Cuts to Greyhound service approved

Greyhound has been given the thumbs up to cut bus service to B.C.'s northwest.

The Passenger Transportation Board has approved an application by Greyhound to cut services to Terrace and other locations along one of its major bus routes in northwestern B.C.

In a decision dated Jan. 10 and amended on Jan. 15, the board approved a company proposal to reduce service along HWY 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert, from 22 weekly runs down to 14 weekly – or one way each day – after Greyhound cited it could cut its losses by $6.75 million by trimming service across the province.

The two routes Greyhound wants eliminated run overnight – one east from Prince Rupert to Prince George and the other west from Prince George to Prince Rupert.

The average passenger load on one is 10.5 and the other is 11, with both generating barely $2.30 of revenue per passenger mile.

Fourteen days of public notice will be required prior to a service change, said the board in its decision.

The Prince George – Prince Rupert route is one of 15 routes across the province affected by the decision.

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