Alerts

Route Detours and Holiday Changes

Check this page regularly for news and service detours that may affect your commute.

Note: The Transit Trip Planner does not reflect unanticipated temporary transit changes or detour information. For the latest updates due to weather conditions and emergency detours, follow Kingston Transit on Twitter and Facebook.

Holiday schedules

Kingston Transit does not operate on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday. Buses operate on a Sunday schedule on Family Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, the Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Monday and Boxing Day. Route 18 runs on a weekday schedule on these days.


Current Service Alerts

July 16 - Stop move - Princess Street at Barrie

Starting Monday, July 16, and continuing until further notice, the Route 501/4 stop on Princess Street at Barrie (just outside Metro) will be temporarily relocated to an accessible location just east of Barrie.  This temporary stop move is to accommodate construction at the stop location.

July 3 - Road closure - King Street West at Church

Starting Tuesday, July 3, and continuing until further notice, the westbound lane of King Street West will be closed between Church and Union due to a Utilities Kingston gas main project.  From the intersection of King and Sir John A. Macdonald, Express Route 501 buses will detour right to Sir John A. Macdonald, left to Union, and right to King to resume regular route.  The Express stop on King just west of Sir John A. Macdonald (north side) will be out of service during this time; Express Route 501 buses will service the Route 3 stop on King (north side), just before the turn to Sir John A. Macdonald.

July 3 - Lane closure - King Street West at Union/Mowat

Starting Tuesday, July 3, and continuing until further notice, the left-turn lane from King Street West eastbound to Union eastbound will be closed due to a Utilities Kingston gas main project.  From the intersection of King and Union/Mowat, Montreal St.-bound Route 1, Division St.-bound Route 2, and Downtown-bound Route 3 buses will detour straight on King, left to Church, and right to Union to resume regular route.

May 28 - UPDATE - Princess Street Reconstruction

Starting Monday, May 28, and continuing until further notice, Princess Street will be closed at the intersection of Division for the next stage of the Princess Street Reconstruction project.  Division will also close between Brock and Queen; the stop on Division at Princess will be out of service during this time.

  • Express Route 502: From the intersection of Brock and Division, Express Route 502 buses will detour straight on Brock, right to Alfred, and left to Princess to resume regular route.  No Express Route 502 stops are missed on this detour.
  • Express Route 702: From the Downtown Transfer Point, Express Route 702 buses will detour right to Montreal, left to Queen, and right to Division to resume regular route.  Express Route 702 will service an accessible temporary stop on Queen, west of Barrie, but will not service the bus stop on Brock at Barrie (Express Routes 502, 701, and 801, as well as Routes 4 and 12, continue to service this bus stop).
  • Route 2 Division St.: From the Downtown Transfer Point, Route 2 Division St. buses will detour right to Montreal, left to Queen, and right to Division to resume regular route.  Route 2 buses will service an accessible temporary stop on Queen, west of Barrie, but will not service stops at Brock/Clergy and Brock/Barrie.
  • Route 4 Cataraqui Centre: From the intersection of Brock and Division, Route 4 Cataraqui Centre buses will detour straight on Brock, right to Alfred, and left to Princess to resume regular route.  Route 4 stops at Division/Princess and at Princess/University will be out of service; buses will service the Route 12 stop on Brock at University.

March 22 - Road closure - Craftsman Boulevard

Craftsman Boulevard will be closed between Festubert and the CFB Kingston Health Service Centre from start of service Thursday, March 22 until further notice as Department of National Defence crews repair a steam line running beneath the road.  From the intersection of Craftsman and Festubert, buses will detour right to Festubert, left to Somme, left to Fifth, and right to Craftsman to resume regular route.  Stops at Craftsman and Lance will be out of service during this time.

January 10 - Stop out of service - John Counter Boulevard at VIA Rail

Effective at start of service on Wednesday, January 10, the INVISTA Centre-bound Route 7 stop on John Counter Boulevard (north side) outside the VIA Rail station will be temporarily removed from service until further notice for safety and accessibility reasons.  Please board Route 7 buses at a temporary stop on John Counter (north side) at Old Mill (one block west) during this time.

January 8 - Princess Street Reconstruction

Starting Monday, January 8, and continuing until further notice, Princess Street will be closed between Barrie and Clergy for the next stage of the Princess Street Reconstruction project. 

Express Route 701, Kingston Centre-bound Route 2, and Route 18 Train Station Circuit buses will detour via Queen and Bagot.  Stops on Princess at Barrie and at 270 Princess will be out of service during this time.  All buses will service an accessible temporary stop on Queen east of Barrie; Routes 2, 4 and 18 will also service a temporary stop on Queen at Montreal (Express buses will not service this stop). Express Route 502, Express Route 702, Route 2 Division St., and Route 4 Cataraqui Centre buses are not affected.

Until end of day Sunday, May 27, Downtown-bound Route 4 buses will detour via Division, Queen, and Bagot, stopping at Queen/Barrie and Queen/Montreal.  Starting Monday, May 28, the Route 4  detour will change to use Alfred, Johnson, Clergy and Princess instead (making stops along Johnson).

September 5 - Road closure - Craftsman Boulevard

Starting Tuesday, September 5, and continuing until further notice, the gates to CFB Kingston on Craftsman Boulevard (at Highway 2 and at Highway 15) will close each night at 8 p.m., and will reopen at 5 a.m. the following morning.  Starting Tuesday, Route 12 buses will not service stops on Craftsman in either direction after 8 p.m.; buses will detour in both directions via Highways 2 and 15.

May 19 - Centennial Drive at Atkinson

The Route 14 detour via Atkinson and Halifax has resumed, and will continue until further notice. From the intersection of Centennial and Atkinson, Route 14 buses will detour east on Atkinson, south on Halifax, and east on Crossfield to return to regular route.  The bus stop on Centennial and Atkinson will be out of service during this time; a non-accessible temporary stop will be provided on Halifax, south of Atkinson.