Beginning Monday, September 4, 2017, Route 3 will be split at Heritage Station. Route 3 will continue to run between Sandstone and Heritage, while the new Route 37 will take over the south portion, from Heritage to Canyon Meadows.
Route 37 Heritage / Canyon Meadows
View Route 37 map
Check the Route 37 schedule
Bus frequency for the new Route 37 will be as follows:
Peak periods: Every 10 minutes
Mid-day: Every 20 minutes
Evening: Every 20 minutes
Route 3 Sandstone / Elbow Drive
View Route 3 map
Bus frequency remains the same, however some trip times may have changed – check the Route 3 schedule.
Why is the route being split?
Splitting the route allows us to use buses more efficiently and better target the needs of customers in different sections of the city. For example, the north part of Route 3 requires large articulated buses (60 ft.), while the south portion does not. By splitting the route we can dedicate more articulated buses to Route 3, and use standard size and shuttle buses on Route 37.
Additionally, splitting Route 3 allows bus schedules to be more consistent and reliable. If there’s traffic congestion downtown or delays in the north, it won’t impact Route 37.
Fish Creek Park & Elbow Drive south of Canyon Meadows Drive S.W.
The section of Route 3 on Elbow Drive south of Canyon Meadows Drive S.W. has been closed since June 26 and buses have been detoured to Canyon Meadows Drive S.W. (view map). Due to the deteriorating condition of the road in Fish Creek Park, it’s no longer safe to run buses in that area. Starting on September 4, the detour will become a permanent part of Route 37.