Burlington Transit

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Burlington Transit
Burlington Transit.svg
Burlington Transit 7037-07.jpg
Founded 1975
Headquarters 3332 Harvester Road
Locale Burlington, Ontario
Service area Burlington, Ontario
Service type bus service
Stations Downtown Bus Terminal
430 John Street
Fleet 67
Operator City of Burlington
Website Official website

Burlington Transit is the public transport provider in the city of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Services began in September 1975, after the city had been served by neighbouring systems including Hamilton Street Railway (H.S.R), and former subsidiary Canada Coach Lines, as well as "local" services to and from Toronto once provided by Gray Coach Lines and GO Transit along Lakeshore Road (Highway 2).

Burlington Transit is a member of the Canadian Urban Transit Association.

It connects with Hamilton Street Railway on the south and west and Oakville Transit on the east. In addition, the Appleby, Burlington, and Aldershot GO Transit stations on the Lakeshore West line are also connected. The Bus Terminal, located in downtown at 430 John Street, close to Lakeshore Road (Highway 2), is the main bus terminal, and the Greyhound Canada bus stop in Burlington. The transit yard and administration centre is situated at 3332 Harvester Road.

Bus services[edit]

New Flyer Invero #7009-03 enters the Burlington GO station on Route 2 Brant

Regular routes[edit]

Handicapped/disabled access All regular routes are serviced by accessible buses.[1]

No. Name Inner Terminal Outer Terminal Notes
1 Plains Burlington GO Station Downtown Hamilton Via Mapleview Centre, and Aldershot GO Station.
2 Brant Burlington Bus Terminal Autumn Hill & Driftwood Via Burlington GO Station.
3 Guelph Burlington Bus Terminal Autumn Hill & Driftwood Via Burlington Mall, Super Centre Mall.
4 Central Burlington Bus Terminal Pinedale & New Via Burlington Mall, Appleby Mall. Off-Peak & Saturday service only.
4A Central Burlington Bus Terminal Appleby GO Station Via Burlington Mall, Appleby Mall. Weekday rush hour service only.
4B Central Burlington Bus Terminal Prospect & Guelph. Hourly Sunday service between Burlington Mall & Downtown terminal.
5 Francis Burlington Bus Terminal King & Townsend Via Ontario Street & Surrey Lane.
6 Headon Forest Burlington GO Station Walkers & Dundas. Via Super Centre Mall & Mainway.
10 New Burlington GO Station Appleby GO Station Via Burlington Bus Terminal, Mapleview Mall.
10A New Burlington GO Station Appleby GO Station Rush hour service via Pinedale drive & Hampton Heath road.
11 Sutton Appleby GO Station Appleby & Harrison Via Upper Middle road & Appleby line. No Sunday service.
12 Upper Middle Burlington GO Station First Pro Shopping Centre Via Super Centre Mall, Mount Forest drive & Itabashi way.
15 Walkers Appleby GO Station Appleby & Harrison Via Alton Village & Dundas GO Park & Ride. No Sunday service.
15A Walkers Appleby GO Station Appleby & Harrison Weekday rush hour service. Similar to route 15, but does not stop at Dundas GO Park & Ride.
21 Fairview Appleby GO Station Burlington GO station. Indirect route between the Appleby and Burlington GO stations via Prospect.
62 Headon Appleby GO Station Super Centre Mall Via Headon Forest, Headon & Walkers . Rush hour service only.
80 Harvester Burlington GO Station Appleby GO Station The only direct route between the Appleby and Burlington Go Stations operated by Burlington Transit. Weekday service only.
81 North Service Burlington GO Station Appleby GO Station Weekday rush hour service only. Via Heritage drive.
101 Plains Express Burlington GO Station Downtown Hamilton Weekday Express service.

Connecting transit[edit]

Oakville Transit Routes
  • 14 Lakeshore West and 32 Burloak - Great Lakes both run along the eastern perimeter of Burlington on Burloak Drive.
Hamilton Street Railway Routes

School Specials[edit]

These routes are specialized for high school students and have only two trips each day.

Dial-a-Ride[edit]

Burlington Transit replaces bus service with a Dial-a-Ride cab on portions of route 50D, 51D, 52D, 53D, 54D, 55D, 57D, 59D during hours when ridership is low. Passengers are expected to take regular bus service to transfer point closest to their destination. Burlington transit will then complete your trip with a Dial-a-Ride taxi cab, taking you on the bus route to a bus stop closest to your final destination.

Paratransit[edit]

Burlington Transit operates door-to-door service for people with physical disabilities, which is called Handi-Van.[2]

Fares[edit]

Fares shown here are effective May 1, 2015.[3]

Age group Individual Fare 10 tickets Monthly Pass PRESTO
Children aged 0-5 Free Free Free Free
Children aged 6-12 $3.50 $18.50 N/A $1.85
Students aged 13-19 $3.50 $19.00 $71.00 $1.85
Adults aged 20-64 $3.50 $27.50 $97.00 $2.70
Seniors 65+ $3.50 $19.00 $59.25 $1.85

The use of ComboCards was officially stopped at 12:01 AM on September 4, 2007[4] in favor of the Presto card system to be implemented in late 2008.

Fleet[edit]

Current Conventional Fleet List[5]
 Fleet numbers   Year   Make/model   Engine/transmission   Fleet size   Notes 
7062, 7063-90 1990 Orion Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA/Allison HTB-748 2
7065, 7067-91 1991 Orion Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA/Allison HTB-748 2
7077, 7079 and 7080-94 1994 Orion Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA/Voith D863.3 3
7009-03, 7017-03, 7019-03-7025-03 2003 New Flyer D40i "Invero" Handicapped/disabled access Cummins ISC/Allison B400R 10
  • 7024-03 Burnt in a fire in June 2008, Repaired and back in service.
  • 7018-03 damaged in a fire and retired.
7027 to 7032-06 2006 Blue Bird Ultra LF Handicapped/disabled access Cummins ISB/Allison B300R 6
7033 to 7035-06 2006 New Flyer D40LF Handicapped/disabled access Cummins ISL/Allison B400R6 3
7036 to 7041-07 2007 New Flyer D40LF Handicapped/disabled access Cummins ISL/Allison B400R6 6
7043 to 7045-08 2008 New Flyer D40LF Handicapped/disabled access Cummins ISL/Allison B400R6 3
7001-09 to 7008-09, 7010-09 and 7011-09 2009 New Flyer D40LF Handicapped/disabled access Cummins ISL/Allison B400R6 10
  • All buses from here on have rear destination signs.
7046 to 7053-10 2010 New Flyer D40LF Handicapped/disabled access Cummins ISL9/Allison B400R6 8
  • Buses fitted with CLASS Announcement system for the doors.
7054 to 7059-12 2012 New Flyer XD40 "Xcelsior" Handicapped/disabled access Cummins ISL9/Allison B400R6 6
  • 7057-12 Damaged in a major fire, fate unknown.

Handicapped/disabled access Denotes wheelchair access

Burlington Transit has ordered four 30' Vicinity buses from Grande West Transportation with delivered scheduled for 2017.[6]

Note: Retired buses will be removed from roster when scrapping is confirmed.

Stations, terminals and garages[edit]

Bus Terminal[edit]

Burlington Bus Terminal
Burlington Bus terminal 2.JPG
Location 430 John St, Burlington
Coordinates 43°19′32.5″N 79°47′48″W / 43.325694°N 79.79667°W / 43.325694; -79.79667
Bus stands 6
Bus operators

The bus terminal is located in downtown Burlington on John Street, just north of Pine Street. The terminal is an on-street facility with northbound and southbound curbside busbays and a customer service building on the west side of the street. As well as being an important central transfer location for Burlington Transit and a terminus for Hamilton Street Railway service,[8] it is also the Greyhound bus depot.[9] GO Transit buses do not stop here, because of frequent train and bus service to the railway stations within the city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accessible-Transit". City of Burlington. Retrieved April 2016. All regular routes are serviced by accessible buses.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Handi-Van". www.burlington.ca. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Fares". www.burlington.ca. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Transit systems making fall changes". The Hamilton Spectator. 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  5. ^ Burlington Transit fleet on the CPTDB Wiki
  6. ^ http://www.grandewest.com/node/216
  7. ^ Burlington Carpool Lot (Dundas St. & Hwy. 407)
  8. ^ Hamilton Street Railway - Route 11 Parkdale
  9. ^ Greyhound Canada Station Locator

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