

    Ontario Northland provides passenger motor coach and bus parcel express
services on routes between Hearst and Toronto, along both the Highway 11
corridor through North Bay and the Highway 144/69 corridor through Sudbury.

    
    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2007

    The following services only will be available on Tuesday, December 11,
    2007:

    Departing from Timmins

    Southbound
    ----------
    -   8:15 a.m. --- Arriving in Sudbury 12:55 p.m.
    -   8:15 p.m. --- Arriving in North Bay 1:50 a.m.

    Departing from North Bay

    Southbound
    ----------
    -   12:15 p.m. --- Arriving in Toronto 5:30 p.m.
    -   4:00 p.m. --- Arriving in Toronto 9:45 p.m.

    Northbound
    ----------
    -   4:15 p.m. --- Arriving in Hearst 1:45 a.m.

    Departing from Sudbury

    Southbound
    ----------
    -   1:00 p.m. --- Arriving in Toronto 6:40 p.m.
    -   5:15 p.m. --- Arriving in Toronto 10:55 p.m.

    Northbound
    ----------
    -   5:00 p.m. --- Arriving in Hearst 1:45 a.m.

    Departing from Toronto

    Northbound
    ----------
    -   7:15 p.m. --- Arriving in North Bay 12:45 a.m.
    -   8:00 p.m. --- Arriving in Sudbury 1:45 a.m.

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2007

    -   Full services will resume.
    -   Northlander and Polar Bear Express shuttle services will resume.

    Passengers are encouraged to contact Ontario Northland's Passenger
    Services Department at 1.800.461.8558 for more information and to confirm
    travel times.
    

    New Collective Agreement

    Ontario Northland's 50 motor coach operators ratified their new
collective agreement over the weekend. The 52 month contract provides for wage
increases of 3% annually, in addition to enhancements to benefits and work
rules. The agreement is retroactive to September 1, 2006 and expires on
December 31, 2010.





For further information:

For further information: MEDIA INQUIRIES: Beverly Martin, Chief
Communications Officer, (705) 472-4500 or 1-800-363-7512, ext. 265, cell:
(705) 845-8884

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