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Part 10 -- Pan Am Games transit service:
Niagara Region



The Pan Am Games take place in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe area from Friday July 10 until Sunday, July 26

Transit Toronto’s series of posts about special services that help you travel to and from the games and how the event also affect regular transit services continues with Niagara Region.

Games events take place in two venues in Niagara Region:

As part of the games’ wayfinding system, these codes appear on transit stops, maps and other signs to help visitors travel to and from the venues.

GO Transit serves passengers traveling to both venues, operating earlier bus service along two routes.

These events have shorter schedules than many other Pan Am sports. Rowing takes place only from Saturday, July 11 until Wednesday, July 15 only. Canoeing and kayaking occurs just from Saturday, July 11 until Tuesday, July 14.

Spectators traveling to the events from Toronto and other locations east of Burlington generally should board trains operating along GO Transit’s 01 Lakeshore West line to travel to Burlington GO Station. At Burlington connect with GO buses operating along the 12 Niagara Falls / Burlington route. Exit buses at Fairview Mall terminal in St. Catharines, where express buses can whisk you to and from the games venues.

From Hamilton, board eastbound trains operating along the 01 Lakeshore West line, then exit at Burlington. Unfortunately, eastbound trains only operate Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. Instead, at most times, board eastbound buses operating along the 18 Lakeshore West route. Transfer to trains at Aldershot GO Station, then exit the trains at Burlington.


Sources:


Pan Am events in Niagara Region affect these transit routes:

GO Transit12 Niagara Falls / Toronto, 18 Lakeshore West bus.

St. Catharines Transit Commission1 / 101 Hospital - Port Dalhousie. 300 Pan Am GO connection - Henley, 301 Pan Am GO connection - Welland, 302 Pan Am Volunteers shuttle - Henley, 303 Pan Am Volunteers shuttle - Welland.

Welland Transit1 Broadway, 2 Rice Rd, 3 Wilson, 4 Fitch, 5 Lincoln - Wellington, 6 Ontario Rd, 8 Woodlawn, 9 Niagara, 10 West community bus, 11 East community bus, Port Colborne link.

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Both venues


GO Transit
18 Lakeshore West bus

From Saturday, July 11 until Wednesday, July 15, an early westbound bus leaves Union Station GO Bus Terminal at 5:20 a.m. It operates express — without stopping — to Port Credit GO Station, then drops off or picks up passengers at all GO stations. It arrives in Burlington GO Station at 6:35 a.m., where passengers can connect with an early bus operating along the 12 Burlington / Niagara Falls route. GO is interlining the two buses, which means that you don’t have to get off the bus in Burlington to continue to St. Catharines.

12 Niagara Falls / Burlington

From Saturday, July 11 until Wednesday, July 15, an early Niagara Falls-bound bus leaves Burlington GO Station at 6:40 a.m. It arrives in Fairview Mall terminal at 7:35 a.m.

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Royal Canadian Henley Course (HEN)


St. Catharines Transit Commission
1 / 101 Hospital - Port Dalhousie

Regular service between Downtown St. Catharines Terminal and stops on Main Street near the Henley.

Outbound buses drop off passengers on Main west of Ann Street. Inbound buses pick up passengers on Main east of Ann.

Pan Am GO connection — Henley

Buses heading toward the venue leave the St. Catherines Transit Commission’s Fairview Mall Terminal, then proceed express - without stopping:

north- and westward along YMCA Drive;
northward along Lake Street, Lockport Road and Lock Street;
westward along Dalhousie Avenue;
southward along Brock Street; and then
eastward along Main Street Port Dalhousie to just east of Brock Street,
ending their trips.

Buses heading away from the venue leave Main Street Port Dalhouse just east of Brock Street, then proceed express:

eastward along Main;
southward along Lock Street, Lockport Road and Lake Street;
eastward along YMCA Drive;
south- and eastward along North Service Road; and then
northward along YMCA Drive to Fairview Mall terminal,
ending their trips.

Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12

Buses leave Fairview at 7:40 a.m., 9:55 a.m. and every hour until 2:55 p.m. They end their trip on Main east of Brock at 7:55 a.m., 10:10 a.m. and every hour until 3:10 p.m.

Buses leave Main east of Brock at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 11:25 a.m. and every hour until 5:25 p.m. They end their trips in Fairview terminal at 8:45, 9:45 and 10:45 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and every hour until 5:40 p.m.

Monday, July 13, Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15

Buses leave Fairview at 7:35, 8:20, 9:05, 9:55 and 10:55 a.m. They end their trips on Main east of Brock at 7:50, 8:35, 9:20, 10:10 and 11:10 a.m.

Buses leave Main east of Brock at 9:25, 10:25 and 11:20 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. They end their trips in Fairview terminal at 9:40, 10:40 and 11:35 a.m. and 12:35 p.m.

302 Pan Am Volunteers shuttle — Henley

Buses operate toward the venue only. They leave the St. Catherines Transit Commission’s Fairview Mall Terminal, then proceed express - without stopping:

north- and westward along YMCA Drive;
northward along Lake Street, Lockport Road and Lock Street;
westward along Dalhousie Avenue;
southward along Brock Street; and then
eastward along Main Street Port Dalhousie to just east of Brock Street,
ending their trips.

From Monday, July 6 until Friday, July 10:

Buses leave Fairview at 6:25 and 11:25 a.m. They end their trips on Main east of Brock at 6:35 and 11:35 a.m. Buses leave Main east of Brock at

From Saturday, July 11 until Wednesday, July 15:

Buses leave Fairview at 4:25 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 6:25 a.m. They end their trips on Main east of Brock at 4:35 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 6:35 a.m.

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Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre (WFC)


The St. Catharines Transit Commission and Welland Transit serve the site.

St. Catharines Transit Commission
Pan Am GO Connection — Welland

Buses heading toward the venue leave the St. Catherines Transit Commission’s Fairview Mall Terminal, then proceed express - without stopping:

southward along YMCA Drive;
eastward along North Service Road;
southward along Geneva Street;
eastward along Westchester Crescent;
southward along Highway 406;
westward along Woodlawn Road;
southward along Rice Road, Prince Charles Drives North and South and West Side Road; and then
eastward along Shaw Street to a stop across from Federal Road,
ending their trips

Buses heading away from the venue leave Shaw Street across from Federal Road, then proceed express:

northward along Federal, West Side Road, Prince Charles Drives South and North and Rice Road,
eastward along Woodlawn Road;
northward along Highway 406 and Geneva Street;
westward along Fairview Mall access roads; and then
southward along YMCA Drive to Fairview Mall terminal,
ending their trips.

Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12

Buses leave Fairview at 7:40, 9:55 and 10:55 a.m. They end their trips on Shaw across from Federal at 8:15, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Buses leave Shaw across from Federal at 9:10, 10:10 and 11:05 a.m. and every hour until 2:05 p.m. They end their trips in Fairview terminal at 9:45, 10:45 and 11:40 a.m. and every hour until 2:40 p.m.

Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14

Buses leave Fairview at 7:35, 8:20, 9:05, 10:10 and 11:05 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. They end their trips on Shaw across from Federal at 8:10, 8:55, 9:40, 10:45, 11:40 a.m. and 12:40 p.m.

Buses leave Shaw across from Federal at 9:10, 10:10 and 11:05 a.m. and 12:05, 1:10 and 2:30 p.m. They end their trips in Fairview terminal at 9:45, 10:45 and 11:40 a.m. and 12:40, 1:45 and 3:05 p.m.

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303 Pan Am Volunteers Shuttle — Welland

Buses heading toward the venue leave the St. Catherines Transit Commission’s Fairview Mall Terminal, then proceed express - without stopping:

southward along YMCA Drive;
eastward along North Service Road;
southward along Geneva Street;
eastward along Westchester Crescent;
southward along Highway 406;
westward along Woodlawn Road;
southward along Rice Road, Prince Charles Drives North and South and West Side Road; and then
eastward along Shaw Street to a stop across from Federal Road,
ending their trips

Friday, July 10

Buses leave Fairview at 5:05 a.m. and every hour until 8:05 a.m. They end their trips on Shaw across from Federal at 5:40 a.m. and every hour until 8:40 a.m.

Saturday, July 11 until Tuesday, July 14

One bus leaves Fairview at 5:05 a.m. The next two buses both leave Fairview at 6:05 a.m. The first bus ends its trip on Shaw across from Federal at 5:40 a.m. The next buses end their trips at 6:40 a.m.

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Welland Transit
1 Broadway

From Saturday, July 11 until Tuesday, July 14

Buses operate along their regular route to Broadway and West Side Drive / Prince Charles Drive South, then detour:

southward along West Side;
eastward along Shaw Street to the Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre transit stop across from Federal Road; and then
northward along Federal and West Side to Broadway,
resuming their regular route eastward along Broadway.

Saturday, July 11

Welland Transit provides more frequent service along the route. Buses leave Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes, instead of every hour, from 7:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. They resume regular hourly Saturday schedules from 3:15 until 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

Buses operate from Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes from 7:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (Welland Transit does not usually provide service Sundays.)

11 East Community

Saturday, July 11

Welland Transit provides earlier service along the route, with a bus leaving Downtown Terminal at 7:15 a.m.

3 First

Saturday, July 11

Welland Transit provides more frequent service along the route. Buses leave Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes, instead of every hour, from 7:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. They resume regular hourly Saturday schedules from 3:45 until 6:45 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

Buses operate from Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes from 7:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (Welland Transit does not usually provide service Sundays.)

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4 Fitch

Saturday, July 11

Welland Transit provides earlier service along the route. Buses leave Downtown Terminal every hour from 7:15 a.m. until 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

Buses operate from Downtown Terminal every hour from 7:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (Welland Transit does not usually provide service Sundays.)

5 Lincoln - Wellington

Saturday, July 11

Welland Transit provides earlier and later service along the route. Buses leave Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes from 7:15 a.m. until 6:45 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

Buses operate from Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes from 7:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (Welland Transit does not usually provide service Sundays.)

9 Niagara

Welland Transit provides earlier and later service along the route. Buses leave Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes from 7:15 a.m. until 6:45 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

Buses operate from Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes from 7:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (Welland Transit does not usually provide service Sundays.)

6 Ontario Rd

Welland Transit provides earlier and later service along the route. Buses leave Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes from 7:15 a.m. until 6:45 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

Buses operate from Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes from 7:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (Welland Transit does not usually provide service Sundays.)

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Port Colborne Link

The City of Welland is closing:

  • Canal Bank Street between Ontario and Humberstone Roads

from 6 p.m. Sunday, July 5 until Wednesday, July 15 at 6 p.m.

Welland Transit is likely detouring buses operating along the route, but has not yet confirmed a detour routing.

2 Rice Road

Saturday, July 11

Welland Transit provides earlier and later service along the route. Buses leave Downtown Terminal every hour from 7:45 a.m. until 6:45 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

Buses operate from Downtown Terminal every hour from 7:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (Welland Transit does not usually provide service Sundays.)

10 West Community

Saturday, July 11

Welland Transit provides earlier service along the route, with a bus leaving Downtown Terminal at 6:30 a.m.

8 Woodlawn

Welland Transit provides earlier and later service along the route. Buses leave Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes from 7:15 a.m. until 6:45 p.m.

Sunday, July 12

Buses operate from Downtown Terminal every 30 minutes from 7:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (Welland Transit does not usually provide service Sundays.)

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Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.





























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