After Almost 4 Decades Greyhound Closes Its Doors, SA Shares Memories

After Almost 4 Decades Greyhound Closes Its Doors, SA Shares Memories

- After 37 years of being in operation, Greyhound bus services have closed their doors

- Citiliner and Greyhound announced that both would run their last trips on 14 February

- The companies also confirmed that they would refund passengers who purchased tickets for after their closing date

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Greyhound bus services are closing all operations. According to a post shared online, services will run until 14 February. Greyhound had been operating in South Africa for 37 years this year.

Greyhound thanked its customers who have been supporting them for almost four decades. They informed those who had booked tickets after 14 February that they would be refunded.

The news of Greyhound's closing hit many SAns very hard. #GreyhoundMemories is now trending on Twitter as locals share their fondest memories of travelling with Greyhound.

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Greyhound bus services have closed their doors after 37 years in the business and Mzansi is now sharing their fondest memories of travelling. Image: @kulanicool
Source: Twitter

A report by eNCA confirmed that the bus service together with Citiliner will be closing operations after 14 February. Business Tech stated that the Greyhound group carried more than 14 million passengers a year over a distance of 25 million kilometres.

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Take a look at the announcement of the end of services below:

Below are a few of the memories peeps shared about travelling with Greyhound:

@DaddyKaAngel said:

"I had a breakdown on my way to SA, just after the WYLLIE'S POORT TUNNELS, the guys stopped and gave me a lift to Louis Trichard, very rare for Greyhound to stop, forever grateful #greyhoundmemories."

@MadisBren wrote:

"I used Greyhound twice in my life. Travelling from Vryburg to Pretoria and from Ladysmith to Pretoria. I loved the movies they had on board and both trips were pleasant. Sad another company is going under #GreyhoundMemories."

@ZeeMrwebi tweeted:

"Greyhound trips will always remind me of travelling to Eastern Cape from Mpumalanga to go see uta’mkhulu no makhulu."

In similar news, recently reported that Musica had closed its doors after nearly three decades. According to Clicks, Musica has seen a steady decline in revenue due to the increasing reliance on digital consumption of gaming, music, and other forms of entertainment.

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With the terrible Covid-19 pandemic also wreaking its own amount of damage on a number of industries, Musica is one of those that seemingly collapsed underneath the pressures of the pandemic.

The company also said that they will try to keep on as many of Musica's staff members as possible and have absorbed most of them into the Clicks health and beauty sectors adding that they have seen a lucrative increase in revenue due to the high demand for vitamins and other health supplements.

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