Key changes to MiWay bus service on the way in new year in Mississauga

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Published December 19, 2023 at 1:59 pm

MiWay service changes as of January 2024

Transit buses will soon run more often on a busy Mississauga route that takes riders between the City Centre Transit Terminal at Square One and Sheridan College in Brampton.

That service upgrade, in which MiWay Route 66 McLaughlin will operate more frequently on weekdays to alleviate customer overcrowding due to increased rider demand, is among a number of service changes set to take effect on Jan. 8.

Officials at MiWay, Mississauga’s public transit provider, say they constantly assess the system’s bus routes and schedules in an effort to quickly respond to ridership patterns throughout the year.

Among several other key changes to service planned for the new year are the addition of a new on-street bus stop at Sheridan College in Brampton along the Route 18 McLaughlin-Derry line and the revision of Route 20 Rathburn which will now end at the City Centre Transit Terminal.

Also, there will be added trips on some routes and schedule adjustments on others, MiWay officials note.

Route 66 McLaughlin will, as of Jan. 8, operate every 10 minutes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every eight minutes from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

Meanwhile, in an effort to improve service reliability, Route 18 McLaughlin-Derry will service a new on-street bus stop on McLaughlin Road at Sheridan College Drive, close to the main entrance of the Sheridan College Davis Campus in Brampton.

“This route will no longer travel inside the campus to prevent bus congestion inside the campus terminal,” MiWay officials say. “The campus terminal will continue to be served by Route 61 Mavis and the Route 66 McLaughlin that will operate more frequently on weekdays.”

As far as changes to Route 20 Rathburn go, officials say “to improve service reliability and eliminate service duplication along Rathburn Road with Route 9 Rathburn-Thomas, Route 20 Rathburn will be revised to end at the City Centre Transit Terminal. This route will no longer travel to Erindale GO Station.”

For more information on service changes in the new year, click on the link above in the story.

MiWay riders are also reminded to take note of a number of schedule changes planned during the holiday season.

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