The City of Winnipeg is revising its fall schedule after a number of buses were taken out of service due to maintenance.
Officials announced late Wednesday service along some routes would be reduced as the city faces a backlog of repairs to its fleet.
“I would like to apologize to Winnipeg Transit customers for the short notice on service changes,” said Doug McNeil, chief administrative officer.
“I would like to reassure the public that the Public Service will be reviewing the details of this service reduction and how it was communicated, and we will make improvements to prevent this from happening again.”
The revised schedule will be released at 4 a.m. on Friday and remain in effect until December.
The city says an unexpected spike in mechanical issues on Tuesday resulted in fewer buses being available for transit’s heavier fall schedule.
Routes most likely to be affected include:
Morning rush hour:
17, 21, 22, 25, 29, 34, 44, 46, 54, 55, 58, 66, 75, 78, 137, 160, 162, 163
Afternoon rush hour:
11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, 29, 41, 44, 46, 55, 58, 75, 77, 183
Transit customers are advised to check WinnipegTransit.com, TeleBUS, or to contact 311 on the day they travel for the latest service information for impacted routes.
Handi-Transit service is not impacted by the service change.
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