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Burlington Transit revised routes and services, October 30



Burlington Transit revised a regular route yesterday, Sunday, October 30, and introduced two new high school special routes, starting today, Monday, October 31.


BT is making changes to these routes: 11 Appleby; 15 Walkers; 15A Walkers extension dial-a-ride; 80 Notre Dame / Pearson high school special; 89 Robert Bateman / Nelson high school special via Maple.


Specifically, Burlington Transit is: introducing new routes; canceling a current route; revising a current route; and adjusting the schedule of a current route.


Introducing new routes


80 Notre Dame / Pearson high school special

Starting Monday, October 31, the bus leaves Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School at 2:35 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days, then proceeds:

north- and eastward along Headon Forest Drive;
northward along Northampton Boulevard; and then
westward into the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park and Ride” carpool lot.

The bus leaves the carpool lot at 2:40 p.m., then continues:

southward along Northampton;
west- and southward along Headon Forest,
stopping across from Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School at 2:45 p.m.

The bus then continues:

southward along Headon Forest;
westward along Pinemeadow Drive;
southward along Guelph Line;
eastward along Upper Middle Road;
southward along Headon Road,
stopping across from Lester B. Pearson High School at 2:55 p.m.

The bus then continues:

southward along Headon;
eastward along Lansdown Drive;
southward** along Dillon Road;
westward along Mainway;
southward along Guelph Line;
westward along Fairview Street; and then
northward into the Burlington GO Station bus loop,
ending its trip at 3:10 p.m.

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

89 Robert Bateman / Nelson high school special via Maple

Starting Monday, October 31, the bus leaves Robert Bateman High School at 2:45 p.m. Monday-to-Friday school days, then proceeds:

westward along New Street;
southward along Martha Street;
westward along James Street; and then
southward along John Street to the Downtown Burlington Terminal,
arriving at 3:05 p.m.

The bus then continues:

southward along John;
westward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along Maple Avenue;
eastward along Fairview Street; and then
northward into the Burlington GO Station bus loop,
ending its trip at 3:15 p.m.

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


Canceling a current route


15A Walkers extension dial-a-ride

Saturday, October 29 was the last day that Burlington Transit offered dial-a-ride service along this route seven days a week.

Starting Sunday, October 30, it offers dial-a-ride service along the extended 15 Walkers route Sundays and holidays from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 until 11:15 p.m. only. At all other times of the week, regular buses operate along a fixed route to serve the area.


Revising a current route


15 Walkers

Starting Sunday, October 30, Burlington Transit revises the route so that buses serve the Alton neighbourhood. Buses operate along Thomas Alton Boulevard, instead of Dundas Street, between Walkers and Appleby Lines.

Southbound buses start their trips at the loop in the Walmart Plaza, west of Appleby Line north of Dundas Street, then proceed:

northward along Appleby;
westward along Thomas Alton Boulevard;
southward along Walkers Line;
westward along Dundas Street;
northward along Northampton Boulevard;
westward into the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park and Ride” carpool lot; and then
eastward to Northampton;
southward along Northampton;
eastward along Dundas;
southward along Walkers;
eastward along Fairview Street; and then
northward into Appleby GO Station bus loop,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses start their trips at Appleby GO Station, then proceed:

westward along Fairview Street;
northward along Walkers Line;
westward along Dundas Street;
northward along Northampton Boulevard;
westward into the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park and Ride” carpool lot; and then
eastward to Northampton;
southward along Northampton;
eastward along Dundas;
northward along Walkers;
eastward along Thomas Alton Boulevard;
southward along Appleby Line; and then
westward into the loop at the Walmart Plaza,
ending their trips.

Buses operate every 30 minutes, Mondays to Saturdays before 8 p.m. and every 60 minutes Mondays to Fridays after 8 p.m. Burlington Transit offers dial-a-ride service along the entire route Saturdays after 8 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Sundays.

BT is also adjusting the schedule of the route.


Adjusting the schedule of current routes


11 Appleby

Starting Sunday, October 30, Burlington Transit is extending the route of the 15 Walkers route. The longer route requires it to adjust the schedule of the 15 Walkers route. Since BT continues to interline buses operating along the 15 Walkers route with buses operating along the 11 Appleby route, it’s also adjusting the schedule of this route, too.

Southbound buses leave Walmart at 6:07, 6:35, 7:05 and 7:37 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 8:07 p.m. and then every hour until 11:07 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. They leave Walmart at 8:07 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 8:07 p.m. Saturdays.

Northbound buses leave Appleby GO Station at 6:05, 6:35, 7:05, 7:38, 8:05 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 8:05 p.m. and then every hour until 11:05 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. They leave Appleby GO at 7:35 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 8:05 p.m. Saturdays.

15 Walkers

Starting Sunday, October 30, Burlington Transit is revising the route. Since the new route is longer than the former route, it’s also adjusting the schedule of the route. Buses continue to operate every 30 minutes Mondays to Saturdays before 8 p.m. and every 60 minutes Mondays to Fridays after 8 p.m. Burlington Transit offers dial-a-ride service along the entire route Saturdays after 8 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Sundays.

Southbound buses leave the bus loop at the Walmart Plaza at 6, 6:28, 6:58, 7:30 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 8:30 p.m. and then every hour until 10:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. They leave Walmart at 7:30 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Northbound buses leave Appleby GO Station at 6:35, 7:05, 7:38 and 8:05 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 7:35 p.m. and then every hour until 10:35 p.m. They leave Appleby GO at 7:35 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 7:35 p.m. Sundays and holidays.


Interlining

Transit agencies interline buses operating along two or more routes that share a common terminal to reduce the resources — drivers and vehicles — they need to proved the service.

In this case, when a northbound bus operating along the 11 Appleby route arrives at Walmart, it continues southward along the 15 Walkers route. When it arrives at Appleby GO Station, it again continues northward along the 11 Appleby route.

Northbound buses operating along the 11 Appleby route and southbound buses operating along the 15 Walkers route follow a counterclockwise circuit of the two routes on each trip. Southbound buses operating along the 11 Appleby route and northbound buses operating along the 15 Walkers route follow a clockwise circuit of the two routes.


Dial-a-ride

Burlington Transit offers dial-a-ride service in several areas when regular buses are not operating. The service lets passengers who do not have access to a bus stop within easy walking distance to have a taxi pick them up at regular bus stops. The taxi takes passengers to the nearest bus transfer point.

When you’re leaving home, you simply call dial-a-ride dispatch at 905-333-1113 about 30 minutes before you need the taxi to pick you up or you can arrange to have a taxit regularly pick you up at the same time and location. Pay the taxi driver the regular cash fare, a BT paper ticket or show your BT monthly pass,then ask the driver for a special dial-a-ride transfer if you’re transferring onto a regular Burlington Transit bus.

If you’re transferring from a regular bus to a dial-a-ride taxi on your way home, tell your bus driver when you board the bus. The driver will book a taxi, give you a transfer and take you to the appropriate transfer point. The taxi will then take you to the stop closest to the nearest fixed route service point. Or, you can call dial-a-ride dispatch before boarding the bus or arrange to regularly schedule a taxi to pick you up at the same time and location.