Greyhound Canada is indefinitely closing all of the remaining bus lines in Canada.
According to the bus operator, all of its remaining routes will end service at midnight on Thursday.
In 2018, the legendary bus company announced its departure from Western Canada.
When COVID-19 arrived in 2020, it placed its remaining routes in Ontario and Quebec on hold, but it is now exiting domestic Canadian service indefinitely.
“Unfortunately, a full year without sales has made it difficult to maintain operations,” said spokesperson Stuart Kendrick. “We sincerely regret the effect this has had on our employees and clients, as well as the families we have had the privilege of representing for many years.”
Greyhound Canada has been in service in any capacity for over a century.
Though Greyhound bus service around Canadian destinations will be discontinued, Greyhound’s parent company in the United States will continue to run five cross-border routes that begin or end in the United States. They are as follows:
While Greyhound bus service between Canadian destinations will end, Greyhound’s U.S. parent will continue to operate five cross-border routes that either start or finish in the U.S. They are:
- Toronto to Buffalo, N.Y.
- Toronto to New York City
- Montreal to Boston
- Montreal to New York City
- Vancouver to Seattle
According to the business, anybody who has purchased a ticket will get a refund before the end of June.
According to the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which represents bus drivers, the vote would result in the loss of approximately 300 jobs.
“The collapse of Greyhound was not a foregone conclusion; this could have been avoided if our federal and provincial governments actually cared about those in remote communities who relied on intercity bus service,” ATU president John Di Nino said.