Greyhound Canada Shuts Down all Bus Service Permanently

Greyhound Canada will permanently cease routes in Ontario and Quebec after nearly 100 years of service.

“A full year without revenue has unfortunately made it impossible to continue operations,” Stuart Kendrick, senior vice president of Greyhound Canada. 

The news comes as a major setback to Canadians in rural areas, who often used the buses for transit to larger population centers. Greyhound Canada had already ceased operations in Western Canada due to decreased demand and increased competition.

According to Greyhound, part of the problem stems from a lack of federal aid provided to them for transport services in urban areas. “Operations are not feasible outside of financial support,” said Kendrick in a statement to the media.

Canadian federal officials have been under pressure to improve public transit in rural areas, with Greyhound slashing routes and airline companies like Air Canada and Onex-Corp cancelling flights to such regions.

Federal transport minister Omar Alghabra said he was “disappointed” by the news and that he was aware that “many Canadians relied on this service.” Alghabra tweeted that the government will be working with companies to help fill the gap left in Greyhound’s absence.

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