Greyhound made official on Wednesday that the company is dropping its bus routes through many rural communities across the Okanagan, after receiving approval from the province’s Passenger Transportation Board (PTB)
The extent of the cuts also includes all routes through Northern B.C., on Vancouver Island and various other main routes across the province.
Greyhound will be changing its route from Osoyoos to Vancouver to go through Kelowna instead of the Similkameen — eliminating service in Keremeos, Hedley, Princeton, Eastgate and Manning Park. ( No mention of Oliver – shown at right)
Further north in the region, Greyhound is also doing away with its route from Kelowna to Kamloops, which eliminates stops in Oyama, Falkland, Westwold and Monte Lake.
The cuts will come into effect on May 31.
The company applied to the PTB for the route changes last summer saying the affected routes have had a 51 per cent drop in ridership since 2010.