Burlington Transit revises routes and services, November 3



Burlington is just latest of medium-sized cities and towns in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area that has set out to totally revamp its entire transit system.

The others that have done so — Oakville, Guelph, Peterborough and, most recently, Barrie — have all received mixed results from the sweeping changes they’ve introduced. (Another city about to scrap its current route network to replace it with a totally new system is Niagara Falls.)

Burlington Transit has set about making its changes bit by bit, adding more service to areas where transit is a success — mostly in the southern part of the city and decreasing service in other areas.

This time, starting Sunday, November 3, it’s making its biggest set of changes yet — all part of the final phase of an interim service plan that added service, resulting from ridership statistics and feedback from passengers and transit staff. This includes increasing evening, weekend and holiday service and more frequent service on some routes across the city.

Some notable changes are more frequent trips along the city’s most popular routes; new service and routes north of the Queen Elizabeth Way, on Harvester Road and along the North Service Road; earlier and later service on weekends and holidays and eliminating all dial-a-ride service.

BT is also introducing new late-evening service on several routes serving much of the city to and from Burlington GO Station and increasing holiday service so that holiday schedules are the same as Sunday schedules.


You can view a map of the new route network here(.pdf)

You can view a map of the bus stops at the north loop of Burlington GO Station here(.pdf) (The south loop remains closed due to ongoing, long-term construction.)

You can view a map of the bus stops at the north and south loops of Appleby GO Station here.

You can view a map of the bus stops at Aldershot GO Station here. (.pdf)

You can view a map of the bus stops at Downtown Burlington Terminal here. (.pdf)

You can view a map of the bus stops at the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot** here. (.pdf)


Burlington Transit is revising service along these routes: 1 Plains, 2 Brant, 2 Brant North, 3 Guelph, 3 Guelph - Downtown, 4 Central, 5 Francis, 5 Francis - Downtown, 6 Headon Forest, 6 Headon, 10 New - Maple, 11 Sutton, 11 Sutton - Alton, 12 Upper Middle, 15 Walkers, 15A Walkers - Appleby, 15B Appleby - Walkers, 20A Lakeshore - Burloak, 20B Burloak - Lakeshore, 25 Walkers, 40A Hampton Heath - Pinedale, 40B Pinedale - Hampton Heath, 44 Longmoor, 50 Burlington South late-night, 50D Spruce - Hampton Heath dial-a-ride, 51 Burlington Northeast late-night, 52 Burlington Northwest late night, 53D Spruce dial-a-ride, 57D Tyandaga dial-a-ride, 59D Lakeshore dial-a-ride, 62 Headon GO shuttle, 80 Harvester, 81 North Service 83 North Service, 87A North Service West, 87B Tyandaga, 101 Plains express.

(Just one route remains unchanged: 21 Fairview.)


Specifically, Burlington Transit is [introducing]{#intro) new routes, cancelling routes, introducing new branches of routes, cancelling branches of routes, increasing service along routes; decreasing service along routes, increasing the frequency of service along routes; decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising the paths of routes; and making other changes to service along routes.



Introducing new routes


15A Appleby - Walkers

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit operates buses along this new route Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Buses operating along the new route partially replace service along the former 15 Walkers route.

Buses leave the south loop at Appleby GO Station about every 20 minutes from 6 until 7:30 a.m., then proceed:

southward along the Appleby GO Station access road;
westward along Fairview Street;
northward along Appleby Line;
westward along Thomas Alton Boulevard;
southward along Walkers Line;
eastward along Fairview Street; and then
**northward along the access road to the south loop at Appleby GO Station,
ending their trips.

During afternoon rush hours, Burlington Transit operates buses clockwise around the same loop, along the new 15B Walkers - Appleby route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

51 Burlington Northeast late night

Starting Monday, November 5, Burlington Transit introduces late-evening service along three routes that carry passengers arriving at Burlington GO Station from GO Trains or later buses operating along the 1 Plains route to various areas in Burlington.

Buses leave the north loop of the GO station at 10:55 and 11:55 Mondays to Saturdays and 12:46 Tuesdays to Sundays, then proceed:

north-, east- and northward along Queensway Drive,
westward along Plains Road East;
southward along Brant Street;
eastward along Fairview Street;
southward along Guelph Line;
eastward along Prospect Street;
northward along Cumberland Avenue;
eastward along Fairview Street;
northward along Walkers Line;
eastward along Dundas Street;
northward along Tim Dobbie Drive;
eastward along Thomas Alton Boulevard;
southward along Appleby Line;
eastward along Dundas;
southward along Sutton Drive;
westward along Upper Middle Road;
southward along Walkers;
westward along Fairview;
southward along Cumberland;
westward along Prospect;
northward along Guelph;
westward along Fairview;
northward along Brant;
eastward along Plains East; and then
south-, west- and southward along Queensway to the north loop at Burlington GO Station,
ending their trips.

The 12:55 a.m. trip operates only as far as Upper Middle Road east of Walkers Line, ending its trip at 1:21 a.m.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

52 Burlington Northwest late night

Starting Monday, November 5, Burlington Transit introduces late-evening service along three routes that carry passengers arriving at Burlington GO Station from GO Trains or later buses operating along the 1 Plains route to various areas in Burlington.

Buses leave the north loop of the GO station at 10:55 and 11:55 Mondays to Saturdays and 12:46 Tuesdays to Sundays, then proceed:

north-, east- and northward along Queensway Drive,
westward along Plains Road East;
northward along Brant Street;
eastward along Cavendish Drive and Coventry Way;
northward along Guelph Line;
eastward along Dundas Street;
southward along Northampton Boulevard;
west- and southward along Headon Forest Drive;
westward along Upper Middle Road;
southward along Guelph;
eastward along New Street;
southward along Martha Street;
westward along James Street passing Downtown Burlington Terminal;
westward along James;
northward along Brant;
eastward along Plains East; and then
south-, west- and southward along Queensway to the north loop at Burlington GO Station,
ending their trips.

The 11:55 p.m. and 12:46 a.m. trips only operate as far as Upper Middle Road east of Guelph, ending their trips at 12:22 and 1:13 a.m.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

50 Burlington South late night

Starting Monday, November 5, Burlington Transit introduces late-evening service along three routes that carry passengers arriving at Burlington GO Station from GO Trains or later buses operating along the 1 Plains route to various areas in Burlington.

Buses leave the north loop of the GO station at 10:55 and 11:55 Mondays to Saturdays and 12:46 Tuesdays to Sundays, then proceed:

north-, east- and northward along Queensway Drive,
westward along Plains Road East;
southward along Maple Avenue;
eastward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along John Street and through Downtown Burlington Terminal;
eastward along James Street;
northward along Martha Street;
eastward along New Street;
southward along Burloak Drive;
westward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along Appleby Line;
westward along Harvester Road and Glenwood School Drive; and then
west-, south- and westward along Queensway Drive to the north loop at Burlington GO Station,
ending their trips.

The 12:46 a.m. trip only operates as far as New Street west of Appleby Line, ending its trip at 1:07 a.m.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

20B Burloak - Lakeshore

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit provides service along this new route replacing the current service provided by buses operating along the 10 New - Maple route between Appleby Line and Burloak Drive.

Buses operate Sundays from about 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays at all times except afternoon rush hours and Saturdays from about 7:30 a.m. until 10:15 p.m.

Buses start their trips in Appleby GO Station south loop, then proceed:

southward along the Appleby GO Station access road;
westward along Fairview Street;
southward along Appleby Line;
eastward along New Street;
southward along Burloak Drive;
westward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along Appleby Line;
eastward along Fairview Street; and then
northwardalong the access road to the north loop at Appleby GO Station,
ending their trips.

Buses operate about every hour Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, every 20 minutes Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours, every 30 minutes Monday-to-Friday midday and every hour Monday-to-Friday evenings.

At most times of the week, passengers also receive service from buses operating along the 20A Lakeshore - Burloak route, which operate counterclockwise around the Appleby / Lakeshore - Burloak / New loop.

Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, Burlington Transit also operates buses along the [40A] Hampton Heath - Pinedale and 40B Pinedale - Hampton Heath routes to provide more service along the west side of the loop.

300 Community Connection

Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Tuesday, November 5, Burlington Transit operates buses along this community bus route, providing hourly off-peak service linking passengers (especially seniors) to popular destinations.

Buses leave the Burlington Seniors Centre on New Street every hour from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., then proceed:

eastward along New;
north- and westward along Teen Tour Way;
northward along Drury Lane;
eastward along Prospect Street;
northward through Burlington Mall;
westward along Fairview Street;
northward along Brant Street;
eastward along Upper Middle Road;
south- and eastward along Itabashi Way to Tansley Woods Community Centre; then continuing
east- and northward along Itabashi;
westward along Upper Middle;
southward along Brant;
westward along Plains Road East;
southward along Maple Avenue;
looping through the Mapleview Centre;
southward along Maple;
westward along North Shore Boulevard East;
looping through Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital;
eastward along North Shore East;
northward along Maple;
eastward along Ontario Street;
southward along Brant;
eastward along James Street, passing Downtown Burlington Terminal;
northward along Martha Street; and then
eastward along New to the Burlington Seniors Centre,
ending their trips at 10 a.m. and every hour until 4 p.m.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

40A Hampton Heath - Pinedale

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit provides service along this new route Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours, replacing part of the service it formerly operated along the 10A branch of the 10 New - Maple route.

Buses operate about every 20 minutes, starting their trips in the south loop at Appleby GO Station, and proceeding:

southward along the Appleby GO Station access road;
westward along Fairview Street;
southward along Appleby Line;
eastward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along Hampton Heath Road;
westward along New Street;
north- and westward along Pinedale Avenue;
northward along Appleby;
eastwardFairview; and then
northward along the access road to the south loop at Appleby GO Station,
ending their trips.

Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours passengers receive service from buses operating along the 40B Pinedale - Hampton Heath** route, which proceed clockwise around the Pinedale - Hampton Heath / Lakeshore / Appleby loop.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

20A Lakeshore - Burloak

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit provides service along this new route replacing the current service provided by buses operating along the 10 New - Maple route between Appleby Line and Burloak Drive.

Buses operate Sundays from about 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Mondays to Fridays at all times except morning rush hours and Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Buses start their trips in Appleby GO Station south loop, then proceed:

southward along the Appleby GO Station access road;
westward along Fairview Street;
southward along Appleby Line;
eastward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along Burloak Drive;
westward along New Street;
northward along Appleby Line;
eastward along Fairview Street; and then
northwardalong the access road to the north loop at Appleby GO Station,
ending their trips.

Buses operate about every hour Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, every 40 minutes Monday-to-Friday midday every 20 minutes Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours, and every hour Monday-to-Friday evenings.

At most times of the week, passengers also receive service from buses operating along the 20B Burloak - Lakeshore route, which operate clockwise around the Appleby / New / Burloak - Lakeshore loop.

Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, Burlington Transit also operates buses along the [40A] Hampton Heath - Pinedale and 40B Pinedale - Hampton Heath routes to provide more service along the west side of the loop.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

44 Longmoor

Although Burlington Transit no longer operates buses along the 4 Central route Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours, BT is providing some morning rush-hour service directly to Appleby GO Station along part of the route.

Buses operate about every 20 minutes from 5:50 until 7:40 a.m. They start their trips at Cumberland and Prospect Streets, then proceed:

southward along Cumberland Street;
eastward along Rexway Drive;
southward along Walkers Line;
eastward along New Street;
north- and eastward along Longmoor Drive;
northward along Appleby Line;
eastward along Fairview Street; and then
northward along the Appleby GO Station access road to the south loop at Appleby GO Station,
ending their trips.

Buses do not operate westward or at any other time of the week other than morning rush hours.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

83 North Service

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit provides service along this new route, serving stops along the east end of the 81 North Service route Monday-to-Friday midday and introducing new service to Corporate Drive. This route partially replaces service along the 81A and 81B midday branches of the 81 North Service route.

About every 30 minutes from 9:57 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, eastbound buses leave Corporate Drive at Appleby Line and proceed:

southward along Appleby;
eastward along Mainway;
southward along Sutton Drive;
eastward along North Service Road;
southward along Burloak Drive;
eastward along Wyecroft Road
north- and westward through the RioCan Burloak Centre;
southward along Burloak Drive;
westward along Harvester Road; and then
southward along the Appleby GO Station access road to the north loop at Appleby GO Station,
ending their trips.

About every 30 minutes from 9:45 until 2:33 p.m., westbound buses leave the north loop at Appleby GO Station, then proceed:

northward along the station access road;
eastward along Harvester and Wyecroft Roads;
north- and westward through the RioCan Burloak Centre;
northward along Burloak Drive;
westward along North Service Road;
northward along Sutton Drive;
westward along Mainway; and then
north- and eastward along Corporate Drive to Appleby Line,
ending their trips.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

87B North Service West

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit provides service along this new route Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours, re-establishing fixed-route service to the Tyandaga Heights neighbourhood and introducing new transit service to North Service Road west of Kerns Road.

About every 30 minutes from 6:15 until 9:15 a.m. buses leave the north loop at Burlington GO Station, then proceed:

north-, east- and northward along Queensway Drive;
westward along Plains Road East;
northward along Brant Street;
westward along North Service Road to King Road; then turning around and continuing
eastward along North Service;
northward along Kerns Road;
eastward along Tyandaga Park Drive;
southward along Brant Street;
eastward along Plains Road East; and then
south-, west- and southward along Queensway Drive to the north loop at Burlington GO Station,
ending their trips.

Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours passengers receive service from buses operating along the 87A Tyandaga route, which proceed counterclockwise around the Brant / Tyandaga / Kerns / North Service loop.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

40B Pinedale - Hampton Heath

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit provides service along this new route Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours, replacing part of the service it formerly operated along the 10A branch of the 10 New - Maple route.

Buses operate about every 20 minutes, starting their trips in the south loop at Appleby GO Station, and proceeding:

southward along the Appleby GO Station access road;
westward along Fairview Street;
southward along Appleby Line;
east- and **southward along Pinedale Avenue;
eastward along New Street;
southward along Hampton Heath Road;
westward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along Appleby;
eastwardFairview; and then
northward along the access road to the south loop at Appleby GO Station,
ending their trips.

Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours passengers receive service from buses operating along the 40A Hampton Heath - Pinedale route, which proceed clockwise around the Pinedale - Hampton Heath / Lakeshore / Appleby loop.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

87A Tyandaga

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit provides service along this new route Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours, re-establishing fixed-route service to the Tyandaga Heights neighbourhood and introducing new transit service to North Service Road west of Kerns Road.

About every 30 minutes from 2:35 until 6:35 p.m. buses leave the north loop at Burlington GO Station, then proceed:

north-, east- and northward along Queensway Drive;
westward along Plains Road East;
northward along Brant Street;
westward along Tyandaga Park Drive;
southward along Kerns Road;
westward along North Service Road to King Road; then turning around and continuing
eastward along North Service;
southward along Brant Street;
eastward along Plains Road East; and then
south-, west- and southward along Queensway Drive to the north loop at Burlington GO Station,
ending their trips.

Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours passengers receive service from buses operating along the 87B North Service route, which proceed clockwise around the Brant / Tyandaga / Kerns / North Service loop.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

25 Walkers

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit operates buses along this new route connecting the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot with Burlington GO Station and partially replacing service along the former 15 Walkers route.

Southbound buses start their trips in the bus loop at the carpool lot, then proceed:

east- and southward along Northampton Boulevard;
eastward along Dundas Street;
southward along Walkers Line;
westward along Fairview Street;
southward along Cumberland Avenue;
westward along Prospect Street;
northward along Guelph Line;
westward along Fairview;
northward along Brant Street;
eastward along Plains Road East; and then
south-, westward and southward along Queensway Drive to the north loop at Burlington GO Station,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound routing.

Buses operate from about 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route about every 30 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours and every hour at all other times of the week.

At south end of the route, between Burlington GO Station and Fairview Street at Walkers Line, where buses operating along both the 21 Fairview and 25 Walkers routes operate, buses serve stops every 15 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours and every 30 minutes at all other times of the week.

Passengers traveling to and from Walkers Line enjoy extra service to and from Appleby GO Station Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. Burlington Transit operates buses serving the 15A Appleby - Walkers route southward along Walkers between Dundas and Fairview Streets about every 20 minutes during morning rush hours. Buses serving the 15B Walkers - Appleby route operate northward along Walkers between Fairview and Dundas during afternoon rush hours.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

15 Walkers - Appleby

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit operates buses along this new route Mondays to Fridays during afternoon rush hours.

Buses operating along the new route partially replace service along the former 15 Walkers route. Buses leave the south loop at Appleby GO Station about every 20 minutes from 4:40 until 6:30 p.m., then proceed:

southward along the Appleby GO Station access road;
westward along Fairview Street;
northward along Walkers Line;
eastward along Thomas Alton Boulevard;
southward along Appleby Line;
eastward along Fairview Street; and then
**northward along the access road to the south loop at Appleby GO Station,
ending their trips.

During morning rush hours, Burlington Transit operates buses counterclockwise around the same loop, along the new 15A Appleby - Walkers route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.


Cancelling routes


62 Headon GO shuttle

Friday, November 1 is the last day that Burlington Transit operates buses along the route.

59D Lakeshore dial-a-ride

Friday, November 1 is the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses along the route, ending an era of bus service along this section of Lakeshore Road that’s continued since the Toronto - Hamilton intercity buses started in the late 1920s. BT still operates buses along other parts of Lakeshore Road.

53D Spruce dial-a-ride

Friday, November 1 is the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses along the route. BT buses no longer operate along Spruce Avenue at any time of the week.

50D Spruce / Hampton Heath dial-a-ride

Saturday, November 2 is the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses along the route. BT buses no longer operate along Spruce Avenue at any time of the week. Starting Monday, November 4, BT operates buses along the 40A Hampton Heath - Pinedale and 40B Pinedale - Hampton Heath routes to drop off and pick up passengers along Hampton Heath Road Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

57 Tyandaga dial-a-ride

Friday, November 1 is the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses along the route. Starting Monday, November 4, BT operates buses along the new 87A North Service West and 87B Tyandaga routes to replace dial-a-ride service Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

15 Walkers

Saturday, November 2 is the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses along the route.

Starting Sunday, November 3, BT operates buses along the new 25 Walkers route seven days a week, linking the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot with Burlington GO Station.

To partially replace the former 15 Walkers route, BT also operates buses along the new 15A Appleby - Walkers and 15B Walkers - Appleby routes to link Walkers Line passengers to and from Appleby GO Station Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.


Introducing new branches of routes


2 Brant North

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit extends the path of most buses operating along the route to the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. It’s designating these buses as serving the 2X branch of the route.

1 Plains

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit designates all buses operating to and from Aldershot GO Station as serving the “1X” branch. It’s also revising the hours of service that buses divert to and from the GO station, with buses only serving Aldershot Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m.


Cancelling branches of routes


4 Central

Sunday, October 27 is the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses along the 4B branch of the route Sundays. Instead, it operates buses along the entire route, except for the stop at Burlington Mall at all times of the week, except Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Starting Tuesday, November 5, BT buses operating along the new 300 Community Connection route provide hourly service to and from Burlington Mall Tuesdays and Thursdays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Friday, November 1 is the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses along the 4A branch of the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. BT no longer provides service along the route during morning rush hours. At all other times of the route, including afternoon rush hours, BT buses serve the entire route, with westbound buses looping east- and southward along Pinedale Avenue.

Starting Monday, November 4, BT introduces the new 40A Hampton Heath - Pinedale and 44 Longmoor rotue to provide extra service along parts of the route during morning rush hours.

10 New - Maple

Friday, November 1 is the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses along the 10A branch of the route, which diverted every second bus from the main route to serve stops on Pinedale Avenue and Hampton Heath Road Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Instead, to replace this service, it operates buses along the new 40A Hampton Heath - Pinedale route northbound along Hampton Heath and north- and westbound along Pinedale during morning rush hours. It also operates buses along the new 40B Pinedale - Hampton Heath route east- and southbound along Pinedale and southbound along Hampton Heath during afternoon rush hours.

BT buses operating along the 4 Central route continue to provide service east- and southward along Pinedale at all times of the week, except Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

81 North Service

Friday, November 1 is the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses along the 81A and 81B branches of the route Monday-to-Friday midday.

Starting Monday, November 4, BT operates buses along the new 83 North Service route to partially replace this midday service. BT no longer provides service along North Service Road between Sutton Drive and Appleby Line.


Increasing service along routes


4 Central

Starting Sunday, November 3, eastbound buses operate east- and southward along Pinedale Drive (and then westward along New Street and northward along Appleby Drive) seven days a week, except Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Westbound buses do not serve Pinedale at any time of the week.

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit introduces service along the new 40B Hampton Heath - Pinedale route to provide service north- and westward along Pinedale Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours. The buses carry Pinedale passengers directly to Appleby GO Station.

Also starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit introduces service along the new 40A Pinedale - Hampton Heath route to add more service to the 4 Central route along Pinedale. Buses operating along the 40A Pinedale - Hampton Heath route carry passengers from Appleby GO Station directly to Pinedale, operating east- and **southward along the street.

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at various times of the week and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

6 Headon

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 6 Headon Forest route as the 6 Headon route. It’s also revising the path of the route so that buses no longer serve stops on Pinemeadow Drive and extending the path so that buses start and end their trips at the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot.

Instead, Burlington Transit is introducing new service along Headon Forest Drive between Pinemeadow Drive and revising the paths of several routes, including the 6 Headon route, to increase service to the carpool lot.

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service along a different part of the route and revising the path of the route.

80 Harvester

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit adds frequent westbound service early Monday-to-Friday mornings between Burlington Transit’s garage and Burlington GO Station. Buses opeate about every 20 minutes between 5 and 6 a.m. along the western end of the route.

You can view the new schedule and a map here.

1 Plains

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit operates later buses along the route Mondays to Saturdays. Buses continue to drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route until just after midnight all six days.

Since BT is providing later service along this route, it’s also introducing later service along the new 50 Burlington South, 51 Burlington Northeast and 52 Burlington Northwest late-evening routes to help passengers travel to destinations throughout Burlington after 11 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays.

Starting Sunday, November 3, buses operate along different paths as they head to and from Burlington GO Station. Buses heading toward the station no longer operate northbound along Maple Avenue between Plains Road East and Fairview Street or eastbound along Plains Road.

Buses heading away from the station start dropping off or pick up passengers at these stops

  • on Fairview Street across from Burlington Fire Services headquarters and at Brant Street.

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service along the route at other times of the week. It’s also increasing the frequency of service along the route, revising the path of the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

11 Sutton - Alton

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 11 Sutton route as the 11 Sutton - Alton route.

It also operates buses along the route until about 8 p.m. Sundays and holidays, instead of ending service around 5:30 p.m.

Burlington Transit is also increasing service the route at different times of the week and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

12 Upper Middle

Starting Sunday, November 12, Burlington Transit operates buses through the Millcroft Centre, proceeding southwestward along Heron Way between Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road.

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service along another part of the route, revising the path of the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.


Decreasing service along routes


4 Central

Sunday, October 27 is the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses along the 4B branch between Burlington Mall and Downtown Burlington Terminal Sundays.

Saturday, November 2 is the last day that Burlington Transit buses operating along all branches of the 4 Central route drop off or pick up passengers at stops on Teen Tour Way.

Starting Tuesday, November 5, Burlington Transit buses operating along the new 300 Community Connection route drop off or pick up passengers westbound on Teen Tour Way at Drury Lane and at the stop beside Burlington Mall. The buses only operate hourly Tuesdays and Thursdays from about 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The buses operating along the 300 Community Connection route also provide extra service along the 4 Central route between Downtown Burlington Terminal and Burlington Mall - but only eastward along only Tuesdays and Thursdays from about 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit no longer operates buses along the 4 Central route Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours. To partially replace morning rush-hour service along the route, BT is introducing the new 44 Longmoor route, serving eastbound stops along the 4 Central route between Cumberland Avenue at Prospect Street and Longmoor Drive at Appleby Line. The buses then continue directly to Appleby GO Station.

Also starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit introduces service along the new 40b Hampton Heath - Pinedale route to provide service north- and westward along Pinedale Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours. The buses carry Pinedale passengers directly to Appleby GO Station.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

Burlington Transit is also increasing service and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at various times of the week and revising the path of the route.

5 Francis - Downtown

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 5 Francis route and revises the path of so that buses no longer operate along Maple Avenue or Ontario Street.

Eastbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops:

  • on Maple Avenue at Elgin Street and
  • on Ontario Street at Nelson and Burlington Avenues, Blathwayte Lane and Locust and Brant Streets.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops

  • on Lakeshore Road beside #1340 Lakeshore, east of Discovery Landing and across from Burlington Avenue and Locust Street.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops:

  • on Ontario Street west of Brant Street at Hurd and Burlington Avenues and across from Brock Street and
  • on Maple Avenue across from Elgin Street and at North Shore Boulevard East.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Lakeshore Road at Brant and Locust Streets and Burlington and Nelson Avenues.

Buses operating along the 10 New - Maple route continue to serve stops on Maple Avenue.

Buses operating along the new 300 Community Connection route continue to operate northbound along Maple and eastbound along Ontario - but the buses only provide hourly service Tuesdays and Thursdays from about 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Burlington Transit no longer operates buses westbound along Ontario Street.

Burlington Transit is also increasing the frequency of service along parts of the route and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

6 Headon

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 6 Headon Forest route as the 6 Headon route. It’s also revising the path of the route so that buses no longer serve stops on Pinemeadow Drive.

Southbound buses no longer serve stops

  • on Pinemeadow Drive at Fallingbrook Court and Upland Drive,
  • on Guelph Line at Upper Middle Road and
  • on Upper Middle Road across from the Super Centre and Upland Drive and at Centennial Drive.

Northbound buses no longer serve stops

  • on Upper Middle Road at Upland Drive and the Super Centre,
  • on Guelph Line at the Super Centre and Pinemeadow Drive and
  • on Pinemeadow Drive at Upland, Trailwood and Headon Forest Drives.

Burlington Transit no longer operates any service to the stops on Pinemeadow or Guelph Line north of Upper Middle Road. Buses operating along the 12 Upper Middle route continue to serve the stops on Upper Middle Road.

Burlington Transit is also increasing service along a different part of the route and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

10 New - Maple

Starting Sunday, November 3, buses operating along the 10 New - Maple route no longer serve stops both ways around the wide loop of New Street between Appleby Line and Burloak Drive, Burloak between New and Lakeshore Road, Lakeshore between Burloak and Appleby and Appleby between Lakeshore and New.

Instead, buses operating along the new 20A Lakeshore - Burloak and 20B Burloak - Lakeshore routes replace the service east of Appleby Line.

Also starting Sunday, November 3, buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at the Mapleview Centre. Instead, starting Tuesday, November 5, buses operating along the new 300 Community Connection route serve the stop at the mall hourly Tuesdays and Thursdays from about 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit no longer operates buses along the 10A branch serving stops on Pinedale Avenue and Hampton Heath Road Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. Instead, BT operates buses along the new 40A Hampton Heath - Pinedale and 40B Pinedale - Hampton Heath routes to replace the service.

Burlington Transit is also revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

81 North Service

Friday, November 1 is the last day that Burlington Transit operates buses along the 81A and 81B branches of the route, providing service along the east end of the route Monday-to-Friday midday.

Buses no longer operate along Appleby Line between Mainway and North Service Road or along North Service Road between Appleby and Sutton Drive.

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit operates buses on the new 83 North Service route Mondays to Fridays from about 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., replacing the former 81A and 81B branches.

1 Plains

Saturday, November 2 is the last day that Burlington Transit operates buses to and from Aldershot GO Station Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and Mondays to Fridays after 7 p.m.

Buses operating toward downtown Hamilton no longer serve the stop southbound on Waterdown Road south of Railway Road Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and Mondays to Fridays after 7 p.m. Buses operating toward Burlington GO Station no longer serve the stop northbound on Waterdown Road at Masonry Court Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and Mondays to Fridays after 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, November 4, buses only serve the loop at Aldershot GO Station Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m. along the new 1X branch of the route.

Saturday, November 2 is also the last day that Burlington Transit operates buses to and from the Mapleview Mall terminal at any time. Buses operating along the 1 Plains route no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops

  • southbound on Maple Avenue beside Sears and across from Thorpe Road,
  • in Mapleview Terminal,
  • northbound on Maple Avenue north of Thorpe Road and at Fairview Street.

Starting Sunday, November 3, buses operate along different paths as they head to and from Burlington GO Station. Buses heading toward the station no longer operate northbound along Maple Avenue between Plains Road East and Fairview Street or eastbound along Plains Road East between Maple and Brant Street.

Buses heading toward the station no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Maple Avenue north of Fairview Street and at Plains Road East,
  • on Plains Road East across from Helena Street and at Brant Street.

Burlington Transit is also increasing service and increasing the frequency of service along the route, revising the path of the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

101 Plains express

Friday, November 1 is the last day that Burlington Transit operates the late-evening buses that usually leave downtown Hamilton at 10:23, 10:53 and 11:23 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The buses only drop off passengers at stops along the route, ending their trips at 11:15 and 11:45 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 12:15 a.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.)

Burlington Transit is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route,revising the path of the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

11 Sutton - Alton

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 11 Sutton route as the 11 Sutton - Alton route.

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit ends service along the route earlier than formerly. Buses operate only until about 10 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, instead of continuing until about 11 p.m.

Buses operating along the new 51 Northeast Burlington late-evening route replace service along part of the 11 Sutton - Alton route after 10 p.m.

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service along the route at different times of the week and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

12 Upper Middle

Saturday, November 2 is the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses serving the 12 Upper Middle route north of Dundas Street to the Power Centre on Appleby Line.

It’s also the last day that BT operates buses serving the northbound along Appleby Line between Heron Way and Dundas Street.

Burlington Transit is also increasing service along another part of the route, revising the path of the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.


Increasing the frequency of service along routes


2 Brant North

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 2 Brant route and revises the path of the route so that buses no longer operate south of Burlington GO Station.

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit also extends the path of the route further northwest to the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot Mondays to Fridays during rush hours along the new 2X branch of the route.

Also starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit operate more frequent service along the route early Sunday and holiday evenings. Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 30 minutes, instead of every hour from about 6 until 8 p.m.

Also starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit operates more frequent service along the route Monday-to-Friday midday. Buses serve stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes Mondays to Fridays from about 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Burlington Transit is also making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

5 Francis - Downtown

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 5 Francis route and extends the path of the route beyond Downtown Burlington Terminal to Burlington GO Station. The longer route partially replaces service that buses operating along the 2 Brant currently provide on Brant Street south of the GO station.

Buses operating along both the 3 Guelph -Downtown and 5 Francis - Downtown routes serve Brant Street south of Burlington GO Station, increasing the frequency of service along this part of the street seven days a week. Together, buses operating along the two routes drop off or pick up passengers at stops about every 10 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours and about every15 minutes at most other times of the week. (Buses operating along the former 2 Brant route served the stops about every 15 minutes in rush hours and every 30 minutes at most other times of the week.)

Buses operating along both the 5 Francis - Downtown and the 10 New - Maple routes serve Lakeshore Road between North Shore Boulevard East / Maple Avenue and John Street, increasing the frequency of service along this part of the street seven days a week. Together, buses operating along the two routes drop off or pick up passengers at stops about every 10 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours and about every15 minutes at most other times of the week. (Buses operating along the Hamilton Street Railway’s 11 Parkdale route also serve this part of Lakeshore.)

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service along parts of the route and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

3 Guelph - Downtown

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 3 Guelph route and extends the path of the route beyond Downtown Burlington Terminal to Burlington GO Station. The longer route partially replaces service that buses operating along the 2 Brant currently provide on Brant Street south of the GO station.

Buses operating along both the 3 Guelph -Downtown and 5 Francis - Downtown routes serve Brant Street south of Burlington GO Station, increasing the frequency of service along this part of the street seven days a week. Together, buses operating along the two routes drop off or pick up passengers at stops about every 10 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours and about every15 minutes at most other times of the week. (Buses operating along the former 2 Brant route served the stops about every 15 minutes in rush hours and every 30 minutes at most other times of the week.)

Starting Saturday, November 9, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 30 minutes, instead of every hour, Saturdays from about 7 until 11 p.m.

Burlington Transit is also decreasing the frequency of service at other times of the week, revising the path of the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

1 Plains

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit provides 20-minute service along the route until about 8 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, instead of ending the higher-frequency service at 7 p.m.

It’s also increasing the frequency of service along the route from about 10 until 11 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. Buses drop of or pick up passengers at each stop along the route every 30 minutes, instead of every hour.

Burlington Transit is also increasing and decreasing service along the route at different times of the week, revising the path of the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.


Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


4 Central

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit decreases the frequency of service for buses operating along the route Monday-to-Friday midday. Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every hour, instead of every 30 minutes, from about 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Burlington Transit is also increasing and decreasing service along the route at various times of the week and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

3 Guelph - Downtown

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 3 Guelph route and extends the path of the route beyond Downtown Burlington Terminal to Burlington GO Station. The longer route partially replaces service that buses operating along the 2 Brant currently provide on Brant Street south of the GO station.

Starting Monday, November 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every hour, instead of every 30 minutes, Mondays to Fridays after 9 p.m.

Burlington Transit is also increasing the frequency of service at other times of the week, revising the path of the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

101 Plains express

Starting Monday, November 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every 20 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service along the route, revising the path of the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.


Revising the paths of routes


2 Brant North

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 2 Brant route and revises the path of the route so that buses no longer operate south of Burlington GO Station.

Buses operating along the 3 Guelph - Downtown and 5 Francis - Downtown routes provide frequent service along Brant Street between Burlington GO Station and Downtown Burlington Terminal, replacing service along the south end of the former 2 Brant route.

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit also extends the path of the route further northwest to the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot Mondays to Fridays during rush hours along the new 2X branch of the route.

Seven days a week, except Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, southbound buses start their trips on Driftwood Drive west of Autumn Hill Crescent [south], then proceed:

westward along Driftwood and Coventry Drives,
north- and westward along Cavendish Drive;
southward along Brant Street;
eastward along Plains Road East; and then
south-, west- and southward along Queensway Drive to the north loop at Burlington GO Station,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses start their trips in the north bus loop at Burlington GO Station, then proceed:

north-, east- and northward along Queensway Drive;
westward along Plains Road East;
northward along Brant Street;
east- and southward** along Cavendish Drive;
eastward along Coventry Drive;
northward along Guelph Line;
eastward along Carncastle Gate;
southward along Autumn Hill Crescent; and then
westward along Driftwood Drive to just west of Autumn Hill,
ending their trips.

Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, southbound buses start their trips in the bus loop at the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot, then proceed:

southward along Northampton Boulevard;
westward along Dundas Street;
southward along Guelph Line;
eastward along Carncastle Gate; and then
southward along Autumn Hill Crescent to Driftwood Drive,
resuming their regular route westward along Driftwood and Coventry Drives.

Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Driftwood Drive west of Autumn Hill Crescent, then proceed:

westward along Driftwood;
northward along Guelph Line;
eastward along Dundas Street;
northward along Northampton Boulevard; and then
westward into the bus loop at the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot,
ending their trips.

Burlington Transit is also increasing the frequency of service along the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

4 Central

Sunday, October 27 was the last day that Burlington Transit operated buses along the 4B branch between Burlington Mall and Downtown Burlington Terminal Sundays.

Friday, November 1 is the last day that Burlington Transit operates buses along the 4A branch directly to Appleby GO Station without providing service to Pinedale Avenue Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Saturday, November 2 is the last day that Burlington Transit buses operating along all branches of the 4 Central route drop off or pick up passengers at stops on Teen Tour Way.

Starting Sunday, November 3, buses operate along the entire route seven days a week, except Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route every hour from about 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays. They serve stops along the route every hour from about 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and every 30 minutes from about 1:30 until about 7 p.m. They serve the stops every hour from about 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Saturdays.

**Eastbound buses start their trips in Downtown Burlington Terminal, then proceed:

northward along John Street;
eastward along James Street;
northward along Martha Street;
eastward along New Street;
northward along Drury Lane;
eastward along Raymore Drive and Prospect Street;
southward along Cumberland Street;
eastward along Rexway Drive;
southward along Walkers Line;
eastward along New Street;
north- and eastward along Longmoor Drive;
east- and southward along Pinedale Avenue;
westward along New Street;
northward along Appleby Line;
eastward along Fairview Street; and then
northward along the Appleby GO Station access road to the south loop at Appleby GO Station,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses start their trips in Appleby GO Station south bus loop, then proceed:

southward along Appleby GO Station access road;
westward along Fairview Street;
southward along Appleby Line;
west- and southward along Longmoor Drive;
westward along New Street;
northward along Walkers Line;
westward along Rexway Drive;
northward along Cumberland Street;
westward along Prospect Street and Rexway Drive,
southward along Drury Lane;
westward along New Street;
southward along Martha Street;
westward along James Street;
southward along Elizabeth Street;
westward along Pine Street; and then
northward along John Street to Downtown Burlington Terminal.
ending their trips.

Burlington Transit is also increasing and decreasing service and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at various times of the week.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

5 Francis - Downtown

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 5 Francis route and extends the path of the route beyond Downtown Burlington Terminal to Burlington GO Station. The longer route partially replaces service that buses operating along the 2 Brant currently provide on Brant Street south of the GO station. It also further revises the path so that buses no longer operate along Maple Avenue or Ontario Street.

Seven days a week, except Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, eastbound buses operate along their usual route to North Shore Boulevard East / Maple Avenue / Lakeshore Road, then continue:

eastward along Lakeshore Road;
northward along John Street and through Downtown Burlington Terminal.
westward along James Street;
northward along Brant Street;
eastward along Plains Road East;
south-, west- and southward along Queensway Drive to the north loop at Burlington GO Station,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses now drop off or pick up passengers at these stops that northbound buses operating along the former 2 Brant route served:

  • on James Street at Brant Street,
  • on Brant Street at Caroline Street, beside #541 Brant, at Victoria and Blairholme Avenues, Rambo Crescent, Ghent Avenue, Prospect Street, Maplewood Drive and DePauls Lane (north of Fairview Street) and
  • on Plains Road East east of Brant Street and at Queensway Drive.

Westbound buses now start their trips in the north loop at Burlington GO Station, then proceed:

north-, east- and northward along Queensway Drive;
westward along Plains Road East;
southward along Brant Street;
eastward along James Street;
southward along John Street through Downtown Burlington Terminal;
westward along Lakeshore Road to North Shore Boulevard East / Maple Avenue / Lakeshore Road,
resuming their usual route westward along North Shore East.

Westbound buses now drop off or pick up passengers at these stops that southbound buses operating along the former 2 Brant route served:

  • on Brant Street south of Plains Road East and Fairview Street, at Grahams Lane, south of Ghent Avenue and Olga Drive, across from Blairholm Avenue, at Baldwin and Caroline Streets and south of Ontario Street.

Buses operating along both the [3] Guelph -Downtown and 5 Francis - Downtown routes serve Brant Street south of Burlington GO Station, increasing the frequency of service along this part of the street seven days a week. Together, buses operating along the two routes drop off or pick up passengers at stops about every 10 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours and about every15 minutes at most other times of the week. (Buses operating along the former 2 Brant route served the stops about every 15 minutes in rush hours and every 30 minutes at most other times of the week.)

Eastbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops:

  • on Maple Avenue at Elgin Street and
  • on Ontario Street at Nelson and Burlington Avenues, Blathwayte Lane and Locust and Brant Streets.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops

  • on Lakeshore Road beside #1340 Lakeshore, east of Discovery Landing and across from Burlington Avenue and Locust Street.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at these stops:

  • on Ontario Street west of Brant Street at Hurd and Burlington Avenues and across from Brock Street and
  • on Maple Avenue across from Elgin Street and at North Shore Boulevard East.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Lakeshore Road at Brant and Locust Streets and Burlington and Nelson Avenues.

Buses operating along both the 5 Francis - Downtown and the 10 New - Maple routes serve Lakeshore Road between North Shore Boulevard East / Maple Avenue and John Street, increasing the frequency of service along this part of the street seven days a week. Together, buses operating along the two routes drop off or pick up passengers at stops about every 10 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours and about every15 minutes at most other times of the week. (Buses operating along the Hamilton Street Railway’s 11 Parkdale route also serve this part of Lakeshore.)

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service and increasing the frequency of service.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

3 Guelph - Downtown

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 3 Guelph route and extends the path of the route beyond Downtown Burlington Terminal to Burlington GO Station. The longer route partially replaces service that buses operating along the 2 Brant currently provide on Brant Street south of the GO station.

Seven days a week, except Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, southbound buses operate along their usual route to Downtown Burlington Terminal, then continue:

westward along James Street;
northward along Brant Street;
eastward along Plains Road East;
south-, west- and southward along Queensway Drive to the north loop at Burlington GO Station,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses now drop off or pick up passengers at these stops that northbound buses operating along the former 2 Brant route served:

  • on James Street at Brant Street,
  • on Brant Street at Caroline Street, beside #541 Brant, at Victoria and Blairholme Avenues, Rambo Crescent, Ghent Avenue, Prospect Street, Maplewood Drive and DePauls Lane (north of Fairview Street) and
  • on Plains Road East east of Brant Street and at Queensway Drive.

Northbound buses now start their trips in the north loop at Burlington GO Station, then proceed:

north-, east- and northward along Queensway Drive;
westward along Plains Road East;
southward along Brant Street;
eastward along James Street; and then
southward along John Street to Downtown Burlington Terminal,
resuming their usual route.

Northbound buses now drop off or pick up passengers at these stops that southbound buses operating along the former 2 Brant route served:

  • on Brant Street south of Plains Road East and Fairview Street, at Grahams Lane, south of Ghent Avenue and Olga Drive, across from Blairholm Avenue, at Baldwin and Caroline Streets and south of Ontario Street.

Buses operating along both the 3 Guelph -Downtown and 5 Francis - Downtown routes serve Brant Street south of Burlington GO Station, increasing the frequency of service along this part of the street seven days a week. Together, buses operating along the two routes drop off or pick up passengers at stops about every 10 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours and about every15 minutes at most other times of the week. (Buses operating along the former 2 Brant route served the stops about every 15 minutes in rush hours and every 30 minutes at most other times of the week.)

Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours only, most southbound buses divert further to Burlington GO Station further north along the route to provide a more direct connection to GO Transit trains for passengers traveling from North Burlington and another travel option for passengers traveling from the GO station to downtown Burlington. These buses serve the GO station twice on each trip.

The buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Line and Glenwood School Drive, then detour:


westward along Glenwood School;
west-, south-, west- and southward along Queensway to the north loop of Burlington GO Station, then continuing
north-, east-, north- and eastward along Queensway; and then
eastward along Glenwood School to Guelph,
resuming their regular route southward along Guelph.

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit designates these trips as the 3X branch of the route.

Burlington Transit is also increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at different times of the week and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

6 Headon

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 6 Headon Forest route as the 6 Headon route. It’s also revising the path of the route so that buses no longer serve stops on Pinemeadow Drive and extending the path so that buses start and end their trips at the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot.

Southbound buses start their trips in the bus loop at the carpool lot, then proceed:

east- and southward** along Northampton Boulevard to Dundas Street,
resuming their usual route eastward along Dundas.

The buses then continue on their usual route to Headon Forest Drive and Pinemeadow Drive, then proceed:

southward along Headon Forest to Upper Middle Road,
resuming their regular route eastward along Upper Middle.

Southbound buses no longer serve stops

  • on Pinemeadow Drive at Fallingbrook Court and Upland Drive,
  • on Guelph Line at Upper Middle Road and
  • on Upper Middle Road across from the Super Centre and Upland Drive and at Centennial Drive.

Northbound buses operate along their usual route to Upper Middle Road and Headon Forest Drive, then proceed:

northward along Headon Forest to Pinemeadow Drive,
resuming their regular route northward along Headon Forest.

The buses continue northward along their usual route to Northampton Boulevard and Dundas Street, then proceed:

north- and westward along Northampton to the bus loop at the carpool lot,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses no longer serve stops

  • on Upper Middle Road at Upland Drive and the Super Centre,
  • on Guelph Line at the Super Centre and Pinemeadow Drive and
  • on Pinemeadow Drive at Upland, Trailwood and Headon Forest Drives.

Burlington Transit is also increasing and decreasing service along different parts of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

10 New - Maple

Friday, November 1 was the last day that buses operated along the 10A branch, serving stops along Pinedale Avenue and Hampton Heath Road.

Saturday, November 2 was the last day that buses operating along the 10 New - Maple route stopped at the Mapleview Centre or served stops both ways around the wide loop of New Street between Appleby Line and Burloak Drive, Burloak between New and Lakeshore Road, Lakeshore between Burloak and Appleby and Appleby between Lakeshore and New.

All buses heading toward Appleby GO Station operate along their current route to New Street and Appleby Line, then proceed:

along their regular route northward along Appleby.

Buses heading toward Burlington GO Station operate along their regular route to Appleby Line and New Street, then proceed:

along their regular route westward along New.

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service along parts of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

1 Plains

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit revises the path of the route so that:

  • buses no longer operate to and from Aldershot GO Station all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and Mondays to Fridays after 7 p.m.;
  • buses no longer operate to and from Mapleview Centre terminal at any time;
  • buses operate along different paths when operating to and from Burlington GO Station.

All day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and Mondays to Fridays after about 7 p.m., Hamilton-bound buses start their trips in the north loop at Burlington GO Station, then proceed:

north-, east- and northward along Queensway Drive;
westward along Plains Road East;
southward along Maple Avenue;
westward along Plains East and West;
southeastward and eastward along York Boulevard (Hamilton);
eastward along Wilson Street;
southward along Catharine Street North; and then
westward along King Street East to James Street North,
ending their trips.

Burlington-bound buses start their trips on King Street East east of James Street North in downtown Hamilton, then proceed:

eastward along King Streets East and West;
northward along Bay Street North;
westward along Cannon Street West;
northwestward along York Boulevard;
eastward along Plains Roads West and East and Fairview Street;
northward along Brant Street;
eastward along Plains East; and then
south-, west- and southward along Queensway Drive to Burlington GO Station north loop,
ending their trips.

Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m., Hamilton-bound buses start their trips in the north loop at Burlington GO Station, then proceed:

north-, east- and northward along Queensway Drive;
westward along Plains Road East;
southward along Maple Avenue;
westward along Plains East;
northward along Waterdown Road;
eastward along the Aldershot GO Station access road to the bus loop; then continuing
westward along the access road;
southward along Waterdown;
westward along Plains West;
southeastward and eastward along York Boulevard (Hamilton);
eastward along Wilson Street;
southward along Catharine Street North; and then
westward along King Street East to James Street North,
ending their trips.

Burlington-bound buses start their trips on King Street East east of James Street North in downtown Hamilton, then proceed:

eastward along King Streets East and West;
northward along Bay Street North;
westward along Cannon Street West;
northwestward along York Boulevard;
eastward along Plains Road West
northward along Waterdown Road;
eastward along the Aldershot GO Station access road to the bus loop; then continuing
westward along the access road;
southward along Waterdown;
westward along Plains East and Fairview Street;
northward along Brant Street;
eastward along Plains East; and then
south-, west- and southward along Queensway Drive to Burlington GO Station north loop,
ending their trips.

Burlington Transit is also increasing and decreasing service along the route at different times of the week, increasing the frequency of service along the route,revising the path of the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

101 Plains express

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit revises the path of buses operating toward Burlington GO Station.

Buses heading toward the station no longer operate northbound along Maple Avenue between Plains Road East and Fairview Street or eastbound along Plains Road East between Maple and Brant Street.

Instead, they operate along their usual route to Fairview Street and Maple Avenue, then proceed:

eastward along Fairview; and then
northward along Brant Street to Plains Road East,
resuming their usual route eastward along Plains East.

Buses heading away from the GO station continue to operate along their regular route.

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service, decreasing the frequency of service and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

11 Sutton - Alton

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 11 Sutton route as the 11 Sutton - Alton route and extends the path of the route through the Alton Village neighbourhood to the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot, replacing part of the former 15 Walkers route.

Southbound buses start their trips in the bus loop at the carpool lot, then proceed:

east- and southward along Northampton Boulevard;
eastward along Dundas Street;
northward along Tim Dobbie Drive;
eastward along Thomas Alton Boulevard; and then
southward along Walkers Line to the Power Centre (Walmart),
resuming their usual route southward along Walkers.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound routing.

Burlington Transit is also increasing and decreasing service along the route at different times of the week.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

12 Upper Middle

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit revises the path of the route.

Southbound buses start their trips on Appleby Line south of Dundas Street beside the Cornerstone Centre, then proceed:

southward along Appleby; and then
southwestward along Heron Way through the Millcroft Centre to Upper Middle Road,
resuming their usual route westward along Upper Middle.

Northbound buses operate along their usual route to Upper Middle Road and Appleby Line, then proceed:

eastward along Upper Middle;
northward along Sutton Drive;
westward along Dundas Street; and then
southward along Appleby Line to a stop just south of Dundas beside the Cornerstone Centre,
ending their trips.

Burlington Transit is also increasing and decreasing along part of the route and making other changes to service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.


Making other changes to service along routes


2 Brant
2 Brant North

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 2 Brant route as the 2 Brant North route and revises the path of the route so that buses no longer operate south of Burlington GO Station.

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit introduces the 2X branch of the route, extending the path further north to the Highway 407 / Dundas “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lot. Most buses operate along the 2X branch Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Burlington Transit is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

5 Francis
5 Francis - Downtown

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 5 Francis route as the 5 Francis - Downtown route.

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service and increasing the frequency of service along parts of the route and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

3 Guelph
3 Guelph - Downtown

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 3 Guelph route as the 3 Guelph - Downtown route and revises the path of the route.

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit designates southbound buses that divert to Burlington GO Station from Guelph Line and Glenwood School Drive as operating along the new 3X branch of the 3 Guelph - Downtown route.

Burlington Transit is also increasing and decreasing the frequency of service along the route at different times of the week and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

6 Headon Forest
6 Headon

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 6 Headon Forest route as the 6 Headon route.

Burlington Transit is also increasing and decreasing service along different parts of the route and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

1 Plains

Starting Sunday, November 3, buses start and end their trips on Bay Street North south of Vine Street in downtown Hamilton, instead of King Street East at James Street North.

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit operates buses along two branches of the route. All buses operating along the route serve the 1X branch Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m. All buses operating along the route serve the main 1 branch Mondays to Fridays after 7 p.m. and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

Buses operating along the 1X branch divert from the main route at Plains and Waterdown Roads to operate:

northward along Waterdown;
eastward along the Aldershot GO Station service road;
stopping to drop off or pick up passengers at the station; then continuing
westward along the service road; and then
southward along Waterdown to Plains,
resuming the usual route east- or westward along Plains.

Burlington Transit is also increasing service and increasing the frequency of service along the entire route, decreasing service along part of the route and revising the path of the route

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

101 Plains express

Starting Monday, November 4, buses start and end their trips on Bay Street North south of Vine Street in downtown Hamilton, instead of King Street East at James Street North.

Burlington Transit is also decreasing service and decreasing the frequency of service along the route, and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

11 Sutton
11 Sutton - Alton

Starting Sunday, November 3, Burlington Transit renames the former 11 Sutton route as the 11 Sutton - Alton route and extends the path of the route through the Alton Village neighbourhood.

Burlington Transit is also increasing and decreasing service along the route at different times of the week and revising the path of the route.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.

12 Upper Middle

Starting Monday, November 4, Burlington Transit designates all buses dropping off or picking up passengers at Tansley Woods Community Centre and other stops along Itibashi Way as serving the “12X” branch of the route. All buses operating along the 12 Upper Middle route divert to the 12X branch Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

You can view a map and schedule of the route here.