MONCTON, NB – The union that represents workers at Acadian Lines has launched a letter-writing campaign to stop the company from ending its intercity bus service in the Maritimes.

The company has said it plans to suspend service by the end of November, saying government regulation is making it impossible for the carrier to make money in the region.

The Amalgamated Transit Union says it wants to persuade the region’s four premiers that the shutdown should be halted.

The union says the loss of service will hurt students, senior citizens, low-income earners and rural residents.

The company is owned by Groupe Orleans Express, based in Quebec.