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Greyhound to reduce frequency of routes in the Thompson-Okanagan region

February 21, 2018 - 3:29 PM

THOMPSON- OKANAGAN – Greyhound routes in the Thompson-Okanagan region will be reduced starting on June 1 of this year.

The Passenger Transportation Board announced today that it has approved Greyhound’s application to reduce the frequency of some of its routes, as well as cutting some routes all together.

There are numerous routes in the Thompson-Okanagan region that will be affected. These routes will see their frequency cut down from a minimum of three daily trips to a minimum of two weekly trips. These include Kelowna to Vancouver, Kamloops to Kelowna, Kelowna to Penticton, Kelowna to Alberta Border & Highway 3, and Vancouver to Osoyoos.

Greyhound applied to reduce its routes last year, claiming it was losing money by operating them.

“We regret having to do this and appreciate the board’s acknowledgement of the difficult circumstances under which we’ve been operating over the past several years,” says Stuart Kendrick, Senior Vice President of Greyhound Canada in a press release.

Greyhound also announced it will be eliminating multiple routes in Northern B.C.

For a complete list of routes that are effected by the Passenger Transportation Board, check out their decision online.

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