News

Posted Friday, 16 September, 2022

A new video is a reminder to everyone to stay safe around trains during Rail Safety Week, Sept. 19-25.
The video highlights several narrow escapes of vehicles turning right in front of ION light rail trains and ends with the message, “A right turn is the wrong turn when a train is coming.”
“There are some really close calls in this video and unfortunately, we have had drivers turn right into our ION trains,” said Neil Malcolm, Acting Director...

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Posted Friday, 15 July, 2022

On July 14, Grand River Transit celebrated the grand opening of the new Northfield Drive Maintenance Facility, which will support the modernization and growth of transit in the Region of Waterloo.
After years of expanding service and growing ridership, GRT has outgrown two other maintenance and storage facilities in Kitchener and Cambridge. With space for 200 buses, the 305,000-square-foot facility can house larger capacity, articulated buses, which will help GRT as it continues...

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Posted Wednesday, 06 July, 2022

Beginning, July 11, Grand River Transit (GRT) will launch a new flexible transit option to serve the community of Breslau.
In partnership with Metrolinx, the on-demand pilot project will connect residents to key destinations, including schools, employment centres, the Region of Waterloo International Airport, and the Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre, as well as the GRT network with connections to GO Transit.  Route 79 Breslau will be free for customers to try for the...

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Posted Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Waterloo Region residents can expect to see the first of several electric buses rolling down the streets next year as Grand River Transit (GRT) selects Nova Bus as its first electric bus provider.
GRT has ordered an initial six electric buses from Nova Bus, a member of the Volvo Group and a leading North American transit bus manufacturer. The first buses are expected to arrive in spring 2023 with five additional electric buses to follow in 2024.
This initiative is part...

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Posted Monday, 20 June, 2022

We will pause bus and ION train service at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, for one minute.
Pausing service provides an opportunity to reflect on the beauty, resiliency, sacrifices and valuable contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, and remember that just a year ago the remains of 215 children were uncovered at a residential school in Kamloops BC. This was the first of several revelations across the country.
“We invite all who are able...

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