One bus route cancelled, others adjusted in effort to improve transit in Mississauga

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Published February 6, 2024 at 2:27 pm

MiWay adds new services to bus routes in Mississauga

Better service for transit riders in Mississauga is on the way with a number of route and schedule adjustments to be implemented by MiWay starting at the end of the month.

At least that’s the objective of officials with Mississauga’s public transit provider, which will introduce the changes to service on Feb. 26.

Effective on that date, Route 34 Credit Valley will be cancelled due to low customer demand, MiWay officials said. Routes 9 Rathburn-Thomas, 49A McDowell and 68 Terry Fox will be revised to maintain coverage of the area currently serviced by Route 34, they added.

“The resources from this cancellation will be reinvested in Route 35 Eglinton to help alleviate customer overcrowding and into service reliability on other routes throughout the network,” MiWay officials said in an online update.

Meanwhile, Route 35 will offer more frequent weekday service along the Eglinton corridor in an effort to alleviate passenger overcrowding that has resulted from increased demand, according to MiWay.

On weekdays, that route will now operate every nine minutes (previously every 10 minutes) from 6 to 10 a.m. and 2:30 to 8 p.m., and every 22 minutes (previously every 25 minutes) from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Also, new trips will be added to several other high-demand routes including 7 Airport and 26 Burnhamthorpe, which will offer increased weekend service as part of the upcoming changes.

Officials say that is in response to ridership growth and a corresponding need “to provide more capacity where and when customers need it.”

Route 7 Airport will now run every 27 minutes all day on Saturdays and Sundays while 26 Burnhamthorpe will operate every 22 minutes on Saturdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and every 28 minutes on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Additionally, as of Feb. 26, the following routes will offer expanded service based on ridership growth:

  • 5 Dixie (Sunday): new earlier northbound and southbound trips on Sunday
  • 7 Airport (Saturday, Sunday): new earlier northbound and southbound trips on Saturday and Sunday
  • 10 Bristol-Britannia (Saturday): new earlier northbound and southbound trips on Saturday
  • 11 Westwood (Sunday): new earlier northbound and southbound trips on Sunday
  • 35 Eglinton (Saturday): new earlier eastbound and westbound trips on Saturday
  • 39 Britannia (Saturday, Sunday): new earlier eastbound and westbound trips on Saturday and earlier and later eastbound and westbound trips on Sunday
  • 42 Derry (Saturday, Sunday): new later eastbound and westbound trips on Saturday and earlier westbound trip on Sunday
  • 61 Mavis (Saturday, Sunday): new earlier and later northbound and southbound trips on Saturday and Sunday
  • 66 McLaughlin (Sunday): new earlier northbound and southbound trips on Sunday
  • 103 Hurontario Express (Sunday): new earlier northbound and southbound trips on Sunday
  • 109 Meadowvale Express (Saturday, Sunday): new earlier and later northbound and southbound trips on Saturday and earlier northbound and southbound trips on Sunday

As far as MiWay bus service to Mississauga high schools goes, officials say two major adjustments are being made in response to ridership demand:

  • 307 Philip Pocock-Bloor East: new weekday 7:12 a.m. westbound departure from Kipling Bus Terminal to arrive at Philip Pocock Secondary School for 7:44 a.m.
  • 313 Streetsville-Meadowvale: new weekday 7:48 a.m. southbound departure from Meadowvale Town Centre Transit Terminal to arrive at Streetsville Secondary School for 8 a.m.

MiWay adds the 300-series school routes will not operate during March Break, which runs March 11-15.

For a complete list of service changes to take effect on Feb. 26, visit MiWay’s home page.

Further down the road, the next planned round of service changes will take effect on April 29.

(Cover photo: MiWay)

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