NORTH BAY, ON, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Ontario Northland is pleased to announce
that it will be adding 22 new flag stop locations along its current
motor coach routes, effective January 15, 2011.
"We are excited to offer our passengers increased convenience as we
extend our motor coach services into more communities in our region,"
said Paul Goulet, President and CEO of Ontario Northland. "We are
always looking for ways to better meet the needs of our customers and
our communities in Northeastern Ontario in a fiscally responsible
A flag stop location means that the bus will only stop if passengers are
visible on the side of the highway (or at the designated location) and
signal (flag) the bus to request pick-up or if passengers have advised
that their final destination is in one of these locations.
These additional flag stop locations will make it more convenient for
passengers in the region to access Ontario Northland's motor coach
services as they provide for reduced travel time to access the nearest
The new flag stop locations include:
BASS LAKE ROAD (at Highway 11B in Coleman)
HWY 101/MUNICIPAL ROAD (between Matheson and Timmins)
MATAGAMI FIRST NATION ROAD (at Highway 144)
NORTH BAY EDUCATION CENTRE (Canadore College - Nipissing University; in
front of Student Centre Entrance)
NORTHERN COLLEGE (South Porcupine Campus)
SESEKINIKA ROAD (at Highway 11 at Sesekinika)
Ontario Northland offers scheduled motor coach service between Toronto
and Hearst, along the Highway 11 corridor which passes through North
Bay and Cochrane, and along the Highway 69 corridor, which passes
through Sudbury and Timmins. Scheduled bus service operates 365 days
per year and offers passengers an affordable and reliable way to travel
to and from Northeastern Ontario.
For more information, customers are encouraged to contact: 1.800.461.8558 or TTY: 1.866.472.3865, or to visit our web site at www.OntarioNorthland.ca.
Ontario Northland, an Agency of the Province of Ontario, was established
in 1902 and is a recognized leader in promoting sustainable economic
growth by establishing and operating transportation and
telecommunication links primarily in Northeastern Ontario. With more
than 1,000 employees who live and work in the North, Ontario Northland,
and the economic activity it stimulates, has a dramatic impact in the
SOURCE Ontario Northland Transportation Commission
For further information:
Beverly Martin, Ontario Northland, 705.472.4500 or 1.800.363.7512 ext. 265, cell 705.845.8884.