CALGARY, March 5, 2019: Red Arrow is proud to announce that we’re expanding our service once again and adding an additional departure between Edmonton and Grande Prairie, totaling two daily departures out of both centres. Starting Friday, March 8 we will depart at both 9:30 am and 6:00 pm every day from both Edmonton and Grande Prairie.
With over four months under our belt in Grand Prairie, we’re excited to increase access to Edmonton and the rest of our Red Arrow network by adding an additional travel option out of both cities. We know that this morning departure from Grande Prairie and evening return from Edmonton will allow improved access for employment, social and family visits, medical appointments, and/or educational opportunities. Furthermore, it gives passengers an opportunity to better connect to the broader Red Arrow network of other communities in Alberta, such as Fort McMurray, Cold Lake, Camrose, Red Deer, Calgary, and Lethbridge.
“We’ve been monitoring our ridership closely and to assist in increasing our passenger base, these extra trips will aid in that effort,” says Dean Wright, Vice President of Motorcoach. “We’re fortunate that in our operations, we have the opportunity to be nimble and respond to the needs of the marketplace, strategically setting our times to answer the call of our passengers and what we believe are their reasons for using our service.”
“It's clear that the accessibility of these regions is valued and greatly impacts a considerable segment of our province,” says John Stepovy, Director of Sales and Business Development. “Folks in northern and rural Alberta are particularly affected by accessibility and we’re pleased to be able to increase our service to serve the needs of the residents in these communities.”
Red Arrow is proudly celebrating 40 years of serving Alberta this year. We’re Alberta based, family owned, and the only luxury coach company of its kind in Canada. Red Arrow, and sister brand Ebus, are owned by the Pacific Western Group of Companies. Founded in 1957, the Pacific Western Group of Companies is the largest privately-owned people transportation company in Canada. Today, we offer comprehensive transportation services across the country, with over 4,000 employees and numerous business locations. Our operations are separated into four divisions: Motorcoach, Employee Transportation, Student Transportation, and Transit.
Our Core Value of Customer Service is exemplified while on board our coaches, ensuring the passenger experience is of the highest standard from the first time they hear of us right up until they travel. Getting our passengers Safely Home is the promise we make to our customers and that commitment to safety lies at the heart of everything we do.
Media Contact: John Stepovy