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Transit Service Notices​​​

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​Masks Still Required on Barrie Transit 

Masks or face coverings are required while riding Barrie Transit or inside the Transit Terminal until June 11​, 2022. ​​​

​​Victoria Day Service Notice 

On Victoria Day, Monday, May 23rd, 2022, there will be no Barrie Transit Service available.​

Detours​​

R​oute 3 Huronia Detour

Route 3 is on detour between May 16th and May 30th, 2022. Stops 752, 9, 116, 113, 118, 879, and 878 will be temporarily closed. Please refer to the Huronia Detour Notice and use nearby temporary or in-service stops for the duration of the closure. ​​​​

Route 8 Mapleview Detour

Route 8 is on detour from August 16th, 2021 to Summer 2022 due to the Mapleview Drive East: Madelaine Dr to​ Yonge St project. Please refer to the Route 8 Detour Notice Map for the detour plan and locations of closed/temporary stops.​

Routes 5 & 8 Anne Street Bridge Closure

Routes 5 and 8 are on detour from June 6th, 2021 to Fall 2022 due to MTO's Anne Street Bridge Replacement project. A Pedestrian Shuttle with two free board stops is provided to help pedestrians get across the bridge closure. The detour will be implemented as follows:

​​​​​​Stop ​Closures

​Stops 108 and 109 Closure

Stops 108 and 109 will be temporarily closed effective Friday, April 1st, 2022. A temporary stop will be provided for stops 108 and 109. The stop plan is as follows:

​S​tops 182 and 911 Closure​

Stop 182 Blake at Huron and stop 911 Lions Gate Centre, serviced by Route 8, will be out-of-service from November 10th, 2021 until Construction is Complete. Please refer to the 182 and 911 Closure Notices and use nearby temporary or in-service stops for the duration of the closure.

Ongoing Service Frequency Reductions

The pandemic has significantly impacted both the City’s public transit services ridership and revenue. The City closely monito​rs the performance of its transit services and continues to work to increase service levels back to pre-pandemic levels as ridership and corresponding revenues recover.

Prior to the pandemic, all bus routes ran on 30-minute frequencies at peak times of the day. Service reductions:

  • Route 2 is operating on an hourly service Monday thru Sunday
  • Route 3 is operating with every other trip on a 30-minute & 60-minute service frequency Monday thru Sunday
  • Route 4 is operating on an hourly service Monday thru Sunday
  • Route 7 is operating on an hourly service Monday thru Sunday

Please see schedules for detailed start/finish times. We apologize for any inconveniences these service reductions may be causing.

Please note that the Provincial Safe Restart Agreement funding for transit services was focused on providing financial relief and addressing financial pressures due to COVID-19. We thank all our transit users for their patience in these difficult times.​​​​​​​

2022 Transit Accessibility Campaign

In January 2022, Barrie Transit launched a campaign to raise awareness of transit accessibility features and encourage customers to consider the needs of others. The EnAbling Change Campaign includes graphics and messaging posted inside Barrie Transit buses and the terminal, and shared on the City's social media channels. Visit Priority & Courtesy Seating to learn more about the campaign.

Using Transit for Vaccine Appointments

Please use the Barrie Transit Sperling Drive Transit Access Map and the Georgian Mall Transit Access Map ​for information on accessing your nearest vaccination clinic if you have an appointment.

Specialized Transit Service Changes

Specialized Transit clients: please refer to Specialized Transit considerations to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Ensuring the Safety of Riders

The City has added increased safety measures to prote​ct Transit operators and riders. Safety measures include:

  • daily sanitization of buses and facilities
  • increased educational information on buses about COVID-19 precautions
  • personal protective equipment for drivers
  • installation of hand sanitizer dispensers on buses​
  • plexiglass protective operator shields






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