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Part 2 -- Less service to and from colleges and universities,
starting this week



Part 2 of the post.


You can read part 1 of the post here.

You can read part 3 of the post here.

You can read part 4 of the post here.


Durham College North Oshawa campus


GO Transit
93 Durham College / UOIT - Scarborough

Wednesday, December 19 is the last day this year that GO operates buses along the route.

Regular service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.

By canceling service along this route during the holidays, GO also decreases service for passengers traveling to and from the University of Ontario Institute of Techonology’s North Oshawa Campus.

52 Oshawa - York U

52 branch

Wednesday, December 19 is the last day this year that GO operates the eastbound buses that usually leave the Harry W. Arthurs Common on York University’s Keele Campus at 8:15 and 9:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The buses usually arrive on the Durham College / UOIT campus at 9:14 and 10:10 a.m. and 4:25 p.m. and in the Downtown Oshawa Terminal at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. and 4:40 p.m.)

It’s also the last day this year that it operates the westbound bus that usually leaves downtown Oshawa at 1:35 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The bus arrives on the Durham / UOIT campus at 1:48 p.m. and on the York campus at 2:10 p.m.)

Regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.

By operating fewer buses along this route during the holidays, GO also decreases service for passengers traveling to and from the University of Ontario Institute of Techonology (UOIT) and York University’s Keele Campus.

52A branch

Thursday, December 6 was the last day this year that GO operated the single eastbound bus that served this branch of the route. (The bus usually left Unionville GO Station bus terminal at 7:10 a.m. Mondays to Fridays and ended its trip on the Durham College / UOIT campus at 7:45 a.m.)


Fleming College Sutherland Campus


Peterborough Transit
Fleming express

Friday, December 14 was the last day this year that Peterborough Transit operated buses along the route.

Regular service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.


Humber College Lakeshore Campus


Toronto Transit Commission
44 Kipling South

(The TTC has not confirmed holiday service levels. This post describes how it operated less frequent service during the Christmas and New Year’s season in previous years.)

Since fewer passengers are traveling to and from the college, starting Monday, December 24, the TTC is operating fewer buses along the route Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m.

Buses drop off and pick up passengers at each stop along the route every 6 minutes, instead of every 3 minutes 45 seconds, during morning rush hours. They serve each stop every 10 minutes, instead of every 8 minutes, from about 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. They serve each stop every 4½ minutes, instead of every 3 minutes 45 seconds, during afternoon rush hours.

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.


Humber College North Campus


Toronto Transit Commission
191 Highway 27 rocket

(The TTC has not confirmed holiday service levels. This post describes how it operated less frequent service during the Christmas and New Year’s season in previous years.)

Since fewer passengers are traveling to and from the college, starting Monday, December 24, the TTC is operating fewer buses along the route Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours, Buses drop off and pick up passengers at each stop along the entire route every 6 minutes, instead of every 6½ minutes.

Friday, December 21 is the last day this year that the TTC operates buses along the 191A short-turn branch between Humber College’s North Campus and Kipling Station. The southbound buses that usually start their trips at Humber College at 9:26, 9:46, 10:06 and 10:26 a.m. don’t operate during the holidays. The northbound buses that usually leave Kipling Station at 8:50, 9:10, 9:30, 9:50, 10:10 and 10:30 a.m., ending their trips at Humber, don’t operate during the holidays.

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.

96 Wilson express

(The TTC has not confirmed holiday service levels. This post describes how it operated less frequent service during the Christmas and New Year’s season in previous years.)

Since fewer passengers are traveling to and from the college, starting Monday, December 24, the TTC is operating fewer buses along the express branch of the route Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 21 minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, during morning rush hours. They serve the stops every 21 minutes, instead of every 17 minutes, during afternoon rush hours.

Holiday service ends and regular service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.


McMaster University


GO Transit
47 Hamilton - York U

47A branch

Friday, December 14 was the last day this year that GO operated the eastbound express bus that usually left the McMaster University GO Bus Terminal at 11:45 a.m. Fridays only. (The bus ended its trip in Bramalea GO Station bus terminal at 12:37 p.m.)

Thursday, December 20 is the last day this year that GO operates the eastbound express buses that usually leave “Mac” at 7:15, 7:45, 8:15 and 8:45 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The buses end their trips in Bramalea at 8:05, 8:35, 9:05 and 9:35 p.m.)

Friday, December 21 is the last day this year that GO operates the eastbound express bus that leaves “Mac” at 9:45 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The bus ends its trip in Bramalea at 10:35 p.m.)

GO continues to operate the eastbound express bus that leaves “Mac” at 9:15 p.m. Mondays to Fridays throughout the holidays. (The bus ends its trip in Bramalea at 10:05 p.m.)

Regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013. Regular Friday-only service resumes Friday, January 11, 2013.

47B branch

Friday, November 30 was the last day this year that GO operated the eastbound express buses that usually left McMaster University GO Bus Terminal at 12:15, 1:15, 1:35, 2:15, 3:20, 3:50, 4:20, 4:55 and 5:30 p.m. Fridays. (The buses ended their trips in the Square One GO Bus Terminal at 12:50, 1:50, 2:10, 2:50, 3:15, 4:30, 5:10, 5:35 and 7:25 p.m.)

It was also the last day this year that GO operated the eastbound bus that left “Mac” at 2:35 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The bus ended its trip in Square One terminal at 3:10 p.m.)

It was the last day that GO operated the westbound buses that left Square One at 7:30, 7:38, 8:05 and 8:35 a.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The buses ended their trips on campus at 8:05, 8:13, 8:40 and 9:10 a.m.)

Thursday, December 20 is the last day this year that GO operates the eastbound express buses that leave “Mac” at 6:10 and 6:45 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The buses end their trips in Square One GO Bus Terminal at 6:50 and 7:25 p.m.)

It’s also the last day this year that GO operates the westbound express buses that leave Square One at 9:15, 9:45, 10:40, 11:10 and 11:40 a.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The buses end their trips on campus at 9:50, 10:20, 10:45, 11:15 and 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.)

Friday, December 21 is the last day this year that GO operates any eastbound express buses along this branch of the route.

It’s also the last day this year that GO operates the westbound express buses that leave Square One at 7:15 and 8:45 a.m. and 12:10, 4:15, 4:50 and 5:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The buses end their trips on campus at 7:50 and 9:20 a.m. and 12:45, 4:55, 5:30 and 6:10 p.m.)

GO continues to operate the westbound express buses that usually leave Square One at 7:45, 8:15 and 10:10 a.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The buses end their trips on campus at 8:10, 8:40 and 10:45 a.m.)

Regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013. Regular Friday-only service resumes Friday, January 11, 2013.

Buses operating along the main branch of the 47 Hamilton / York U route continue to provide passengers with frequent service between McMaster University and Square One throughout December and early January.

47E branch

Tuesday, December 4 is the last day this year that GO operates any buses along this branch of the route.

Regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013. Regular Friday-only service resumes Friday, January 11, 2013.

Buses operating along the main branch of the 47 Hamilton / York U route continue to provide passengers with frequent service between McMaster University and the Oakville “Park and Ride” carpool lot Mondays to Fridays throughout December and early January. Buses operating along the 47G branch of the route continue to provide passengers with frequent service between McMaster University and the Oakville “Park and Ride” carpool lot Saturdays, Sundays and holidays throughout December and early January.

47F branch

Friday, November 30 was the last day this year that GO operated the eastbound buses that usually left McMaster University GO Bus Terminal at 12:45, 1:45, 2:45 and 5:05 p.m. Fridays only. (The buses ended their trips at the Harry W. Arthurs Common on York University’s Keele Campus at 1:55, 2:55, 4 and 6:20 p.m.)

Sunday, December 2 was the last day this year that GO operated any buses along this branch of the route Sundays and holidays.

Tuesday, December 4 was the last day this year that GO operated the eastbound buses that left “Mac” at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:40 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The buses ended their trips on the Keele Campus at 4:45, 5:45 and 6:55 p.m.)

Thursday, December 20 is the last day this year that GO operates the eastbound bus that leaves “Mac” at 6:45 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The bus ends its trip on the Keele campus at 7:50 p.m.)

It’s also the last day this year that GO operates the westbound bus that leaves York at 8:55 a.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The bus ends its trip on the McMaster campus at 10 a.m.)

Friday, December 21 is the last day that GO operates any buses along this branch of the route.

Buses operating along the 47 and 47G branches of the 47 Hamilton / York U route continue to provide passengers with frequent service between McMaster and York Universities seven days a week during the holidays.

Regular Sunday-and-holiday service resumes Sunday, January 6, 2013. Regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013. Regular Friday-only service resumes Friday, January 11, 2013.

By operating fewer buses along this route, GO also decreases service for passengers traveling to and from York University.

15 McMaster

15 branch

Friday, November 30 was the last day that GO operated the eastbound express buses that left McMaster University GO Bus Terminal at 1:31, 2:34, 2:42, 3:31, 4:03, 4:58, 5:27 p.m. Fridays only. (The buses ended their trips in Aldershot GO Station bus terminal at 1:44, 2:47, 2:55, 3:44, 4:16, 5:11 and 5:40 p.m.)

Sunday, December 16 was the last day this year that GO operated any buses along this branch of the route Sundays and holidays.

Regular Sunday-and-holiday services resumes Sunday, January 6, 2013. Regular Friday-only service resumes Friday, January 11, 2013.

All other buses operating along the main branch of the route continue to provide frequent express service for passengers traveling between Mac and Aldershot Mondays to Fridays, except holidays.

15A branch

Tuesday, December 4 is the last day that GO operates the westbound express buses that usually leave Burlington GO Station bus terminal at 7:58 and 9:05 a.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The buses ended their trips in McMaster University GO Bus Terminal at 8:20 and 9:27 a.m.)

Regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.


Niagara College Glendale Campus


Niagara Falls Transit, the St. Catharines Transit Commission and Welland Transit are decreasing service to and from the college during the holidays.


Niagara Falls Transit
Niagara College Glendale shuttle

Friday, December 14 was the last day this year that Niagara Falls Transit operates buses along the route.

Regular service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.


St. Catharines Transit Commission
Niagara College Glendale shuttle

Friday, December 14 was the last day this year that Niagara Falls Transit operates buses along the route.

Regular service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.


Welland Transit
Niagara College Glendale shuttle

Friday, December 14 was the last day this year that Niagara Falls Transit operates buses along the route.

Regular service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.


Niagara College Woodlawn Campus


Both Niagara Falls Transit and the St. Catharines Transit Commission are decreasing service to and from the college during the holidays.


Niagara Falls Transit
Niagara College Glendale shuttle

Friday, December 14 was the last day this year that Niagara Falls Transit operates buses along the route.

Regular service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.


St. Catharines Transit Commission
Niagara College Glendale shuttle

Friday, December 14 was the last day this year that Niagara Falls Transit operates buses along the route.

Regular service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.


Welland Transit
Brock Link

Tuesday, December 18 is the last day this year that the SCTC operates buses along the route.

Regular service resumes Monday, January 7, 2013.


Part 3 follows here.

























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