Megabus arriving in Toronto, Canada. Wikimedia Commons
Tranzwatching in North America, Poland etc
America's national passenger railroad company Amtrak recently reported record annual patronage, the largest since Amtrack's creation . Notwithstanding this, a study of the rising popularity of discount long distant coach services, particular in the nor-eastern United States, reveals these services are attracting passengers away from rail travel. A similar phenonema is also occurring in Canada, the UK and possibly elsewhere - Stagecoach owner Sir Brian Souter launched a major Polish company, PolskiBus.com
Long distance coach travel (with most firms offering early pay or non-refundable discounts) also seems in a healthy state in New Zealand.