Brampton cancels 20 bus routes, reduces hours for more amid staffing shortage


Published January 12, 2022 at 2:42 pm

The City of Brampton has announced numerous cuts to transit services across the city amid a staffing shortage and reduced ridership with 20 routes set to be cancelled on January 17 until further notice.

The following routes will be out of service until otherwise announced by Brampton Transit;

  • 501A/C Züm Queen
    • The primary 501 will still operate
  • 511C Züm Steeles
    • The primary 511 and the 511A will still operate
  • 561 Züm Queen West
  • 13 Avondale
  • 18B Dixie
    • The primary 18 Dixie will still operate
  • 21 Heart Lake
  • 25 Edenbrook
  • 27 Robert Parkinson
  • 28 Wanless
  • 33 Peter Robertson
  • 36 Gardenbrook
  • 40 Central Industrial
  • 55 Elbern Markell
  • 58 Financial Drive
  • 65 Seniors Shopper
  • 81 Mayfield West
  • 92 Bramalea GO
  • 104 Chinguacousy Express
  • 185 Dixie Express
  • 199 UTM Express
  • School Special Routes 200-217
    • The school special routes will return to service when students return to in-class learning

Other routes are set to run at reduced hours;

Evening routes scheduled for after 7 p.m. will be suspended until further notice on;

  • 12 Grenoble
  • 16 Southgate
  • 26 Mount Pleasant

Meanwhile Saturday services will also be suspended on;

  • 12 Grenoble
  • 16 Southgate
  • 17 Howden
  • 19 Ferforest

Numerous routes will remain in service but will see frequency cuts such as;

  • 501 Züm Queen
    • 10 minute service east of Bramalea Terminal 
  • 505 Züm Bovaird
    • Peak frequency reduced to 20 minutes
  • 2 Main
    • Weekday peak and mid-day service reduced to 30 minutes
  • 3/3A McLaughlin
    • Weekday peak service reduced to 15 minutes
  • 4/4A Chinguacousy
    • Weekday schedule adjustments
  • 5/5A Bovaird
    • Weekday schedule adjustments
  • 7/7A Kennedy
    • Weekday schedule adjustments
  • 9 Vodden
    • Weekday schedule adjustments
  • 15 Bramalea
    • Weekday peak service reduced to 15 minutes with 15A mid-day service cancelled
  • 23 Sandalwood
    • Peak frequency reduced to 20 minutes
  • 29/29A Williams
    • Weekday schedule adjustments
  • 32 Father Tobin
    • Weekday schedule adjustments
  • 50/5A Gore Road
    • Weekday schedule adjustments
  • 60 Mississauga Road
    • Peak frequency reduced to 70 minutes with mid-day service cancelled

Anyone who need assistance planning routes around this new schedule can call the Brampton Transit contact centre at 905-874-2999.

The City and Brampton Transit remind riders non-medical face masks are required on city busses and must cover the mouth and nose at all times. They also advise commuters to carry hand sanitizer and practise social distancing when able.

Brampton say they are continuing to monitor resource needs and ridership. They hope to restore services to their original frequency as soon as they can.

“The health and safety of our passengers and staff is a top priority. The City of Brampton is working closely with its partners at Peel Public Health, the Government of Ontario, and the Brampton Emergency Management Office to continue to monitor risks,” the City announced in a statement.

Further service update will be released vis Brampton Transit’s Twitter, and the Brampton Transit website. The changes will take effect Monday January 17.


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