|DIRECTION||NORTH – SOUTH|
|SERVICE TYPE||YEAR-ROUND, DAILY|
|OPERATING HOURS||Weekdays: 10:00am – 5:15pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:15pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:15pm
|FREQUENCY||Weekdays – all day: 45 mins
Saturday – all day: 45 mins
Sunday – all day: 45 mins
Route 56 CENTENNIAL is a year-round bus route which operates between Eastgate Terminal and the Lakeland Loop, making stops at the Wal-Mart Supercentre on Centennial Parkway and at Confederation Park during the summer months. The route operates between the late morning and the early evening and does not operate during the evenings.
This route was previously a summer only bus route with the designation 56 CONFEDERATION PARK. The route ran from the beginning of summer service until Labour Day and only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
|Sept 2012 – present|
|North||- WILD WATERWORKS LOOP
– Lakeland Pool
|The route was changed from a summer only route to a year-round route in September of 2012, partly due to the opening of a new Wal-Mart Supercentre on Centennial Parkway. The city and HSR would receive a subsidy from Wal-Mart to help fund the route as there was no direct bus service to the new Wal-Mart without the route. With the fact that the route would only operate into Confederation Park during the summer months the route was renamed 56 CENTENNIAL.
The routing remained unchanged with the exception that the bus would now turn off of Centennial Parkway to enter the Wal-Mart parking lot in both northbound and southbound trips.
|1989 – Sept 2012|
|North||- Confederation Park
– Lakeland Pool
|The bus leaves the Eastgate Terminal and turns left onto Queenston Rd. The bus then turns left onto Centennial Pkwy and heads north. After passing over the QEW the bus turns left onto Van Wagner’s Beach Rd. Next the bus turns right onto Confederation Dr and into Wild Waterworks – Confederation Park. After travelling to the front gates of the waterpark the bus travells back out of Wild Waterworks and turns right back onto Van Wagner’s. The bus would turn again at Nash Rd onto Van Wagner’s Beach Rd. The bus would then continue on Van Wagner’s to loop at the Lakeland Pool at Beach Blvd.Returning the bus would head east on Van Wagner’s Beach Rd. Arriving at Nash Rd the bus would turn left back onto Van Wagner’s. Next the bus turns left onto Confederation Dr and into Wild Waterworks – Confederation Park. After travelling to the front gates of the waterpark the bus travells back out of Wild Waterworks and turns left back onto Van Wagner’s. The bus would then turn right onto Centennial Pkwy and travel south to Queenston Rd. Next the bus would turn right onto Queenston Rd and into the Eastgate Terminal.|
|This photo was taken March 25, 2012 of HSR 0509 running as a 56 CENTENNIAL while sitting at the Lakeland Loop.|
|This photo was taken July 15, 2007 of HSR 0704 running as a Route 56 Confederation Park on Centennial Pkwy.|
|This photo was taken July 8, 2007 of HSR 0708 running as a Route 56 Confederation Park at Wild Waterworks in Confederation Park.|
|Current Routing map|