Major Zum Route Extension Coming to Brampton

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Big plans are always in the works for Brampton Transit, and if you take the bus, you might be excited to learn that the city is on track to launch a major Zum route extension.

Brampton Transit's express roster of buses - the Zum - boasts a total of five routes. There's the 501/501A/501C Queen, the 502 Main, the 505 Bovaird, the 511 Steeles and the 561 Queen West. Now, big changes are officially coming to the 505 Bovaird.

It’s true - the 505 Bovaird will extend to Malton GO as of September 4, 2018.

This plan has been in the works for some time now. Over a year ago, the transit agency was looking at a few different options when it came to where to extend the 505. There were three options - Bramalea GO, Malton GO, or Pearson Airport.

Now that the service will extend along Airport Road to Malton GO, some changes are coming to the stops on the route.There will be new stops at North Park Drive/Cottrelle Boulevard, Williams Parkway, Queen Street East, Woodslea Road/Intermodal Drive, Steeles Avenue East, Morning Star Drive, Derry Road East, and Malton GO Station.

The 505 will run every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during midday.

Here’s the full schedule.

It’ll no longer operate on Humberwest Parkway or service Queen and Goreway Zum Station, nor will it become the 561 Zum Queen West at Mount Pleasant GO Station

The extension will offer a new connection to GO Train Service on the Kitchener Line as well as MiWay services at Malton GO and at Morning Star.

Further, there are future connections planned for the 505 extension, wherein it will connect to the planned Regional Express Rail.

Here's a handy visual of the extension, courtesy of the City:

Route 30 Airport is still expected to run alongside the extension.

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