Greyhound's NT growth

Celebrating more than three decades across the ‘Top End’, Greyhound is gearing for more northern growth

Greyhound's NT growth
Greyhound’s NT growth

July 4, 2012

Affectionately dubbed the ‘skinny dog’ by the local indigenous community, Greyhound continues to play a strong role connecting Territorians, Greyhound Australia CEO Neil Taylor says.

He says Greyhound employs more than 40 Territorians and was always looking for opportunities to expand operations in the Northern Territory.

"Greyhound Australia has been part of the Northern Territory for over 30 years and as business opportunities for growth emerge in the Territory we plan to invest as they present themselves," Taylor says.

"We’ve seen the region transform enormously over the past thirty years and we’re excited about what the future holds for the Territory."

General Manager Experiences and Marketing Gagandeep Singh says the company was already dedicated to the region with daily services between the capital of Darwin and Broome and Alice Springs, and three services a week between Darwin and Kakadu.

"We have carried more than 30,000 passengers on these services over the past 12 months," Singh says.

"Our dedication to the region means we know what Territorians want – affordable, no fuss transport."

He says Greyhound sustains remote communities by delivering food, mail and medicine from Darwin to local and remote communities.

"We’re also proud to have played a role in keeping the Territory connected by delivering mailbags under an Australia Post contract."

Singh says as a further demonstration of its commitment to the region the company would be putting on additional services to provide transport to upcoming Darwin Festival events.

"The Darwin Festival celebrates everything that is great about the Territory with truly unique events like the Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta and the Lasseter’s Lions Camel Cup," he says.

"All too often we take for granted the amazing natural and cultural wonders right on our doorstep."

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