MiWay revises routes and services, February 27



MiWay is increasing the frequency of service along the 45 / 45A Winston Churchill route at most times of the week, starting tomorrow Monday, February 27.

Buses operating along the route also start dropping off and picking up passengers in Winston Churchill Transitway Station tomorrow.

On Dundas Street, MiWay is reallocating its resources to increase service along the 101 / 101A Dundas express route Monday-to-Friday midday and evenings. MiExpress buses also operate along the route later — as late as 10:30 p.m. — weekday evenings. At the same time, MiWay is decreasing MiLocal service on Dundas along the 1 / 1C Dundas route.

MiWay is also making several other changes to its services tomorrow.


MiWay is revising service along these MiLocal routes: 1 / 1C Dundas; 10 Bristol - Britannia; 20 Rathburn; 26 Burnhamthorpe, 29 Park Royal - Homelands; 34 Credit Valley; 35 Eglinton; 38 Creditview; 39 Britannia; 45 / 45A Winston Churchill; 51 Tomken; 57 Courtneypark; 66 McLaughlin; 70 Keaton; 71 Sheridan - Subway; 73 Kamato; 90 Terragar - Copenhagen.

It’s also revising service along these MiExpress routes: 101 Dundas; 109 Meadowvale.

And, it’s revising service along this high school special route: 334 St Joseph - City Centre.


Specifically, MiWay is: increasing service along routes; decreasing service along routes; increasing the frequency of service along routes; decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising the path for buses operating along the route; adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes; and making other changes to service along routes.


Increasing service along routes


39 Britannia

MiWay is operating buses on new eastbound trips early Monday-to-Friday mornings.

Starting Monday, February 27, the buses leave Meadowvale Town Centre terminal at 5:05 and 5:35 a.m. They end their trips on Whittle Road south of Britannia Road East at 5:54 and 6:24 a.m.

(The 5:35 a.m. trip usually starts its trip on Britannia Road West west of Winston Churchill Boulevard at 5:56 p.m.)

101 Dundas express

MiWay is reallocating the buses operating along Dundas Street to increase MiExpress service and decrease MiLocal service along the 1 / 1C Dundas route.

Starting Monday, February 27, it’s introducing new service along the route Monday-to-Friday evenings.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 18 to 22 minutes from about 7 until 11 p.m.

MiWay is also increasing the frequency of service along the route.

35 Eglinton

Starting Monday, February 27, MiWay operates buses on a new westbound trip early Tuesday-to-Saturday mornings.

The bus leaves Islington Station at 12:41 a.m. and ends its trip on Erin Centre Boulevard across from Longford Drive at 1:32 a.m.

MiWay is also decreasing service along the route and adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

73 Kamato

MiWay is operating buses on two new later northbound trips along the route Monday-to-Friday mornings.

Starting Monday, February 27, the buses leave Dixie Transit Way Station at 9:05 and 9:22 a.m. They end their trips on Ambler Drive north of Kamato Road at 9:22 and 9:39 a.m.

66 McLaughlin

Starting Sunday, March 5, MiWay operates service earlier along the route with buses operating as early as 8 a.m. Sundays and holidays.

29 Park Royal - Homelands

Starting Monday, February 27, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a new stop (for this route)

  • on Lakeshore Road West at Southdown Road.

Buses operating along the 23 Lakeshore route continue to serve this stop.

MiWay is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

71 Sheridan - Subway

MiWay is extending the path for buses operating along the route.

Starting Monday, February 27, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Plymouth Drive (westbound) west of Winston Churchill Boulevard (buses operating along route 45 also serve this stop),
  • on Bristol Circle south of Plymouth Drive, north of London Lane and at London Lane and Winston Park Drive,
  • on Winston Park Drive at Plymouth Drive and
  • on Plymouth Drive (eastbound) at London Lane, Bristol Circle and Winston Churchill Boulevard.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Leanne Drive west of Erin Mills Parkway,
  • on Plymouth Drive (westbound) west of Winston Churchill Boulevard,
  • on Bristol Circle south of Plymouth Drive, north of London Lane and at London Lane and Winston Park Drive,
  • on Winston Park Drive at Plymouth Drive and
  • on Plymouth Drive (eastbound) at London Lane, Bristol Circle and Winston Churchill Boulevard.

MiWay buses operating along the 45 Winston Churchill route also serve these stops.

90 Terragar - Copenhagen

MiWay is operating a bus on a new eastbound trip along the route early Monday-to-Friday evenings.

Starting Monday, February 27, the bus leaves Meadowvale Town Centre terminal at 6:45 p.m. It arrives in Meadowvale GO Station bus terminal at 6:50 p.m. It returns to the Town Centre at 7:03 p.m.

45 / 45A Winston Churchill

MiWay is revising the path for buses operating along the route.

Starting Monday, February 27, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at platform 7 in the Winston Churchill Transitway Station. Northbound buses serve passengers at platform 3.

MiWay is also decreasing service, increasing the frequency of service and making other changes to service along the route.


Decreasing service along routes


34 Credit Valley

Sunday, February 26 is the last day that buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue West at the second stop east of Willow Creek (eastbound buses) and
  • on Eglinton Avenue West west of Terry Fox Way (westbound buses).

According to MiWay, few passengers were boarding or exiting from buses at these stops.

MiWay is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

35 Eglinton

Saturday, February 25 is the last day that buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue West at the second stop east of Willow Creek (eastbound buses) and
  • on Eglinton Avenue West west of Terry Fox Way (westbound buses).

According to MiWay, few passengers were boarding or exiting from buses at these stops.

MiWay is also increasing service along the route and adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

334 St Joseph - City Centre high school special

Friday, February 24 is the last day that southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a stop

  • on Eglinton Avenue West at the second stop east of Willow Creek.

According to MiWay, few passengers were exiting from buses at this stop.

45 / 45AWinston Churchill

Friday, February 24 is the last day that buses operating along the 45A branch of the route drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Winston Churchill Boulevard south of Eglinton Avenue West and The Collegeway and across from Hornsgate Drive (southbound buses) and
  • on Leanne Boulevard east of Fifth Line West (northbound buses).

Sunday, February 26 is the last day that buses operating along the 45 branch of the route drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • on Winston Churchill Boulevard south of Eglinton Avenue West and The Collegeway and across from Hornsgate Drive (southbound buses)

According to MiWay, few passengers were boarding or exiting from buses at these stops.

MiWay is also increasing the frequency of service along the route, revising the path for buses operating along the route and making other changes to service along the route.


Increasing the frequency of service along routes


101 Dundas express

MiWay is reallocating the buses operating along Dundas Street to increase MiExpress service and decrease MiLocal service along the 1 / 1C Dundas route.

Starting Monday, February 27, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

MiWay is also increasing service along the route.

51 Tomken

MiWay operates one more bus along the route to increase the frequency of service Saturdays.

Starting Saturday, March 4, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route

  • every 30-32 minutes, instead of every hour.

MiWay is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route at another time of the week.

45 / 45A Winston Churchill

MiWay operates more buses along the route to increase the frequency of service every day.

It operates buses along two branches of the route - the 45 and 45A branches — Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. Rush-hour buses operating along both branches drop off or pick up passengers at common stops. Buses operating along each branch serve passengers at unique stops. Common stops on the route are north of Speakman Drive / Plymouth Drive / Winston Churchill Boulevard. Unique stops are south, east and west of Speakman / Plymouth / Winston Churchill**.

Starting Monday, February 27, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops Mondays to Fridays during rush hours:

  • every 15 minutes, instead of every 17 minutes at common stops; and
  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 34 minutes at unique stops.

At all other times of the week, buses operate only along the 45 branch.

Starting Monday, February 27, buses serve passengers at stops along the branch:

  • every 21 minutes, instead of every 30 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.; and
  • every 31 minutes, instead of every 45 minutes, after about 7 p.m.

Starting Saturday, March 4, the buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 33 minutes, instead of every 45 minutes, Saturdays.

And, starting Sunday, March 5, the buses serve passengers:

  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 45 minutes, Sundays and holidays.

MiWay is also decreasing service along the route, revising the path for buses operating along the route and making other changes to service along the route.


Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


1 / 1C Dundas

MiWay is reallocating the buses operating along Dundas Street to increase MiExpress service along the 101 Dundas express route and decrease MiLocal service.

Starting Monday, February 27, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops west and north of Dundas Street West / Mississauga Road:

  • every 24 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours;
  • every 37 minutes, instead of every 28 minutes, from about 9:30 a.m. until 2p.m.;
  • every 38 minutes, instead of every 28 minutes, after about 7 p.m.

They serve passengers at stops east of Dundas West / Mississauga:

  • every 12 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes, during rush hours;
  • every 18½ minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, from about 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.; and
  • every 19 minutes, instead of every 14 minutes, after about 7 p.m.
51 Tomken

MiWay is increasing the runtime - the time it schedules for drivers to complete a round trip along the route - Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. By increasing the runtime, MiWay intends to increase the reliability of the service, but it also slightly decreases the frequency.

Starting Monday, February 27, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 12½ minutes, instead of every 11 minutes.

MiWay is also increasing the frequency of service along the route at another time of the week.


Revising the path for buses operating along routes


71 Sheridan - Subway

MiWay is extending the path for buses operating along the route to serve Oakville’s Winston Park Employment Area.

Starting Monday, February 27, eastbound buses start their trips on Plymouth Drive west of Winston Churchill Boulevard, then proceed:

westward along Plymouth;
south- and westward along Bristol Circle;
northward along Winston Park Drive; and then
eastward along Plymouth to Winston Churchill,
resuming their regular route eastward along Sheridan Park Drive.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Plymouth Drive (westbound) west of Winston Churchill Boulevard,
  • on Bristol Circle south of Plymouth Drive, north of London Lane and at London Lane and Winston Park Drive,
  • on Winston Park Drive at Plymouth Drive and
  • on Plymouth Drive (eastbound) at London Lane, Bristol Circle and Winston Churchill Boulevard.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Sheridan Park Drive and Winston Churchill Boulevard, then proceed:

westward along Plymouth Drive;
south- and westward along Bristol Circle;
northward along Winston Park Drive; and then
eastward along Plymouth to Winston Churchill,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Plymouth Drive (westbound) west of Winston Churchill Boulevard,
  • on Bristol Circle south of Plymouth Drive, north of London Lane and at London Lane and Winston Park Drive,
  • on Winston Park Drive at Plymouth Drive and
  • on Plymouth Drive (eastbound) at London Lane, Bristol Circle and Winston Churchill Boulevard.

MiWay buses operating along the 45 Winston Churchill route also serve these stops.

45 / 45A Winston Churchill

Starting Monday, February 27, MiWay revises the path for buses operating along the route. Buses in both directions divert off Winston Churchill Boulevard to drop off or pick up passengers in Winston Churchill Transitway Station.

Southbound buses serve passengers at platform 7 in the station. Northbound buses serve passengers at platform 3.

MiWay is also decreasing service, increasing the frequency of service and making other changes to service along the route.


Adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes


10 Bristol - Britannia

Starting Monday, February 27, the westbound bus that usually leaves City Centre Terminal at 12:27 a.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays leaves, instead, one minute later at 12:28 a.m. It drops off or picks up passengers at stops along the route as much as one minute later than usually. It ends its trip in Meadowvale Town Centre terminal at 1:17 a.m.

26 Burnhamthorpe
57 Courtneypark

Starting Monday, February 27, MiWay adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the routes.

34 Credit Valley

Starting Monday, February 27, MiWay adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route.

MiWay is also decreasing service along the route.

38 Creditview

Starting Monday, February 27, MiWay adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route.

35 Eglinton

Starting Monday, February 27, MiWay adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route.

MiWay is also increasing and decreasing along the route.

70 Keaton

Starting Monday, February 27, MiWay adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route.

109 Meadowvale express

Starting Monday, February 27, MiWay adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route.

MiWay is also making other changes to service along the route.

29 Park Royal - Homelands

Starting Monday, February 27, MiWay adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route.

MiWay is also increasing service along the route.

20 Rathburn

Starting Monday, February 27, MiWay adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route.


Making other changes to service along routes


109 Meadowvale express

Starting Monday, February 27, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers:

  • at platform 8, instead of platform 7, at Winston Churchill Transitway Station.

Northbound buses serve passengers:

  • at platform 4 instead of platform 3, at Winston Churchill Transitway Station.

MiWay is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

45 Winston Churchill

MiWay consolidates bus stops, where they’re close to each other.

On Plymouth Drive in the Winston Park Employment Area of Oakville, MiWay currently maintains separate stops for south- and northbound buses, even thought the buses route identically in this area. Starting Monday, February 27, it’s consolidating stops 4541 and 4542 west of London Lane. Only stop 4541 will remain. On Plymouth west of Bristol Circle, it’s consolidating stops 4545 and 4546. Only stop 4545 will remain.

MiWay is also decreasing service along the route, increasing the frequency of service along the route and revising the path for buses operating along the route.