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For posterity's sake Brampton Transit has begun restoring some of its COVID-19 service cuts this week:

Transit Toronto: Brampton Transit restoring some of its regular service, starting July 27 (They have also archived the previous COVID-19 service changes)

Brampton Transit: July 27 Service Changes 

Effective Monday, July 27 Brampton Transit will be enhancing service levels and the routes listed below will be in service.  

Click here for current schedule information.

  

501 Züm Queen
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • No service level changes

 

502 Züm Main

  • Monday to Sunday service
  • Weekday mid-day frequency: 20/15 minutes 
    • 11am – 1pm frequency: 15 minutes
  • Saturday regular schedule restored
 
511/511A Züm Steeles (East of Gateway Terminal)
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • Weekday mid-day frequency: 10 minutes

511 Züm Steeles (West of Gateway Terminal)
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • No evening service 
  • Limited service on Saturday and Sunday 
  • Weekday mid-day frequency: 20 minutes

1 Queen
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • Saturday regular schedule restored

1A Queen
  • Weekday service only
  • No service level changes

2 Main
  • Monday to Sunday service 
  • Saturday regular schedule restored

3 McLaughlin
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • 3A McLaughlin service to Flower City Community Campus: CANCELLED
  • No service level changes

4/4A Chinguacousy
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • Additional Weekday AM/PM trips added
  • Saturday regular schedule restored 

 

5 Bovaird

  • Monday to Sunday service
  • Additional Weekday AM/PM trips added
  • Saturday regular schedule restored 

5A Bovaird
  • Weekday service Only
  • No service level changes
 
6 James Potter
  • Monday to Saturday service
  • No evening service 
  • No Sunday service 
  • No service level changes


7 Kennedy

  • Monday to Sunday service
  • Saturday regular schedule restored
    • Saturday AM frequency: 12 minutes
    • Saturday PM frequency: 25/ 30 minutes 

7A Kennedy
  • Monday to Sunday service 
  • No service level changes
 
8 Centre
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • No service level changes

9 Vodden
  • Weekday service only 
  • No evening service
  • No Saturday or Sunday service
  • No service level changes
 
10 South Industrial
  • Weekday service only 
  • No evening service 
  • No Saturday or Sunday service 
  • No service level changes

11/11A Steeles (East of Gateway Terminal)
  • Monday to Sunday service 
  • No service level changes

 

11 Steeles (West of Gateway Terminal)
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • No service level changes

14/14A Torbram
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • No service level changes

15 Bramalea
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • Saturday regular schedule restored


18 Dixie

  • Monday to Sunday service 
  •  Saturday regular schedule restored
    • Saturday AM frequency: 20 minutes
    • Saturday PM frequency: 30/35 minutes
 
20/20A East Industrial
  • Weekday service only 
  • No evening service
  • No Saturday or Sunday service 
  • No service level changes

 

23 Sandalwood

  • Monday to Sunday service
  • No service level changes

 

26 Mount Pleasant
  • Monday to Saturday service
  • No evening service 
  • No Sunday service 
  • Weekday regular schedule restored:
    • Last northbound trip: 7:02pm
    • Last Southbound trip: 7:25pm
  • Saturday regular schedule restored
 
29 Williams Parkway
  • Monday to Saturday Service
  • No evening Service 
  • No Sunday Service
  • Saturday AM frequency: 45 minutes
 
30 Airport Road
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • No service level changes
 
31 McVean
  • Monday to Saturday service
  • No evening service
  • No Sunday service
  • Saturday regular schedule restored

35 Clarkway
  • Weekday service only
  • No evening service 
  • No Sunday service 
  • Regular Saturday schedule restored
    • Day frequency 8am - 7pm: 40 minutes
 
50 Gore Road
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • Additional southbound AM peak trips
  • Saturday regular schedule restored
 
51 Hereford
  • Monday to Saturday service
  • No evening service 
  • No Sunday service
  • No service level changes

 

52 McMurchy
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • No evening service
  • Weekday frequency until 9pm: 50 minutes
  • Saturday regular schedule restored
    • Saturday day frequency until 7pm: 25 minutes
    • Saturday evening frequency until 9pm: 50 minutes
  • Sunday frequency until 9pm: 50 minutes

 

53 Ray Lawson

  • Monday to Saturday service
  • No evening service
  • No Sunday Service 
  • No service level changes
 
56 Kingknoll
  • Monday to Saturday service 
  • No Sunday Service 
  • Saturday regular schedule restored

57 Charolais
  • Weekday service 
  • No evening service 
  • No Sunday service
  • Weekday service frequency until 7pm: 50 minutes
  • Saturday service frequency until 7pm: 60 minutes  
 
60 Mississauga
  • Weekday service only
  • No weekday mid-day or evening service 
  • No Saturday or Sunday service 
  • No service level changes
 
115 Pearson Airport Express
  • Monday to Sunday service
  • Saturday regular schedule restored

Brampton Transit is one of the few agencies that adjusted their system map to reflect the change in service across its network.  I'm not sure if I prefer their method of greying out the affected routes or YRT's of removing the route altogether from the map.  I suppose greying it out would signify it's a temporary (hopefully!) measure and not a permanent one.  Either is still preferable to MiWay which continues to show the entire network pre-pandemic barring any route changes made since. 

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With this funding announcement, would it mean that they would, perhaps in September, to re introduce full service (unsure of school specials), precovid, without any other planned enhancements that may have been planned for September?

I haven't seen anything specific about that.

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On 7/28/2020 at 9:27 PM, newflyerinvero said:

With this funding announcement, would it mean that they would, perhaps in September, to re introduce full service (unsure of school specials), precovid, without any other planned enhancements that may have been planned for September?

I haven't seen anything specific about that.

Only if needed, there are still many routes that even before Covid don’t exactly need high service levels ( 12,13,16,31/32 ) which still are not being brought back and most are within a 10-15 min walk to a main route so it’s low on their priority. 
 

they won’t be eliminated permanently but for now, no point in wasting funds. School routes ( if school starts in September ) would run for routes outside of the transit network like on mayfield and bramalea, however schools along routes might just be using the current Covid network 

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Brampton transits route 501 will begin to serve platform 9 at YRTs VMC terminal, it will then continue regular route to highway 7 and serve the regular Viva station, it’s unknown yet if it will drop off at vmc terminal yet 

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2 hours ago, ZümmyZüm said:

Brampton transits route 501 will begin to serve platform 9 at YRTs VMC terminal, it will then continue regular route to highway 7 and serve the regular Viva station, it’s unknown yet if it will drop off at vmc terminal yet 

If it's picking up at VMC, I would hazard to guess it's also dropping off there too...

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9 minutes ago, Articulated said:

If it's picking up at VMC, I would hazard to guess it's also dropping off there too...

Although I’d normally agree, I haven’t done the 501 in quite some time and memos have been put out saying do not pick up in any circumstances inside VMC in the passed, perhaps this isn’t the case 

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On 8/17/2020 at 4:31 PM, ZümmyZüm said:

Although I’d normally agree, I haven’t done the 501 in quite some time and memos have been put out saying do not pick up in any circumstances inside VMC in the passed, perhaps this isn’t the case 

Check out Bulletin 20-350 next time you log on.... 🙂

On 8/17/2020 at 4:20 PM, Articulated said:

If it's picking up at VMC, I would hazard to guess it's also dropping off there too...

Yes, 501 will pickup and drop off at both VMC Rapidway Station and SmartVMC Terminal (Platform #9) starting August 31.

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1 hour ago, millersteve552 said:

is brampton starting their hiring and training again?

Pretty sure no Transit system is hiring during the pandemic.

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2 hours ago, millersteve552 said:

is brampton starting their hiring and training again?

Last class was I believe a month or so ago and it consisted of 2 trainees, it’s going to be on hold until ridership increases again 

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GO and Miway have resumed hiring/training this month as well... slowly picking back up.

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54 minutes ago, ORION said:

GO and Miway have resumed hiring/training this month as well... slowly picking back up.

thank you! i knew they stopped for a while due to covid but since we entered stage 3 i was wondering if they would be starting back up again bit by bit 

i had an interview with miway just before the pandemic then everything stopped due to covid.

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19 hours ago, York Transit said:

Is a non-Zum bus on 501 Queen rare?

Spotted 1612 on the Rapidway in Vaughan.

Yeah it’s a rarity but also used as a last ditch effort to get the run covered if something happens, with covid going on there are extra conventional buses sitting around the city and they can be used on whatever route needs it 

 

1517 was also used yesterday 

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On 8/31/2020 at 5:37 AM, 1604 said:

Just popping in to mention Brampton Transit is now available on Transit55: https://transit55.ca/brampton/

Enjoy :)

I don't suppose it would be a lot to ask if it would be possible to see both the Mississauga and Brampton maps simultaneously?  There are a handful of routes from each agency that go into the other city that would be helpful to see them both to determine which bus is coming first.  Maybe prefix the route with a B or M?  Currently I'm flipping between both live maps.  I also notice that the Brampton Transit branches (that are running) are identified.  I'm sure MiWay identifies their branches in the data feed, but probably not as clearly as Brampton Transit?  Overall, I love using this site! 

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I posed this question in the Spadina Extension thread and thought I'd cross-post it here.  In light of the lack of a fare/transfer agreement between 905 agencies and the TTC, would it be possible to extend the 501 Züm from VMC down to Hwy. 407 to provide additional access to the GO Transit routes operating from there?  The TTC no longer has a co-fare with GO, meaning a subway ride between the two stations would require a full fare.  There's plenty of room at the Hwy. 407 station for another route.

The 501 Züm branches heading to York U bypass the station and would only serve it heading westbound.  If all branches of the 501 Züm served Hwy. 407 it'd allow people to catch an express trip bypassing Woodbridge.

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19 minutes ago, hamiltontransithistory said:

Brampton Transit 2013 & another Nova bus spotted heading westbound on the 401 at Gully Rd, east of Cobourg at 9:50 am yesterday

Perhaps on the trip back from Eastway?

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2 hours ago, Doppelkupplung said:

Crap sorry I misread the post as a 2013 Nova. Whoops.

I thought of it like that at first. Took me a few to realise too.

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