After nearly a century of busing Canadians across the country, Greyhound Canada is permanently ending all bus services and operations this side of the border.
In a statement Thursday, Greyhound said they are ending all service immediately, due to sustained ridership declines in Ontario and Quebec.
It’s not the last time you will see a Greyhound bus north of the border though.
The company’s American affiliate, Greyhound Lines, Inc., will continue cross-border runs to Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Greyhound Canada ends operations in part due to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Greyhound Canada said despite countless efforts, they just didn’t receive pandemic relief support from either the federal or provincial governments.
“Financial investments from governments for Canada’s inter-city bus sector have been negligible,” said Stuart Kendrick, Senior Vice President, Greyhound Canada.
“A full year without revenue has unfortunately made it impossible to continue operations,” said Kendrick.
Greyhound says it will continue to honour current labour agreements with employees and funding the commitments to its pension plan participants.