Kingston Transit, who previously reduced service hours to Saturday schedules, is reducing service further and will be operating all of its daily routes on a modified Sunday schedule. This change will see the majority of the service operate between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The changes go into effect on Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020.
While most routes will move to their Sunday timetables, a few routes are seeing further changes:
All Kingston Express routes will be reduced to 60-minute frequency.
Route 7 will be reduced to 60-minute frequency.
Routes 1 and 15 will run only from 8 a.m to 8 p.m.
Routes 17, 18 and 18Q are being suspended.
In addition to the reduction of service, Kingston Transit is responding to the needs of front line health workers by adding a dedicated shuttle bus from the Kingston General Hospital to the Centre 70 Park & Ride lot.
These changes, Kingston Transit says, “are being made due to the decline in ridership, with some routes down as much as 80 per cent.”
Kingston Transit riders are also being encouraged to only use Transit for essential trips. Boarding the bus from the rear door is still in effect.
“We continue to look at different ways to provide reliable, sustained service for those passengers who need it most,” noted Kingston Transit in a statement, adding that additional service changes remain possible.