Southwest Transitway (Winnipeg)

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Southwest Transitway
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Overview
SystemBus rapid transit
OperatorWinnipeg Transit
Began serviceApril 8, 2012 (2012-04-08)
Route
LocaleWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Stations16
Southwest Transitway

The Southwest Transitway is a bus rapid transit dedicated roadway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, which commenced operation in April 2012.[1] The first section has been constructed parallel to the railway tracks running southwest from Queen Elizabeth Way at The Forks to Pembina Highway at Jubilee Avenue. An extension from Jubilee Avenue to Markham Road and the University of Manitoba has been built, and is planned to open on April 12th, 2020. Bus rapid transit services through the Downtown Winnipeg area will use the Graham transit mall and other bus priority routes.

Routes[edit]

  • BLUE - Service to University of Manitoba or St. Norbert.
  • 47 Transcona - Pembina - Service to University of Manitoba.
  • 65 Grant Express - Service to Ridgewood - enters/exits the Southwest Transitway just after Osborne Station; only observing stops at Harkness Station and Osborne Station (Rush Hour Only).
  • 66 Grant - Service to Polo Park or Unicity/Dieppe Loop - enters/exits the Southwest Transitway just after Osborne Station; only observing stops at Harkness Station and Osborne Station.

Rapid transit stations[edit]

Balmoral Station[edit]

Balmoral Station

The renovated former Greyhound Canada bus depot located next to the University of Winnipeg, is the downtown terminus for rapid transit routes.

Harkness Station[edit]

Located at Harkness and Stradbrook. Exit point for routes en route to Downtown. Also transfer point for Route 635 with service between Osborne Village and Misercordia Hospital

Osborne Station[edit]

Constructed on a bridge over Osborne Street near Osborne Junction. This station is the only covered station on the Southwest Transitway.

Fort Rouge Station[edit]

Located in the Fort Rouge Yards area off Morley avenue. Transfers can be made to Route 95 with service to Riverview and South Tuxedo at this station, also the only station that had a kiss n ride, allowing drivers to drop off passengers at the station

Jubilee Station[edit]

It was proposed that the station be built near the current end of the Transitway, just northeast of the Pembina/Jubilee underpass. City Council was set to vote on approval of the project in late 2012.[2] The station is under construction as of early 2015.[citation needed]

Beaumont Station[edit]

Seel Station[edit]

Clarence Station[edit]

Chevrier Station[edit]

Plaza Station[edit]

Chancellor Station[edit]

Southpark Station[edit]

Markham Station[edit]

Stadium Station[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's a rapid Transitway, not a sidewalk: city". Winnipeg Sun. January 11, 2012. Retrieved February 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "City to split $3-M cost of bus depot". Winnipeg Free Press. October 5, 2012. Retrieved October 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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