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Daily guide to holiday service, December 27 to January 1



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 19 to January 6, here and here;
  • “Early homebound” rush-hour service, Friday, December 30, here;
  • free rides and later service, New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 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 Tuesday, December 27 until New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012. Later, we’ll publish more posts to detail holiday service until Monday, January 9, 2012.


December 27 (Tuesday)
December 28 (Wednesday)
December 29 (Thursday)
December 30 (Friday)
December 31 (Saturday - New Year’s Eve)
January 1 (Sunday - New Year’s Day)


Tuesday, December 27

Barrie Transit

Regular and evening schedules. (December 27)

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

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 27)

Brampton Transit
Burlington Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules. - Less service to and from high schools. (December 27)
Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. (December 27)

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 27)

Durham Region Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules. - Less service to and from high schools. (December 27)
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 27)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit
GRT MobilityPLUS

Monday to Friday service. (December 27)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

Regular service 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (December 27)

Guelph Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Less service to and from the University of Guelph. - Less service to and from high schools. (December 27)
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Monday-to-Saturday service, 5:45 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. (December 27)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Monday-to-Friday service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 27)

Hamilton Street Railway
Milton Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Less service to and from high schools.(December 27)
Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Monday to Friday service, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. (December 27)

MiWay
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 27)

Niagara Falls Transit
  • Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules.
  • Less service to and from Brock University.
  • No service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Woodlawn campuses. (December 27)
Niagara Region Transit
Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. (December 27)

Oakville Transit
  • Saturday schedules.
  • Less service to and from high schools.
  • High school students can use their Freedom Passes to ride Oakville Transit buses anytime today. (December 27)
Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 27)

Orangeville Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 27)

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 27)
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. (December 27)

Region of Peel Trans-Help

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 27)

St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 27)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
  • Monday-to-Friday daytime and evening schedules.
  • No service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Woodlawn campuses during exams.
  • Less service to and from Brock University. (December 27)
Toronto Transit Commission
TTC Wheel-Trans

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 27)

York Region Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 27)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 6 a.m. until midnight.(December 27)


Wednesday, December 28
Thursday, December 29

Barrie Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules. - Less service to and from high schools.
B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 28, 29)

Brampton Transit
Burlington Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules. - Less service to and from high schools. (December 28, 29)
Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. (December 28, 29)

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 28, 29)

Durham Region Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules. - Less service to and from high schools. (December 28, 29)
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 28, 29)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit
GRT MobilityPLUS

Monday to Friday service. (December 28, 29)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

Regular service 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (December 28, 29)

Guelph Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Less service to and from the University of Guelph. - Less service to and from high schools. (December 28, 29)
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Monday-to-Saturday service, 5:45 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. (December 28, 29)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Monday-to-Friday service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 28, 29)

Hamilton Street Railway
Milton Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Less service to and from high schools. (December 28, 29)
Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Monday to Friday service, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. (December 28, 29)

MiWay
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 28, 29)

Niagara Falls Transit
  • Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules.
  • Less service to and from Brock University.
  • No service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Woodlawn campuses. (December 28, 29)
Niagara Region Transit
Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. (December 28, 29)

Oakville Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Less service to and from high schools.
  • High school students can use their Freedom Passes to ride Oakville Transit buses anytime today. (December 28, 29)
Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 28, 29)

Orangeville Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 28, 29)

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 28, 29)
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. (December 28, 29)

Region of Peel Trans-Help

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 28, 29)

St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 28, 29)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
  • Monday-to-Friday daytime and evening schedules.
  • No service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Woodlawn campuses during exams.
  • Less service to and from Brock University. (December 28, 29)
Toronto Transit Commission
TTC Wheel-Trans

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 28, 29)

York Region Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 28, 29)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 28, 29)


Friday, December 30

Barrie Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules. - Less service to and from high schools.
B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

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

Brampton Transit
Burlington Transit
Burlington Transit Handi-Van

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

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 30)

Durham Region Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules. - Less service to and from high schools. (December 30)
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 30)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit
GRT MobilityPLUS

Monday to Friday service. (December 30)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

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

Guelph Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Less service to and from the University of Guelph. - Less service to and from high schools. (December 30)
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Monday-to-Saturday service, 5:45 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. (December 30)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Monday-to-Friday service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 30)

Hamilton Street Railway
Milton Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Less service to and from high schools. (December 30)
Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Monday to Friday service, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. (December 30)

MiWay
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 30)

Niagara Falls Transit
  • Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules.
  • Less service to and from Brock University.
  • No service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Woodlawn campuses. (December 30)
Niagara Region Transit
Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

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

Oakville Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • “Early homebound” rush-hour service.
  • Less service to and from high schools.
  • High school students can use their Freedom Passes to ride Oakville Transit buses anytime today. (December 30)
Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 30)

Orangeville Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 30)

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 30)
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10:45 p.m. (December 30)

Region of Peel Trans-Help

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 30)

St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 30)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
  • Monday-to-Friday daytime and evening schedules.
  • No service to and from Niagara College’s Glendale and Woodlawn campuses during exams.
  • Less service to and from Brock University. (December 30)
Toronto Transit Commission
TTC Wheel-Trans

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 30)

York Region Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 30)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 30)


New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 24

Barrie Transit
  • Regular and evening schedules.
  • Free rides from 6 until 9 p.m.
  • Later service until 3 a.m. (December 31)
B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

Saturday service, 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 31)

Brampton Transit
  • Saturday schedules.
  • Free rides after 7 p.m.
  • Later service until 3 a.m. (December 31)
Burlington Transit
Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Saturday service, 9 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. (December 31)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]
  • Thursday-to-Saturday service, 7 a.m. until 12:30 a.m.
  • Free rides after 6 p.m. (December 31)
Durham Region Transit
  • Saturday schedules.
  • Free rides after 7 p.m.
  • Later service until 2 a.m. (December 31) (December 31)
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 31)

GO Transit
  • Saturday schedules.
  • Free rides after 7 p.m.
  • Later service until 2 a.m. (December 31)
Grand River Transit
  • Saturday schedules.
  • Free rides after 6 p.m.
  • Later service until 1:15 a.m. (December 31)
GRT MobilityPLUS

Saturday service. (December 31)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

No service. (December 31)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Monday-to-Saturday service, 5:45 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. (December 31)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Saturday service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 31)

Hamilton Street Railway
Milton Transit

No service (December 31)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Saturday service, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (December 31)

MiWay
  • Saturday schedules.
  • Free rides after 7 p.m.
  • Later service until 3 a.m. (December 31)
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 31)

Niagara Falls Transit

Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules. (December 31)

Niagara Region Transit
Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

No service. (December 31)

Oakville Transit
Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Saturday service, 7 a.m. until midnight. (December 31)

Orangeville Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 31)

Peterborough Transit
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Saturday service, 7 a.m. until 10:15 p.m. (December 31)

Region of Peel Trans-Help

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 31)

St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 31)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
Toronto Transit Commission
  • Saturday schedules.
  • Free rides after midnight.
  • Later service until 3 a.m.
  • No service along the 28A Davisville route. (December 31)
TTC Wheel-Trans

Special New Year’s Eve service, 7 a.m. until 3 a.m. (December 31)

York Region Transit
YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 31)


New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1

Barrie Transit

No service (January 1)

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

No service (January 1)

Brampton Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (January 1)

Burlington Transit

No service (January 1)

Burlington Transit Handi-Van

No service (January 1)

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. (January 1)

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. (January 1)
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (January 1)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (January 1)

GRT MobilityPLUS

Sunday-and-holiday service. (January 1)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

No service. (January 1)

Guelph Transit
  • Sunday-and-holiday schedules.
  • Less service to and from the University of Guelph.
  • Guelph Transit launches a new route network. (January 1)
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Sunday-and-holiday service, 9:15 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. (January 1)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Sunday-and-holiday service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (January 1)

Hamilton Street Railway

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (January 1)

Milton Transit

No service (January 1)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

No service (January 1)

MiWay

Sunday-and-holiday schedules (January 1)

Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

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

Niagara Falls Transit

No service (January 1)

Niagara Region Transit

No service (January 1)

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

No service (January 1)

Oakville Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (January 1)

Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Sunday and holiday service, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.. (January 1)

Orangeville Transit

No service (January 1)

Peterborough Transit

No service (January 1)

Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

No service (January 1)

Region of Peel Trans-Help

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (January 1)

St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (January 1)

St. Catharines Transit Commission

No service (January 1)

Toronto Transit Commission

Sunday schedules. (January 1)

TTC Wheel-Trans

Weekend-and-holiday service, 7 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. (January 1)

York Region Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (January 1)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (January 1)