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Daily guide to holiday transit service: December 19 to 26



During the two holiday weeks before New Year’s Day, transit travel patterns change. Most schools, colleges and universities and some workplaces are closed, so many people who would ordinarily use transit don’t.

On the other hand, many more people are off work and use transit more often than usually to shop or travel to holiday events.

All transit agencies in the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe are revising their services. Recent posts detail some of those changes:

  • less service to colleges and universities here and here;
  • less frequent Monday-to-Friday rush hour service, December 20 to 31, here and here;
  • “Early homebound” rush-hour service, Friday, December 23, here;
  • less evening service, Christmas Eve, December 24, here;
  • special Christmas schedules here; and
  • fare breaks during the holiday break here.

This post wraps all those changes into one comprehensive list, detailing information about each transit agency day-to-day for the first week of the holidays, from Monday, December 19 until Boxing Day, Monday, December 26. Later, we’ll publish more posts to detail holiday service until Monday, January 9, 2012.


December 19 (Monday)
December 20 (Tuesday)
December 21 (Wednesday)
December 22 (Thursday)
December 23 (Friday)
December 24 (Saturday - Christmas Eve)
December 25 (Sunday - Christmas)
December 26 (Monday - Boxing Day)


Monday, December 19
Tuesday, December 20
Wednesday, December 21

Barrie Transit

Regular and evening schedules. (December 19, 20 and 21)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Brampton Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Burlington Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. (December 19, 20 and 21)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Sunday-to-Wednesday-and-statutory-holiday service, 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.(December 19, 20 and 21)

Durham Region Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 19, 20 and 21)

DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 19, 20 and 21)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit
GRT MobilityPLUS

Monday to Friday service. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

Regular service 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Guelph Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Less service to and from the University of Guelph. (December 19, 20 and 21)
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Monday-to-Saturday service, 5:45 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Monday-to-Friday service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Hamilton Street Railway

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Milton Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Monday to Friday service, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. (December 19, 20 and 21)

MiWay

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Niagara Falls Transit
  • Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules.
  • Extra service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Welland campuses during exams.
  • Extra service to and from Brock University during exams. (December 19, 20 and 21)
Niagara Region Transit

Monday-to-Saturday schedules. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Oakville Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Orangeville Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Peterborough Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Extra service to and from Trent University’s Symons Campus during exams.
  • Less service to and from Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus. (December 19, 20 and 21)
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. (December 19, 20 and 21)

Region of Peel Trans-Help

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 19, 20 and 21)

St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 19, 20 and 21)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
  • Monday-to-Friday daytime and evening schedules.
  • Extra service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Welland campuses during exams.
  • Extra service to and from Brock University during exams. (December 19, 20 and 21)
Toronto Transit Commission
TTC Wheel-Trans

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 19, 20 and 21)

York Region Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 19, 20 and 21)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 6 a.m. until midnight.(December 19, 20 and 21)


Thursday, December 22

Barrie Transit

Regular and evening schedules. (December 22)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 22)

Brampton Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 22)

Burlington Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 22)

Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. (December 22)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Thursday-to-Saturday service, 7 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. (December 22)

Durham Region Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 22)

DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 22)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit
GRT MobilityPLUS

Monday to Friday service. (December 22)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

Regular service 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (December 22)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Monday-to-Saturday service, 5:45 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. (December 22)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Monday-to-Friday service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 22)

Hamilton Street Railway

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 22)

Milton Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 22)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Monday to Friday service, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. (December 22)

MiWay

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 22)

Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 22)

Niagara Falls Transit
  • Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules.
  • No service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Welland campuses.
  • No service to and from Brock University. (December 22)
Niagara Region Transit

Monday-to-Saturday schedules. (December 22)

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. (December 22)

Oakville Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 22)

Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 22)

Orangeville Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 22)

Peterborough Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Less service to and from Trent University’s Symons Campus during exams.
  • Less service to and from Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus. (December 23)
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. (December 22)

Region of Peel Trans-Help

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 22)

St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 22)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
  • Monday-to-Friday daytime and evening schedules.
  • No service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Welland campuses during exams.
  • Less service to and from Brock University during exams. (December 22)
Toronto Transit Commission
TTC Wheel-Trans

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 22)

York Region Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 22)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 22)


Friday, December 23

Barrie Transit

Regular and evening schedules. (December 23)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 23)

Brampton Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Early home-bound” rush-hour service. (December 23)
Burlington Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Early home-bound” rush-hour service. (December 23)
Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. (December 23)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Thursday-to-Saturday service, 7 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. (December 23)

Durham Region Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 23)

DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 23)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit
GRT MobilityPLUS

Monday to Friday service. (December 23)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

Regular service 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (December 23)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Monday-to-Saturday service, 5:45 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. (December 23)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Monday-to-Friday service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 23)

Hamilton Street Railway

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 23)

Milton Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 23)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Monday to Friday service, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. (December 23)

MiWay
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Early home-bound” rush-hour service. (December 23)
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 23)

Niagara Falls Transit
  • Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules.
  • No service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Welland campuses.
  • No service to and from Brock University. (December 23)
Niagara Region Transit

Monday-to-Saturday schedules. (December 23)

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Oakville Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Early home-bound” rush-hour service. (December 23)
Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 23)

Orangeville Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 23)

Peterborough Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Less service to and from Trent University’s Symons Campus.
  • Less service to and from Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus. (December 23)
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. (December 23)

Region of Peel Trans-Help

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 23)

St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 23)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
  • Monday-to-Friday daytime and evening schedules.
  • No service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Welland campuses.
  • Less service to and from Brock University. (December 23)
Toronto Transit Commission
TTC Wheel-Trans

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 23)

York Region Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 23)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 23)


Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24

Barrie Transit

Regular and evening schedules. (December 24)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

Saturday service, 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 24)

Brampton Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 24)

Burlington Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 24)

Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Saturday service, 9 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. (December 24)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Thursday-to-Saturday service, 7 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. (December 24)

Durham Region Transit
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 24)

GO Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 24)

Grand River Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 24)

GRT MobilityPLUS

Saturday service. (December 24)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

No service. (December 24)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Monday-to-Saturday service, 5:45 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. (December 24)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Saturday service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 24)

Hamilton Street Railway
Milton Transit

No service (December 24)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Saturday service, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (December 24)

MiWay

Saturday schedules. (December 24)

Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 24)

Niagara Falls Transit

Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules. (December 24)

Niagara Region Transit
Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

No service. (December 24)

Oakville Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 24)

Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Saturday service, 7 a.m. until midnight. (December 24)

Orangeville Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 24)

Peterborough Transit
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Saturday service, 7 a.m. until 10:15 p.m. (December 24)

Region of Peel Trans-Help

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 24)

St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 24)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
Toronto Transit Commission
  • Saturday schedules.
  • No service along the 28A Davisville route. (December 24)
TTC Wheel-Trans

Special Christmas Eve service, 7 a.m. until 3 a.m. (December 24)

York Region Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 24)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 24)


Christmas, Sunday, December 25

Barrie Transit

No service (December 25)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

No service (December 25)

Brampton Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 25)

Burlington Transit

No service (December 25)

Burlington Transit Handi-Van

No service (December 25)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Sunday-to-Wednesday-and-statutory-holiday service, 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 24)

Durham Region Transit
  • Ajax, Clarington, Pickering, Oshawa and Whitby — Holiday schedules. (Holiday schedules = service on routes 180 Village East / Brock Road / Industrial, 181 Liverpool / Finch / Highway 2 / Glendale / Maple Ridge, 182 Bay Ridges / West Shore / Rosebank / Finch / Highway 2, 183 Amberlea / Ajax, 280 Westney / Village / Delaney, 281 Beach / Audley South, 282 Applecroft / Nottingham / Audley North, 283 Duffins / Harwood, 302 Brock / Brooklin, 304 Anderson, 305 Thickson / Garrard, 306 Dundas / White Oaks / Oshawa Centre, 318 Otter Creek / Garden / Whitby Shores, 401 Simcoe, 402 King, 501 Aspen Springs, 502 Liberty, 915 Taunton and 916 Rossland only.)
  • Brock, Scugog and UxbridgeNo service. (December 25)
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 25)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit

Special Christmas schedules. (December 25)

GRT MobilityPLUS

Sunday-and-holiday service. (December 25)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

No service. (December 25)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Sunday-and-holiday service, 9:15 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. (December 25)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Sunday-and-holiday service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 25)

Hamilton Street Railway

Special Christmas schedules. (December 25)

Milton Transit

No service (December 25)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

No service (December 25)

MiWay

Sunday-and-holiday schedules (December 25)

Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 24)

Niagara Falls Transit

No service (December 25)

Niagara Region Transit

No service (December 25)

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

No service (December 25)

Oakville Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 25)

Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Sunday and holiday service, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.. (December 25)

Orangeville Transit

No service (December 25)

Peterborough Transit

No service (December 25)

Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

No service (December 25)

Region of Peel Trans-Help

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 25)

St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 25)

St. Catharines Transit Commission

No service (December 25)

Toronto Transit Commission

Sunday schedules. (December 25)

TTC Wheel-Trans

Weekend-and-holiday service, 7 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. (December 25)

York Region Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 25)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 25)


Boxing Day, Monday, December 26
Barrie Transit

Extended service hours, with more frequent service along the 11 Bayfield route. (December 26)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

No service (December 26)

Brampton Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 26)

Burlington Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 26)

Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Saturday service, 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.(December 26)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Sunday-to-Wednesday-and-statutory-holiday service, 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 24)

Durham Region Transit
  • Ajax, Clarington, Pickering, Oshawa and Whitby — Holiday schedules. (Holiday schedules = service on routes 180 Village East / Brock Road / Industrial, 181 Liverpool / Finch / Highway 2 / Glendale / Maple Ridge, 182 Bay Ridges / West Shore / Rosebank / Finch / Highway 2, 183 Amberlea / Ajax, 280 Westney / Village / Delaney, 281 Beach / Audley South, 282 Applecroft / Nottingham / Audley North, 283 Duffins / Harwood, 302 Brock / Brooklin, 304 Anderson, 305 Thickson / Garrard, 306 Dundas / White Oaks / Oshawa Centre, 318 Otter Creek / Garden / Whitby Shores, 401 Simcoe, 402 King, 501 Aspen Springs, 502 Liberty, 915 Taunton and 916 Rossland only.)
  • Brock, Scugog and UxbridgeNo service. (December 26)
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 26)

GO Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 26)

Grand River Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 26)

GRT MobilityPLUS

Sunday-and-holiday service. (December 26)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

No service. (December 26)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Sunday-and-holiday service, 9:15 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. (December 26)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Sunday-and-holiday service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 26)

Hamilton Street Railway
Milton Transit

No service (December 26)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

No service (December 26)

MiWay
  • Saturday schedules.
  • Less service to and from the University of Toronto’s Mississauga Campus. (December 26)
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 26)

Niagara Falls Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 26)

Niagara Region Transit

No service (December 26)

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

No service (December 26)

Oakville Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 26)

Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Saturday service, 9 a.m. until midnight. (December 26)

Orangeville Transit

No service (December 26)

Peterborough Transit

No service (December 26)

Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

No service (December 26)

Region of Peel Trans-Help

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 26)

St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 26)

St. Catharines Transit Commission

Holiday schedules. (December 26)

Toronto Transit Commission

Holiday schedules: Buses, streetcars and rapid transit trains operate with Sunday service schedules, but start earlier at about 6 a.m. Subway starts at 6 a.m. (December 26)

TTC Wheel-Trans

Weekend-and-holiday service, 7 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. (December 26)

York Region Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 26)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 26)