Well…this about sucks.
Greyhound Canada has announced that as of today, it no longer exists. It’s been getting slowly clawed back for years now and it hasn’t existed at all since it suspended service due to the pandemic, but I didn’t expect it to just up and go away forever.
This is a huge blow for a lot of people, but being blind, folks like Carin and I are going to be hit especially hard. We can’t just rent a car, the train doesn’t go everywhere we would like to, alternative bus options rarely connect to each other assuming they even exist, Uber is convenient when the driver isn’t being a total asshole to Carin because of her guide dog but gets very expensive very quickly and flying, until the prices come way down from the ones I’ve seen here and there, isn’t a realistic option to be using on the regular. We do well around here, but not that well.
Maybe things will start to change once the government loosens regulations on the industry like they’ve said they’re going to, but for now, traveling while blind just became even harder.
Greyhound Canada is shutting down all of its remaining bus routes in Canada, permanently.
The bus company says all of its remaining routes will cease operations as of midnight Thursday.
The iconic bus carrier pulled out of Western Canada in 2018.
It then put its remaining routes on pause when COVID-19 hit in 2020, but now it is pulling out of domestic Canadian service permanently.
American Greyhound will still serve Canada…sort of. They’re going to continue operating five cross border routes
- Toronto to Buffalo, N.Y.
- Toronto to New York City
- Montreal to Boston
- Montreal to New York City
- Vancouver to Seattle