Niagara Falls Transit

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This article is about local transit service in Niagara Falls. For inter-municipal transit service in the Niagara Region, see Niagara Region Transit.
Niagara Falls Transit
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Slogan The way to go
Founded 1960
Headquarters 4320 Bridge Street
Locale Niagara Falls, Ontario
Service area Niagara Falls, Ontario
Service type Bus service, Paratransit
Routes 14 Monday to Saturday Daytime, 8 Evenings and Sundays and Holidays, and 3 Shuttle Routes
Hubs Main & Ferry, Niagara Square, Target Plaza
Fleet 27 conventional buses
6 Handi-Transit vehicles
Operator City of Niagara Falls, Ontario
Website transit
Most buses are still painted in the old livery

Niagara Falls Transit operates the public transport bus services in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Established in 1960, Niagara Transit originally operated ten routes. The current service now provides 14 Monday to Saturday daytime routes, Eight Evening & Sunday & Holiday routes and three shuttle services for Brock University and Niagara College (Welland and Glendale). In 2007 the operation of Niagara Transit was taken over by the transportation department of the City of Niagara Falls, the following year it changed its name to Niagara Falls Transit. The motto for Niagara Falls Transit is "The way to go". On October 8, 2013 Niagara Falls City Council approved the re-routing of Niagara Falls Transit effective January 5, 2014.

Operations[edit]

Potential for growth of public transit is limited as most tourists come by car or tour buses. Niagara Falls Transit is very underused due to the poor route structure, infrequent route intervals. Half hour or 15 minute routes are non existent even at rush hour. There is also a lack of pedestrian friendly bus stops, no concrete padding at many stops with few bus shelters to accommodate riders. Hotels and the two casinos offer shuttle bus service around the Falls area. Taxis are also a common form of transportation in the city. Most commuters are locals who live away from the Falls area and need to get to their workplace. [1] 5-0 is also a carrier that provides service from the Fallsview Casino and Downtown Niagara Falls area to Niagara-on-the-Lake, using a motor coach. Service operates year-round, but with a dramatically reduced schedule during winter months.

Niagara Falls Transit offers four shuttle bus routes, the Brock Rapid, Niagara College/Glendale Campus, Niagara College/Welland Campus, and Fort Erie to Niagara Falls. The Brock Rapid, Niagara College and Fort Erie shuttles operate during the academic school year. These services carry a premium fare charge, but in many cases will allow you to connect to regular services offered by Niagara Falls Transit.

Chair-A-Van carries disabled passengers on Niagara Falls Transit.

Roster[edit]

Routes[edit]

STOP 102: Old Bus Stop Sign

Each of the numbered routes under the 100 series routes operates Monday to Saturday from 5:45 am to 7:15 pm, Evening and Sunday and holiday service is modified to the 200 series routes. The Monday to Saturday evening service runs from 6:15 pm to midnight and Sunday and holiday service runs from 7 am to 7:30 pm with exception of WEGO Red Line

The Brock Rapid and Fort Erie Rapid, as well as the Niagara College shuttles operate according to the academic semester (day after Canadian Labour Day until April 30 of the following year). They will not operate when colleges and universities are not in session (May 1 until Labour Day).

Routes[edit]

Regular Routes Monday to Saturday Daytime
No. Name Terminals Service hours
101 Dunn Street Niagara Square (O) Main & Ferry (I) Hourly 6:30 am to 6 pm
102 Hospital Main & Ferry (O) Bus Terminal (I) Hourly 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
103 Drummond Road Niagara Square (O) Main & Ferry (I) Hourly 6 am to 7 pm
104 Victoria Avenue Bus Terminal (O) Main & Ferry (I) Every half-hour from 6:15 am to 6:45 pm
105 Kalar Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Niagara Square (I) Hourly 5:45 am to 6:15 pm
106 Ailanthus Avenue Chippawa (O) Main & Ferry (I) Hourly 6 am to 7 pm
107 Town & County Plaza Church's Lane (O) Main & Ferry (I) Hourly from 5:45 am to 7:15 pm
108 Thorold Stone Road Bus Terminal (O) Target Plaza (I) Hourly from 7 am to 6 pm
109 Thorold Stone Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Target Plaza (I) Hourly from 6:15 am to 6:15 pm
110 Drummond Road Target Plaza (O) Main & Ferry (I) Every half-hour from 6:15 am to 6:45 pm
111 Dorchester Road Niagara Square (O) Target Plaza (I) Every half-hour from 6 am to 6:30 pm
112 McLeod Road Chippawa (O) Niagara Square (I) Hourly from 7:15 am to 5:15 pm
113 Montrose Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Niagara Square (I) Hourly from 6:15 am to 6:15 pm
114 Town & County Plaza Riall Street (O) Target Plaza (I) Hourly from 6:30 am to 6 pm
WEGO Red Line Lundy's Lane Table Rock (O) Garner Rd (I) Every half-hour from 6 am to 8 pm

(O)= Outbound (I)= Inbound

Monday to Saturday Evenings & Sundays & Holidays
No. Name Terminals Service hours Evenings Service hours Sundays & Holidays
203 Drummond Road Niagara Square (O) Main & Ferry (I) Hourly from 7 pm to 11:45 pm (Arrives at Bus Terminal at midnight) Hourly from 7:15 am to 6:45 pm
204 Victoria Avenue Bus Terminal (O) Main & Ferry (I) Every half-Hour from 7 pm to 11:30 pm Every half-hour from 7 am to 7 pm
205 Kalar Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Niagara Square (I) Hourly from 6:15 pm to 10:30 pm Every hour from 8 am to 7:30 pm
206 Ailanthus Avenue Chippawa (O) Main & Ferry (I) Hourly from 7 pm to 11:15 pm Hourly from 7 am to 7:15 pm
209 Thorold Stone Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Target Plaza (I) Hourly from 6:15 pm to 10:30 pm Hourly from 7:15 am to 6:30 pm
210 Hospital Target Plaza (O) Main & Ferry (I) Every half-hour from 7 pm to 11:55 pm Every half-hour from 7 am to 7:15 pm
213 Montrose Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Niagara Square (I) Hourly from 6:30 pm to 11 pm Hourly from 7:30 am to 7 pm
214 Town & County Plaza Riall Street (O) Target Plaza (I) Hourly from 6:30 pm to 11 pm Hourly from 7:30 am to 7 pm
WEGO Red Line Lundy's Lane Table Rock (O) Garner Rd (I) Varies during year Varies during year

Express/Shuttle Routes[edit]

Regular Routes
Name Terminals Service hours Notes
Brock Rapid Main & Ferry/Brock University 12 round trips Mon-Thurs, 10 round trips Fri Operates during Fall/Winter university sessions only.
Niagara College NOTL Campus Zehrs Plaza/Niagara College Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus 20 round trips Mon-Fri, 8AM- 9:45PM Operates during Fall/Winter college sessions only.
Niagara College Welland Campus Zehrs Plaza/Niagara College Welland Campus 13 round trips Mon-Fri, 7:15AM- 10PM Operates during Fall/Winter college sessions only.

WEGO Visitor Transportation System[edit]

Previously operated as the Falls Shuttle, the Niagara Falls Parks shuttle service replaced on Monday August 13, 2012 by a new Niagara Falls Visitor Transportation System branded as WEGO. Full WEGO service commenced on the 23rd of August, 2012. Service operates on a more frequent service than the conventional City of Niagara Falls transit service, and is split among four routes; the Red line operating between the main transfer hub near Table Rock and the Lundy's Lane corridor, the Blue line operating between the hub and Marineland, the Green Line operating between the Floral Clock and Rapidview (through the hub), and the Purple Line between the hub and Downtown Niagara Falls (Bridge Street).

Intercity transit connections[edit]

  • GO Transit (bus service and seasonal train service to Toronto at VIA Station)
  • Niagara Region Transit (various connection points to St. Catherines, Fort Erie, and Welland)
  • Coach Canada and Greyhound (intercity service to Canada & US destinations at Niagara Falls Coach Terminal)
  • Via Rail and Amtrak (rail connections to Toronto and New York City at VIA Station)

See also[edit]

Other modes of transportation in Niagara Falls, Ontario:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transit | City of Niagara Falls, Canada". Niagarafalls.ca. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  • Niagara Falls Transit Daytime Map [1]
  • Niagara Falls Transit Evening, Sunday and Holiday Map [2]
  • Minutes of Niagara Falls City Council October 8, 2013

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