Brantford Transit

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Brantford Transit
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Founded 1940
Headquarters 64 Darling St., Brantford, ON
Service area Brantford, Ontario
Service type bus service
Routes 9 regular routes plus industrial and school services
Fleet 29[1]
Operator City of Brantford
Website Brantford Transit

Brantford Transit is operated by the Transportation Services Department[2] of the City of Brantford, Ontario, to provide bus service for almost 1.3 million passengers per year.


Regular routes operate on a half-hour schedule from the downtown terminal.

Monday - Saturday (6am - 6:30pm)

  • 1 Eagle Place
  • 2 West Street - Brier Park
  • 4A/4C Mall Link
  • 5 West Brant - Oakhill
  • 6 West Brant - Shellard Lane
  • 7 East Ward - Braneida
  • 8 Holmedale - Mayfair (with peak hour extension to Northwest Industrial)
  • 9 Echo Place/ Lynden Rd

Evening (6:30pm - 1am) and Sunday (8:30am – 6:30pm)

  • 11 West Brant - Oakhill/ NWIA Holmedale
  • 12 Eagle Place/ West Brant - Shellard Lane
  • 13 King George Rd/ Brantwood Park
  • 14 Echo Place/ East Ward
  • 15 West Street/ Mayfair

Additional school service is provided to Assumption College, Brantford Collegiate Institute, North Park, Pauline Johnson, St. John's, Tollgate Technological Skills Centre, Mohawk College, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Greyhound Canada operates intercity services from the downtown Brantford Transit Terminal to destinations throughout southern Ontario.


Public transit began in Brantford in 1886 with horse drawn cars which by 1893 had been converted to electric. The City of Brantford took over these operations in 1914. The Public Utilities Commission was formed in 1935 by amalgamating the Hydro Electric Commission, the Board of Water Commissioners and the Municipal Railway Commission. Around 1936 buses began to replace street cars and by the end of 1939 the change over was complete.[3]

During the early 1980s Brantford Transit introduced painted buses other than the normal cream and maroon livery. You could find such things as the Minolta Bus, Parsons, Whirpool, Zenith to name a few. These rolling advertisements were the forerunners of today's ad wrapped buses you see now in Brantford and other cities.

The fleet colours were also changed to white, black, blue and red.


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The bus fleet once consisted of a mix of GM New Looks and Classics, Orion V and Orion VII, ElDorado National, Nova Bus LFS and Blue Bird Ultra LF.The fleet is now mostly Nova Buses.


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