Transit

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Special Notes re Covid-19

Transit will be free – no charge – until May 1, 2020.  Entry and exit by rear-door only.

Additional Changes:

Conventional Transit

  • Limit of eight (8) people maximum per bus to allow for sufficient social distancing.
  • Passengers must sit at least two (2) meters away from others, including the driver.
  • Riders must have a destination drop-off within one (1) hour that is not the location they got on the bus.
  • The windows on the bus will be kept open to promote air circulation.

WHEELS Transit

  • Limit of transporting one (1) person per trip or multiple people from same household.
  • Reoccurring (prescription) bookings will temporarily be canceled.
  • Bookings can only be made up to two (2) days in advance.
  • Members will be asked the following pre-screening questions upon booking:
    • Have you received public health or medical advice to self-monitor or self-isolate?
    • Are you presenting with fever, or new onset of cough or difficulty breathing?
    • Have you travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?
    • Did you have close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?
    • Did you have close contact with anyone who has travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?

Citizens who need to book an appointment with WHEELS Transit are asked to only call during the hours of Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (905) 373-0582. Bookings for Saturday, Sunday or Monday must be made by Friday at 5 p.m. until further notice. Please avoid leaving a message as staffing may be reduced and response times delayed.

Transit Bus
Transit Bus

Transit Tickets may be purchased for $16.00/10 in Victoria Hall and at the Public Library.

Fares

$2.00 – Exact Cash Fare
$16.00 – For sleeve of 10 tickets
$60.00 – Adult Monthly Pass *
$50.00 – Student Monthly Pass *
$30.00 – Senior Monthly Pass *
$15.00 – After school monthly student pass for after 2:30 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends.*
Children 6 and under – free

Monthly passes *

Monthly passes include a photo ID, riders name, date of purchase and expiration. These can be purchased in the Finance Department at Victoria Hall. Photos of each rider are saved so riders do not need to take a new photo each month.

Transit Hours

Start and end times at the Downtown terminal:
Monday to Friday
– 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Saturday – 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Sunday – 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Transit Schedule & Map

Effective May 2019 
PDF – Prints on 4 pages of letter size paper –  the original at the Town’s web site prints on 11″ x 17″ paper.  I can’t print that except by shrinking to the point where I can’t read it so this version is reformatted to be readable but is otherwise identical.  This schedule was correct as of May 2019 and has not been updated since.
Download here.

Where’s My Bus

Below is the App that shows where the buses are in real-time

To access full-screen, you can click this link.  You can then make this link a favourite (bookmark) for future use.   There is no “app” available, the feature is accessed via your browser.

Occasionally, special events cause a re-routing of the bus for part or all of a day.  These are indicated on this page.

Days without service

These notes are updated as they change – see date at top of page for latest update date.
The Transit bus (and Wheels service) does not run on the following days:
New Year’s Day, Easter Friday, Labour Day, Christmas Day.

Transit will run on Canada Day Holiday from 10:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. only.
Hours on Thanksgiving Monday will be regular hours (6:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.)
Hours for August Civic Holiday will be reduced – 8:15 am to 5:15 pm
Hours on Christmas Eve and New years Eve will be 6:15 am to 3:30 pm – ending at the Mall.
Hours on Victoria Day: 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Port Hope Shuttle

The bus from Port Hope arrives every half hour at 10 minutes and 40 minutes past the hour at Northumberland Mall. The Shuttle fare is $2.00. You can transfer to a Cobourg bus for $1.00 or ride the Port Hope bus to the Hospital (:14  & :44) or WalMart (:15 & :45) – bus then goes back to Port Hope.

Port Hope riders can get on the shuttle at Port Hope Town Hall (56 Queen Street) on the half hour and hour during business hours. For more info call 905-885-2431

Shuttle Schedule

Monday – Friday
At the Mall every half hour 10 & 40 minutes past the hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last shuttle – 7:40 p.m.).

Saturday
At the Mall every half hour 10 & 40 minutes past the hour from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last shuttle – 3:40 p.m.).
No Shuttle Service on Sundays or Statutory Holidays.

Wheels

Cobourg Wheels Bus
Cobourg Wheels Bus

For Individuals that cannot take conventional transit – must complete form and be approved. Download and complete and submit this form.

Schedule

WHEELS Hours of Service – Effective January 1 2020.

The WHEELS program currently operates during the same hours as regular transit but bookings must be made during the following hours:

Monday – Friday 6:15 a.m. to 10 pm
Saturday 8:15 a.m. to 6:30 pm
Sunday 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 pm
Operated by Century Transportation.
Rides may be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance by contacting Century Transportation at (905) 373-0582.

For more information on the Cobourg WHEELS program please contact the Public Works Division by calling (905) 372-4555.

Fare $2.00 for each trip; Exact change, transit tickets or monthly passes accepted.

Airport Service

A daily shuttle to Toronto Airport is provided by MegaBus.  Their prices are $35 each way and you pick them up at Harveys in Port Hope off Hwy 28 just north of the 401.  They leave Port Hope daily at 2:30pm and 5:30pm and the time elapsed is 1hr 30m.  You must book online here.  Only one large checked bag is allowed. Return times from Pearson are 12:00 noon,  6:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Return elapsed time is also 1hr 30m.  More info at their web site.

Taxis

For information on Taxis in Cobourg, Go here.