Transit

Contact(s)

Transit Services offers an environmentally-conscious way to get around town with affordable rates and regularly scheduled routes.  We offer both a conventional and parat-transit (accessible transit) options. Please visit our para-transit page for details on our accessible service. Both our hours of operation and six existing routes have been modified. Please scroll down for information on our fares, ticket purchases, bus route map and notices of when our transit system is closed due to statutory holidays.

Hours of Service

Conventional transit runs on a 30-minute service loop. To maintain transit services schedules, buses will leave the terminal on time. The following hours are provided for both conventional and para-transit service:

  • Monday to Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: No service

Lost or Stolen Items

Woodstock Transit is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged bus passes.  The owner is responsible for replacing these items at their expense.

Notices

There will be NO transit or para-transit services on the following days:

  • Labour Day: Monday, September 4, 2017,
  • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 9. 2017,
  • Christmas Day: Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas Day),
  • Boxing Day: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 (Boxing Day), and 
  • New Year's Day: Monday, January 1, 2018.

Please note the following special days, Transit WILL BE OPERATING on regular services:

  • Remembrance Day: Friday, November 11, 2017.

Detours

#6 Southwest

Due to the construction at the corner of Parkinson Avenue and Norwich Avenue, we have closed the bus stop in front of Swiss Chalet.  Please board the bus in front of A&W.  The bus will turn left on Salter Avenue, right on Powell Street and left on Parkinson Avenue to regular route.

**Please note that this detour may change from time to time during construction.  Check this detour frequently**

#1 Northeast

Starting July 3, 2017,  Berwick Street will be closed for approximately two months.

The bus will continue on CromwellStreet, turn left on Belgrave Street, left on Warwick Street to right onto Winchester Street to regular route.

The two bus stops on Berwick Street will be closed. Customers are directed to use the bus stops on Cromwell Street or Hughson Street.

Maps and Schedules

For a general overview map and schedle of our transit routes and fare information view the Woodstock Transit Routes Map.

How to Read the Transit Map

Find out when the bus will be at your nearest stop in three easy steps!

  1. Review the Transit Map to determine the bus route (1-6) closest to you.
  2. Once your bus route is determined, find the route on the bus schedule and locate your nearest bus stop intersection.
  3. Move down the column to find the next time the bus will arrive at your stop.

Transit Fares

Exact change is required when paying for the single cash fare. Our drivers will not have the funds to make change. If you do not have the proper cash fare or a proper transit pass, service will not be provided.

Please note that our STride passes are for current and returning students only.  Drivers may ask for proof to validate that the user is a student (this is explained on the back of the STride pass).  A valid student card or letter on school letterhead confirming enrollment is considered proof.  If you do not have proof that you are a student, you are then required to pay the cash fare of $2.50. If you do not have your fare, service will not be provided.

If any transit passes looks like they have been replicated/copied or tampered with, you will not be able to board unless you are able to pay for your ride via cash fare.

As noted above, the City does not give refunds for any lost, stolen or confiscated transit passes. You will be responsible for replacing these at your cost.

Fare Type Single Ride Monthly Pass
Adults $2.50 (exact change required) $60.00
Students (Monthly passes sold during school year only) $2.50 (exact change required) $48.00
STride pass (July-August) For Current or Returning Students ONLY
Student transit ride - unlimited rides/transferable
n/a $25.00
Seniors (+60) $2.50 (exact change required) $48.00
Child (under 5)  Free n/a
Veterans pass* see link below Photo ID Pass required Free n/a
Support person* see link below Photo ID Pass required  Free n/a
Group pass (2-5 riders) all day $7.50   n/a
Han-D-ride pass (12 rides) n/a $25.00

*Veterans and support people are eligible for free rides on our transit.

Authorized transit agents

Passes may be purchased at these locations.

Location Adult Pass Senior Pass Student Pass Han-D-Rides Group Pass STride Pass Veteran's Pass Support Person Pass

City Hall
500 Dundas Street

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a Yes
City Engineer's Office / Public Works Building
944 James Street
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a
Woodstock District Community Complex
381 Finkle Street
Yes  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a
Woodstock Public Library
445 Hunter Street
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a
Southside Aquatics Centre
315 Finkle Street
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a
Foodland
645 Dundas Street
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a
Shoppers Drug Mart
959 Dundas Street
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a
Shoppers Drug Mart
333 Dundas Street
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a
TD Canada Trust
539 Dundas Street
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a

Southgate Centre
191 Old Wellington Street

Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a
Fanshawe College
369 Finkle Street
n/a  n/a Yes n/a n/a  Yes n/a n/a
St. Mary's High School
431 Juliana Drive
n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a

Woodstock Transit Study

View our Reports, Plans, Budgets and Studies page for study reports, public open house meeting and more

Charters

For information regarding chartering a city bus, please contact our Transit Supervisor.

Accessibility

Our buses are equipped with the following accessibility features:

  • Kneel to street level and an extendable ramp
  • Highly visible destination sign
  • Loudspeaker at the front door
  • Lighted step wells with high contrast markings
  • Yellow grab bars
  • Priority seating
  • Low reflection, high friction flooring to prevent slips
  • Lowered stop cords and push buttons
  • 2 wheelchair compartments
  • Interior audible/visual 'call-outs' and stop requests

The bus stop plates indicate time of arrival, route number and a contact number for information and have contrasting colours for higher visibility.