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Durham Region Transit announces improvements to bus service

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DURHAM -- Durham Region Transit improvements to 43 different routes will begin on June 27. 

Ajax will see several changes including: the introduction of two-way service on all routes; implementation of a simplified and more grid-like bus network that is easily expandable to new-growth areas; a new connection from south Ajax to PULSE; and commercial destinations on Kingston Road, as well as continuous service on Rossland Road between the Harmony Road and Pickering Parkway terminals. 

Bowmanville’s new network features include: two-way service on portions of the network; service to existing new-growth areas; and the foundation for further expansion as new development occurs and transfers now possible with GO Transit service at the Bowmanville park and ride. 

Northern Durham will also see improvements, including: enhanced coverage within Port Perry and Uxbridge urban areas; Route 950 replacing Routes 701 and 801; all day, Monday to Friday service for trips within Port Perry and Uxbridge urban areas; Route 601 modified to serve Manilla, Wilfrid, Udora, and Leaskdale; connections available to York Region Transit; and new Route 960 service connecting Uxbridge and Newmarket, connecting to YRT/VIVA and GO Transit at the Highway 404-Davis Drive park and ride. 

Oshawa, Pickering and Whitby will also benefit. 

Before June 27, customers should check their route and schedule at www.durhamregiontransit.com or call 1-866-247-0055. 

Starting June 25, customers can also expect schedule changes on the Lakeshore East, Lakeshore West, Barrie, Richmond Hill, and Stouffville GO train lines and on some GO bus routes. Details and new schedules will be available at www.gotransit.com the week of June 6.

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