Holiday transit service guide:
December 22 until 28



During the two holiday weeks around Christmas and New Year’s Day, transit travel patterns change. Most schools, colleges and universities and some workplaces are closed, so many people who would ordinarily use transit don’t.

On the other hand, many more people are off work and use transit more often than usually to shop or travel to holiday events.

All transit agencies in the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe are revising their services. Recent posts detail some of those changes:

  • less service to colleges and universities here, here and here;
  • Reduced Monday-to-Friday service, December 24 to January 4, here;
  • “Early homebound” rush-hour service, Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, here;
  • less evening service for some passengers, Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, here; and
  • special Christmas schedules here.

This post wraps all those changes into one comprehensive list, detailing information about each transit agency day-to-day for the first week of the holidays, from Sunday, December 22 until Saturday, December 28. Later, we’ll publish another post to detail holiday service until Monday, January 6, 2014.


December 22 (Sunday)
December 23 (Monday)
December 24 (Tuesday - Christmas Eve)
December 25 (Wednesday - Christmas)
December 26 (Thursday - Boxing Day)
December 27 (Friday)
December 28 (Saturday)

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Sunday, December 22

Barrie Transit

Regular Sunday schedules. (December 22)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

Sunday service, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. (December 22)

Brampton Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 22)

Burlington Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 22)

Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Sunday service, 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. (December 22)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Sunday-and-holiday service, 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. (December 22)

Durham Region Transit

Sunday schedules. (December 22)

DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 22)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit

Sunday schedules. (December 22)

GRT MobilityPLUS

Sunday service. (December 22)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

No service. (December 22)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Sunday service, 9:15 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. (December 22)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Regular service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 22)

Hamilton Street Railway

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 22)

Milton Transit

No service. (December 22)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

No service. (December 22)

MiWay

Sunday schedules. (December 22)

Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 22)

Niagara Falls Transit

Sunday schedules. (December 22)

Niagara Region Transit

No service. (December 22).

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

No service. (December 22)

Oakville Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 22)

Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Sunday-and-holiday service, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (December 22)

Orangeville Transit

No service. (December 22)

Peterborough Transit
  • Sunday schedules.
  • No express service to and from Trent University’s Symons Campus. (December 22)
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Sunday service, 8 a.m. until 7:20 p.m. (December 22)

Region of Peel TransHelp
  • Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 22)
St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 22)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
Toronto Transit Commission
  • Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 22)
TTC Wheel-Trans

Regular service, 24 hours a day. (December 22)

York Region Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 22)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 5 a.m. until 3 a.m. (December 22)

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Monday, December 23

Barrie Transit

Monday-to-Friday daytime and evening schedules. (December 23)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 23)

Brampton Transit
Burlington Transit
Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 5 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 23)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Monday-to-Friday service, 5 a.m. until 2 a.m. (December 23)

Durham Region Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • No extra service to high schools. (December 23)
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 23)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit
GRT MobilityPLUS

Monday-to-Friday service. (December 23)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

Regular service 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (December 23)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Monday-to-Saturday service, 5:45 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. (December 23)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Regular service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 23)

Hamilton Street Railway
Milton Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 23)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Monday to Friday service, 5:45 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. (December 23)

MiWay
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 23)

Niagara Falls Transit
  • Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules.
  • No service to and from Brock University and Niagara College’s Glendale and Woodlawn campuses. (December 23)
Niagara Region Transit

Monday-to-Saturday schedules. (December 23).

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. (December 23, 29)

Oakville Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • No extra high school service.
  • High school students may use Freedom Passes to pay for fares at any time today. (December 23)
Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 23)

Orangeville Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 23)
Peterborough Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • No express service to and from Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus or Trent University’s Symons Campus. (December 23)
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until 11:20 p.m. (December 23)

Region of Peel Trans-Help
  • Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 23)
St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 23)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
  • Monday-to-Friday daytime and evening schedules.
  • Less service to and from Brock University and no service to and from Niagara College’s Glendaleand Woodlawn campuses. (December 23)
Toronto Transit Commission
TTC Wheel-Trans

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 23)

York Region Transit
YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 5 a.m. until 3 a.m. (December 23)

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Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24

Barrie Transit

Monday-to-Friday daytime and evening schedules.

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 24)

Brampton Transit
Burlington Transit
  • Reduced Monday-to-Friday schedules and service ends early.
  • No extra service to high schools.
  • Downtown Transit Terminal closes at 4 p.m. (December 24)
Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Reduced Monday-to-Friday service, 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. (December 24)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Monday-to-Friday service, 5 a.m. until 2 a.m.(December 24)

Durham Region Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules, but service ends early by about 11 p.m.
  • No extra service to high schools. (December 24)
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 24)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit
GRT MobilityPLUS

Monday-to-Friday service. (December 24)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

Regular service 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (December 24)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Reduced service, 5:45 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. (December 24)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Regular service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 24)

Hamilton Street Railway
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • Less service to Redeemer University College.
  • Customer Service Centre closes early at 4:30 p.m. (December 24)
Milton Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 24)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Monday to Friday service, 5:45 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. (December 24)

MiWay
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 24)

Niagara Falls Transit
  • Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules.
  • No service to and from Brock University and Niagara College’s Glendale and Woodlawn campuses.
  • Office closed. (December 24)
Niagara Region Transit

Monday-to-Saturday schedules, but service ends early by about8 p.m. (December 24).

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. (December 24)

Oakville Transit
Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 24)

Orangeville Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 24)
Peterborough Transit
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Reduced Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until 7:20 p.m. (December 24)

Region of Peel Trans-Help
  • Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 24)
St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 24)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
Toronto Transit Commission
TTC Wheel-Trans

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 24)

York Region Transit
YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 5 a.m. until 3 a.m. (December 24)

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Christmas, Wednesday, December 25

Barrie Transit

No service. (December 25)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

No service. (December 25)

Brampton Transit
  • Sunday-and-holiday schedules.
  • Terminals closed.
  • Customer service phone line closed. (December 25)
Burlington Transit

No service. (December 25).

Burlington Transit Handi-Van

No service. (December 25).

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Sunday-and-holiday service, 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. (December 25)

Durham Region Transit

No service. (December 25)

DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 25)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit

Special Christmas schedules. (December 25)

GRT MobilityPLUS

Sunday service. (December 25)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

No service. (December 25)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Sunday service, 9:15 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. (December 25)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Regular service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 25)

Hamilton Street Railway
Milton Transit

No service. (December 25)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

No service. (December 25)

MiWay
  • Sunday schedules.
  • Information line closed.
  • City Centre information and ticket booths closed.
  • Islington Station ticket booth closed. (December 25)
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 25)

Niagara Falls Transit
  • Sunday schedules.
  • Office closed. (December 25)
Niagara Region Transit

No service. (December 25).

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

No service. (December 25)

Oakville Transit
  • Sunday-and-holiday schedules.
  • High school students may use Freedom Passes to pay for fares. (December 25)
Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Sunday-and-holiday service, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (December 25)

Orangeville Transit

No service. (December 25)

Peterborough Transit

No service. (December 25)

Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

No service. (December 25)

Region of Peel Trans-Help
  • Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 25)
St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 24)

St. Catharines Transit Commission

No service. (December 25)

Toronto Transit Commission

Sunday schedules. (December 25)

TTC Wheel-Trans

Regular service, 24 hours a day(December 25)

York Region Transit

Sunday-and-holiday schedules. (December 25)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 5 a.m. until 3 a.m. (December 25)

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Boxing Day, Thursday, December 26

Barrie Transit

Special Sunday schedules - hourly service starting at 7 a.m. (December 26)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

No service. (December 26)

Brampton Transit
  • Saturday schedules.
  • Downtown Terminal closed.
  • Other terminals close early at 5 p.m. (December 26)
Burlington Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 26).

Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 5 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 26)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Monday-to-Friday service, 5 a.m. until 2 a.m. (December 26)

Durham Region Transit

Holiday schedules. (Generally, service ends earlier than Sundays; service only along these routes: 101D, 103D, 105D, 110, 110A, 112D, 114D, 218D, 219D, 221D, 224D, 225D, 302, 304, 305, 312, 318, 401, 402, 403, 406B, 407B, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 501, 502, 900, 910, 915, 916 and 923.) (December 26)

DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 26)

GO Transit

Saturday schedules on all bus routes, except buses that meet trains on the 01 Lakeshore West and 09 Lakeshore East lines, which operate with Sunday schedules. Trains operate only on those two lines with Sunday schedules. (December 26)

Grand River Transit

Sunday schedules for all routes except for the 200 iXpress route, which operates with a Saturday schedule. (December 26)

GRT MobilityPLUS

Sunday service. (December 26)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

No service. (December 26)

Guelph Transit
  • Sunday schedules. (December 24)
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Sunday service, 9:15 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. (December 26)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Regular service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 26)

Hamilton Street Railway
  • Saturday schedules.
  • Customer Service Centre closed. (December 26)
Milton Transit

No service. (December 26)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

No service. (December 26)

MiWay
  • Saturday schedules. (December 26)
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 26)

Niagara Falls Transit
  • Sunday schedules.
  • Office closed. (December 26)
Niagara Region Transit

No service. (December 26).

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

No service. (December 26)

Oakville Transit
  • Saturday schedules.
  • High school students may use Freedom Passes to pay for fares. (December 26)
Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Sunday-and-holiday service, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (December 26)

Orangeville Transit

No service. (December 26)

Peterborough Transit

No service. (December 26)

Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

No service. (December 26)

Region of Peel Trans-Help
  • Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 26)
St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 24)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
Toronto Transit Commission

Holiday schedules. (December 26)

TTC Wheel-Trans

Regular service, 24 hours a day. (December 26)

York Region Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 26)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 5 a.m. until 3 a.m. (December 26)

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Friday, December 27

Barrie Transit

Monday-to-Friday daytime and evening schedules. (December 27)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

Monday-to-Friday service, 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 27)

Brampton Transit
Burlington Transit
Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 5 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 27)

D.A.R.T.S. (Disabled Accessible Regional Transit Service) [Hamilton]

Monday-to-Friday service, 5 a.m. until 2 a.m. (December 27)

Durham Region Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • No extra service to high schools. (December 27)
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 27)

GO Transit
Grand River Transit
GRT MobilityPLUS

Monday-to-Friday service. (December 27)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

Regular service 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (December 27)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Monday-to-Saturday service, 5:45 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. (December 27)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Regular service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 27)

Hamilton Street Railway
Milton Transit

Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 27)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Monday to Friday service, 5:45 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. (December 27)

MiWay
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 27)

Niagara Falls Transit
  • Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules.
  • No service to and from Brock University and Niagara College’s Glendale and Woodlawn campuses. (December 27, 29)
Niagara Region Transit

Monday-to-Saturday schedules. (December 27).

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

Monday-to-Friday service, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. (December 27, 29)

Oakville Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • No extra high school service.
  • High school students may use Freedom Passes to pay for fares at any time today. (December 27)
Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until midnight. (December 27)

Orangeville Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules. (December 27)
Peterborough Transit
  • Monday-to-Friday schedules.
  • No express service to and from Fleming College’s Sutherland Campus or Trent University’s Symons Campus. (December 27)
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van

Monday-to-Friday service, 6 a.m. until 11:20 p.m. (December 27)

Region of Peel Trans-Help
  • Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 27)
St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 27)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
  • Monday-to-Friday daytime and evening schedules.
  • Less service to and from Brock University and no service to and from Niagara College’s Glendaleand Woodlawn campuses. (December 27)
Toronto Transit Commission
TTC Wheel-Trans

Regular service, 24 hours a day. (December 27)

York Region Transit
YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 5 a.m. until 3 a.m. (December 27)

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Saturday, December 28

Barrie Transit

Saturday daytime and evening schedules. (December 28)

B.A.C.T.S. (Barrie Accessible Community Transit Service)

Saturday service, 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. (December 28)

Brampton Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 28)

Burlington Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 28)

Burlington Transit Handi-Van

Saturday service, 7 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 28)

Durham Region Transit
  • Saturday schedules. (December 28)
DRT Specialized Services

Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. (December 28)

GO Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 28)

Grand River Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 28)

GRT MobilityPLUS

Saturday service. (December 28)

Grimsby Accessible Transportation Program

No service. (December 28)

Guelph Transit
Guelph Transit Mobility Service

Monday-to-Saturday service, 5:45 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. (December 28)

Halton Hills ActiVan

Regular service — Call 905-693-5191 to confirm service details. (December 28)

Hamilton Street Railway
  • Saturday schedules.
  • > - Customer Service Centre closed. (December 28)
Milton Transit

Saturday schedules (December 28)

Milton Accessible Para-transit Service

Saturday service, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. (December 28)

MiWay
  • Saturday schedules. (December 28)
Niagara Falls Chair-a-Van

Call 905-357-0122 to confirm availability. (December 28)

Niagara Falls Transit

Monday-to-Saturday daytime and evening schedules. (December 28)

Niagara Region Transit

Monday-to-Saturday schedules. (December 28).

Niagara Specialized Transit [intermunicipal / regional]

No service. (December 28)

Oakville Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 28)

Oakville Transit Care-a-Van

Saturday service, 7 a.m. until midnight. (December 28)

Orangeville Transit
  • Saturday schedules. (December 28)
Peterborough Transit
  • Saturday schedules.
  • No express service to and from Trent University’s Symons Campus. (December 28)
Peterborough Transit Handi-Van
  • Saturday service, 6:40 a.m. until 11:20 p.m. (December 28)
Region of Peel TransHelp
  • Regular service, 6 a.m. until 1 a.m.
  • If buses cannot accommodate all trips, taxis may serve passengers. (December 28)
St. Catharines ParaTransit

Call 905-685-9844 to confirm availability. (December 28)

St. Catharines Transit Commission
  • Saturday daytime and evening schedules.
  • Less service to and from Brock University. (December 28)
Toronto Transit Commission

Saturday schedules. (December 26)

Wheel-Trans

Regular service, 24 hours a day. (December 28)

York Region Transit

Saturday schedules. (December 28)

YRT Mobility Plus

Regular service, 5 a.m. until 3 a.m. (December 28)

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