New bus service revives shuttered Greyhound station, with six destinations

New bus service revives shuttered Greyhound station with six destinations

A new bus service is taking over downtown’s former Greyhound station with plans to connect London to surrounding cities across the Greater Toronto Area.

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Intercity Bus Terminal, at 101 York St., is still in its soft launch phase and brings six routes to London passengers: Toronto, Kitchener, Mississauga, Brampton, Woodstock and Breslau.

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“My aim was always set high, and I was constantly following news regarding transportation issues in London and neighboring communities,” Intercity Bus Terminal’s owner, Bilal Taj. “Our aim is to connect all cities with London as a central hub.”

The service could be a boon for post-secondary students in London and low-income citizens who need to travel out of the city. Prices start at $29 and can change depending on the final destination. Some of the stops include 44 York St. in Toronto near Union Station, Billy Bishop airport and Pearson airport in Toronto.

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The facilities are still being set up for passengers, but the service is up and running, Taj said.

Farhi Holdings bought the station after Greyhound shut down its services in Canada in 2021. Now, the company has leased the space to Intercity.

Ben Farhi of Farhi Holdings said it’s “heartening” to see a new business downtown. He says they bring “fresh opportunities” to the area that have been “badly missing” since Greyhound left.

It was May 2021 when Greyhound pulled the plug on the longtime downtown terminal, citing what at that time had been a full year without operating due to COVID-19 restrictions. A Greyhound official, Stuart Kendrick, at the time said “a full year without revenue has unfortunately made it impossible to continue operations.”

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