A change in Greyhound bus service between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay for the winter months will leave district passengers trying to get to Winnipeg either very inconvenienced or looking at other travel options.
Effective today, Greyhound no longer will offer a 10:15 a.m. bus from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay or a 7:25 p.m. bus from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg.
Excel Coach Lines of Kenora said this morning it will continue to run its bus from Fort Frances to Kenora five days a week, departing from here at 3:20 p.m. and arriving in Kenora by about 6 p.m.
However, those passengers looking to catch the Greyhound bus to Winnipeg now will have to wait until 5 a.m. the next day, meaning they will have to find a motel or other accommodations or find another means to get to Winnipeg, whether that be a person in Kenora willing to drive the rest of the way or taking a taxi.
Having just learned of the Greyhound service reduction in recent days, Excel noted it will take a look at its scheduling options down the road, but for the time being will stick with its current timetable and see how things go.
The extra Greyhound buses will be put back on the road during the summer season.