Category Archives: Burlington Transit

Burlington Transit making big changes come September

Burlington Transit is making some significant changes come September. Beginning on September 1st, 2019, Burlington Transit will make big changes to the transit system, including the introduction of new routes, schedules and frequencies.

Burlington Transit is moving more towards a transit system that operates on a grid network, with bus service along the city’s most-travelled roads in an east-west and north-south direction. The city states that establishing a grid network will create a transit network with more frequent and better-connected service to help meet the mobility needs of the community.

For the most part operating on a grid network eases confusion of the network as a whole and making navigating to and from destinations much easier.

Burlington Transit Route 1/1X PLAINS and Route 101 PLAINS EXPRESS Changes starting September 2nd


Burlington Transit is making minor changes to routes 1 PLAINS and 101 PLAINS EXPRESS. To help improve the reliability of Route 1/1x and Route 101, the following changes are being made, effective Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018.

Route schedules are not affected by these changes.

Route 101 Express

Starting on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, Route 101 PLAINS EXPRESS will become an express route between Hamilton and Burlington and will make fewer stops.

Remembrance Day Detours November 8th, 2015


There will be a procession for Remembrance Day on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The procession this year will return to the Cenotaph in Gore Park after last year being temporarily relocated to Liuna Station during Gore Park construction. A small procession will depart the James Street Armouries at 10:15 am and proceed south on James to the south side of King Street. The road closures in the surrounding area of the Cenotaph should begin around 10:30 am.

The ceremonies will begin at the Cenotaph at 10:45 am and will continue until 11:30 am. During this time, there will be no vehicle traffic allowed on the following streets:

  • King Street (North Side) – Catharine to James
  • Hughson Street – King to Main
  • John Street – King to Main

There will be two minutes of silence observed at 11:00 am, at which time all traffic (including buses) in the surrounding area will not be permitted to move.

All of the MacNab Terminal routes will service the Route 5 bus stop on Main at MacNab.

Bay Street Closure Detours Routes 4/7/8/99 on August 20th


On Thursday, August 20th, 2015, Kenny Chesney will be performing at the First Ontario Centre (Copps Coliseum). As part of the pre-show festivities, Bay Street between King Street and York Boulevard will be closed to all traffic between 9:30am and 11:00pm.

As a result, routes 4 BAYFRONT, 7 LOCKE, 8 YORK, and 99 WATERFRONT SHUTTLE buses will be on detour.

City of Burlington and Transit Workers, represented by CUPE Local 2723, reach a tentative settlement

A tentative settlement was reached today between the City of Burlington and the members of CUPE Local 2723, representing Burlington Transit workers.

The union will be holding a ratification meeting on July 12. Both parties have been ordered by the conciliator to respect a full blackout on any details of the settlement until the day of ratification. Both parties fully recommend the tentative deal.

The union has informed the city that if the tentative settlement is rejected by the union members, a transit strike would start effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday, July 13.

Source: City of Burlington

Burlington Transit Workers, represented by CUPE Local 2723, turned down a recommended settlement

Burlington Transit workers, represented by CUPE Local 2723, tonight turned down a negotiated settlement reached by the union and the City of Burlington on June 30 and recommended to the members.

Negotiations will continue, and transit services will operate as usual at this time.

More updates will be available at

Tentative Agreement Reached with Burlington Transit Workers (CUPE Local 2723)

On Monday night, a tentative agreement was reached between the City of Burlington and Burlington Transit workers, represented by CUPE Local 2723.

CUPE 2723 will hold a ratification meeting on July 5. If the union fails to ratify the agreement, the union has promised the city 72 hours notice before calling a strike.

Transit service will continue as usual.

2014 Hamilton Santa Clause Parade Burlington Transit Detours – November 22nd


On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 the City of Hamilton will be holding the Santa Parade in downtown Hamilton. Due to the parade a large portion of the downtown will be closed for several hours.

Due to this closure, multiple routes will need to be temporarily detoured, including Burlington Transit route 1 PLAINS. The detour is as follows below:

Upcoming Burlington Transit Changes

On November 3rd, 2013 Burlington Transit will be undergoing a major change of their transit route structure, which will affect routes that interact with HSR services. The changes include alterations to routes 1 PLAINS and 101 PLAINS EXPRESS, both of which travel to downtown Hamilton.

Other route changes affect those services which use the Burlington Downtown Bus Terminal. HSR route 11 PARKDALE also services this station.

Burlington John Street Terminal Closure Sept 20-23

Effective 11:00am Friday September 20th to 11:00am Monday September 23rd, the Terminal Building at the Downtown Bus Terminal in Burlington will be closed for renovations. Buses, including HSR route 11 PARKDALE, will still service the terminal.

You can call Customer Service at 905-639-0550 (BusLine) or you can visit the Customer Service Centre at 3332 Harvester Road (open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm only).