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Edmonton Oilers vs Carolina Hurricanes – Avoid the Traffic by Taking Transit

September 25, 2017 - 11:05am

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September 25, 2017 - 11:00am

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Saskatoon Transit encourages hockey fans to take public transit from the Special Events Stop downtown (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue, outside 2nd Avenue Lofts) to SaskTel Centre for the game on Wednesday.  Buses leave the Special Event Stop Downtown at the following times:

5:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

5:50 p.m.

6:05 p.m.

6:25 p.m.

6:40 p.m.

Buses will depart SaskTel Centre after the concert as they fill up. 

Experience the convenience of public transit. 

For regular schedules and other trip planning tools, visit saskatoontransit.ca.   

Full Buses During AM Peak Hours

September 21, 2017 - 10:39am

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September 21, 2017 - 10:15am

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Scheduled frequency has increased for the following routes during peak hours.  By adjusting travel schedules by as little as 7.5 minutes on some routes the public can avoid congestion. 

Saskatoon Transit encourages the public to plan their trip using real-time tracking on Google Transit and the Google Maps or Transit App on their mobile device.  

 

AM peak hours

  • Route 2/10 Meadowgreen / City Centre  

15 minute service on 20th Street and the Meadowgreen neighbourhood between City Centre and Confederation Terminal

  • Route 4 Willowgrove

10 minute service to Place Riel from ~ 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

  • Route 17 Stonebridge/University

10 minute service from ~ 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • Route 22 Downtown Terminal to University

Additional service on 25th Street from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

With routes 40/45 this provides 7.5 minute service to University

  • Route 40 Evergreen & Route 45 Kenderdine

7.5 minute service from Berini Drive to Place Riel from ~ 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

New schedules are available at saskatoontransit.ca and the Transit Customer Service Centre.  Plan in advance and review updated schedules before traveling.

For more information please contact Transit Customer Service at 306-975-3100.

Saskatoon Transit Provides Direct Service to Nickelback Concert from Downtown

September 20, 2017 - 1:35pm

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September 20, 2017 - 1:30pm

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Saskatoon Transit encourages Nickelback fans to rely on public transit to get to the concert this Saturday night.  Buses leave the Special Events Stop downtown (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue, outside 2nd Avenue Lofts) to SaskTel Centre at the following times:

5:00 p.m.

5:15 p.m.

5:35 p.m.

5:50 p.m.

6:10 p.m.

6:25 p.m.

Buses will depart SaskTel Centre after the concert as they fill up. 

Experience the convenience of public transit when attending events at SaskTel Centre.  For regular schedules and other trip planning tools, please visit saskatoontransit.ca.   

The Blades are Back – Save the Stress of Traffic and Parking and Take Transit

September 19, 2017 - 11:16am

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September 19, 2017 - 11:15am

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Fans get direct service from downtown

 

Saskatoon Transit buses leave the Special Events stop downtown (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue, outside 2nd Avenue Lofts) to SaskTel Centre on evening game days at the following times:

5:15 p.m.

5:45 p.m.

6:15 p.m.

6:45 p.m.

Return buses depart the SaskTel Centre directly after the game (9:00 p.m.).

Saskatoon Transit encourages everyone to experience the convenience of using Transit to attend the Blades games all season long. 

Saskatoon Transit convenient option: CCMA fans get direct service from downtown

September 8, 2017 - 9:58am

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September 8, 2017 - 10:00am

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Saskatoon Transit buses will leave the Special Events stop downtown (at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue, outside 2nd Avenue Lofts) to service the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) at SaskTel Centre on Sunday, September 10th at the following times:

3:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m.

4:10 p.m.

4:25 p.m.

4:45 p.m.

Return buses will depart directly after the show.

 

Saskatoon Transit encourages everyone taking in pre-award show events at Prairieland Park to consider using Transit.

  • CCMA Rock’n Country Cabaret - Friday, September 8
  • Route 1 from the downtown terminal to the Exhibition grounds at 6:31 p.m. and every hour until 11:31 p.m.  The last trip is at 12:14 a.m.
  • The last bus leaving Hilliard Street and Ruth Street to get other buses is at 11:48 p.m.
  • Route 19 runs from downtown to Lorne Ave and Ruth Street at 7:16 p.m. and every hour until 11:16 p.m.
  • The last bus leaving Taylor Street and Lorne Avenue will be at 12:05 a.m.
  • SiriusXM FanFest - Saturday, September 9
  • Route 1 runs from downtown hourly before 10:31 a.m. then every half hour until 5:31 p.m.
  • Route 19 runs from the downtown terminal hourly before 11:16 a.m. then every half hour until 5:46 p.m.

Transit route information can be found at transit.saskatoon.ca, or by calling the Transit Information Line at 306-975-7500.  Citizens can also plan their trip on the Transit or Google Maps App on their mobile device.  

 

For more information about Saskatoon Transit, visit saskatoontransit.ca or follow @StoonTransit on Twitter. Plan your route in advance using any of the following tools: Saskatoon Transit Trip Planner, Google Transit Trip Planner, or the Transit App on your mobile device.

Rely on Saskatoon Transit to get to and from School

September 1, 2017 - 11:50am

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September 4, 2017 - 11:00am

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Saskatoon Transit would like to encourage students to consider transit as a transportation option for this academic year. Many of Saskatoon Transit’s regular routes service school areas and special high school and university express routes (bottom of the page) have been established to provide enhanced service for students.

The transit experience:

  • Real time transit tracking - Transit App or Google Transit
  • High frequency service along 8th Street and 22nd Street.
  • Free Wi-Fi at select transit terminals. 
  • Turn drive time into ME time! 
    • Catch up on reading
    • Stay connected on social media
    • Last minute studying for exams

All routing and schedules are available at saskatoontransit.ca and at the Transit Customer Service Centre.  Saskatoon Transit encourages students to plan their trip in advance and track their bus in real time through Transit App or Google Transit.  

For more information about Saskatoon Transit, visit saskatoontransit.ca or follow @StoonTransit on Twitter. Plan your route in advance using any of the following tools: Saskatoon Transit Trip Planner, Google Transit Trip Planner, or the Transit App on your mobile device.

Saskatoon Transit Fireworks Festival Detour - September 1st & 2nd, 2017

September 1, 2017 - 11:35am

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September 1, 2017 - 11:30am

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Saskatoon Transit will have minor route changes on route 1, 6 and 9 during the Fireworks Festival from 7:00p.m. – 11:00p.m. on Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd.  Downtown terminal bus stops will operate as normal. 

Location

  • 19th Street between 2nd Avenue and 4th Avenue
  • Full closure of 4th Avenue SB at 20th Street, full closure of 3rd Avenue SB at 20th Street
  • Right Turn only for 2nd Avenue SB at 19th Street
  • Left Turn only for 19th Street EB at 2nd Avenue (full barricading across 19th Street EB, on the east side of 19th – traffic coming from the Persephone Parking Lot can still exit onto 19th Street WB or 2nd Avenue NB)
  • Pylons blocking WB turning lane onto 19th from Broadway Bridge. (see map)

Detour information is available on the Transit app, including real time tracking.  Plan in advance and review updated schedules before traveling.  For more information please contact Transit Customer Service at 306-975-3100.

Visit saskatoontransit.ca and follow @StoonTransit on Twitter. Plan your route: Saskatoon Transit Trip Planner, Google Transit Trip Planner, or the Transit App on your mobile device.

Saskatoon Transit Service Adjustments - Effective September 3, 2017

August 31, 2017 - 10:08am

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August 31, 2017 - 10:00am

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Starting September 3, Saskatoon Transit will be making slight service adjustments to the following routes to help improve service during peak hours.

High Frequency in the AM peak hours

  • Route 2/10 Meadowgreen / City Centre  

15 minute service on 20th Street and the Meadowgreen neighbourhood between City Centre and Confederation Terminal

  • Route 4 Willowgrove

10 minute service to Place Riel from ~ 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

  • Route 17 Stonebridge/University

10 minute service from ~ 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • Route 22 Downtown Terminal to University

Additional service on 25th Street from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

  • Route 40 Evergreen & Route 45 Kenderdine

7.5 minute service from Berini Drive to Place Riel from ~ 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

  • Route 83 Stonebridge / Centre Mall

Minor re-routing: will travel via Preston Avenue between Taylor Street and Market Mall

  • Route 101 & 102 University direct

Only one trip in the AM

 

High Frequency in the PM peak hours

  • Route 22 University to Downtown Terminal  

Additional service on 25th Street from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Route 2/10 Meadowgreen / City Centre

15 minute service on 20th Street and the Meadowgreen neighborhood between City Centre and Confederation Terminal

New schedules will be available at saskatoontransit.ca and the Transit Customer Service Centre.

 

Plan your trip with real time tracking through Google Transit and the Transit App.  Plan in advance and review updated schedules before traveling.

For more information please contact Transit Customer Service at 306-975-3100.

 

Visit saskatoontransit.ca and follow @StoonTransit on Twitter. Plan your route: Saskatoon Transit Trip Planner, Google Transit Trip Planner, or the Transit App on your mobile device.

 

Bus Riders Asked to Share “Bus Stop Blues:” Replacement/Renewal Campaign

August 30, 2017 - 11:08am

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August 30, 2017 - 11:00am

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Saskatoon Transit wants people to nominate bus stops for improvements or replacement with help of Twitter and Facebook.

The “Bus Stop Blues” Campaign kicks-off today on Saskatoon Transit Twitter, City of Saskatoon Twitter and the City of Saskatoon’s Facebook page.  Over the next three weeks, using the hashtag #busstopbluesyxe, residents will be asked to post a photo and the location of the stop where they would like to see improvements. 

“Saskatoon Transit is listening and reacting to customer feedback,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit.  “This is an opportunity to engage with the public and for the public to help shape the future of Saskatoon Transit.  Our goal is to continually improve the transit experience.”

Following the campaign, bus shelters and stops will be chosen for either replacement or renewal.

The Government of Canada has provided more than $1.5 million through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) for transit shelter improvements and network accessibility throughout the city - $300,000 will be devoted to the bus shelter and stop improvements.  

Saskatoon Transit values input from citizens and these bus shelter upgrades will work toward the principals outlined in the Growth Plan.  

 

For more information about Saskatoon Transit, visit transit.saskatoon.ca or follow @StoonTransit on Twitter. Plan your route in advance using Google Transit Trip Planner or the Transit App on your mobile device.

Saskatoon Transit to Close 4 Bus Stops – September 5th – 21st

August 29, 2017 - 12:27pm

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August 29, 2017 - 12:15pm

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Due to a paving project, Saskatoon Transit will close four (4) bus stops on Route 1 from September 5 until September 21.  

Routes Affected

  • Route 1

Stops Affected

  • Hilliard Street at Herman Avenue W/B, stop # 4301
  • Hilliard Street at St. Henry Avenue W/B, stop # 4303
  • Ruth Street at St. Henry Avenue E/B, stop # 3621
  • Ruth Street at Herman Avenue E/B, stop # 3630

Temporary Stop

  • On Hilliard Street at Herman Avenue E/B

Intending passengers in the Hilliard Street, Henry and Herman Avenue areas will be able to catch the bus at the temporary stop on Hilliard Street.  Passengers in the Ruth Street area can catch the bus at stop # 3627 located on Ruth Street and St. Patrick Avenue.

 

For more information about Saskatoon Transit, visit saskatoontransit.ca or follow @StoonTransit on Twitter. Plan your route in advance using any of the following tools: Google Transit Trip Planner, or the Transit App on your mobile device.

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