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Extended Cold Causes Delays for Saskatoon Transit

For immediate release: Thu, 2021-12-30 13:05

Saskatoon Transit runs every day, no matter the weather; however, the extended cold temperatures are causing shortages of buses and delays.

Cold temperatures can cause the ‘check engine’ light to turn on and cause condensation in the air system which may freeze valves leading to suspension issues or frozen brakes. In either situation, to ensure buses are safe to operate a mechanic must verify the condition of the bus or complete any repairs before it can return to the road.

Before leaving to catch the bus riders should check the for service alerts and the real-time bus information on the Transit  app or Google Maps Transit on desktop.  Riders are also encouraged to "favourite" the routes they take most often in the Transit app to receive push notifications about service disruptions.

At temperatures of -20C and below, buses do not kneel, however the ramp at the front can still be deployed. Riders should ask for it to be deployed should it be required.

Saskatoon Transit thanks riders for their patience and understanding as we work through this period of cold weather.