All service changes have been added to trip planning tools. Trips that do not operate during the winter holiday period are highlighted in dark blue on paper and PDF schedules.

Christmas Day - Monday, Dec. 25
  • Route 301 ION light rail: Service every 30 minutes until approximately 8 p.m.

  • Routes 7, 51, 201, 302: Service every 30 minutes until approximately 6 p.m. 

  • Routes 1, 6, 8, 12, 50, 53, 59, 61, 65, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206: Service every 60 minutes until approximately 6 p.m.

  • No service on the following bus routes: 3, 4, 5, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 63 and 67.
  • All MobilityPLUS subscription trips, including trips to dialysis appointments, will be cancelled due to the statutory holiday.

     

Boxing Day - Tuesday, Dec. 26
  • Holiday service, except Route 302 ION Bus, which will run on a Saturday schedule. Holiday service is noted on all route schedules.

  • All MobilityPLUS subscription trips, including trips to dialysis appointments, will be cancelled due to the statutory holiday.

     

New Year's Eve - Sunday, Dec. 31
  • Extended service on routes 7, 8, 12, 51, 53, 61, 201, 202, 204, 205, 206 and the 302 ION bus.

  • Route 301 ION light rail: last trains depart Conestoga Station at 12:40 a.m. and Fairway Station at 1 a.m.

  • Additional New Year's Eve service has been added to trip planning tools. Plan your trip before you go. Regular fares apply.
New Year's Day - Monday, Jan. 1
  • Holiday service. Holiday service is noted on all route schedules.
  • All MobilityPLUS subscription trips, including trips to dialysis appointments, will be cancelled due to the statutory holiday.

     

Winter holiday period - Dec. 25 - Jan. 7
Effective Dec. 25, 2023 - Jan. 7, 2024. All service changes have been added to trip planning tools. Removed trips are noted in dark blue on paper and PDF schedules.
  • Route 9: Midday service reduced to every 30 minutes.
  • Route 10: Midday service reduced to every 30 minutes. Route 10A trips removed.
  • Route 13: Midday service reduced to every 30 minutes. 
  • Route 19: Midday service reduced to every 30 minutes.
  • Route 57: No express service between Conestoga College and Ainslie Terminal in downtown Cambridge.
  • Route 61: Midday service reduced to every 30 minutes. The following trips are removed:  
    • Extra trips at 7:02, 7:39, 8:09 and 8:39 a.m. from Cambridge Centre Station to Conestoga College Doon Campus 
    • Extra trips at 7:28, 7:58, and 8:28 a.m. from Conestoga College Doon Campus to Cambridge Centre Station 
  • Route 201: The following trips are removed:
    • Extra trips at 7:06 and 7:24 a.m. from Fischer-Hallman/Highland to Conestoga College Doon Campus
    • Extra trip at 2:22 p.m. from Fischer-Hallman/Erb to Block Line Station 

    • Extra trips at 7:05, 7:35 and 8:05 p.m. from Conestoga College to Block Line Station 

  • Route 203: Service only between Cambridge Centre Station and Sportsworld Station throughout the holiday period.

Customer service holiday hours

GRT Customer Service Centre

105 King St. E., Kitchener (corner of King and Benton streets)

Holiday hours of operation:

  • Christmas Eve, Sunday Dec. 24: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25: closed
  • Boxing Day, Tuesday, Dec. 26: closed
  • New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1: closed

Regular service hours will resume Jan. 2, 2024.

Ainslie Street Terminal

35 Ainslie Street S., Cambridge

Customer service holiday hours of operation:

  • Christmas Eve, Sunday Dec. 24: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25: closed
  • Boxing Day, Tuesday, Dec. 26: closed
  • New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1: closed

Regular service hours will resume Jan. 2, 2024.

GRT Operations Centre

250 Strasburg Rd., Kitchener

This customer service centre is closed on weekends and statutory holidays. 

 

Ainslie Street Terminal building hours

  • Sunday, Dec. 24: 7:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. 
  • Monday, Dec. 25: 7:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 26: 7:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 31: 7:45 a.m. – 2 a.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 1: 7:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.