A plan to relocate the downtown Greyhound bus station is not moving ahead for now. Company says it is still open to other locations.

Greyhound bus station move on hold

Greyhound says it is still looking at other options but downtown station to stay for now

Greyhound station to remain downtown

Greyhound Canada’s Red Deer bus station will remain parked downtown.

A year ago, the company unveiled plans to move the station to the east side of Gasoline Alley.

First expected to happen early in 2017, the move was rescheduled to April but then dropped.

At the time the relocation was first announced, Greyhound regional vice-president Peter Hamel said the company had been eyeing a Hwy 2 location for years and was just waiting for the right opportunity.

Greyhound spokeswoman Lanesha Gipson said Thursday the company is still interested in other options.

“We continue to explore various locations in Red Deer that are conveniently located, have easy access to the highway and can easily accommodate our customers and buses,” she said in an email.

“However, at this time, we will remain downtown at our current location.”

Asked why the other location did not go forward, Gipson replied, “we want to ensure that our new location benefits everyone — the customers, the community, and the company.”

A Gasoline Alley station was expected to cut about 25 minutes off travel time between Edmonton and Calgary.

Greyhound serves an estimated 50,000 riders a year, who arrive or leave from Red Deer.

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