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Alberta Greyhound passengers are anxiously waiting after GreyhoundCanada announced they will be reviewing routes in Alberta after makingcuts to services in other provinces.

Alberta Greyhound passengers are anxiously waiting after Greyhound Canada announced they will be reviewing routes in Alberta after making cuts to services in other provinces.

Glenda Lamont, spokes­person for Greyhound, told Metro while the transportation organization will be reviewing routes in the province, she said it’s too early to tell where the impact would be felt.

“There has been no decisions made yet, you have to understand this has been a very difficult decision for us. We just can’t keep supporting unprofitable routes,” Lamont said.

“We will continue to ensure the services will be provided where needed but we need to look at the unprofitable routes that we cannot continue to support.”

Her comments come after Greyhound announced cutting services in Manitoba in 30 days and in northwestern Ontario by Dec. 2. Besides Alberta, they are also reviewing British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Asked whether Calgary or Edmonton routes would be hit directly, Lamont reiterated it’s too early to speculate.

In Edmonton, Jesse House, a kidney transplant patient, said he uses the bus to get to medical appointments from Grande Prairie, Alta. He pays $79 for the bus trip, but a plane ride would cost almost $500.

“The bus is the only affordable way for me to come for my medical appointments. I can’t drive because of my condition.”
with files from the canadian press

 
 
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