Transit Schedules and Route Adjustments Starting September 6, 2020

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Peterborough Transit will increase frequency on several routes, add late night service on select routes, and extend the hours for the Community Bus routes starting September 6, 2020 to support increased ridership.

Peterborough Transit is following guidance from the Ministry of Transportation and Peterborough Public Health to ensure a safe service for its customers and employees, said Councillor Don Vassiliadis, Transportation portfolio co-chair.

“The health and wellbeing of customers and employees remains Transit’s priority,” he said.

Visit peterborough.ca/transit to see current route schedules and the new schedules that will start on September 6, 2020.

Service updates that start on September 6, 2020 include:

  • #5 Parkway will increase to 30-minute frequency during morning, midday and afternoon peak periods on weekdays.
  • #6 Sherbrooke and #7 Lansdowne will increase to 30-minute frequency all day, 7 days a week.
  • #8 Monaghan and #9 Parkhill will increase to 30-minute frequency during peak periods on weekdays
  • #8 Monaghan will be re-routed to operate on Spillsbury Drive between Sir Sandford Fleming and Airport Road. The service will no longer operate on Sir Sandford Fleming Drive between Spillsbury Drive and Brealey Drive.
  • #23 Red Community Bus will service a stop at Brooklawn Apartments on Donegal Street.
  • #23 Red Community Bus will no longer service a stop at Summit Plaza.
  • All Community Bus routes will increase operating hours by an additional hour, Monday to Friday.
  • Trent/Fleming Late Night Service will be introduced seven days a week.

“With community and business activity growing and schools reopening, Peterborough Transit’s ridership continues to increase,” said Councillor Kemi Akapo, Transportation portfolio co-chair. “Public transit supports activity in our community.”

Peterborough Transit recent customer service enhancements include becoming a Google Transit partner with routes and schedules available through Google Maps as well as with the ability for customers to use the Hot Spot app available through Google Play and the Apple Store as a digital, touchless option for fare payment.

The new schedules that start September 6, 2020 are integrated into the Google Transit trip planning feature. Customers can plan ahead by entering a future date into their trip planning on Google Maps.

The service changes will continue to support needed flexibility to adapt to increasing ridership and safety requirements.

Peterborough Transit requires customers to wear a face covering when using Peterborough Transit, in compliance with direction from Peterborough Public Health. Customers are asked to make every effort to respect physical distancing as much as possible. Peterborough Transit continues to limit seating capacity on buses; it asks customers to remain behind the red line and away from the barrier around the driver’s cab.

At the Transit terminal on Simcoe Street, the public washrooms and the waiting area remain closed while the customer service area is open for inquiries and fare purchases.

“We are excited to welcome back riders as they return to transit,” Peterborough Transit Manager Laurie Stratton said. “Let’s all do our part to keep each other safe.”

Temporary service adjustment

The lane closure on Charlotte Street will continue to affect the #22 Community Bus Blue route with a detour from George Street to Dalhousie Street to Aylmer Street to Charlotte Street.

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