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Transportation / Public Transit

Whether you walk, cycle, drive or take the bus, travelling to and from, and within Waterloo, is easy. 

Grand River Transit - or GRT - is the public transport operator within the Region of Waterloo, providing convenient daily bus services in the cities of Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge.

GRT also operates MobilityPLUS, which provides specialized transit for persons with disabilities using minibuses equipped with wheelchair lifts.

Go Train service makes it easy for commuters from Waterloo Region to travel to and from the Greater Toronto Area and downtown Toronto. More than 20,000 passengers each month use GO Bus services from Waterloo and the Go Train provides them with greater choice and flexibility. Go Trains departing from Kitchener to Union Station will make stops at Guelph, Georgetown, Mount Pleasant, Brampton, Bramalea, Malton, Etobicoke North, Weston and Bloor GO Stations. 

The business case for a two-way urban commuter rail on the CN North

In December 2013, the City of Waterloo helped to produce a document outlining the business case for improved commuter transit between Toronto and Waterloo Region. Click here to download the document (PDF).

For a brief outline of the benefits of two-way commuter rail service, click here to download the brochure (PDF).

 

Light rail transit lives here.

On June 15, 2011 Regional Council approved Light Rail Transit (LRT) as the preferred technology for the Region of Waterloo's rapid transit system with a stage approach that will allow the Region to match transit technology with current and projected ridership, and development potential in a cost effective manner.

The LRT project is planned to be implemented in two stages:

Stage 1 of LRT construction is scheduled to begin in August 2014. LRT Stage 2 construction is expected to be completed and operation to begin in 2017.

In Waterloo, there are seven LRT stops planned: Conestoga Mall, Northfield Station, the David Johnston Research + Technology Park, University of Waterloo, Waterloo Park and uptown Waterloo.

During the last several years, there has been significant development interest and investment around these key areas of town that will accommodate much of the Region of Waterloo's planned employment and residential intensification housing targets. 

The Region of Waterloo's Rapid Transit

Rapid Transit Infoline: 519-575-4757 ext. 3242
Fax: 519-575-4449

Rapid Transit

 

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