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Encyclopedia > Greyhound Lines of Canada

Calgary-based Greyhound Canada is a subsidiary of Naperville, Illinois-based Laidlaw International, Incorporated (formerly Laidlaw, Inc. of Hamilton, Ontario) and linked with Dallas, Texas-based Greyhound Bus Lines (a.k.a. Greyhound USA). Motto: Heart of the new west Area: 712. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ...

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History

In 1929 Greyhound Canada was founded as Canadian Greyhound Coaches, Limited, operating in Alberta. It merged with Greyhound USA in 1935 and split after Greyhound Canada was sold in 1987. It was not until Laidlaw's purchase of the Canadian operations in 1987 and U.S. operations in 1999 did the two operations link up again. In 1998 Greyhound purchased Quebec-based Voyageur Colonial Bus lines, and, shortly afterward, bought Central Ontario's PMCL coach lines, thus gaining a foothold in the South-Central Ontario region.


Routes

Greyhound Canada's scheduled bus service operates in eight of Canada's provinces and territories (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon). Motto: Fortis et Liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 6th (provinces and territories) 661,848 km² 642,317 km² 19... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 5th 944,735... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English (some French services are provided, but French does not have official status at the provincial level) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total... Motto: None Official languages Dene Suline, Cree, Dogrib, English, French, Gwichin, Inuktitut, Slavey Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 3rd 1,346,106 km... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183,128 km² 176,928... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English (but legally required to provide some services in French) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total... Motto: none Official languages {{{OfficialLang}}} Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 9th 482,443 km² 474,391 km² 8,052 km² (1. ...


Connections to US destinations are available, primarily through Greyhound USA. Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal republic George... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ...


For travel into areas not served by Greyhound, passengers may need to transfer onto other bus lines which have inter-line agreements with Greyhound:

  • Pacific Coach Lines
  • OrlĂ©ans Express
  • Acadian Lines
  • Adirondack Trailways
  • Vancouver Island Coach Lines
  • Grey Goose Bus Lines
  • Saskatchewan Transportation Company
  • Yellow Cab (Edmonton)
  • Gray Line Banff

In Southern Ontario, Greyhound operates a commuter service known as Commute By Quicklink. A list of cities served by this service: The original Yellow Cab Company based in Chicago, Illinois is one of the largest taxicab companies still in existence. ... Gray Line Worldwide operates local sightseeing tours across the world using trolley coaches, double deckers and standard single deck coaches. ...

Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Established: March 6, 1834 Area: East to West: 43 km North to South: 21 km629. ... Fireworks over Kempenfelt Bay during Barries Canada Day celebrations. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Map of the Region of Waterloo with Cambridge in red. ... Location of Grimsby in the Niagara Region Grimsby (2001 population 21,297) is a town on Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Guelph (pronounced gwělf) (2004 population 125,872, metropolitan population 155,635) is a city located in southwestern Ontario, Canada, roughly 100 kilometres west of downtown Toronto at the intersection of Ontario provincial highway 6 and Ontario provincial highway 7. ... Motto: ex industria prosperitas (Latin, prosperity through industry) Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Forest City Established: Area: 421. ... Niagara Falls, Ontario from Niagara Falls State Park in winter Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region Niagara Falls, Ontario (2001 population 78,815) is a city on the Niagara River, in the Golden Horseshoe region. ... Peterborough (2004 population 74,600 and the metropolitan population numbers 112,000) is a city on the Otonabee River in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, 125km northeast of Toronto. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Industry and Liberality Established: 1808 Area: 97. ...

Roster

Greyhound operates 480 buses, but it has an extended fleet through connecting operators:


Greyhound Canada's roster:

  • Motor Coach Industries D4500
  • Motor Coach Industries 102EL3
  • Motor Coach Industries 96A3
  • Motor Coach Industries 102A3
  • Motor Coach Industries 102C3
  • Motor Coach Industries 102DL3
  • Prevost Car Le Mirage XL40

Greyhound Canada also offers courier services via Greyhound Courier Express. Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is a Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based bus manufacturer. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair. ... Prevost Car is a Quebec-based bus manufacturer used by inter-urban operators and tour bus companies throughout Canada and the United States. ...


See also

TheBus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... One of Laidlaws 40,000 yellow school buses Laidlaw, currently organized as Laidlaw International, Inc. ... Jefferson Lines is an intercity bus transportation provider based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier that operates in the northeastern states of the United States. ... The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 63 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchise agreement. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ... Gray Coach Lines were a suburban bus operator founded in 1927 by the Toronto Transit Commission. ... Greyhound Air was a short-lived Canadian low-cost airline. ...

References


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Greyhound Lines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1207 words)
Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States.
Greyhound Lines grew so quickly in the 1920s and 1930s that the Interstate Commerce Commission encouraged smaller independent operators to form the National Trailways Bus System (NTBS) to provide competitive markets.
Carl Wickman was born in Sweden in 1887.
Greyhound Lines of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (254 words)
It merged with Greyhound USA in 1935 and split after Greyhound Canada was sold in 1987.
In 1998 Greyhound purchased Quebec-based Voyageur Colonial Bus lines, and, shortly afterward, bought Central Ontario's PMCL coach lines, thus gaining a foothold in the South-Central Ontario region.
Greyhound Canada's scheduled bus service operates in eight of Canada's provinces and territories (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon).
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