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Route 36 stop at Conestoga College

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, Route 36 Thomas Slee will resume using stop 1342 (Door 6 across from the Recreation Centre) at Conestoga College Doon Campus . It will no longer serve stops 1731, 1732 or 1734.

Map of Route 36 stop location at Conestoga College

Fall service changes

Fall service begins Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. PDF schedules have been added to the Schedules page.

GRT will also be lifting the ridership limits on buses effective Monday, Sept. 7. Face coverings are now mandatory on all transit vehicles, and GRT continues enhanced cleaning measures. This will prevent customers being bypassed at stops when vehicles reach the ridership limit.

The following weekday service changes will go into effect:

  • Routes 301 ION light rail and 302 ION bus: Increased frequency to every 10 minutes from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Routes 201, 202, 204, 205, 206: Increased frequency to every 15 minutes during peak periods and midday
  • Route 203: Service reinstated between Sportsworld Station and Conestoga College during peak periods and midday.
  • Route 7: Increased frequency to every 7.5 minutes during afternoon peak between Conestoga Station and Waterloo Public Square Station.
  • Routes 1, 8, 12, 16, 20:  Increased frequency to every 15 minutes during peak periods
  • Routes 9, 13, 19, 110: Increased frequency to every 15 minutes during peak periods and midday
  • Route 10: 10A service via Old Carriage reinstated. Combined 10/10A frequency increased to every 15 minutes during peak periods and midday.
  • Routes 9, 13, 19: Increased frequency to every 30 minutes after 6:30pm and all day Sunday
  • Route 26: Reinstate the 10:57 pm trip from Block Line Station
  • Route 57: Increased frequency to every 30 minutes
  • Route 61: Reinstate additional services during peak periods between Conestoga College Doon Campus and Preston Parkway/Shantz Hill
  • Routes 73, 76: Reinstate busPlus service, every 30 minutes during peak periods
  • Route 110: Reinstate College Express service, every 15 minutes during peak periods and midday
  • Route 901: Reinstate Flex service, every 45 minutes from 11:15am to 6:15pm.

301 ION light rail service changes

  • Reduced frequency from every 15 to every 30 minutes after 10:30pm
  • No Saturday morning service before 5:25 am southbound and 6:00 am northbound
  • No Sunday morning service before 6:20 am southbound and 7:00 am northbound
  • Remove the 5:00 am, 5:15 am and 5:45 am departures from Fairway Station
  • Remove the 4:35 am departure from Research and Technology Station and the 4:58 am departure from Conestoga Station.

Ongoing COVID-19 service reductions

  • Routes 3, 4, 22, 56, 57, 60: Service every 60 minutes in the evening
  • Routes 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 26, 201, 301, 302: No service after midnight
  • Routes 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 201, 301, 302: No service after midnight on Saturday
  • Routes 7, 8, 12, 16, 28, 29, 201, 301: No service after midnight on Sunday
  • Route 55: Reduced service in both directions weekday and Saturday
  • Route 7: Service every 15 minutes between Waterloo Public Square and Conestoga Station in morning peak period
  • Routes 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 19, 29, 31, 51, 110, 201: Reduced special trips serving high schools, Conestoga College and universities
  • Routes 201, 202: Service every 15 minutes during peak periods