Ebus Alberta safely Resuming Service on June 11!
Ebus and Red Arrow relaunching limited schedules in Alberta on June 11th!
With a new program called Safely Clean, so that people can travel with the utmost confidence, Ebus and Red Arrow will be launching a limited schedule on its Alberta routes starting next Thursday, June 11th.
Ebus will serve Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton four days per week, with Fort McMurray – Edmonton service operating six days per week, three days southbound and three days northbound. Passengers who want to get to and from Lethbridge will be able to connect with our Red Arrow service from Calgary four times a week. The remaining Red Arrow routes will resume service later, with the date yet to be determined.
“After suspending services on March 30th, our management team has been Staying Safely Home to rethink our service offering and determine the best course of action to take for a healthy, safe and responsible relaunch,” says John Stepovy, Director, Motorcoach. “During that time, we’ve been in close contact with Health and Governmental Authorities, we’ve been monitoring the conditions, and we believe that a return to service on June 11th aligns with the systematic re-opening of businesses and relaxed conditions across the province."
“We’re very proud of the work we’ve done over the last two months during the COVID Crisis,” adds Matthew Cox, Vice President, Motorcoach. “From suspending our operations early enough to make a difference in protecting our staff, passengers, and the communities in which we operate, to engaging our passengers for feedback in our relaunch planning, to developing new processes and procedures to ensure safe travel conditions for everyone.”
A few of the new procedures you can expect from our Safely Clean program are as follows:
- Face masks will be mandatory for all passengers, with masks available for purchase for those who don’t have their own
- Social distancing will be applied in offices, during check-in, embarking, onboard, and disembarking
- Enhanced cleaning & sanitization protocols on all frequently touched surfaces
- Electrostatic sprayers will be used regularly, allowing the appropriate sanitizers and disinfectants to wrap around and evenly coat all types of surfaces for a more complete clean
For added flexibility, Ebus will be offering passengers Flex Fares, which allow one change included in the fare. Red Arrow will continue to offer its very generous change and cancellation policy, requiring just 30 minutes notice in the morning and three-hour notice after noon.
We made the right decision to Stay Safely Home and now, with our Safely Clean program, we’re thrilled to be able to confidently return to helping people get Safely Home.
John Stepovy, Director, Motorcoach