Greyhound trying out bus service in Cornwall

Cornwall Infrastructure General Manager John St. Marseille speaks to city council Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 about a one year pilot project for Greyhound bus service in Cornwall. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Greyhound will be rolling into Cornwall over the next year, starting next week.

City council signed a one-year agreement with Greyhound Canada Transportation for a bus stop on the northwest corner of Pitt Street and Tollgate Road (the shelter next to the Tim Hortons).

Infrastructure General Manager John St. Marseille told council the service (between Cornwall and Ottawa) will integrate with Cornwall Transit. In order words, people will be able to use public transit to get to the Greyhound bus.

The bus will come in three days a week – Thursday, Friday and Sunday – at 12:20 p.m. for drop offs and at 1 p.m. for pick ups.

Coun. Elaine MacDonald – a staunch advocate to bring bus service to the City of Cornwall for several years in the light of reduced train service – called it a “wonderful beginning.”

The lease agreement takes effect Jan. 28 and St. Marseille told Cornwall Newswatch the service is expected to start around the same time.