Barrie Transit changes Route 5

Barrie Transit is making changes to improve service on Route 5. Starting Saturday, Dec. 7, there will be three key changes to improve route coverage and offer more options for riders to get to shops, recreation centres and Go Stations, according to a City press release.
“These changes are once again the result of direct feedback from our residents,” said Mayor Jeff Lehman. “We’re listening to all the feedback we receive and will continue to make changes wherever possible to improve the system.”
The changes include:
• Route 5 will no longer travel on Marshall Street. Instead, it will stay on Little Avenue to then service Fairview Road, and Essa Road, and then back on route along Essa to the Allandale Waterfront Go Station.
• Route 5 will no longer travel on Little between Hurst Drive and Yonge Street. Instead, it will stay on Hurst to Minet’s Point Road to Yonge Little, and then back on route along Little.
• Route 5 will no longer travel on Country Lane. Instead, it will stay on Madeline Drive to Yonge, and back on route along Yonge.
The route changes were influenced by public feedback received through email, phone and social media, the release states. On Nov. 16, Barrie Transit made changes to improve service on routes 4, 6 and 10, that included adding an express portion to route 10 and a ‘grocery special’ to service the No Frills on Johnson Street.
For full details, including revised maps & schedules, click here.

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