Students in the Maritimes won't be busing home for Christmas this year.
Acadian Lines announced today they will no longer be operating in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island, as of November 30.
In a statement published on August 7, Acadian VP Denis Gallant said overall, popular routes are unable to compensate for less popular routes, and so Maritime operations are always losing money.
This comes on the heels of a 5-month labour dispute which cancelled service for the winter in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Acadian Lines is the only intercity bus service in the Maritimes. Train service is sparse and slower, and even if you fly, you need to get home from the airport somehow.
Do you use Acadian Lines to get around? What will you do now? Do you have a car? Does your friend have a car? Send her number and your stories to Theresa@rabble.ca.
Photo: An Acadian Lines bus parked in Antigonish, N.S. Richard MacKenzie via The Casket