Changes to transit routes 2, 3, 6, 11, 25 & 80 coming Sept. 3

City of Burlington press release – Beginning Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, Burlington Transit will be making changes to a number of routes to improve service and schedule accuracy. All Burlington Transit riders are encouraged to check schedules before every trip by visiting tripplanner.burlington.ca.


Routes 2, 3
  • Routes 2 and 3 will stop at the Highway 407 carpool lot all day during weekdays (currently peak-time only).
  • Route 3 will provide direct southbound service to downtown; extra morning trips to the Burlington GO Station have been eliminated.
  • Increased connections with GO Transit, Oakville Transit and Burlington Transit routes for improved travel and better access to key shopping locations, Notre Dame, Corpus Christi and Dr. Frank J. Hayden secondary schools.
  • 30 minute all day frequency until 9 p.m. (currently 20-minute frequency only during peak time) and changing to a 60-minute frequency in the evening until 10 p.m. (currently 30 minute frequency until 10:30 p.m.)
Routes 6, 11
  • Scheduling has been improved for better on-time performance.
  • No transfers will be needed between Routes 6 and 11 at the 407 carpool lot.
    • 6 becomes 11 and 11 becomes 6
  • Route 6 midday, weekday frequency will change to 30 minute frequency from 60 minutes.
  • Route 6 Saturday frequency will change to 60-minute frequency from 30 minutes.
Route 12
  • Route 12 will be rerouted to improve scheduling and on-time performance and will be relocated to Appleby Line from Sutton Drive with service in both directions. Sutton Drive will still be serviced by Route 11.
  • Route 12X will be removed from Itabashi Way. Itabashi Way will still be serviced by Route 302.
Route 25
  • Scheduling adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.
 Route 80
  • Schedule adjustments will be made for morning and afternoon peak-time partial-trips to the Burlington and Appleby GO stations.
For more information, including schedules, trip planning, fares and more, visit www.burlingtontransit.ca.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.


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  1. Do not depend Burlington Transit to get you to the Jospeph Brant Hospital – as only HSR will get you there

  2. I was just thinking the other day, is there technology out there to see where buses are on your phone in real time?
    I think people would be more apt to use buses if they could see them coming and could learn their routes with an app on a smartphone.

    • Yes there is. I’ve seen it used in Towns with less than 30,000 people, to cities around 2 million as far back as 2013.

      Would be beneficial in Burlington.

      The other trend is to allow riders to checkin at a stop to alert the driver and Dispatcher of the demand.

    • Wesley Smith Kitchener/Waterloo has always been very forward thinking in their transportation department, I used to work with them and they were always ahead of every other municipality.

    • Does Burlington not have the live bus location?

      Yes it does: https://tripplanner.burlington.ca/hiwire?.a=iRealTimeDisplay

      Mark Daniel Mikkelsen-McGuire

    • Chris Ritsma It doesn’t look live.

      //Times marked with (s) indicate the scheduled time, as no real time is currently available.//

      Not all that user friendly either, but still a step in the right direction.

    • There’s a few apps that do this. Transit App already has GO and TTC real time status. The problem is that the city has yet to make the real time data for Burlington Transit available publicly, as open data. It is supposed to be available starting in September. Once this happens, apps like Transit should be able to give you real-time status of BT buses. (I plug Transit App as I personally use it all the time, but there are others with similar functionality)

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