JUNE 11, 2019 NEWS
EXTENSION OF ROUTE 2
Due to concerts and sports events that will be taking place downtown, route 2 will be extended to deal with the crowds.
From June 12 – 23, from 16:00 until the end of service, all trams on route 2 will continue from Lakeshore and Kenworth via Lakeshore Avenue to Lumber Yard Road. At all other times, regular service patterns apply.
The following service changes will come into affect at the start of June:
Newman's special express routes are weekend only routes, that provide service to high demand locations within the city, and outside the city. Special expresses operate between two stops with no intermediate stops, and they operate daily between 9:00 and 22:00. They will begin service on June 15, 2019, and will serve the following locations:
Route 201 – Trnava Terminal to Newtown Lake
Route 202 – Trnava Terminal to Concord Forests (Newcastle)
Route 203 – Newman Station to Newman Castle
All routes will use articulated buses.
Regular route changes
This route will operate at all times from 09:00 to 18:59, as it does on weekends.
Branch 35F (Newman Station – River Oaks College via Fairport) will cease to operate for the summer. The last day will be June 14, 2019.
Service on seasonal branch 43A (Newman Station – Kipling Park) will commence on June 15, 2019. Buses will operate from 9:00 to 22:00, 7 days a week. Buses will alternate between branch 43 (Newman Station – Lakewood Avenue) and branch 43A.
Branch 53A (Livonia Student Residences – Newman University) will cease to operate for the summer. The last day will be June 14, 2019.
Summers Under The Wire
Newman Transit is pleased to announce the fourth annual "Summers Under The Wire" event, which began in 2016. Every weekend, from Friday-Sunday this summer, two historical tram cars will run on a special, free-to-ride service running every hour. Starting June 14, 2019, the historical streetcars will be running on the following route from 13:00 to 20:00 on the appropriate days: Kittiwake Road – Prospect Avenue – Beethoven Avenue – Wilson Road – Edwards Avenue - Newman Station – Strausberg Street – May Street (eastbound)/Richmond Street (westbound) – Flatbush Avenue - Lakeshore Avenue – Kipling Avenue – Newman Falls Station.
Revenue service on Richmond and May Streets was introduced this past winter, and to avoid tram congestion, the historical service will run on these streets for the first time.
After the tram line to Derby closes on June 29, 2019 (see below), service will be rerouted from Beethoven Avenue & Rimava Avenue via eastbound on Beethoven, through Don Park, northbound on Rickman Avenue, and westbound on York Mills Road to Trnava Terminal.
NO TRAM SERVICE TO DERBY
This summer, and continuing into the early fall, there will be no tram service to Derby due to track reconstruction. The segment of the line from Kittiwake Road to Dashwood Road was built in 1987, while the segment from Dashwood Road to Bicknell Avenue was built in 1972. While both of these segments have received maintenance, the Kittiwake – Dashwood segment has never been fully replaced and rebuilt, while the Dashwood – Bicknell segment was last rebuilt in 1997. Both of these sections will be torn up and rebuilt at this time.
Construction will commence on June 29, 2019, and is expected to last through until early October 2019.
During the construction, there will be no tram service between Kittiwake Road and Kipling Hospital. Service will be rearranged as follows:
-route 5 will operate with two branches: 5A (Highland Drive – Queensway) and 5B (Highland Drive – Kipling Hospital). Branch 5B will exclusively utilize double-ended KT8D5 tram cars, and will turn around just east of the Kipling Hospital stop using a Californien switch. Both branches will operate at all times, but branch 5A will operate more frequently.
-route 10 will operate from Creekbank Road to Queensway Road.
-route X5, a replacement bus service, will operate from Kipling Hospital to Kittiwake Road.
Maps attached to provide context: