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Service returning to pre-pandemic service levels September 12

Starting September 12, routes 2, 3, 4 and 7 will be reinstated to a 30-minute frequency, which will return service to the levels seen before the onset of the pandemic in 2020. Please refer to the Schedules & Maps page to view the new schedules coming into effect on September 12.

​Masks no longer required as of June 11, 2022

Although not required, masks are st​ill welcomed while riding Barrie Transit or inside the Transit Terminal.​

Bear Creek Special Added Trip

Effective September 12th, 2022 an additional trip will be added to the Bear Creek Special. In addition to the posted times, Stop 606 will be serviced at 2:48 PM and Stop 640 will be serviced at 2:49 PM. In addition to the posted times, Stop 548 will not be serviced at 2:48 PM and Stop 550 will not be serviced at 2:49 PM.


​​Route 4 Minet's Point Detour 

​Route 4 will be on detour from August 15th until December 2022, due to a full road closure. Please refer to the Minet's Point Detour Notice​ for the detour plan and locations of closed/temporary stops.

​​Route 100A/B Farmer's Market Detour

Route 100A/B will be on detour every Saturday until 1​pm between May 28​th and mid-October, while the Barrie Farmer's Market is running. Stops 191 and 192 will be temporarily closed. Please refer t​o the Farmers' Market Detour Notice​ and use nearby temporary or in-service stops for the duration of the closure. ​​​​​​​

Route 8 Mapleview Detour

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:

​Essa Interchange Pedestrian Shuttle 

Due to a sidewalk closure along Essa Road during MTO construction, Stop 296 and 300 serviced by Route 8ANB and 8BSB will be free to board from June 20th, 2022 until Fall 2024 to transport pedestrians through the work zone on Essa Road. Please refer to the Essa Pedestrian Shuttle Notice​​ and the Essa Road Interchange & Highway 400 Overpass Replacement page for more details.​​

​​​​​​​Stop Closures

​​​Stop 108 and 109 Closure 

Stops 108 and 109 will be temporarily closed effective June 6th, 2022 until August 2022. A temporary stop will be provided for stop​ 108 and 109. Please refer to the 108 and 109 ​Closure Notices and use nearby temporary or in-service stops for the duration of the closure.​​

​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.​​

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
  • installation of hand sanitizer dispensers on buses​
  • plexiglass protective operator shields

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