Transit Windsor Returning to Full Service
On Sunday, September 5, 2021, Transit Windsor will resume full service on all city and county routes and will also introduce Route 518X, a new limited-stop express route from Tecumseh Mall to St. Clair College via Devonshire Mall.
“Due to COVID-19 we have been operating on an enhanced Saturday service since September 2020, but with students returning to class, we’re ready to return to full service, and we anticipate a smooth transition,” said Transit Windsor Executive Director Tyson Cragg. “I want to thank our riders for their patience and our team here at Transit Windsor for their dedication during a difficult time.”
Transit Windsor will continue to ensure your safety by limiting capacity to seated loads, performing enhanced cleaning of buses, and continuing to require all riders to wear a mask on the bus.
In addition to returning to full service, Transit Windsor in partnership with St. Clair College is excited to launch Route 518X, which will reduce travel times between East Windsor and the college by over an hour each way.
“As our students prepare to return to in-person classes in just a few weeks, St. Clair is elated that their mobility needs will be addressed by Transit Windsor,” said college President Patti France. “That is especially true of the new express route from the east side of the city. A significant portion of our students live in that area, and I'm sure they will appreciate the convenience of this new service. On their behalf, we were happy to partner with Transit Windsor to establish that new route."
“Our goal of expanding Transit Windsor service was put on hold by the global pandemic, but our commitment remained: the 2021 municipal budget provided an operating subsidy of over $21-million to support and enhance transit service across the City of Windsor,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We are providing safe transit options and working to expand service that aligns with ridership and demand levels.”
Riders are encouraged to visit TransitWindsor.ca for more information on schedules and services.
At this time, the Tunnel Bus service to Detroit remains suspended until the border is fully opened; please continue to visit our website for updated service announcements.