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Greyhound, Citiliner shutting down operations on 14 February 2021

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Greyhound, the Southern Africa luxurious bus service is closing down on Valentine’s day after 37 years of existence.

The company made the shock announcement on Wednesday saying Greyhound and sister company, Citiliner, the budget liner would both cease to exist on 14 February 2021.

Social media users were quuck to speculate that the closure was as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations.

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“Announcement: Greyhound and Citiliner are closing operations. Services will run until 14 February 2021,” stated the company in a tweet.

The company also explained that passengers with tickets booked for services after this date would be refunded.

“For assistance with refunds, contact Call Centre: 087-352-0352 or email: refunds@greyhound.co.za,” added the company.

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After 37 years in the business, the company had become well known for their luxury intercity bus travel across Southern Africa and were favoured among many for their cross-border passenger transport service.

According to the Greyhound website, they transported an average of 804,293 passengers over 25 million kilometres of road each year.

Although the company has not yet explained what led to the decision, many are already speculating that this comes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations.

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