Thompson transit

City of Thompson Transit
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Founded 1970s
Headquarters 81 Berens Road
Service area Thompson, Manitoba
Service type Bus service
Routes 2
Stops 70
Fuel type Diesel
Operator Grey Goose Bus Lines
Website Transit Schedule

Thompson Transit is the public transit agency in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. The City of Thompson contracts the bus services.

History

pre 1995

Operation conducted under contract by Thompson Bus Lines.

1995-1998

Contract operator switched to Grey Goose Bus Lines.

1998-2007

Grey Goose Bus Lines purchased by Greyhound Canada

2007-Current

Grey Goose Bus Lines a division of Greyhound Canada acquired by First Group[1]

Services

Weekday hours of operation are from 7:30 am to 6:10 pm with extended service on Friday to 9:10 pm. On Saturday hours of operation are from 11:00 am to 6:10 pm, with no Sunday service.[2]

Thompson Transit operates two bus routes, which meet up at The Plaza Mall and Southwood as transfer points.

Routes

Route Name Route Description Notes
Eastwood This route operates the East side of Thompson Major stops on this route; Plaza Shopping Centre (Transfer Point), City Centre Mall, Eastwood School, Princeton Towers, Highland Tower, Thompson General Hospital, Southwood (Transfer Point) and Wal-Mart.
Westwood This route operates the West side of Thompson Major stops on this route; Plaza Shopping Centre (Transfer Point), Burntwood School, Norplex Pool, Southwood (Transfer Point) and R. D. Parker Collegiate.

News

  • On November 18, 2008, The installation of new bus shelters.[3]
  • Council passes a resolution for the purchase of 2 New D35LFR Transit Buses from NewFlyer with City of Brandon order. As well revise current Transit routes for a more feasible bus service.[4]
  • City Approves the purchase of 2 new Transit buses from New Flyer at a cost of $845,136.[5]
  • On September 13th 2010 City Council approved new contract with Greyhound, the total cost to the city will be $1,364,393 over five years.[6]

Transit shelter locations

Stop Name Route Notes
Burntwood School Westwood Wekusko Street @ Arctic Drive - East Bound
R.D. Parker Collegiate Westwood Thompson Drive North - East Bound
Wolf Westwood Thompson Drive South @ Wolf Street - West Bound
Southwood (Transfer Point) Eastwood & Westwood Maple Street @ Thompson Drive South - North Bound
Princeton Towers Eastwood Princeton Drive - South Bound
Waterloo Eastwood Waterloo Avenue - East Bound

Facilities

Grey Goose Bus Lines Bus Depot @ 81 Berens Road.

Fares

Fare type Cash Monthly Pass
Adult $1.85 $68.40
Student $1.30 $36.60
Senior Fare $1.30 $36.60

References



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