Increased bus service starts next week as students across Mississauga return to school


Published September 1, 2023 at 9:55 am

No more blue MiWay buses in Mississauga
MiWay is phasing out blue transit buses in Mississauga. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

MiWay bus riders, particularly the tens of thousands of students returning to school next week, are reminded that the public transit provider is expanding services starting Monday.

MiWay officials say some bus routes will see increased service while several others will see a reduction in service as of Sept. 4.

The numerous service changes include the relocation of several bus stops at both the City Centre Transit Terminal (Square One) and Kipling Bus Station in addition to the resumption of many routes that serve Mississauga high schools and post-secondary institutions.

Specifically, transit officials note, routes 44 (Mississauga Road), 61 (Mavis) and 110 (University Express) will run more frequently to accommodate students at University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and the Sheridan College Davis Campus in Brampton.

Changes include:

  • 44 Mississauga Road: will operate more frequently (every 18 minutes) in the afternoon peak hours and early evening until 7 p.m.
  • 61 Mavis: will operate every 10 to 11 minutes in the afternoon peak hours on weekdays
  • 110 University Express: more frequent service between UTM and the City Centre Transit Terminal, service frequency will be reduced from Clarkson GO to UTM (savings to be reallocated to the busier portion of this route)

Transit officials say the service increases “will help to reduce, but not eliminate, overcrowding on these busy routes.”

Meanwhile, the 300-series routes to and from high schools will resume service on Sept. 5, the first day of classes for students.

Also resuming weekday service will be routes 101A Dundas Express (to UTM) and the 107 Malton Express (to Humber College North Campus).

According to MiWay, a number of service reductions are also in place for the fall.

The Route 99 College Shuttle remains suspended due to low rider demand while service reductions are also in effect for the following routes:

  • 17 Hurontario: will operate every 15 to 18 minutes in the morning, afternoon and midday on weekdays
  • 24 Northwest: will not operate after 6 p.m. on weekdays
  • 30 Rexdale: will operate every 45 minutes on Saturdays to match weekday service
  • 76 City Centre-Subway: will operate every 26 minutes in the peak hours and every 37 minutes in the midday on weekdays

MiWay officials say they will “reinvest the savings (from reductions) back into routes that are facing overcrowding and reliability issues for customers.”

Some 14 other bus routes will also see some schedule adjustments to better respond to ridership patterns, officials say.

Also, riders are reminded that MiWay will operate on a holiday schedule on both Labour Day (Sept. 4) and Thanksgiving Day (Oct. 9).

Routes 4 Sherway Gardens, 17 Hurontario and 23 Lakeshore will run on a reduced frequency on Labour Day Monday while routes 28 Confederation, 35 Eglinton, 46 Tenth Line-Osprey and 48 Erin Mills won’t run at all.

Transit riders can visit the City of Mississauga website for more details on the upcoming service changes.

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