Guelph Transit Route changes coming September 2017

From the News Release:

As a result of the community outreach and feedback received in April on the proposed September route realignment, Guelph Transit made several adjustments to the overall transit system. These changes, along with all proposed routes, will be presented to the City’s Committee of the Whole on June 6.

The route realignment will help alleviate some of the concerns faced by the current system: nearly empty buses in some areas, overloaded buses in other areas, and buses running chronically behind schedule on several routes. It will also strengthen Guelph Transit by putting buses where and when they are needed most to carry passengers.

“We know that the changes coming in September will not make it better for everyone,” says Mike Spicer, GM of Guelph Transit. “But it is a start to ensure that our base level service is consistent and reliable. Our goal is to continue to improve the customer experience and provide the citizens of Guelph with an affordable, efficient and reliable service that provides value to the community.”

Read the News Release 

Read the Guelph Transit Route Realignment Page

See below for the Proposed System Map, Downtown and Campus Maps and a list of the changes being proposed this fall.

Proposed 2017 Guelph Transit Full System Map. Adjustments made from first proposal. Source: Guelph Transit

 

Downtown Routes

 

Downtown Guelph Central Station Platform Allocation

University of Guelph Bus Service Map

University of Guelph Platform Allocations

 

Brand new routes
The new routes include two new university routes, two new express routes and the 99 Mainline.

40 Scottsdale Express

  • Monday to Friday: 30-minute service between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Weekends and holidays: no service
  • Supplements 8 Stone Road Mall
  • Provides express service between Guelph Central Station and Stone Road Mall
  • Serves three stops: Guelph Central Station, College at Centennial westbound, and Stone Road Mall terminal

41 Downtown-University Express

  • Monday to Friday: 10-minute service in the morning and afternoon, 15-minute service midday and evenings
  • Weekends: 15-minute service
  • Holidays: no service
  • Supplements 99 Mainline
  • Provides express service between Guelph Central Station and the University Centre
  • Serves four stops (both northbound and southbound): Guelph Central Station, Gordon at Nottingham, Gordon at College, and the University Centre

51U Janefield

  • Monday to Friday: 30-minute service in the morning, midday and afternoon
  • Weekends and holidays: no service
  • Service only during the fall and winter semesters on days when university classes are being held
  • Supplements 1 Edinburgh College, particularly on Janefield Avenue northbound

52U Kortright

  • Monday to Friday: 30-minute service in the morning and afternoon
  • Weekends and holidays: no service
  • Service only during the fall and winter semesters on days when university classes are being held
  • Supplements 2 College Edinburgh, particularly on Edinburgh Road southbound

99 Mainline

  • Monday to Friday: 10-minute service, all day
  • Weekends: Every 15 minutes between GCS and Clair Road, Every 30 minutes between GCS and Smart Centres
  • Holidays: reduced service
  • Runs along the Gordon/Norfolk/Woolwich corridor, between Woodlawn Road and Clair Road
  • Connects with other routes at Woodlawn Smart Centres, at Guelph Central Station, at the University Centre and at Clair Road/Gordon Street, as well as serving all stops between these major transfer points
  • Will relieve overloaded buses, develop transit ridership in the Gordon/ Norfolk/ Woolwich corridor, take pressure off of the radial routes to all meet at Guelph Central Station or the University Centre at the same time, and be a step towards higher-order transit in Guelph

Routes that will run on different streets and on a different frequency
1 Edinburgh College and 2 College Edinburgh replaces 1A/B College Edinburgh

  • 30-minute service, all day, seven days a week
  • Runs on a shortened route on Gordon Street instead of East Ring Road. East Ring Road will be served instead by the revised Route 15 University College

3 Westmount replaces the 3A/B East Loop between downtown and Westmount Road

  • Monday to Friday: 20-minute service mornings, midday and afternoons, 30-minute service evenings
  • Weekends: 30-minute service
  • Serves the high-density residential development on the east side of Edinburgh Road between Speedvale Avenue and Woodlawn Road

5 Goodwin replaces 5 Gordon

  • Monday to Friday: 20-minute service mornings, midday and afternoons, 30-minute service evenings
  • Weekends: 30-minute service
  • Runs on a revised route from the University Centre to Goodwin Drive, running on Victoria Road southbound and Gordon Street northbound
  • Provides continuous service on Victoria Road

8 Stone Road Mall

  • 30-minute service, all day, seven days a week
  • Runs on a shortened route inbound and outbound on Wellington Street instead of Water Street, Maple Street, Forest Street, Bristol Road and Waterloo Avenue

9 Waterloo

  • 30-minute service, all day, seven days a week
  • Runs on a shortened route on West Acres Road instead of Stephanie Drive

11 Willow West

  • 30-minute service, all day, seven days a week
  • Extra bus provided weekdays around 3p.m.
  • Runs on a shortened route on Silvercreek Parkway instead of Marksam Road.
  • Better serves the commercial area along Silvercreek Parkway between Willow Road and Speedvale Avenue

15 University College

  • 30-minute service, all day, seven days a week
  • Runs on a re-aligned inbound route on College Avenue and East Ring Road, instead of Janefield Avenue and Stone Road

16 Southgate

  • 30-minute service, all day, seven days a week
  • Runs on a shortened route from Gordon Street to Southgate Drive, instead of running along Gordon Street to downtown
  • Connects with the 99 Mainline

17 Woodlawn Watson and 18 Watson Woodlawn replace 2A/B West Loop and 3A/B East Loop

  • 30-minute service, all day, seven days a week
  • Provide a bi-directional loop around the city without going downtown
  • Realigned to provide a connection to the Stone Road Mall terminal

56U Colonial replaces 56 Victoria Express

  • Monday to Friday: 20-minute service mornings, midday and afternoons, 30-minute service evenings
  • Weekends and holidays: no service
  • Service only during the fall and winter semesters on days when university classes are being held
  • Runs from the University Centre to Goodwin Drive, on Gordon Street southbound and northbound
  • Combined with the new Route 5, provides two-way service along Goodwin Drive and Farley Drive
  • Provides new service on Clair Road between between Farley Road and Beaver Meadow Drive

Routes that will run on the same frequency but on different streets

10 Imperial

  • Monday to Friday: 20-minute service mornings and afternoons, 30-minute service midday and evenings
  • Weekends: 30-minute service
  • Buses on this route will no longer enter the West End Community Centre; however, they will stop on Imperial Road. This change is to avoid congestion in the community centre parking lot and to enable transit operators to maintain route schedules.

12 General Hospital

  • Monday to Friday: 20-minute service mornings and afternoons, 30-minute service midday and evenings
  • Weekends: 30-minute service
  • Runs inbound to Guelph Central Station via Wyndham Street and outbound via Woolwich Street. This change is due to a new platform at Guelph Central Station.

13 Victoria Road Recreation Centre

  • Monday to Friday: 20-minute service mornings and afternoons, 30-minute service midday and evenings
  • Weekends: 30-minute service
  • Runs on a shortened route on Eramosa Road and Stevenson Street instead of Metcalfe Street and Grange Street
  • Provides more direct service to John F Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute
  • Runs in the reverse direction on the Auden/Watt/Starwood loop, to take advantage of the existing traffic control signals for the left turn out from Starwood Drive onto Eastview Road

Routes that will run on the same streets but on a different frequency
These routes will run every 30 minutes, all day on weekdays and weekends.

  • 4 York
  • 14 Grange, with an extra bus weekdays around 4:00pm
  • 20 Northwest Industrial with extra buses weekdays around 6:10 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Routes with name changes
The following routes will run on the same streets and with the same frequencies as they do now:

  • 50U Stone Road (formerly 50 Stone Road Express)
  • 57U Ironwood (formerly 57 Harvard Express)
  • 58U Edinburgh (formerly 58 Edinburgh Express)

Routes with no changes
The following routes will run on the same streets and with the same frequencies as they do now:

  • 6 Harvard Ironwood
  • 7 Kortright Downey

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