This is a shocker. Greyhound Canada will cease operations in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario.
The company said today in a release that it’s giving 30 days notice to the Manitoba Highway Traffic Board. Ontario’s board will receive 90 days notice.
Greyhound is also reviewing operations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
The reason for the sudden move is because the company is in a “dire” financial situation. According to Greyhound, the government is to blame.
After spending millions on the new bus terminal at the James Richardson International Airport, which only opened a few short weeks ago, it would be disappointing to see another vacant Winnipeg building.
Although, depending on what Greyhound decides to do, the terminal could be used to handle chartered bus traffic if there is a big enough demand.
UPDATE: A Greyhound spokesperson tells ChrisD.ca the depot at the airport will remain in use for courier and cargo service. It was also noted that Greyhound does not own the building, but has a 40-year lease on it.