Greyhound service cuts through Castlegar approved

Service cuts to Greyhound's routes through Castlegar were approved Jan. 16 by the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board.


Service cuts to Greyhound’s routes through Castlegar were approved Jan. 16 by the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board.

Currently, Greyhound operates one daily trip in each direction through Castlegar, plus an additional three weekly trips in each direction for a total of 10 trips weekly each way. The new cuts will see that number reduced to seven trips each week in each direction.

“The current schedule there is a trip that operates Friday, Saturday, Sunday going one direction and Friday, Saturday, Sunday that goes the direction; the reduction the is coming off is that one,” said Grant Odsen, regional manager, passenger services, for Greyhound Canada B.C. “What’s left is the daily trip in each direction that runs currently.”

Odsen said the company is currently reviewing implementation dates, but it expects the changes to take place around Feb. 28.

The cuts, one of 16 route reductions approved by the Passenger Transportation Board, are mainly due to a lack of ridership.

“The reason is financial as per the application we put into the board,” said Odsen. “It’s just too much frequency for the number of people riding on the routes. So we are reducing frequency to reduce cost in order to remain viable in the province.”



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