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Encyclopedia > London Transit
London Transit
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Founded 1974
Headquarters 450 Highbury Avenue N
Service area London, Ontario
Service type Public Transit
Routes 35 and 3 community bus routes
Fleet 195 buses
Daily ridership 18 million annually
Operator City of London
Web site www.londontransit.ca
A GM Classic bus in the older colour scheme
A GM Classic bus in the older colour scheme

The London Transit Commission (LTC), is the public transit system for the City of London, Ontario. It serves well over 18 million passengers annually. Currently, the LTC has 35 regular bus routes, plus 3 community bus routes. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ...

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History

The LTC was formed in 1974, Previous to 1974 it was called the London Street Railway Company. It was at this time that the transit garage moved from Downtown to its current location on Highbury Avenue. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Highbury Avenue is a four-lane, 4. ...


Active Fleet

As of 2006, the LTC has 195 transit buses in its fleet. At one time, London Transit had one of the oldest transit fleets in Ontario, with some buses older than 20 years old. However, with new buses being purchased in recent years, this has changed. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the week there are over 100 buses on the road, on Sundays only 40 buses are on the road

Model & year Fleet # Length(in feet) Engine/transmission
2006 New Flyer "Low Floor" model D40LF #'s 101-114 40 Cummins ISL diesel engine/ Allison World B400R
2005-06 New Flyer "Low Floor" model D40LF #'s 465-487 40 Cummins ISL diesel engine/ Allison World B400R
2004 New Flyer "Low Floor" model D40LF #'s 450-464 40 Cummins ISL diesel engine/ Allison World B400R
2003 New Flyer "Articulated Low Floor" model D60LF #'s 601-603 60 Cummins ISL diesel engine/ Allison World B400R
2003-04 New Flyer "Invero - Low Floor" model D40i #'s 401-449 40
1993 Orion "V CNG" model 05.503 #'s 345 & 346 35
1990 MCI "Classic" model TC-40102N #'s 222-250 40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA/Allison VR731
1987 MCI "Classic" model TC-40102N #'s 196-204 40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA/Allison V731
1986 GM "Classic" model TC40102N #'s 180-195 40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA/Allison V731

Ridership

After the public transit boom of the 1960s and 1970s, ridership began to slip. At that time almost every transit route was passing through London's downtown area. An attempted building of two downtown malls and the economic recession of the 1990s combined to force the downtown area into serious decline. An economic slump echoed in a parallel drop in ridership, made even worse by the traditional responses of service cuts and fare increases. Between 1987 and 1996, LTC ridership declined by almost 40 percent.


In 1994, the LTC began developing a comprehensive business plan to turn these trends around. Innovations included an overhauling of fare structure, re-thinking routes, bringing buses into mall areas (which would later become true terminal areas), and making standard public transit buses increasingly wheelchair-accessible. Post-secondary students attending the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College now receive a subsidised bus pass incorporated into their tuition: a program which has become a great success. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The University of Western Ontario (known as Western, as well as UWO or Western Ontario) is a research university located in London, Ontario. ... Fanshawe College is a large community college in London, Ontario, Canada. ...


Due in large part to these measures, the LTC is currently experiencing a massive increase in ridership, straining current transit resources.


Future plans

With the recent announcement of federal and provincial gas tax money for municipalities, the LTC has decided to spend funds on improving service, creating bus depots at major shopping centres, and purchasing new buses.


Beginning in 2008, a second transit garage will be built in the west end of the city to improve efficiency and create room for a larger transit fleet. [1] Also in 2008, new digital message signs will be placed at strategic transit stops to tell passengers when the bus is expected to arrive. The LTC website will also allow customers to check when a particular bus will arrive in real-time. 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


By the end of 2006, all LTC buses will be equipped with GPS technology. There is also a proposal to allow LTC buses to lengthen the timing of traffic signals at key intersections to improve service. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... Traffic lights will sometimes differ where there are several lanes of traffic. ...


Within the next decade, London Transit may have express bus routes on high volume corridors. There has been talk from LTC that the express routes would run along Wellington/Richmond, Commissioners Road, Highbury, Oxford, Wonderland, and Dundas to aid current bus routes along these roads. This would implement the Express-Local system in London for bus routes. This system uses express buses to take people from one place to another of a greater distance by skipping stations at less popular areas (Example- A bus that starts at White Oaks Mall and stops at Wellington-Commissioners). The local buses would run on the same route, however they would stop at each and every station.


Fares

Age group Individual Fare 5 Tickets
Children (Grade 6 and under) $1.25 $5.10
Children (Ages 2-12) $2.50 $5.10
Students in secondary
and post-secondary school
$2.50 $7.15
Adults $2.50 $8.80
Seniors
(65 years of age and older)
$2.50 $6.60

There are also a number of passes available: For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... ... For the adult insect stage, see Imago. ... Paul Kruger in his old age. ...

  • Citipass: $ 74.00 monthly.
  • Weekday Pass: $ 63.00 monthly.
  • Seniors Pass: $ 52.00 monthly.
  • Post Secondary: $ 64.00 monthly.
  • Summer Student: $ 74.00 for July and August for Grade 7 to 12.
  • Tuition Passes: added to student fees.
  • Sight Impaired--CNIB Pass: $ 10.00 yearly.

Routes

  • Handicapped/disabled access 1 Kipps Lane/Thompson Road
  • 2 Dundas Extended service to Masonville Place on Sundays only
  • Handicapped/disabled access 3 Hamilton Road
  • 4 Oxford East Operates between the Cleardale/Ernest(4A) and Lockwood Park(4B) subdivisions to Fanshawe College via White Oaks Mall. The first four trips during weekday mornings and all trips after 6pm service both A and B routes. Trips following this route will sign 4 Oxford East.
  • Handicapped/disabled access 5 Springbank Trips after 6:00 pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday at statutory holidays do not service Griffith between Boler and Byron Baseline. The bus routes along Boler Road to Commissioners to regular route. After 7:00 pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday, there is no service on Springbank Drive in both directions between Berkshire and Gardenwood. The bus routes eastbound via Berkshire, Gardenwood, Ridgewood, Greenwood to Springbank, and westbound the reverse.
  • Handicapped/disabled access 6 Richmond After 7:00 pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday, interlines at Natural Science with route 9C Whitehills.
  • Handicapped/disabled access '''7 Wavell'' 'interlines with 11 Southcrest at dundas and Adelaide Westbound
  • Handicapped/disabled access 8 Riverside Operates during weekday peak hours only
  • Handicapped/disabled access 9 Whitehills Operates Monday to Saturday until 7pm
  • Handicapped/disabled access 9C Whitehills Operates after 7pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday.
  • '10 Wonderland 'interlines with 14 Highbury at White Oaks Mall ','Certain trips extended to Masonville Place Monday to Saturday. After 7:00 pm, Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday, this route operates in both directions via Berkshire and Teeple Terrace.
  • Handicapped/disabled access '''11 Southcrest'' 'interlines with 7 Wavell at Talbot and York Eastbound
  • Handicapped/disabled access '12 Wharncliffe South 'route extended to Wonderland and Southdale Retail Area including Westmount Library
  • 13 Wellington Road Certain weekday trips proceed from White Oaks Mall to Exeter Road, then directly north but do not return to the mall.
  • 14 Highbury interlines with 10 Wonderland at White oaks mall
  • Handicapped/disabled access '15 Westmount 'interlines with 21 Huron Heights at York and Richmond Northbound After 7:00 pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday, this route is extended south of Westmount Mall to service the Dalhousie area.
  • Handicapped/disabled access 16 Adelaide Services Masonville Place Mon - Sat
  • Handicapped/disabled access 17 Oxford West After 7:00 pm Monday to Friday, 9:00 pm Saturday and all day Sunday, buses route eastbound only via Riverside, Hyde Park, Oxford to regular route.
  • Handicapped/disabled access 19 Oakridge No Sunday service
  • Handicapped/disabled access 20 Cherryhill
  • Handicapped/disabled access '21 Huron Heights 'interlines with 15 Westmount at Richmond and Dufferin Southbound
  • Handicapped/disabled access '22 Trafalgar 'interlines with 23 Berkshire at York and Clerence Westbound No Sunday service
  • Handicapped/disabled access '23 Berkshire 'interlines with 22 Trafalgar Eastbound at York and Talbot Eastbound No Sunday service routes 5, 10, 15 to cover the 23 route from dalhousie drive to downtown
  • Handicapped/disabled access 24 Baseline No Sunday service, now extended to serve Summerside Subdivision
  • 25 Kilally Weekdays only
  • Handicapped/disabled access 26 Jalna Blvd. West
  • 27 Fanshawe College No Sunday service
  • 30 Newbold Operates during weekday peak hours only. PM route is reverse of AM route.
  • 31 Orchard Park No Sunday Service, Limited Saturday Service. Interlines with 32 Windermere at Alumni Hall. Route extended to Wal-mart superstore in Hyde Park
  • 32 Windermere Weekdays only. Interlines with 31 Orchard Park at Alumni Hall. * Handicapped/disabled access

Handicapped/disabled access33 Proudfoot Weekdays only Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Masonville Place (known locally simply as Masonville) is a major shopping mall in north London, Ontario. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... White Oaks Mall is a major shopping centre located in London, Ontario. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Masonville Place (known locally simply as Masonville) is a major shopping mall in north London, Ontario. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... White Oaks Mall is a major shopping centre located in London, Ontario. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Westmount Shopping Centre or also referred to as Westmount Mall is a shopping centre located in London, Ontario. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ...

  • 34 Medway Operates during weekday peak hours only
  • Handicapped/disabled access 35 Argyle No Sunday service
  • 36 Airport/Industrial Operates between Fanshawe College and the London International Airport, and the airport industrial area on weekday peak hours and weekday late nights only.
  • 37 Sovereign Road Operates between Argyle Mall and the Sovereign Road industrial area on weekday peak hours only.
  • 38 Stoney Creek Operates between Masonville Place and the new Sunningdale subdivision except on Sundays and holidays.
  • 51 Community Community bus operates different routes depending on the day (Tuesday & Thursday)
  • 53 Community Community bus operates different routes depending on the day (Monday & Wednesday)
  • 54 Community Community bus operates different routes depending on the day (Friday)

Handicapped/disabled access Denotes wheelchair-accessible routes. Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ... Fanshawe College is a large community college in London, Ontario, Canada. ... London International Airport or London Airport, (IATA: YXU, ICAO: CYXU), is located 5. ... Masonville Place (known locally simply as Masonville) is a major shopping mall in north London, Ontario. ... Image File history File links Wheelchair_symbol. ...


In addition to these routes, London Transit also operates the following routes that operate only during the University of Western Ontario school year during weekdays only: The University of Western Ontario (known as Western, as well as UWO or Western Ontario) is a research university located in London, Ontario. ...

  • 2C Dundas (Downtown-University) follows the 2 Dundas route. Most trips to the university begin at Queens & Ridout, but all evening trips to the university begin at Dundas & Richmond. All trips from the university end at Dundas & Richmond.
  • 6A Richmond (Downtown-University) follows the 6 Richmond route from Richmond & Dundas. All northbound trips end at Natural Science, while all southbound trips end at Richmond & Carling. Except weekends and Fridays, there are extra evening trips on this route that operate between the University and Downtown only.
  • 10A Wonderland (Westmount-University) follows the 10 Wonderland route. All trips start/end at Westmount Mall.
  • 10B Wonderland (Capulet-University) follows the 10 Wonderland route, but ends at Wonderland & Oxford, routing via the Capulet Lane subdivision.

Westmount Shopping Centre or also referred to as Westmount Mall is a shopping centre located in London, Ontario. ...

Criticisms

London Transit has been criticized for not having 24 hour bus service, for a city with a population of almost 400,000 people, a large student population, and many different work centres that operate outside of the 6am-12am service schedule. Also there is a push by some to establish a light rail system. Some students of Fanshawe College and the University of Western Ontario, who receive a subsidized bus pass as part of compulsory fees, feel an option to opt out of the bus pass should be available.[citation needed]


External links

For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... CFPL-TV (A-Channel London; previously known as The New PL) is a television station owned by CTVglobemedia, which serves the London and Sarnia regions of Ontario, Canada. ... Fanshawe College is a large community college in London, Ontario, Canada. ... The Grand Theatre is a professional theatre located on Richmond Street just south of Dufferin Avenue in London, Ontario, Canada. ... Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. ... The London Free Press is a daily newspaper based in London, Ontario, Canada. ... London International Airport or London Airport, (IATA: YXU, ICAO: CYXU), is located 5. ... This is a list of schools in London, Ontario, Canada (including Dorchester and Arva). ... Springbank Park is a 57 hectare (140 acre) park located along a stretch of the Thames River in London, Ontario, Canada. ... The University of Western Ontario (known as Western, as well as UWO or Western Ontario) is a research university located in London, Ontario. ... Victoria Park is an 18-acre (73,000 m²) park located in downtown London, Ontario, in Canada. ... Aeolian Hall Aeolian Hall is a historic music venue in London, Ontario. ... Crystal Palace (Barracks) Western Fair Crystal Palace (seen from the pond) 1920 The Crystal Palace in London Ontario was the site of the Provincial Exhibition in 1861. ... Masonville Place (known locally simply as Masonville) is a major shopping mall in north London, Ontario. ... One London Place is an office tower located in London, Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... St. ... Westmount Shopping Centre or also referred to as Westmount Mall is a shopping centre located in London, Ontario. ... White Oaks Mall is a major shopping centre located in London, Ontario. ... Boler Mountain, is the home of the London Ski Club in London, Ontario. ... Eager Beaver Baseball Association, Inc. ... The Forest City Velodrome is an indoor cycling facility located in London, Ontario, Canada. ... The John Labatt Centre is a sports-entertainment centre in London, Ontario, Canada -- the largest such centre in southwestern Ontario. ... Labatt Memorial Park is a baseball stadium in London, Ontario, Canada. ... The London Ice House is an arena in London, Ontario, Canada. ... London City are a Canadian soccer team, founded in 1996. ... The London Majors Baseball Club is an amateur mens baseball team from London, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the OHL London Knights. ... Norm Aldridge Field is a municipally owned, natural-grass baseball diamond in Stronach Park in northeast London, Ontario, Canada, that was built as a secondary baseball venue for the 2001 Canada Summer Games and named by London city council after longtime London sportsman/ athlete, Norman James Aldridge, on September 5... TD Waterhouse Stadium is an 8,000 seat Canadian football stadium located on the campus of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. ... -1... Home County Folk Festival is a folk music festival in London, Ontario. ... The London International Hot Air Ballon Festival (London Balloon Festival) is an annual hot air balloon festival held in London, Ontario. ... Hawk Rocks the Park or Rock the Park is an annual Classic Rock music festival held at Harris Park in London, Ontario, Canada, that is currently in its third year. ... Sunfest is an annual Canadian world music music festival that happens in London, Ontario primarily in Victoria Park. ... The Western Fair is an agricultural fair held annually in London, Ontario, Canada. ... There are currently 445 municipalities in Ontario. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... 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A Mississauga Transit New Flyer articulated bus at South Common Mall. ... The Niagara Transit operates a public transport bus service in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. ... Oakville Transit is the public transportation provider in Oakville Ontario Canada since 1972. ... OC Transpo articulated bus OC Transpo is the urban transit service of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The Welcome sign to Orillia Orillia, pronounced ōrÄ­lÄ“É™, is a city located in Simcoe County in south-central Ontario, Canada, on Lake Couchiching. ... Peterborough Transit is the public transport operator for the City of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. ... Sault Transit Services are a local pubic transportation service serving the city of Sault Ste. ... Greater Sudbury Transit is a public transport authority that operates buses in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. ... Thunder Bay Transit is the public transit operator in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. ... This page has been deleted, and protected to prevent re-creation. ... The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, subways, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Wheelchair-accessible low-floor buses such as this Nova LFS now form the majority of the GRT fleet. ... Transit Windsor was started in November 1st 1977. ... York Region Transit (YRT) is the public transit operator in York Region, Ontario, Canada. ...

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