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Bus schedule tweaked

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Caribou Coach will be operating on a slightly different schedule starting Aug. 5.

The bus service, which runs from Thunder Bay to Fort Frances on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays (with the exception of statutory holidays), currently leaves Thunder Bay at 9:30 a.m. (ET).

It then stops in Atikokan at 11 a.m. before arriving in Fort Frances at 1:30 p.m. (CT).

It then leaves Fort Frances at 2:30 p.m. (CT), stopping in Atikokan at 4:30 p.m. before arriving in Thunder Bay at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

Starting Aug. 5, the bus will leave Thunder Bay at 9 a.m. (ET), stop in Atikokan at 10:20 a.m. for 10 minutes, before arriving in Fort Frances at 12:15 p.m. (CT).

It then will depart Fort Frances at 1 p.m. (ET), arrive in Atikokan at 2:45 p.m., depart there at 3 p.m., and arrive in Thunder Bay at 6:15 p.m. (ET).

In Thunder Bay, Caribou Coach offers connections via Highway 11 to Nipigon, Geraldton, Longlac, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Cochrane, New Liskeard, Kirkland Lake, and North Bay.

Travellers also can connect to the Greyhound bus service for destinations not serviced by Caribou, such as Winnipeg or Sault Ste. Marie.

“We’re trying to streamline the service and offer better connections for the folks travelling onward past Thunder Bay,” said Lori Smith, manager of business development at Caribou Coach.

“The rates are still staying the same,” she added.

“We’re trying to offer people more options when they travel, so they don’t have to stop in Thunder Bay and they can keep on going,” Smith explained.

“Greyhound just modified their schedule, so we’re trying to stay in line with them,” she noted.

“We don’t want folks to be stranded here overnight if they needn’t be.”

For more information, call toll-free 1-866-935-2811 or visit www.cariboucoach.ca

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