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Major route changes coming to London Transit in September

The London Transit Commission is gearing up for a slew of route changes in September, including an extension of service on some routes until 1 a.m., six days a week.

The LTC plans to extend service on some routes to 1 a.m., 6 days a week

The London Transit Commission is gearing up for a slew of route changes in September. (Dave Chidley/CBC)

The London Transit Commission is gearing up for a slew of route changes in September, including an extension of service on some routes until 1 a.m., six days a week.

The changes — effective Sept. 1 — are part of the final phase of the Commission's five-year plan.

They include:

  • Extending service to 1 a.m. weekdays and Saturdays on routes 2, 4, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17 and 20.
  • Adding two new express routes. One will connect south London, Western University and Masonville Place. The other will run between Argyle Mall in East London and Western University.
  • Revisions to Route 27 to connect Fanshawe College and Western University.
  • Extended service to industrial areas on routes 28 and 30.
  • Adding service to new areas including Richmond and Sunningdale, and Fanshawe Park and Wonderland Road.

LTC general manager Kelly Peleczny says the extension to industrial areas will give 450 employers in London access to public transit for the first time.

Route 28 will now operate along Exeter Road, White Oak Road and Bradley Avenue. And the Commission is looking at adding two additional late evening trips to Route 30, which will ensure employees of Wilton Grove-area businesses working the late shift are able to take transit home, said Peleczny.

She says the industrial route changes have been well received by businesses.

There will be changes of some kind to virtually every route in the system, and the LTC has posted notices at every stop affected to ensure riders are aware of the revisions.

But Peleczny encourages all customers to double-check their route schedules before heading out on Sept. 1 in order to get work or school on time.

In addition, LTC staff will be at key transfer locations and hubs during the first week of September to provide assistance to riders and answer any questions.