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Peterborough Transit revises route near hospital,
starting October 31

Update, Tuesday, December 6, 10:37 a.m.: Yesterday, Peterborough City Council officially renamed the new roadway “Medical Drive”.

The City of Peterborough recently opened a new roadway — the City hasn’t yet officially named the road — near Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

Now that the hospital access road is open, Peterborough Transit is slightly revising the route of buses providing its 5 Charlotte West service, so that buses operate along the new roadway, starting Monday, October 31.

Alexander Avenue now ends at Alexander Court and the City has extended Alexander Court is eastward to intersect the new road. Outbound buses now loop through the hospital from the front-door stop south to Alexander Court then turn eastward to access the hospital access Road. From there, the bus turns southward to Sherbrooke Street, then westward to Goodfellow Road to pick up original routing.

5 Charlotte West

Inbound buses continue to operate along their current route.

Starting Monday, October 31, outbound buses operate along their current route to Peterborough Regional Health Centre, then proceed:

eastward along Alexander Court;
southward along the new roadway;
westward along Sherbrooke Street to Goodfellow Road,
resuming their current route southward along Goodfellow.

Buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Alexander Street south of Alexander Court at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre emerency entrance and beside #33 Alexander Avenue.

Instead, buses serve new or current stops on

  • on Alexander Court west of the new roadway, across from the old shelter stop at Extendicare.
  • on Sherbrooke Street west of the new roadway and
  • on Goodfellow Road south of Sherbrooke Street.

You can view a map of the new route near the hospital here. (.pdf).

Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.