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Belleville ramps up transit service

This Monday (June 15) the second phase of the Belleville Transit service recovery plan will begin. The most recent openings permitted by the Provincial Government will require more access to public transit for the residents of the City of Belleville.

Phase 2 will accommodate access to the increased availability of shopping.  The service will continue to be a modified, reduced schedule but will now operate a reduced scheduled service for weekends as well as weekdays. 

“We are working hard to balance the transportation needs of our community with our commitment to keeping residents and our drivers safe during the COVID-19 virus,” said Paul Buck, Manager, Transit Services. “We appreciate your understanding regarding the necessary protocols at this time and please know that we are doing our very best to get you safely where you need to go.”

Phase 2 changes that will be in effect on Monday:  

Weekday Service

  • The addition of the ROUTE 4 – hourly service from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (last bus leaves the terminal at 6 p.m.)
  • The addition of the ROUTE 5 – hourly service from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last bus leaves the terminal at 5:30 p.m.)

On-Demand service will operate weekdays from 7:15 p.m. to midnight.

Weekend Service

Saturday

  • Introduction of scheduled service from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • On-Demand service from 6:30 p.m. to midnight

Sunday

  • Introduction of the regular scheduled service from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • On-Demand service from 6:30 p.m. to midnight

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Belleville Transit STRONGLY ENCOURAGE riders to wear a non-medical face mask while using public transit or going out where physical distancing may be challenging. For tips on how to properly wear, clean and dispose of face coverings, visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/face-coverings-and-face-masks

No fare will be collected at this time. Please note that rear-door boarding will remain in effect on all buses and passenger loads will be restricted to no more than 20 riders on a bus at one time.

Mobility Service

Service will be available for rides following the same service hours as conventional transit.

  • Weekdays – 5 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturdays – 5:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Sundays – 8 a.m. to midnight

Rides can be booked by calling our dispatch office at 613-962-1925 or by emailing bellevilletransit@belleville.ca.

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