Rider Express plans to expand service on the Trans-Canada Highway to three days a week in April. (Rider Express photo)

Rider Express looking to add to stops in the Shuswap

Bus service wants to increase frequency of Trans-Canada Highway trips east of Kamloops

Inter-city bus line Rider Express is requesting an increase to the frequency of their Trans-Canada Highway trips east of Kamloops that would bring additional service to the Shuswap.

Rider’s submission to the Passenger Transportation Board states their ridership has been steadily increasing since they started operations in late 2018. The increased ridership has led the bus line to pursue an increase to their service from Salmon Arm to Alberta from two trips per week to one trip daily.

“Our ridership has been steadily increasing since the start of our operations less than a year ago, and this has identified the need to increase our service to one trip per day in each direction as opposed to twice a week in each direction,” states Rider in its application.

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Also included in the application to the Passenger Transportation Board is the addition of scheduled stops in Sorrento, the Village of Chase and Surrey on the Trans-Canada Highway route.

Rider Express is already advertising daily trips both westbound and eastbound between Vancouver and Calgary on the schedules page of their website.

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