Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Buses attract passengers away from rail



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.

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