Greyhound Canada To Halt All Bus Service As Ridership Plummets

TORONTO — Greyhound Canada is temporarily slamming the brakes on all of its busing routes and services as ridership plummets amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The transportation company says starting May 13 it will halt all routes until passenger demand recovers.

Greyhound Canada says it made the decision after its ridership dropped by 95 per cent.

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The bus operator says it has already cut costs across its business and “made significant outreach efforts” to provincial and federal governments seeking financial support.

It says 400 employees will be affected by the decision.

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Greyhound Canada has pulled back on its Canadian services in recent years. In 2018, the company announced it was cancelling buses in most of Western Canada, blaming plunging demand.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2020

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