June 8 service change

Posted on Monday May 25, 2020

On Monday, June 8, Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be implementing additional service changes to reflect ridership levels and continue supporting the physical distancing directives from the Durham Region Health Department and provincial and federal governments. These modifications will be in effect until further notice. 

The changes will more closely match capacity to ridership levels, with most routes operating on a Sunday schedule with the following enhancements:

  • Additional weekday trips or increased service on routes 101, 112, 120, 216, 217, 223, 302, 305, 308, 401, 402, 403, 405, 410, PULSE 900 Highway 2, 910, 915, 916 and 950.
  • Additional weekend trips on routes 401, 402 and PULSE 900 Highway 2 and 915.

 A small number of routes (11) will be temporarily suspended due to low ridership.

Routes with updated service levels

Routes temporarily suspended

101 Bay Ridges*

103 Glenanna

110 Finch West

111 East Pickering

112 Brock*

193 Community Route

120 Whites*

219 Ravenscroft

216 Harwood North*

225 Audley North

217 Monarch*

226 Westney South

223 Bayly*

232 Church

224 Harwood – Salem

301 West Lynde

291 Ajax Community Route

303 Garden

302 Baldwin – Brock*

312 Central Whitby

304 Anderson

406 Wentworth

305 Thickson*

 

308 Whitby Shores*

 

401 Simcoe**

 

402 King**

 

403 Park*

 

405 Wilson*

 

407 Ritson

 

409 Garrard

 

410 Olive – Harmony*

 

411South Courtice

 

412 Adelaide

 

417 Conlin

 

501 South Bowmanville

 

502 North Bowmanville

 

PULSE 900 Highway 2**

 

910 Campus Connect*

 

915 Taunton**

 

916 Rossland*

 

922 Bloor – Townline

 

950 Reach – Simcoe North*

 

* Routes with additional weekday trips added to or higher levels of service than Sunday schedule.
** Routes with additional weekday and weekend trips added to or higher levels of service than Sunday schedule.

There are no service changes to DRT’s Specialized Services or On Demand.

Further to the recommendation on May 20 from the Province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, all patrons of Ontario transit agencies are encouraged to wear a face covering at all times during their travels, particularly in situations where physical distancing is not possible.

DRT currently has a maximum bus load capacity protocol in place to facilitate physical distancing measures onboard; as an added preventative measure, to help ensure the safety of fellow passengers, and instil trust and confidence for our customers, we encourage customers to keep a face covering or mask with them when taking public transit.

To ensure the continued safety of our operators by respecting physical distancing directives, no fares will be collected until further notice.

More information about the operational modifications currently in place to support the COVID-19 response, including updated Individual Route Maps for the June 8 service change, visit durhamregiontransit.com/COVID-19 or contact Customer Service seven days a week, via phone (1-866-247-0055) or online (using the Customer Comment form).