Rider Express To Replace Greyhound On TCH

The era of the Greyhound Bus in Western Canada ends tonight.

Soon to be servicing the Trans-Canada Highway will be Saskatchewan-based Rider Express Transportation.

It's set to run between Calgary and Vancouver, with stops in Golden, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, and Kamloops.

Spokesperson Firat Uray says has more on that route, saying "Daily, seven days a week. We'd put two services a day, but it looks like we wont be able to handle two services. We will start with one service from each location, so 8AM we are leaving from Calgary, 8PM we are leaving from Vancouver."

The company will be using Salmon Arm's former Greyhound terminal as its local stop.

Uray says that provincial red-tape has left them a bit behind "If B.C approved our application on time, we would be ready by now, but because of that we are a little bit late on scheduling and putting things together."

He tells us that their call-centre has been overwhelmed lately, saying "We are getting thousands of calls, and sometimes our phone is blocking."

Details on their schedule can be found via this link.