Manitoba

Winnipeg bus depot to move after 45 years downtown

Forty-five years and millions of passengers later, the storied downtown Winnipeg bus depot is moving from its location at Portage Avenue and Balmoral Street to a new home at James Richardson International Airport.
Interior of new bus depot at James Richardson International Airport, Winnipeg. ((CBC))
Forty-five years and millions of passengers later, the storied downtown Winnipeg bus depot is moving from its location at Portage Avenue and Balmoral Street to a new home at James Richardson International Airport.

Beginning Saturday, passengers travelling to and from Winnipeg by bus will arrive and depart from a new terminal at the airport.

Freight being handled in the old downtown Winnipeg bus depot. ((CBC))
The old 38,000-square-foot downtown terminal, built in 1964, will be taken over by the University of Winnipeg, renovated, and used as a bookstore, classroom, clinic and student annex.

The new $7-million bus depot has two sides — one for passengers the other for freight — connected by canopy.

Bus passengers arriving in Winnipeg who want to go downtown will be ferried from the airport three times daily to a heated shelter on Fort Street.

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