Brampton Transit

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Brampton Transit
Brampton Transit.svg
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Brampton Transit #0601 at Bramalea City Centre on the 1A (now the #1 line) in March 2006.
Parent City of Brampton
Founded 1974
Headquarters 185 Clark Blvd.,
Brampton, Ontario
Locale Brampton, Ontario, parts of York Region into Toronto
Service area Brampton, Ontario
Service type Public Transit
Daily ridership 70,800[1]
Annual ridership 19,405,803(Increase5.7%)(2013)[1]
(approx. 30 million boardings)
Executive Director Sue Connor
Website Official Site

Brampton Transit (BT) is public transport bus operator for the City of Brampton in the Regional Municipality of Peel, and within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Ontario, Canada. Brampton Transit began operations in 1974.[1]

In May 2005, a major upgrade occurred that put more routes into a grid pattern. In 2006 Brampton Transit became Canada's fastest-growing transit system in terms of ridership. Over 10 million riders used Brampton Transit in 2006, marking a 12.4 percent increase over 2005 levels and shattering all previous ridership records for the city.[1] The transit system is currently headed by Transit Executive Director Sue Connor. In 2010, Brampton Transit introduced Züm, a Bus Rapid Transit route running along Queen Street and Highway 7 from downtown Brampton to York University, along Main from Sandalwood to Square one in Mississauga and along Steeles from Brampton Gateway Terminal to Humber College.

Connections[edit]

Brampton Transit is connected with Mississauga Transit to the south, and routes along main corridors serve features in both cities, such as Sheridan College (Brampton Campus), and industrial, commercial, and retail centres. It also connects to York Region Transit to the east via the Queen Street-Highway 7 corridor and Toronto Transit Commission to the southeast. Once the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station is opened in late 2016, Brampton Transit will have a direct connection with the Toronto rapid transit system.

Steeles Avenue, once the boundary between the former Toronto and Chingacousy Townships, is now a major Brampton thoroughfare. The Route 11 now runs west of Brampton Gateway at Hurontario Street, and eastward into Toronto to Humber College's Main Campus. There is a transfer at the College with Route 50, that serves new developments in the Gore Road area near the former Highway 50, or Albion Road. In September 2007, the Section West of Brampton Gateway became route 51, and accesses Mississauga Transit at Mississauga Road and Meadowvale Blvd.

Brampton Transit has also been a key carrier of commuters to and from the Georgetown line railway station operated by GO Transit. There are transfers to and from the trains and buses at the Bramalea, Brampton, and Mount Pleasant (opened February 2005) stations, and direct connections to express buses at Bramalea City Centre and Trinity Common, and adjacent stop at Brampton Gateway.

Fares[edit]

2008 Children/Student 10 ticket

Fares are as of April 1, 2014.[2] The cash fare is $3.75 (exact change), except for seniors, who pay $1.00, provided that they carry a Brampton Transit Senior Identification Card.

Preschoolers and blind people travel for free. War veterans also travel for free by Veteran Transit Pass Program.

Regular fares:

Category Cash fare Presto E-purse Weekly pass
(Paper/Presto)
Monthly Pass
(Paper/Presto)
Preschool Child
ages 5 and under and accompanied
by a fare-paying passenger
FREE - - -
Person With Vision Loss
with CNIB card
FREE - - -
Elementary, Middle and High School Students
Grades 1 - 8: without Student ID
Grades 9 - 12: with Student ID
$3.75 $2.50 $27.00 $105.00
Adults and Post-Secondary Students $3.75 $2.80 $30.00 $115.00
Senior citizens $1.00 $1.55 $15.00 $50.00
  • : available only for seniors carrying a valid Brampton Transit Identification Card

Other fares:

Fare category Price
Presto card
waived during promotions
$6.00
Presto Protective Sleeve $2.00
GO Train Fare Integration $0.70
GO Bus Fare Integration
for Presto cardholders only
$0.70
GTA Weekly Pass
with TTC, MiWay, and YRT/Viva
$55.00

Terminals[edit]

Bramalea Transit Centre[edit]

Main article: Bramalea Terminal

Brampton Gateway Terminal[edit]

The new terminal, located on the northwest corner of Steeles Avenue and Main Street, opened on 26 November 2012.[3] replacing the Shoppers World Terminal

Downtown Transit Terminal[edit]

Heart Lake Terminal[edit]

Location: Conestoga Drive, NW of Sandalwood Parkway and Kennedy Road.
Coordinates: 43°43′41″N 79°47′53″W / 43.72806°N 79.79806°W / 43.72806; -79.79806
Opened:
Brampton Routes: 2, 3, 7, 7A, 21, 23, 23A.
Transit Connections: None

Shoppers World Terminal[edit]

Has been replaced by Brampton Gateway Terminal, located on the northwest corner of Steeles Avenue and Main Street, on 26 November 2012.[3] The facility now stands empty; it is to be demolished and the area to be used by Shoppers World Brampton as an additional parking lot.

Trinity Common Terminal[edit]

GO Train stations[edit]

Terminals outside Brampton[edit]

Routes[edit]

Legend Bus Used
31 Regular Service regular
115 Express Service
214 iRide School Service
501 Bus rapid Transit (BRT) Service Züm
Route Direction and Termini Accessible Availability
1
Queen EB To Highway 50
via Downtown Brampton Terminal and Bramalea Terminal
WB To Major William Sharpe Drive
via Bramalea Terminal and Downtown Brampton Terminal
Handicapped/disabled access all week
1A
To Coventry Drive
via Downtown Brampton Terminal and Bramalea Terminal
To Major William Sharpe Drive
via Bramalea Terminal and Downtown Brampton Terminal
peak hours
2
Main NB To Heart Lake Terminal
via Lancashire Drive and Highway 407 GO Park and Ride
SB To Maritz Drive
via Lancashire Drive and Highway 407 GO Park and Ride
Handicapped/disabled access all week
3
McLaughlin NB To Heart Lake Terminal
via Flower City Community Campus
SB To Brampton Gateway Terminal
via Flower City Community Campus
Handicapped/disabled access all week
4
Chinguacousy NB To Mount Pleasant GO Station
via Brisdale Drive
SB To Brampton Gateway Terminal
via Brisdale Drive
Handicapped/disabled access all week
4A
To Mount Pleasant GO Station
via Creditview Road
To Brampton Gateway Terminal
via Creditview Road
Mon - Sat
5
Bovaird EB To Westwood Mall
via Trinity Common Mall and Goreway Drive
WB To Mount Pleasant GO Station
via Trinity Common Mall and Goreway Drive
Handicapped/disabled access all week
5A
To Westwood Mall
via Trinity Common Mall and Airport Road
To Mount Pleasant GO Station
via Trinity Common Mall and Airport Road
Mon - Fri
(no evening service)
7
Kennedy NB To Mayfield Road
via Heart Lake Terminal
SB To Courtneypark Drive
via Heart Lake Terminal
Handicapped/disabled access all week
7A
To Heart Lake Terminal To Courtneypark Drive peak hours
8
Centre EB To Bramalea Terminal WB To Brampton Gateway Terminal Handicapped/disabled access all week
9
Vodden EB To Edvac Drive
via Bramalea Terminal
WB To Wanless Drive
via Bramalea Terminal
Handicapped/disabled access all week
10
South Industrial NB To Bramalea Terminal SB To First Gulf Boulevard peak hours
11
Steeles EB To Humber College North Campus WB To Brampton Gateway Terminal Handicapped/disabled access all week
12
Grenoble NB To Countryside Drive SB To Bramalea Terminal Handicapped/disabled access all week
13
Avondale NB To Bramalea Terminal SB To Bramalea GO Station Handicapped/disabled access Mon - Sat
14
Torbram NB To Countryside Drive SB To Westwood Mall Handicapped/disabled access all week
15
Bramalea NB To Inspire Bouleavrd
via Bramalea Terminal
SB To Derry Road
via Bramalea Terminal
Handicapped/disabled access all week
15A
To Countryside Drive
via Bramalea Terminal
To Bramalea GO Station
via Bramalea Terminal
peak hours
16
Southgate NB To Bramalea Terminal SB To Bramalea GO Station Handicapped/disabled access all week
17
Howden NB To Trinity Common Mall SB To Bramalea Terminal Handicapped/disabled access all week
18
Dixie NB To Countryside Drive
via Bramalea Terminal
SB To Meyerside Drive
via Bramalea Terminal
Handicapped/disabled access all week
18A
To Trinity Common Mall
via Bramalea Terminal
peak hours
19
Fernforest NB To Trinity Common Mall SB To Bramalea Terminal Handicapped/disabled access all week
20
East Industrial WB To Bramalea Terminal EB To Driver Road peak hours
21
Heart Lake NB To Heart Lake Terminal SB To Trinitiy Common Mall Handicapped/disabled access peak hours
23
Sandalwood EB To Highway 50
via Trinity Common Mall
WB To Mount Pleasant Village
(Mount Pleasant GO Station north side)
via Trinity Common Mall
Handicapped/disabled access all week
24
Van Kirk NB To Collingwood Avenue SB To Downtown Brampton Terminal Handicapped/disabled access all week
25
Edenbrook NB To Wanless Drive SB To Downtown Brampton Terminal Handicapped/disabled access peak hours
26
Mount Pleasant CW Mount Pleasant Village
(Mount Pleasant GO Station north side)
peak hours
29
Williams EB To Auction Lane WB To Mount Pleasant GO Station Handicapped/disabled access off-peak and
weekends
29A
To Kenview Boulevard peak hours
30
Airport Road NB To Mayfield Road
To Caledon limited service only
SB To Westwood Mall Handicapped/disabled access all week
31
McVean NB To Mayfield Road SB To Queen Street Mon - Sat
(no evening service)
32
Father Tobin CW To Trinity Common Mall Handicapped/disabled access Mon - Sat
33
Peter Robertson CCW To Trinity Common Mall Handicapped/disabled access Mon - Sat
35
Clarkway NB To Airport Road
via Castlemore Road and Gore Meadows Community Centre
SB To Queen Street
via Castlemore Road and Gore Meadows Community Centre
Handicapped/disabled access Mon - Sat
(no evening service)
40
Central Industrial NB To Bramalea Terminal SB To Westcreek Boulevard
To Advance Boulevard Saturdays only
Handicapped/disabled access Mon - Sat
50
Gore Road NB To Gore Meadows Community Centre SB To Humber College North Campus all week
51
Steeles West EB To Brampton Gateway Terminal WB To Hereford Street Handicapped/disabled access all week
51A
To Lisgar GO Station Mon - Sat
52
McMurchy NB To Downtown Brampton Terminal
via Brampton Gateway Terminal
SB To Sheridan College Davis Campus
via Brampton Gateway Terminal
Handicapped/disabled access all week
53
Oaklea CW To Brampton Gateway Terminal
via Sheridan College Davis Campus
Handicapped/disabled access all week
54
James Potter CCW To Brampton Gateway Terminal
via Sheridan College Davis Campus
Handicapped/disabled access all week
56
Springbrook NB To Mount Pleasant GO Station
via Queen Street West
SB To Downtown Brampton Terminal
via Queen Street West
Handicapped/disabled access Mon - Sat
58
Financial NB To Wardsville Drive SB To Financial Drive Handicapped/disabled access peak hours
92
Bramalea GO Shuttle NB To North Park Drive SB To Bramalea GO Station peak hours
115
Airport Express NB To Bramalea Terminal SB To Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1 Handicapped/disabled access all week
200
Turner Fenton SS EB To Tuner Fenton Secondary School WB To Brampton Gateway Terminal school
201
Mayfield SS EB To Mayfield Secondary School
via Inder Heights Drive
WB To Heart Lake Terminal
via Inder Heights Drive
school
202
Mayfield SS EB To Mayfield Secondary School
via Braidwood Lake Drive
WB To Heart Lake Terminal
via Kenpark Avenue
school
203
Mayfield SS EB N/A WB To Heart Lake Terminal
via Kennedy Road
school
204
Mayfield SS EB N/A WB To Heart Lake Terminal
via Braidwood Lake Road
school
205
St. Thomas Aquinas SS EB To St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School WB To Bramalea Terminal
via Central Park Drive or via Queen Street
school
206
St. Augustine SS NB To St. Augustine Secondary School SB To County Court Boulevard school
207
Mayfield SS NB To Mayfield Secondary School
via Bramalea Road
SB To Bramalea Terminal
via Bramalea Road
school
208
Mayfield SS NB To Mayfield Secondary School
via Dixie Road
SB To Bramalea Terminal
via Dixie Road
school
209
St. Augustine SS NB To Major William Sharpe Drive SB To St. Augustine Secondary School school
210
Cardinal Leger SS EB To Cardinal Leger Secondary School WB N/A school
211
Chinguacousy SS EB To Castlemore Road and Goreway Drive WB To Chinguacousy Secondary School school
212
St. Roch SS NB To St. Edmund Campion Secondary School SB To St. Roch Secondary School school
213
St. Edmund Campion SS NB To Mayfield Road SB To St. Edmund Campion Secondary School school
214
Cardinal Ambrozic SS EB To Cardinal Ambrozic Secondary School WB To Airport and Castlemore Roads school
215
St. Thomas Aquinas SS EB To St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School WB To Mount Pleasant GO Station school
216
David Suzuki SS EB To Main and Nelson Streets WB To David Suzuki Secondary School school
501
Züm Queen EB To York University
via Highway 7 and Bramalea Terminal
WB To Downtown Brampton Terminal
via Highway 7 and Bramalea Terminal
Handicapped/disabled access all week
501A
To York University
via Highway 407 and Bramalea Terminal
To Downtown Brampton Terminal
via Highway 407 and Bramalea Terminal
all week
502
Züm Main NB To Sandalwood Loop
via Brampton Gateway Terminal and Downtown Brampton Terminal
SB To Mississauga City Centre Transit Terminal
(Square One)
via Downtown Brampton Terminal and Brampton Gateway Terminal
Handicapped/disabled access all week
505
Züm Bovaird EB To Queen Street and Goreway Drive
via Trinity Common Mall
WB To Mount Pleasant GO Station
via Trinity Common Mall
Handicapped/disabled access all week
511
Züm Steeles EB To Humber College North Campus WB To Brampton Gateway Terminal Handicapped/disabled access all week

Vehicles[edit]

BT has a fleet of 299 buses including:

Previously owned models include:

Brampton Transit Transit Enforcement Officers patrol in white Dodge Chargers a single black stripe and wording Transit Enforcement in black.

Bus rapid transit[edit]

Main article: Züm

Züm is Brampton's new bus rapid transit system.[4] Its first corridor was launched on September 20, 2010, and runs along Queen Street from Downtown Brampton to York University. Future corridors are planned along Main/Hurontario and Steeles Avenues. Züm received funding from the provincial government in 2006 to begin implementation of this system and an additional federal-municipal contribution agreement was signed in 2008.[5]

See also[edit]

Brampton Transit makes connections to other transit systems in the Greater Toronto Area:

References[edit]

External links[edit]