CLARIFICATION - Ontario Northland To Add 22 New Flag Stop Locations Along Motor Coach Routes

Ontario Northland wishes to issue the following clarification with respect to its media release, "Ontario Northland to Add 22 New Flag Stop Locations Along Motor Coach Routes", issued earlier on January 12, 2011.

  • Flag stop service will be available to passengers at the North Bay Education Centre and the Northern College - South Porcupine Campus, in both southbound and northbound directions, at select times on Fridays and Sundays only.

Information

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.

Following is the original release in its entirety, with the above noted clarification noted within the release:

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 manner."

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 bus stop. 

The new flag stop locations include:

BASS LAKE ROAD (at Highway 11B in Coleman)   
BUTLER LAKE
DANE
HALFWAY LAKE
HARTY 
HOYLE
HWY 101/MUNICIPAL ROAD (between Matheson and Timmins)
KENOGAMI
MARTEN RIVER
MATAGAMI FIRST NATION ROAD (at Highway 144)
NELLIE LAKE
NIGHTHAWK
*NORTH BAY EDUCATION CENTRE (Canadore College - Nipissing University; in front of Student Centre Entrance)
*NORTHERN COLLEGE (South Porcupine Campus) 
PORQUIS JUNCTION
SESEKINIKA ROAD (at Highway 11 at Sesekinika)
SHILLINGTON
STRICKLAND
TILDEN LAKE
THORNLOE
VAL COTÉ    
VAL RITA    

*At select times on Fridays and Sundays only.

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.

Information

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

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 region.

SOURCE Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

For further information:

Media Inquiries

Beverly Martin, Ontario Northland, 705.472.4500 or 1.800.363.7512 ext. 265, cell 705.845.8884

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Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

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