Changes to transit services in Waterloo Region and Brantford

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Grand River Transit and Brantford Transit have announced new service changes.

While GRT is reducing the frequency of some routes, Brantford is increasing the capacity of its buses.

TRANSIT ON THE GREAT RIVER

Starting Jan. 12, Grand River Transit is reducing service on four of its routes.

They said this was in response to the spread of the Omicron variant and personnel shortages.

Here is a list of those changes:

  • Route 10 – Reduced service from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes during the day. Line 10A is cancelled.
  • Route 110 – Service reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes during the day. All trips after 6:15 p.m. are cancelled.
  • Route 61 – Additional trips between Shantz Hill/Preston Parkway and Conestoga College during morning and afternoon peak periods are cancelled. (Service from Cambridge Central Station and Conestoga College Doon Campus will continue to operate every 30 minutes)
  • Route 6 – Trips departing Fairway Station at 6:45 p.m. are cancelled.

Grand River Transit said the changes will remain in place until further notice.

More information can be found at GRT website or the GRT’s Twitter feed.

BRANTFORD TRANSIT

Brantford Transit, meanwhile, is increasing ridership capacity from 17 to 33 passengers on board its buses.

The change, approved by the Brant County Health Unit, will take effect from January 14.

Brantford Transit said the buses will carry a full load of non-stand-up seats.

It should be added that the half-hour service will continue from Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. to meet the morning crowds, with an hourly service from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is also an hourly service starting at 6 a.m. on Sundays.

Melvin Z. Madore