Toronto, Ontario – Greyhound Canada will shut down several inter-city routes in Ontario in April due to declining ridership.

The company served notice to the Ontario Highway Transport Board that the routes will end as of April 11, 2010.

“The average number of passengers per trip on those routes targeted for closure is less than seven,” said senior vice-president Stuart Kendrick. “Greyhound Canada takes this decision with great reluctance but with such low ridership, the financial case for maintaining service simply does not exist.”

The route closures will affect service in Eastern, Central and Southwestern Ontario. To view a table of the routes affected, visit Greyhound.

The company said that the changes will merely allow it to break even on its Ontario operations, based on current estimates.

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