Thompson Transit

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City of Thompson Transit
Thompson Manitoba logo.png
Founded 1970s
Headquarters 81 Berens Road
Service area Thompson, Manitoba
Service type Bus service
Routes 2
Stops 70
Fuel type Diesel
Operator Grey Goose Bus Lines[1]
Website Bus schedule

Thompson Transit is the public transit agency in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. The City of Thompson contracts the bus services.

History[edit]

pre 1995[edit]

Operation conducted under contract by Thompson Bus Lines.

1995-1998[edit]

Contract operator switched to Grey Goose Bus Lines.

1998-2007[edit]

Grey Goose Bus Lines purchased by Greyhound Canada

2007-Current[edit]

Grey Goose Bus Lines a division of Greyhound Canada acquired by First Group[2]

Services[edit]

Weekday hours of operation are from 7:30 am to 6:10 pm with extended service on Friday to 9:10 pm. On Saturday hours of operation are from 11:00 am to 6:10 pm, with no Sunday service.[3]

Thompson Transit operates two bus routes, which meet up at The Plaza Mall and Southwood as transfer points.

Routes[edit]

Route Name Route Description Notes
Eastwood This route operates the East side of Thompson Major stops on this route; Plaza Shopping Centre (Transfer Point), City Centre Mall, Eastwood School, Princeton Towers, Highland Tower, Thompson General Hospital, Southwood (Transfer Point) and Wal-Mart.
Westwood This route operates the West side of Thompson Major stops on this route; Plaza Shopping Centre (Transfer Point), Burntwood School, Norplex Pool, Southwood (Transfer Point) and R. D. Parker Collegiate.

News[edit]

  • On November 18, 2008, The installation of new bus shelters.[4]
  • Council passes a resolution for the purchase of 2 New D35LFR Transit Buses from NewFlyer with City of Brandon order. As well revise current Transit routes for a more feasible bus service.[5]
  • City Approves the purchase of 2 new Transit buses from New Flyer at a cost of $845,136.[6]
  • On September 13, 2010 City Council approved new contract with Greyhound, the total cost to the city will be $1,364,393 over five years.[7]

Transit shelter locations[edit]

Stop Name Route Notes
Burntwood School Westwood Wekusko Street @ Arctic Drive - East Bound
R.D. Parker Collegiate Westwood Thompson Drive North - East Bound
Wolf Westwood Thompson Drive South @ Wolf Street - West Bound
Southwood (Transfer Point) Eastwood & Westwood Maple Street @ Thompson Drive South - North Bound
Princeton Towers Eastwood Princeton Drive - South Bound
Waterloo Eastwood Waterloo Avenue - East Bound

Facilities[edit]

Grey Goose Bus Lines Bus Depot @ 81 Berens Road.

Fares[edit]

Fare type Cash Monthly Pass
Adult $1.85 $68.40
Student $1.30 $36.60
Senior Fare $1.30 $36.60

References[edit]