The City of Winnipeg announced improved transit service for northwest and southwest areas of the city Friday, along with a move toward the fall bus schedule.
Starting Sunday, Winnipeg Transit‘s Route 86 will now include all-day service to Bridgwater Centre and Bridgwater Lakes*, plus better transfer connections for those in southwest Winnipeg. It’s a move praised by area Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert).
“We welcome feedback on transit routes, and are always striving to improve bus service,” said Lukes in a news release. “As Winnipeg’s south end continues to grow, we are pleased to provide options that meet the needs of our residents.”
Route 33 in the Maples will also be tailored, extending all-day bus service through Amber Trails on the Jefferson and Mapleglen legs. Buses will be more frequent with wait times reduced by a proposed seven minutes, according to the city. Riders can also expect better route connections at Portage Ave. and Fort St. and Portage Ave. and Garry St.
“With continued growth in our area, more bus service was needed. This is an exciting development for Amber Trails and is part of the City’s continuous commitment to provide top-quality transit service to all of our citizens,” said Coun. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan).
Starting Sunday, Winnipeg Transit’s fall schedule goes into effect. Service and frequency improvements are happening on the following routes: 33, 72, 84, 85, 86, 94.
Timing on the routes below will also be affected. For full bus schedules, visit winnipegtransit.com.
14 Ellice – St. Mary’s
18 North Main – Corydon
19 Marion – Logan – Notre Dame
21 Portage Express
22 Assiniboia Express
24 Ness Express
25 Ness Super Express
28 Brookside Express
36 Northwest Super Express
55 St. Anne’s
75 Crosstown East
78 Crosstown West
160 Downtown – U of M
161 University Super Express
162 Downtown – Ft. Richmond – U of M – St. Norbert Express
163 Waverley Heights Express
*CORRECTION: Previous information provided by the city misstated which neighbourhoods would receive improved service on Route 86.