Fleet of Greyhound buses up for sale after company shut down all Canadian operations permanently

This article is over 7 months old Domestic bus fleet, which also included South American Express, was operated out of British Columbia by Thor Amusement Fleet of Greyhound buses up for sale after company…

Fleet of Greyhound buses up for sale after company shut down all Canadian operations permanently

This article is over 7 months old

Domestic bus fleet, which also included South American Express, was operated out of British Columbia by Thor Amusement

Fleet of Greyhound buses up for sale after company shut down all Canadian operations permanently

Greyhound Canada is selling its domestic bus fleet after declaring bankruptcy in Canada, the company said Friday.

The American-owned bus company also runs routes in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario and New Brunswick.

“We are working to create a chapter 11 plan for all of our Canadian operations. It will be a go-forward plan,” Greyhound Canada’s chief executive, Tim Graf, said.

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Greyhound Canada, an arm of American company that bought out Vancouver-based Royal Viking Line in 2009, had been operating a daily bus schedule from Vancouver to Vancouver Island.

Travellers who are travelling into British Columbia who want to stay in the province are allowed to make reservations for Greyhound buses, Graf said.

Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the sale, Graf said.

The Greyhound bus in Sherwood Park in Alberta. Photograph: Jason Franson/Reuters

The company and its subsidiary, South American Express, has ceased operations.

Canadian media reports said the South American Express bus line shut down Thursday, citing the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

The Canadian Press news agency reported that some Greyhound buses were seen on the road Friday, suggesting they are being repurposed.

Greyhound Canada has 270 daily routes across Canada. It has a fleet of 260 vehicles, including 185 coast-to-coast buses, according to the company’s website.

Canada is a common point of travel for Greyhound, with 1.7 million Canadians taking the bus across the country last year, according to the company.

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