Mississauga transit terminal upgrades will benefit 40,000 people who use the facility each day
Published October 15, 2021 at 11:58 am
The 40,000 people who use Mississauga’s City Centre Transit Terminal daily will now get better overall service in addition to wider escalators and new floors, say city officials who today reopened the revamped facility.
Updated lighting and ventilation, a new elevator and sliding doors at the south and north entrances for improved accessibility are also part of the new-look bus terminal, which underwent a complete interior renovation the past 20 months to transform the downtown Mississauga hub into a modernized space with improved accessibility and services for MiWay customers.
“Our City Centre Transit Terminal is the busiest MiWay bus terminal in our downtown, serving over 40,000 customers per day and offering key connections to other regional transit systems,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Ensuring it is a modern, convenient and accessible space reinforces our commitment to building a transit-oriented city, reducing our reliance on cars and making transit a real choice for residents and commuters.”
Built in 1996, the terminal is located just north of Square One Shopping Centre.
Other new features include:
- Wayfinding signage and digital screens that show real-time bus departure times
- new information and fares booths
- new PRESTO self-servereloadmachines inside and outside the building
City of Mississauga officials say MiWay service has, over the past several years, moved to a grid network to enable more frequent and direct service along main roads, as well as other service benefits. Those include an expanded express network, improved service frequencies along major corridors, expanded hours of service throughout the week and improved network connections to major destinations and Mississauga Transitway service.
“The City Centre Transit Terminal plays a key role in bringing those service plan benefits to life,” the City says.
“This facility is an important part of the customer experience for many transit riders. That is why during the renovation, it was critical that customers could access the terminal building and construction was completed in phases,” said transit director Geoff Marinoff. “Over 900 buses pass through this terminal every day, connecting riders to destinations inside and outside of Mississauga. As a station along the Mississauga Transitway, it facilitates connections with GO and Brampton Transit buses and, in the future, with Hurontario Light Rail Transit service.”
City officials note that construction on Rathburn Rd. in front of the transit terminal for the Hurontario LRT will be ongoing throughout the fall, so some bus stops will be temporarily relocated.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies