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As Greyhound gets set to exit Interior B.C., Ebus gets approval to move in

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October 18, 2018 - 8:13 AM

The bus is back, at least for some interior B.C. routes.

The Passenger Transportation Board has approved Alberta-based Diversified Transportation to run passenger buses on three B.C. routes, and at least for those three routes, there may be no gap in service. Greyhound closes B.C. routes Oct. 31.

“We’re now working hard to finalize our locations in each city,” John Stepovy, Director of Business Development for Diversified, said in a press release. “We fully intend to begin service prior to November 1 to avoid any interruption of travel service in your communities. We will announce when service and reservations become available in the near future.”

The Ebus service will replace Greyhound, which is dropping all bus routes in B.C. Greyhound has cited obvious financial reasons for its closures, but Ebus thinks it can make a profit picking up the most viable routes. The company told in September it wouldn't rule out adding more routes, but they're not part of current plans. 

The approved routes include Kelowna to Vancouver, Kamloops to Vancouver and between Kamloops and Kelowna.

Ebus has been servicing Alberta since 2011 while its sister brand, Red Arrow, has been connecting people and communities in Alberta for almost 40 years, according to the release.

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