Route Detours and Holiday Changes
Check this page regularly for news and service detours that may affect your commute.
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
October 18 - Stop out of service - Downtown Transfer Point Platform 2
Downtown Transfer Point Platform 2 will be out of service between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 (please note rescheduled date) while City crews trim the adjacent tree. Express Route 702 and Route 2 Division buses will service Downtown Transfer Point Platform 5 during this time (east side of Bagot), and will detour via Bagot, Queen, and Barrie. Routes 2 and 702 will not service the Route 4/12 stop on Brock at Clergy during this time.
October 11 - UPDATE - Construction - King Street at Maitland
UPDATED 9 a.m. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
Transit buses have resumed using the King/West intersection, and have returned to the previous detour. Route 3 buses are currently detouring in both directions around the ongoing watermain work on King Street East (between Barrie and West), via Barrie, Bagot, and West. Stops in both directions on King at Maitland will be out of service during this time. Stops at West/King and Ontario/West have returned to service.
October 1 - Stop move - Bath Road at Centennial/Frontenac Mall
To address safety concerns at the Bath/Centennial intersection, the Express Route 702 stop on Bath Road at Frontenac Mall will be relocated approximately 40 metres to the east on Monday, October 1. Crews will relocate the shelter to the newly-built accessible pad that afternoon.
September 29 - UPDATE - Princess Street Reconstruction
Starting Saturday, September 29, Kingston Transit buses will resume use of the Division/Colborne intersection.
From the Downtown Transfer Point, Express Route 702 and Division St-bound Route 2 buses will resume regular route as far as the intersection of Brock and Barrie, then will detour right to Barrie, left to Colborne, and right to Division to resume regular route. Both routes will service the existing Route 4/12 stop on Brock at Clergy. The Route 2 Division St stop on Division (east side) at Colborne will be out of service during this time; an accessible temporary stop will be available one block north (on Division east side at Ellice). The Route 2 Division St stop on Division (east side) at Princess remains out of service. Temporary stops on Barrie at Raglan, and on Pine at Division, will be out of service.
From the intersection of Division and Colborne, Express Route 701, Kingston Centre-bound Route 2, and Route 18 Train Station Circuit buses will detour left to Colborne, right to Barrie, left to Queen, and right to Bagot to access the Downtown Transfer Point. All three routes will continue to service the existing temporary stop on Queen (south side), east of Barrie; Routes 2 and 18 will also continue to service the existing temporary stop on Queen (south side) at Montreal. The Route 2/18 stop on Division (west side) at Colborne will be out of service during this time; an accessible temporary stop will be available one block north (on Division west side at Ellice). Temporary stops on Pine at Division, and on Barrie at Raglan, will be out of service.
Route 18Q buses will follow the Route 18 detour from Division/Colborne to Barrie/Queen. From here, Route 18Q buses will continue straight on Barrie to resume regular route at Princess. Route 18Q buses will service the temporary stop at Division/Ellice.
September 4 - Timing change - Departure from INVISTA Centre
Effective Tuesday, September 4, all Rideau Heights-bound Route 7 buses will depart the INVISTA Centre 5 minutes earlier (at :15 and :45 after the hour), which will affect pick-up times at all stops between the INVISTA Centre and the Cataraqui Centre Transfer Point (including stops at Assurant and at Walmart). This change is being made in order to ensure connections are made between Route 7 and other buses at the Cataraqui Centre Transfer Point.
August 25 - Stop out of service - King Street at Gord Edgar Downie Pier
As of start of service Saturday, August 25, the Route 3 Downtown stop on King Street at Gord Edgar Downie Pier (west end of Breakwater Park, at Beverley) will be temporarily removed from service until further notice as part of the measures the City is taking to discourage pedestrians from crossing King Street at Beverley. Please board Route 3 buses at the accessible stop on King at Albert (two blocks east).
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.
- 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.
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.
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.