Here we go again

The Greyhound Depot has closed its doors to freight and ticket sales.

Dear Editor:

The Greyhound Depot has closed its doors to freight and ticket sales (four different locations in less then 15 months) and Greyhound cut the 5:15 p.m. bus from Red Deer. We can catch the 8:05 a.m. from Ponoka to Red Deer, leaving us stranded in Red Deer until 3 a.m. to return to Ponoka. (Bus depot closes at 10 p.m. in Red Deer) and not the most desirable part of town after dark!

Remember most passengers are in Red Deer for specialists (health issues). The added stress, we do not need.

Ponoka (riders) are mainly seniors and many of us do not drive or have family living in the area that can drop everything and chauffeur us around.

Ponoka also has the Centennial Centre for Mental Health. How is it affecting their visits from families and discharging them back to their hometown?

Can you not re-arrange your timetable to put back the 515 p.m. route as the bus still leaves Calgary at 3 p.m. stops at Olds, Red Deer and on to Edmonton?

If all who are affected by the non-service and lack of information would email stephen.hutchings@greyhound.ca or wayne.lilley@gov.ab.ca maybe we can get some decent service in Ponoka.

Stanice P. Myttenar

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