Niagara Region Transit and local transit partners making service changes including front door boarding and fares

Posted by Niagara Region on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Niagara Region Transit (NRT) and its local transit partners in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland, Fort Erie and Pelham are making service changes which will take effect later this month. Riders will see some features reintroduced which had been eliminated due to COVID-19, and there will be some measures to protect the health and safety of riders and drivers.

Effective June 28, St. Catharines Transit will return to front door boarding and fares will be required on July 1. For NRT, Niagara Falls Transit and Fort Erie Transit, front door boarding begins on June 29. Fares will be required on Niagara Falls Transit by Canada Day and by NRT, Fort Erie Transit and Pelham on July 2, as their services do not operate on holidays.

As of June 28, Welland Transit will be bringing back service on all eight routes on an hourly frequency from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days per week. Customers will be required to start paying a fare on June 28.

Niagara Region Transit is also reinstating Routes 40 and 45 between Niagara Falls and St. Catharines on Monday, June 29. This route includes service to the Niagara College Glendale campus and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Outlet Mall.

Brock University and Niagara College students (including U-Pass holders) will pay the full adult fare during the summer, effective July 1. NRT monthly passes are available for sale at the Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Welland transit terminals. Please check the respective local municipal websites for transit terminal service hours.

Riders will notice throughout the month of June that buses are being retrofitted with Plexiglas bio barriers to better protect drivers and riders, promote social distancing, and to allow for the return of front door boarding.

Niagara’s transit providers will continue to restrict the number of passengers on its vehicles in an effort to support physical distancing. However, as the province moves into the next phase of recovery, ridership will continue to increase. Therefore, in alignment with Provincial guideless and the advice of Public Health, all passengers are strongly recommended to wear face coverings while using public transit. Each transit provider continues to sanitize their conventional and specialized transit vehicles on a regular basis.

For more information visit the Niagara Region Transit webpage.

 
 
 

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