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DRT diverts buses due to construction

Yesterday, Thursday, January 18, Durham Region Transit buses on the R-1 Industrial route and on the charter buses serving the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Pickering Power Station began detours resulting from a City of Pickering project to rebuild the Sandy Beach Road bridge. The detours will be in effect until the project is completed, probably in June.

During weekday morning peak periods, buses on the R-1 Industrial route will run from Pickering GO Station, east along Bayly Street, south on Brock Road, east on Clements Road, south on Squires Beach Road, south and west on McKay Road and then west on Montgomery Park Road to OPG. They return north on Brock to Bayly and then travel west to the Pickering GO Station.

During weekday evening peak periods, buses on the R-1 Industrial route reverse the morning routing, by traveling along Bayly, Brock and Montgomery Park to OPG and return to Pickering Station along Montgomery Park, McKay, Squires Beach, Clements, Brock and Bayly.

R-1 detour: Map and schedule

The special charter buses from Pickering GO Station to OPG follow a similar detour.

OPG charter detour: Map and schedule

The DRT website does not specify the detours for the M-1 Industrial route, which runs middays on weekdays and all day on Saturdays. The schedule shows only one morning trip for that part of the R-1 Industrial route that serves streets north of the bridge. That trip leaves Parkham Crescent and Lublin Avenue at 6:19 a.m. and arrives at the GO station at 6:26 a.m.