Major Changes are Coming to Oakville’s Transit System in September

Published August 20, 2019 at 1:04 pm

Earlier this month, it was announced that some major changes are coming to the Burlington Tra

Earlier this month, it was announced that some major changes are coming to the Burlington Transit System this September. Now, the town of Oakville has announced that its transit system will also see some changes come Sept. 1, 2019.

A few major changes are coming to the town’s transit system in September that riders may want to be aware of. 

The first change is pertaining to the current Route 3. Come September, Oakville Transit will be introducing a shorter version of this route, known as Route 3A.

“It will provide direct travel from the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital to Bronte GO to South Oakville Centre; it will not travel the south-west loop around Rebecca Street, Bronte Road, Lakeshore Road and Third Line south of Rebecca,” reads an Oakville Transit news release.

However, the release notes that Route 3 will continue its current route – providing service on the south-west loop along Rebecca Street, Bronte Road and Lakeshore Road and Third Line south of Rebecca. Although, there will be some frequency changes.

“Service frequency will change to every 30 minutes during rush hour,” notes the release. “Midday, evening and weekend service will remain the same. The combined service on Route 3 and 3A will provide service frequency every 15 minutes during rush hour along Third Line between the hospital, Bronte GO and South Oakville Centre.”

And during rush hour, according to Oakville Transit, riders in the Bronte Village area will be able to use Route 3, 14, or 14A to travel to South Oakville Centre and transfer to Route 3, or 3A, to proceed to the Bronte GO station or north on Third Line. On the other hand, riders can remain on the bus, and following a 15-minute layover at the South Oakville Centre the bus will continue north on Third Line towards Bronte GO and the hospital.

In addition, some schedule adjustments will be coming to Route 4. Click here to view the changes.

Click here for more information.

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Photo is courtesy of the Oakville Transit Twitter account.

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