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Bus-Free Streets Around IGF for Blue Bomber Games This Year

Bus-Free Streets Around IGF for Blue Bomber Games This Year

By Brian Schultz

Stadium Station - Rapid Transit
Stadium Station at Investors Group Field opened on Tuesday.
(CHRISD.CA)

Football fans will be seeing fewer buses lined up around Investors Group Field this season when they take in a Winnipeg Blue Bombers game.

With the opening of the new Stadium Station rapid transitway on Tuesday, the more than 200 buses that previously lined streets around the stadium will be travelling through the new terminal.

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Rapid Transitway Opens to University of Manitoba, Investors Group Field

Rapid Transitway Opens to University of Manitoba, Investors Group Field

Stadium Station - Rapid Transitway
Stadium Station is the newest hub for the second phase of the southwest rapid transitway, extending to the University of Manitoba campus. (CHRISD.CA)
Stadium Station - Rapid Transit
Stadium Station at the University of Manitoba opened to riders on Tuesday. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The second stage of the southwest rapid transitway to the University of Manitoba and Investors Group Field is now open to riders.

The first piece of the transitway connects to Pembina Highway adjacent from South Park Drive just north of Markham Road. It has been named Bohemier Trail in honour of the Bohemier family, who moved from Quebec in 1884 and settled in the area.

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Rapid Transit Moves East: Winnipeg’s Plan for Extending BRT

Rapid Transit Moves East: Winnipeg’s Plan for Extending BRT

Eastern Corridor
The Eastern Corridor Study for the future of bus rapid transit in Winnipeg will focus on the following areas. Click to enlarge. (CITY OF WINNIPEG / HANDOUT)

The City of Winnipeg is moving forward on the planned expansion of bus rapid transit to connect the eastern portion of the city.

The Eastern Corridor Study will aim to determine the best suitable route to connect downtown to eastern Winnipeg, as well as a plan for the Louise Bridge.

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Bus Driver Dies After Stabbing at University of Manitoba

Bus Driver Dies After Stabbing at University of Manitoba

Winnipeg Transit Fatal Stabbing
Police search for evidence at the scene of a fatal stabbing of a bus driver at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Irvine J. Fraser
Irvine J. Fraser (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg Transit driver has died following an overnight assault at the University of Manitoba.

Irvine J. Fraser, 58, died after he was stabbed at around 1:55 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Dafoe Road West and Gillson Street on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus. The driver was sent to hospital in critical condition and later pronounced deceased.

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