Welland Transit

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Welland Transit
Welland Transit logo.svg
Slogan"Going Your Way"
Founded1973 as Metro Niagara Transit
Headquarters75 Federal Road
LocaleWelland, Port Colborne
Service areaNiagara
Service typeBus service, Paratransit
Routes8 daytime city routes
HubsDowntown Terminal, Port Colborne City Hall, Niagara College Welland Campus
StationsWelland Transit Terminal
Fleet15 30-40 ft units
Fuel typeDiesel, Gasoline, HEV
OperatorCity of Welland
Chief executiveDave Stuart
WebsiteWelland Transit

Welland Transit provides public transport services in Welland, Ontario, Canada. Since its inception in 1973 the bus service had been operated by a private company, Metro Niagara Transit, funded by the city, which assumed full operation of the transit system in 1977. [1]

Eight scheduled routes provide Monday to Sunday daytime service with staggered services during off-peak times and evening service after the regular routes stop running. Weekday service is provided on three routes to destinations outside the city to Port Colborne, Niagara Falls, and St. Catharines. Additionally, Welland Transit operates two community shuttles for the city of Port Colborne. For outlying areas of the city not on current transit routes, a service called Trans-Cab offers taxi connections to the conventional bus service for a small additional fee. Accessible services for people unable to make use of regular buses are available within the city or across the region.

Facilities[edit]

Transit Division[edit]

Address: 75 Federal Road
Coordinates: 42°58′07″N 79°15′28.5″W / 42.96861°N 79.257917°W / 42.96861; -79.257917
Functions: Operations and administration, bus charters and bus maintenance. [2]

Transit Terminal[edit]

Address: 160 East Main St.
Coordinates: 42°59′34″N 79°14′47″W / 42.99278°N 79.24639°W / 42.99278; -79.24639
Opened: January 19th, 1994
Functions: Hub for all city bus routes and provision of intercity services

Services[edit]

Bus routes[edit]

Welland Transit operates the following routes;[3]

Regular service[edit]

Core routes operate Monday through Friday from approximately 6:30AM to 11:00PM, on Saturday from approximately 7:00AM to 10:00PM, and Sunday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.

  • 501 Broadway
  • 502 Rice Road
  • 503 First Avenue
  • 504 Fitch St (on limited day time service.) (a trans cab was used from July 2012 to July 2, 2013)
  • 505 Lincoln-Wellington
  • 506 Ontario Rd
  • 508 Woodlawn
  • 509 Niagara St

Special services[edit]

  • Brock University Link

Formerly called the Welland-St. Catharines connection, provides September to May service between Niagara College in Welland and Brock University in St. Catharines, where there are bus connections available to St. Catharines, Thorold and Niagara Falls at the Brock University Hub.

  • Welland - Niagara-on-the-Lake Link provides September to May service between the two campuses of Niagara College.
  • Port Colborne Link makes 6 trips daily and operates as a flag stop route as it connects downtown Port Colborne with Niagara College and downtown Welland.

Port Colborne routes[edit]

  • 701 Port Colborne East
  • 702 Port Colborne West

Trans-Cab[edit]

Extends service to areas with insufficient traffic to warrant a regular bus route by means of a taxi connection to the existing bus network. Suburbs served are Cooks Mills, Dain City, Hunters Pointe, Quaker Road and the new North Fitch and South Fitch Trans Cab Connections.

Well-Trans[edit]

Well-Trans (formerly Handi-Trans), provides accessible service for those not able to use a regular transit bus, for qualified pre-registered clients. The service operates between 7:15 am and 7:00 pm on weekdays and from 9:30 am to 6:15 pm on Saturdays.[4]

Niagara Specialized Transit[edit]

This service, operated by the Canadian Red Cross, is for eligible residents of Niagara Region who need to travel between municipalities for medical appointments, employment or education purposes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welland Transit History
  2. ^ Municipal Handbook, as of January 17, 2008
  3. ^ Routes and Schedules (PDF), retrieved 2009-01-15
  4. ^ Cityof Welland, WellTrans
  5. ^ Niagara Specialized Transit

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