Good news for passengers travelling in the Edmonton region. Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) and Greyhound Canada have reached an arrangement that will allow Greyhound to provide passenger connection between their station at 12360 121 St. and the City of Edmonton Kingsway Transit Centre, starting September 17, 2017.
“The coach shuttle solution will now provide Greyhound passengers with a seamless connection to the ETS bus and LRT system, at no cost to the City,” said Eddie Robar, Branch Manager of Edmonton Transit Service. “More importantly, it ensures regional connectivity for passengers travelling locally, provincially and nationally.”
Greyhound Canada has signed a contract for exclusive use of a City bus bay in the Kingsway Transit Centre. “Greyhound is pleased to be working with ETS to arrive at a positive solution to manage the transfer of Greyhound passengers to and from the Via station location to the Kingsway transit hub.This allow passengers easy connection to all areas of the city and beyond,” said Peter Hamel, Greyhound Regional Vice President, Western Canada.
A Greyhound coach will shuttle Greyhound passengers between the bus station and the ETS transit centre 5-6 times per day, from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The shuttle service is free for passengers with a valid Greyhound bus ticket; however, ETS service will still require payment.
The Greyhound bus station is situated in an area that lacks the infrastructure to provide transit service. Regular ETS bus operations at Kingsway Transit Centre will not be impacted by this new sharing arrangement.