Service adjustments for the holiday season and enhancements for all routes beginning January 4, 2021

Posted on Friday December 11, 2020

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be adjusting service levels for the holiday season and introducing service enhancements across the network in early 2021.

From December 25, 2020 to January 3, 2021, service levels will be adjusted to reflect demand as follows:



December 25: Christmas Day

*No On Demand service*

December 26: Boxing Day


December 27


December 28

Reduced Sunday
*Early On Demand start at 05:00*

December 29

Reduced Sunday
*Early On Demand start at 05:00*

December 30

December 31

January 1: New Year’s Day

Reduced Sunday

January 2

Reduced Sunday

January 3

Reduced Sunday













In a departure from previous years, and to encourage essential travel only, DRT will not be offering extended New Year’s Eve service. Service will instead run on a reduced Sunday schedule, ending at 10 p.m. Customers can still ride DRT for free after 8 p.m. on December 31, 2020.

Beginning Monday, January 4, 2021, routes will receive schedule enhancements to better meet GO train schedules, as well as the new 901B connecting the Oshawa Centre to the North Campus Terminal, via Simcoe Street, and new late night routes 403C and 980 serving industrial areas. The following routes will be affected:




101, 120, 216, 224, 291, 302, 403, 405, 407, 410, 901, 902, 905, 915, 916, 917

Schedule enhancements

403, 905, 917

New/updated routing

403C, 405C, 980, 901B, 902B

For a full list of updated route maps and schedules, visit For questions or help planning your trip, please call 1-866-247-0055.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.