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Upgraded transit transfer point opens

November 2, 2016 -

MapThe upgraded Kingston Transit transfer point at the Cataraqui Centre is now open. Kingston Transit riders began using the transfer point off the Gardiners Road entrance to the Cataraqui Centre yesterday.

"Kingston Transit is thrilled by the opening of our new transfer point at the Cataraqui Centre. It is fully accessible and will provide more space, shelter and seating for our riders. This comfortable, modern waiting area is one more reason to choose Kingston Transit," says Jeremy DaCosta, manager of Kingston Transit. 

He offers his thanks to the Cataraqui Centre team, saying that they have been "a valuable resource" during the planning and construction of the larger, more comfortable and accessible transfer point, designed to meet the demands of Kingston Transit's growing ridership.

The renewed transfer point has:

  • Eight bus bays – two of them have been designed to accommodate larger "accordion-style" buses that may be used in the future.
  • More shelters and benches. 
  • Prominent route markers on the shelters to make finding your bus easier. Having the route markers on the shelters instead of on separate signs also makes the platforms more accessible.
  • Better separation between the platforms and more space to make it easier for bus operators to get in and out.
  • Enhanced landscaping.

Kingston Transit riders can continue to plan their bus trips using www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.