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Correction: Bus service to Morgan Wallen is Friday night, September 29

September 28, 2023 - 5:31 pm

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Direct bus service from the Special Events Stop (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Morgan Wallen in concert at  SaskTel Centre  on Friday, September 29 (stated earlier in error as Sunday) at 7:00 p.m., is available at the following times:   

  • 5:15 p.m.  
  • 5:35 p.m.  
  • 5:55 p.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:35 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Fare can be purchased on your mobile phone using either the TGo or transit app, transfers and passes are also accepted.    
 
Plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the Transit  app up to two weeks in advance. Check out the Transit+ feature to help make connections that combine Transit with OnDemand Transit, riide, and Uber. Download the Transit app from the Apple Store or Google Play.    
 
Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre and other popular destinations can always be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.  

 

City of Saskatoon will have adjusted hours & civic services on Monday, October 2

September 28, 2023 - 12:22 am

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The City of Saskatoon will observe the stat for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Monday, October 2, 2023.

Several civic services and hours of operation will be adjusted. To note, parking payment will be required on Saturday, September 30 and on Monday, October 2. Check the complete list of what's open and closed at the City, holiday hours for Saskatoon Transit, Leisure Centre hours and more here.

 

Navigating full buses: Tips for students during back-to-school

September 15, 2023 - 5:03 pm

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With the school year in full swing, Saskatoon Transit is experiencing typical increased demand, resulting in some buses reaching full capacity across the city, including Evergreen, Stonebridge, and Rosewood.

Full buses are inconvenient and stressful for students and parents alike. To address this increased demand, Saskatoon Transit is running larger capacity articulating buses on the routes with high schools and post-secondary institutions and deploying three additional buses as needed. Transit will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks.

When a bus is full, the transit operator logs the information location, route, time, and date. The head sign will read “Full Bus” and the operator will drive past bus stops - even when riders are waiting - until there is space for more people.

All available resources are being used with schedules being adjusted to accommodate, where possible. To help alleviate the situation and ensure a smoother experience for everyone involved, we offer some guidance:

  • Departure time flexibility. Schedules can be tight, but if students have some flexibility in their daily routines, consider taking an earlier or later bus when the bus may be less crowded. The bus that drops students off just prior to the start of class tends to be busier than the earlier or next bus. 
  • Use tracking and watch for service alerts. Saskatoon Transit has real-time transit tracking through third-party apps like Transit, or Google Maps on desktop. Real-time transit tracking shows you where your bus is and when the next bus arrives, which limits wait times at bus stops. Pin your preferred routes for service alert push notifications. 
  • Be prepared to board. Having your fare ready and/or app open can help speed up the process and avoid any boarding delays.
  • Find your spot. Quickly find an open seat or standing area in the event all seats are occupied
  • Keep on moving. As riders exit the bus, passengers left standing are to continue moving back towards the rear of the bus to fill empty spaces or seats. This helps the operator understand bus capacity.
  • Remove backpacks. Make space for people. If the bus is busy, do not take up available seating with bags or belongings. Keep items in your lap and feet on the floor.

Bus service to Morgan Wallen

September 28, 2023 - 6:00 am

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Direct bus service from the Special Events Stop (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Morgan Wallen in concert at  SaskTel Centre  on Sunday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m., is available at the following times:   

  • 5:15 p.m.  
  • 5:35 p.m.  
  • 5:55 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Fare can be purchased on your mobile phone using either the TGo or transit app, transfers and passes are also accepted.    
 
Plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the Transit  app up to two weeks in advance. Check out the Transit+ feature to help make connections that combine Transit with OnDemand Transit, riide, and Uber. Download the Transit app from the Apple Store or Google Play.    
 
Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre and other popular destinations can always be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.  

 

Special event bus service to SaskTel Centre this weekend

September 22, 2023 - 6:00 am

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Direct bus service from the Special Events Stop (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Jerry Seinfeld Live at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m., is available at the following times:   

  • 6:15 p.m. 
  • 6:55 p.m.  

Direct bus service from the Special Events Stop to see the Saskatoon Blades  take on the Prince Albert Raiders at  SaskTel Centre on Saturday, September 23 at 4:00 p.m., is available at the following times:   

  • 2:45 p.m.  
  • 3:25 p.m.  

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Fare can be purchased on your mobile phone using either the TGo or transit app, transfers and passes are also accepted.    
 
Plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the Transit  app up to two weeks in advance. Check out the Transit+ feature to help make connections that combine Transit with OnDemand Transit, riide, and Uber. Download the Transit app from the Apple Store or Google Play.    
 
Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre and other popular destinations can always be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.  

 

Bus service to The Chicks

September 8, 2023 - 6:00 am

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Direct bus service from the Special Events Stop (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see The Chicks in concert at  SaskTel Centre  on Sunday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m., is available at the following times:   

  • 6:15 p.m.  
  • 6:55 p.m. 
  • 7:35 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Fare can be purchased on your mobile phone using either the TGo or transit app, transfers and passes are also accepted.    
 
Plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the Transit  app up to two weeks in advance. Check out the Transit+ feature to help make connections that combine Transit with OnDemand Transit, riide, and Uber. Download the Transit app from the Apple Store or Google Play.    
 
Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre and other popular destinations can always be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.  

Saskatoon Transit prepared for full buses as students head back to class

September 1, 2023 - 5:53 pm

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Saskatoon Transit anticipates buses filling up on busy routes during peak commute times beginning Tuesday, September 5 as students head back to school and summer vacations wrap up.  Saskatoon Transit is prepared to provide a reliable service heading into the busiest season of the year, having made many improvements to its maintenance and operations over the past year.

When possible, larger capacity articulating buses will be used on the routes with high schools and post-secondary institutions, and three additional buses will be standing by to be deployed as needed. At this time last year, ridership numbers compared to pre-pandemic rates and some routes experienced full buses.

Tips for public transit riders

  1. Adjust your departure time. Busier routes will have some increased frequency at peak times. If your regular bus is nearly full when you ride in August, consider taking the earlier or later bus to avoid a full bus. The bus that drops students off just prior to the start of class tends to be busier than the earlier or next bus.
  2. Use tracking and watch for service alerts. Saskatoon Transit has real-time tracking through third party apps like Transit and Google Maps on desktop. Real-time transit tracking shows you where your bus is and when the next bus arrives, which limits wait times at bus stops. Pin your preferred routes for service alert push notifications.
  3. Be prepared to board. Have your fare ready, app open and be ready to quickly find a seat.
  4. Remove backpacks. Make space for people.   

When a bus is full, the head sign will read “Full Bus” and the operator will drive past bus stops - even when riders are waiting - until there is space for more people. During peak times, more than 80 buses are running to get people to their destinations. Real time tracking and ongoing communication with the bus helps Saskatoon Transit staff determine where more service is needed.

Student discounts

You can now purchase discounted high school and post-secondary passes on your mobile device with TGo and Transit apps. Post-secondary students must show their proof of enrollment at the Customer Service Centre downtown for the discount to be available in the app. Students attending the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Saskatchewan receive a U-PASS included with tuition. Learn more about mobile tickets for students at saskatoontransit/student.

City of Saskatoon adjusted holiday hours & civic services: Labour Day long weekend

August 29, 2023 - 4:04 pm

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The City of Saskatoon will have several adjusted civic services and hours of operation over the long weekend and on Labour Day, Monday, September 4.

It's the end of another great summer in Saskatoon but the weather ahead looks great! The upcoming long weekend is a great time to check out Saskatoon Forestry Park & Zoo, Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park, Leisure Centres, Remai Modern or maybe book a few rounds of golf!

Check out what's open or closed on the long weekend including information on parking requirements, Transit schedules, Waste Collection pick-up days, Landfill/Compost Depots and facility hours, and more - here.

The City of Saskatoon wishes everyone a relaxing and safe long weekend.

Visit saskatoon.ca for more information on City programs and services.

Celebrate culture: Ride Transit free during Folkfest

August 14, 2023 - 10:00 am

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Saskatoon Transit is once again offering free transit service during Folkfest, August 17-19, 2023. This quick and easy service is offered to riders who show their Folkfest ePassport, Connecting Communities wristband, or let their Transit Operator know that they are headed to a Folkfest Pavilion when boarding.

Folkfest Transit Service Hours:  

  • Thursday, August 17 from 3:50 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Friday, August 18 from 3:50 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 19 from 2:15 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Service Schedule

Transit service for Folkfest Routes 150 and 152 starts 30 minutes before opening and runs to each pavilion every 30 minutes.

The Folkfest Bus Terminal, located in front of City Hall, serves as the main transfer point for all Folkfest buses with drop-off points at all pavilions, Market Mall, and participating hotels.

Regular service on routes 1 and 19 to Prairieland Park is also available. 

All route maps specific to Folkfest service with stop locations can be found in the Folkfest Digital Passport and on SaskatoonTransit.ca

Park 'n Ride

Park at one of the Transit terminals around the city and catch regular service to the Downtown terminal to transfer at City Hall.

Bike & Bus

All buses are equipped with bike racks on the front of the buses that can hold two bicycles on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessibility

Saskatoon Transit provides full accessibility for all riders through the use of low-floor buses. However, it is important to note that temporary Pavilion locations and stops may not be fully accessible. Transit operators will make every effort to lower the bus and/or deploy the ramp at an appropriate location so that the rider with a mobility device or in a wheelchair/scooter can access the sidewalk and walkway. 

Avoid the traffic and parking–celebrate culture and community by taking Transit!

Plan your trip and find transit route information, service alerts, and real-time bus locations on the mobile app called Transit, or Google Maps on desktop.

Have questions? Contact Transit Customer Service at 306-975-3100 or transit.services@saskatoon.ca

Road restrictions and Transit detours downtown on Sunday

August 18, 2023 - 8:00 am

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To accommodate the Rock 102 Show & Shine event in the downtown area on Sunday, August 20, detours and parking restrictions will be in place guiding motorists around the event zone.   

Event road restrictions in place on August 20 from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.:  

  • 1st Avenue closed between 20th and 22nd streets   
  • 2nd Avenue closed between 20th and 23rd streets  
  • 3rd Avenue closed between 20th and 23rd streets   
  • 21st Street closed between 1st and 4th avenues  
  • 22nd Street closed between 1st and 4th avenues         

This event will impact transit routes and stops in the downtown area. Saskatoon Transit will be issuing service alerts about detours and temporary bus stop locations.   

The Downtown Terminal bus stops will operate as normal except for Route 6, 60 and 65 which will have temporary bus stops located on 23rd Street eastbound, east of 2nd Avenue.  

For service alerts about bus stop closures, real-time bus locations, and next bus arrivals use the mobile app Transit or Google Transit on desktop. Customer Service is also available at 306-975-3100 to help answer any questions.     

Drivers are reminded to watch out for pedestrians. The City thanks everyone for their patience.  

For more information about current road restrictions and construction, visit saskatoon.ca/construction