Changes to transit routes 2, 3, 6, 11, 25 & 80 coming Sept. 3

City of Burlington press release – Beginning Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, Burlington Transit will be making changes to a number of routes to improve service and schedule accuracy. All Burlington Transit riders are encouraged to check schedules before every trip by visiting


Routes 2, 3
  • Routes 2 and 3 will stop at the Highway 407 carpool lot all day during weekdays (currently peak-time only).
  • Route 3 will provide direct southbound service to downtown; extra morning trips to the Burlington GO Station have been eliminated.
  • Increased connections with GO Transit, Oakville Transit and Burlington Transit routes for improved travel and better access to key shopping locations, Notre Dame, Corpus Christi and Dr. Frank J. Hayden secondary schools.
  • 30 minute all day frequency until 9 p.m. (currently 20-minute frequency only during peak time) and changing to a 60-minute frequency in the evening until 10 p.m. (currently 30 minute frequency until 10:30 p.m.)
Routes 6, 11
  • Scheduling has been improved for better on-time performance.
  • No transfers will be needed between Routes 6 and 11 at the 407 carpool lot.
    • 6 becomes 11 and 11 becomes 6
  • Route 6 midday, weekday frequency will change to 30 minute frequency from 60 minutes.
  • Route 6 Saturday frequency will change to 60-minute frequency from 30 minutes.
Route 12
  • Route 12 will be rerouted to improve scheduling and on-time performance and will be relocated to Appleby Line from Sutton Drive with service in both directions. Sutton Drive will still be serviced by Route 11.
  • Route 12X will be removed from Itabashi Way. Itabashi Way will still be serviced by Route 302.
Route 25
  • Scheduling adjustments will be made to improve on-time performance.
 Route 80
  • Schedule adjustments will be made for morning and afternoon peak-time partial-trips to the Burlington and Appleby GO stations.
For more information, including schedules, trip planning, fares and more, visit

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. I was just thinking the other day, is there technology out there to see where buses are on your phone in real time?
    I think people would be more apt to use buses if they could see them coming and could learn their routes with an app on a smartphone.

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