New Bus Service Connects U of G, Hamilton

October 01, 2010 - Campus Bulletin

Starting Monday, there will once again be daily bus service between the University of Guelph and Hamilton.

Aboutown Transportation Limited, a London-based transit carrier, will provide twice-daily service Monday through Sunday between Guelph and Hamilton.

Buses will leave U of G bound for Hamilton at 6 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. They will depart from Hamilton and head to Guelph at 7:25 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Each trip is expected to take about an hour.

In Guelph, buses will leave from the south end of the University's transit loop in front of the University Centre. In Hamilton, buses will leave from the GO terminal and from McMaster University.

Schedules and more information are available online. Multiple-trip fares will be available soon. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Information Desk in the University Centre.

“We are delighted to be resuming passenger bus service between U of G and Hamilton,” says Ian Weir, Guelph’s manager of parking services and transportation planning. CoachCanada ceased offering a U of G-Hamilton service in 2009.

He adds that U of G has been anticipating growth in the number of travellers using transit services to the University. “This new service will fill a gap in our connectivity with the regions south of Guelph, and it helps U of G in its efforts to continue to find ways to reduce our footprint.”

In the last couple of years, GO Transit, Guelph Transit and Greyhound Canada all improved bus services to campus. To accommodate the increased service, U of G created a new transit hub within the entrance mall area in front of the University Centre. It includes passenger platforms and bus bays, improved sidewalks, barrier-free ramps, new lighting and new bus shelters.

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