Niagara Falls Transit

Niagara Falls Transit operates the public transport bus services in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Niagara Falls Transit
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Founded1960
Headquarters8208 Heartland Forest Road
LocaleNiagara Falls, Ontario
Service areaNiagara Falls, Ontario
Service typeBus service, Paratransit
Routes14 Monday to Saturday Daytime, 8 Evenings and Sundays and Holidays, and 2 Shuttle Routes
HubsMain & Ferry, Niagara Square, and Morrison & Dorchester
StationsNiagara Falls Transit Terminal
Fleet27 conventional buses
6 Handi-Transit vehicles
OperatorCity of Niagara Falls, Ontario
Websitetransit
Most buses are still painted in the old livery

Established in 1960, Niagara Transit originally operated ten routes. In 2007 the operation of Niagara Transit was taken over by the transportation department of the City of Niagara Falls, at which time the agency adopted its present name. Its current service now provides 14 Monday to Saturday daytime routes, 8 Evening, Sunday & Holiday routes and 2 shuttle services for Niagara College (Welland and Glendale). Since 2012, it has also operated two of the three lines of the WEGO network, which replaced the previous Falls Shuttle service.

The motto for Niagara Falls Transit is "The way to go".

OperationsEdit

Potential for growth of public transit is limited as most tourists come by car or tour buses. Niagara Falls Transit is very underused due to the poor route structure, infrequent route intervals. Half hour or 15 minute routes are non existent even at rush hour. There is also a lack of pedestrian friendly bus stops, no concrete padding at many stops with few bus shelters to accommodate riders. Hotels and the two casinos offer shuttle bus service around the Falls area. Taxis are also a common form of transportation in the city. Most commuters are locals who live away from the Falls area and need to get to their workplace. [1] 5-0 is also a carrier that provides service from the Fallsview Casino and Downtown Niagara Falls area to Niagara-on-the-Lake, using a motor coach. Service operates year-round, but with a dramatically reduced schedule during winter months.

Niagara Falls Transit offers four shuttle bus routes, the Brock Rapid, Niagara College/Glendale Campus, Niagara College/Welland Campus, and Fort Erie to Niagara Falls. The Brock Rapid, Niagara College and Fort Erie shuttles operate during the academic school year. These services carry a premium fare charge, but in many cases will allow you to connect to regular services offered by Niagara Falls Transit.

Chair-A-Van carries disabled passengers on Niagara Falls Transit.

RosterEdit

RoutesEdit

 
STOP 102: Old Bus Stop Sign

Each of the numbered routes under the 100 series routes operates Monday to Saturday from 5:45 am to 7:15 pm, Evening and Sunday and holiday service is modified to the 200 series routes. The Monday to Saturday evening service runs from 6:15 pm to midnight and Sunday and holiday service runs from 7 am to 7:30 pm with exception of WEGO Red Line

The Niagara College shuttles operate according to the academic semester (day after Canadian Labour Day until April 30 of the following year). They will not operate when colleges and universities are not in session (May 1 until Labour Day).

RoutesEdit

Regular Routes Monday to Saturday Daytime
No. Name Terminals
101 Dunn Street Niagara Square (O) Main & Ferry (I)
102 Hospital Main & Ferry (O) Bus Terminal (I)
103 Drummond Road Niagara Square (O) Main & Ferry (I)
104 Victoria Avenue Bus Terminal (O) Main & Ferry (I)
105 Kalar Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Niagara Square (I)
106 Ailanthus Avenue Chippawa (O) Main & Ferry (I)
107 Town & County Plaza Church's Lane (O) Main & Ferry (I)
108 Thorold Stone Road Bus Terminal (O) Morrison & Dorchester (I)m
109 Thorold Stone Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Morrison & Dorchester (I)
110 Drummond Road Morrison & Dorchester (O) Main & Ferry (I)
111 Dorchester Road Niagara Square (O) Morrison & Dorchester (I)
112 McLeod Road Chippawa (O) Niagara Square (I)
113 Montrose Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Niagara Square (I)
114 Town & County Plaza Riall Street (O) Morrison & Dorchester (I)
WEGO Red Line Lundy's Lane Table Rock (O) Garner Rd (I)

(O)= Outbound (I)= Inbound

Regular Routes Monday to Saturday Evenings & Sundays & Holidays
No. Name Terminals
203 Drummond Road Niagara Square (O) Main & Ferry (I)
204 Victoria Avenue Bus Terminal (O) Main & Ferry (I)
205 Kalar Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Niagara Square (I)
206 Ailanthus Avenue Chippawa (O) Main & Ferry (I)
209 Thorold Stone Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Morrison & Dorchester (I)
210 Hospital Morrison & Dorchester (O) Main & Ferry (I)
213 Montrose Road Mount Carmel Plaza (O) Niagara Square (I)
214 Town & County Plaza Riall Street (O) Morrison & Dorchester (I)
WEGO Red Line Lundy's Lane Table Rock (O) Garner Rd (I)

Express/Shuttle RoutesEdit

Regular Express/Shuttle Routes
Name Terminals Notes
Niagara College Glendale Campus Morrison & Dorchester/Niagara College Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus Operates during Fall/Winter college sessions only.
Niagara College Welland Campus Morrison & Dorchester/Niagara College Welland Campus Operates during Fall/Winter college sessions only.

Intercity transit connectionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Transit | City of Niagara Falls, Canada". Niagarafalls.ca. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  • Niagara Falls Transit Daytime Map [1]
  • Niagara Falls Transit Evening, Sunday and Holiday Map [2]
  • Minutes of Niagara Falls City Council October 8, 2013

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