New bus routes for the new year

Friday, January 6, 2012


Written by Stephanie Rennie

The beginning of a new semester is always filled with chaos and overwhelming lines on campus. With the new Guelph bus system beginning just last week, Guelph residents and students will also need to do some research before heading out to the bus stop.

Starting January 1st, Guelph Transit has altered all of the bus routes and has implemented more buses during peak weekday hours. Before heading back to school for the beginning of the new semester, be sure to familiarize yourself with the new routes and times.

Here is a link to the Guelph Transit site that will provide you with new maps and schedules: http://guelph.ca/living.cfm?subCatID=2320&smocid=2889

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  1. Posted by: desia on Jan 6, 2012 @ 11:05am

    I can't believe they changed the systems. What's the point? How long have they had the previous routes? But I guess if it's for the better - then yay for Guelph.

  2. Posted by: ckaragia on Jan 10, 2012 @ 8:45am

    What disappoints me most is that some the fundamental flaws in the bus system are still the same. We still have three buses heading downtown at the same time and Sunday service has not been pushed a little later. What's the point of having three buses head downtown at the same time? If you miss those buses you have to wait twenty or thirty minutes. Why doesnt one of the bus routes head downtown ten minutes after the others? And why is the last bus heading to the university from downtown stop at 6:45 pm on Sundays when the train comes in at 6:50 pm? Ive been stuck several times paying an expensive cab fare due to this lack of foresight.

  3. Posted by: on Jan 10, 2012 @ 12:31pm

    The new routes are just awful. Changing the #9 (now #8) means there is no longer a bus from downtown to the mall on Edinburgh North (near Wellington) and it is making my commute miserable. I used to transfer at the mall to get to school, now I have to walk 10 minutes to even get to a stop. My other option is to transfer downtown but the new bus routes have the #8 coming by my road every half hour, not 20 minutes. So frustrating! I would love to have the old routes back...

  4. Posted by: Kayla Alexandropoulos on Jan 11, 2012 @ 11:45am

    I am completley disappoint in the new bus system. While I will admit that the changes have impacted the south end for the better with more accomodating routes for students, as someone who lives downtown I am completley frustrated. The implementation of 30 minute service is not working. This entire week, I have been late to class because the busses are not running on schedules posted online or on Next Bus, but instead at the their own leisure. I understand that drivers need to adjust to the new routes, but it is unacceptable that busses are just not showing up to the stops along Gordon St headed towards the university. Multiple times this week, I have ended up walking or taking a cab, despite leaving myself a half an hour to get to school. While no transit system is ever perfect, the new set up in Guelph is a mess.

  5. Posted by: on Jan 11, 2012 @ 1:58pm

    Kayla, I am also disappoint.

  6. Posted by: on Jan 11, 2012 @ 11:24pm

    I completely agree with ckaragia! Whats the point of having three buses arrive at the same time? I travel from Brampton everyday to Guelph. My GO bus arrives at Guelph downtown around 8:05am and I wait until 8:30am only to know that all the three buses say "SORRY BUS FULL".I am always late for the 8:30 am lecture by 10-15mins. At times when my GO bus does arrive before 8:05 I miss all the 3 buses as they all arrive at the same time. Can someone PLEASE look into this?

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