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More Rural Alberta Routes Cut By Greyhound Canada

Thursday, August 9th 2012 07:00

Due to low ridership, Greyhound has axed many rural routes heading to Calgary, Medicine Hat & Lethbridge.

Greyhound Canada has announced that service to many rural Alberta communities will be cut effective October 1st.

Okotoks, Nanton & Taber will be among the communities which will no longer have service to the major centres of Calgary, Lethbridge & Medicine Hat.

Gary Galbreath, President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1374, says it's a disappointment for both passengers & drivers.

Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle believe this is an opportunity for entrepreneurship in Alberta to rise.

Towle adds Red Arrow has stepped up to the plate in her riding, offering service from Red Deer to Rocky as well as full bus service for areas including Calgary & Edmonton.

Last October Greyhound ceased service to 12 other destinations, including Drayton Valley, after industry deregulation.

Greyhound will continue to make one round trip from Olds to Calgary per day.

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