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#261 NeOn Bus Rider

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 12:49 AM

is the contract still as big as the previous one?

Yeah, they do everything. Originally, when the contract was suppose to end, PW was suppose to take over all the multiday trips and the Casino Runs along with Great Canadian.



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 01:31 AM

Yeah, they do everything. Originally, when the contract was suppose to end, PW was suppose to take over all the multiday trips and the Casino Runs along with Great Canadian.

 

So what happened... how come the deal with PW and Great Canadian didn't fall through?



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:23 PM

 

So what happened... how come the deal with PW and Great Canadian didn't fall through?

Great Canadian is ok, the problem is PW.

 

The rumour that I am hearing is cost and driver availability. PW charges more than Coach Canada and Great Canadian for multiday charters especially in the USA. Also, PW's drivers are older in age meaning they can't handle Chinese Tours or the double runs to Fallsview. Most PW drivers would turn down Safeway work when dispatched. Safeway has basically regret their decision to give work to PW. That's why Safeway has renewed their contract with Coach Canada and I think they are pressuring Great Canadian to buy more new buses because of PW.



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Posted 10 September 2014 - 01:00 AM

Interesting news...

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:38 PM

Great Canadian is ok, the problem is PW.

 

The rumour that I am hearing is cost and driver availability. PW charges more than Coach Canada and Great Canadian for multiday charters especially in the USA. Also, PW's drivers are older in age meaning they can't handle Chinese Tours or the double runs to Fallsview. Most PW drivers would turn down Safeway work when dispatched. Safeway has basically regret their decision to give work to PW. That's why Safeway has renewed their contract with Coach Canada and I think they are pressuring Great Canadian to buy more new buses because of PW.

What about GTA Crew? 


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 12:41 PM

What about GTA Crew? 

3 buses for Safeway, not much based on Safeway's operation. GTA can only do Canada East 3 days and Casino Runs. GTA does not have member affiliation (unlike Great Canadian with Trailways and Coach Canada with Coach USA) so Safeway would not use them for Canada East 7 days or the USA. PW is affiliated with IMG and I guess that's what Safeway was looking at when they gave them work.



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Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:58 PM

3 buses for Safeway, not much based on Safeway's operation. GTA can only do Canada East 3 days and Casino Runs. GTA does not have member affiliation (unlike Great Canadian with Trailways and Coach Canada with Coach USA) so Safeway would not use them for Canada East 7 days or the USA. PW is affiliated with IMG and I guess that's what Safeway was looking at when they gave them work.

so is Coach Canada going to put the Safeway livery back on the red MCI j4500 and Prevost H3-45?


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#268 NeOn Bus Rider

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:39 PM

so is Coach Canada going to put the Safeway livery back on the red MCI j4500 and Prevost H3-45?

They just put on a small decal near the entrance door on some of them, otherwise they can program the Destination Sign to "Safeway Tours"






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