LINX makes changes to route schedules

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Starting Tuesday, September 8, County of Simcoe LINX Transit Service is altering schedules for Routes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Transit Route 5 scheduling will remain the same. Regular fare rates will also start on September 8 for Route 5 (Alliston-Beeton-Bond Head-Bradford).

Effective September 8, 2020, the following schedule will be in effect:

Route 1 (Penetanguishene/Midland to Barrie) LINX service will operate Monday to Friday with the first bus starting at 6 a.m. and the last drop off occurring at 7:12 p.m.

Route 2 (Wasaga Beach to Barrie) LINX service will operate Monday to Friday with the first bus starting at 5:30 a.m. and the last drop off occurring at 7:25 p.m.

Route 3 (Orillia to Barrie) LINX service will operate Monday to Friday with the first bus starting at 5:45 a.m. and the last drop off occurring at 7:05 p.m.

Route 4 (Collingwood to Wasaga Beach) will operate Monday to Saturday with the first bus starting at 6 a.m. and the last drop off occurring at 8:58 p.m.

Route 5 (Alliston to Bradford West Gwillimbury) will operate Monday to Friday with the first bus starting at 7:20 a.m. and the last drop off occurring at 6:10 p.m.

The safety of travellers and staff on LINX Transit is our priority. The County continues to closely monitor COVID-19 and adapt services accordingly. We are following the advice from our partners at Public Health and have increased the cleaning and sterilization schedule on LINX buses, vehicles and facilities. In addition, our contractors, in collaboration with the County, are required to provide sanitizers or disinfectant wipes to all drivers.

Riders are reminded that is mandatory for those above the age of 6 to wear a mask or face covering while on public transit, unless they are prevented from doing so because of health, ability, cultural or religious reasons. No proof of exemption is required, and people should not be judged or mistreated in any way if they do not wear a face covering. It is also suggested that riders carry personal disinfectant when traveling, such as hand sanitizer or wipes, and wash their hands often. Please follow all other public health and safety guidelines.

To help residents to plan the journeys, the County has partnered with an existing app company to link real-time bus and route information through the popular app. Residents are encouraged to download the “Transit app” on their Apple and Android devices.

Visit linx.simcoe.ca to learn more about the LINX and LINX+ service or to review our full schedule.

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