Take a Look at New Routes and Schedules

Take a First Look encourages residents to review proposed new routes and schedules prior to launch of a new transit network in late August, 2019. Draft schedules and route maps are available online, on paper and at citywide open houses until April 23, 2019.

Thank you for your feedback!

Close to 400 residents participated in a recent survey to gather feedback about proposed revisions to the Greater Sudbury Transit route network. Comments will be used to finalize new routes and schedules where possible before the launch of the new transit service on August 26, 2019.

Visit this page often. We’ll repost routes and schedules that have been revised as a result of our community consultation. You are welcome to continue to post comments and we’ll answer any questions you may have.


Thank you for your feedback!

Close to 400 residents participated in a recent survey to gather feedback about proposed revisions to the Greater Sudbury Transit route network. Comments will be used to finalize new routes and schedules where possible before the launch of the new transit service on August 26, 2019.

Visit this page often. We’ll repost routes and schedules that have been revised as a result of our community consultation. You are welcome to continue to post comments and we’ll answer any questions you may have.


Do you have questions or comments about new transit routes and schedules? Are you unsure which bus to take to reach your destination? Ask here.

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  • Great decision to rebrand. Part of offering an attractive service is moving to consumer-oriented branding, rather than utilitarian. Excited to see the new look roll out!

    Rachelle Rascomte-Kinney asked 7 days ago

    Thank you! We're excited too!

  • Oct 31 bus from Lively I told the driver I wanted to go from Timmies to Sudbury. I got on at Coronation st. he told me to wait at Indepedant ,,,,,then I ended back at Coronation st, A young lad had an open container of pot grinder and he rolled a joint just passed Copper Cliff I felt ill I ended up taking a cab home from the transit ...why did I pay for transit and then having too take a cab home 12.00$ open container in a vehicle is illegal .. as wellthe driver didn't seem to know where he was going. Another ride was Feb 12/ 2019 I was waiting at the hospital after been there 6 hours I was where it say to downtown during a bad storm ...why did the driver stop there ? Then having to rid to the University and then having to wait 1 1/2 hours for the Howey Moonlight

    pauline clement asked 19 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to bring forward your concerns from October of last year and then early February of this year. In regards to your experience with cannabis on our system, we regret this. It is illegal to transport cannabis in a motorized vehicle if it is; open ("unfastened") and not in its original packaging and if it is not packed in baggage and is readily available to anyone in the vehicle. We encourage you to report matters such as this to the Bus Operator so that follow up can be made to ensure our service is safe and enjoyable for all. Specific to your concerns about wait times, please be advised that, through the Transit Action Plan, we have worked hard to obtain feedback from riders to support decisions that will make our transit service more efficient. Stay tuned for final schedules leading up to the launch date of August 26, 2019.

  • Will there be a bus going to Sudbury Outpatient Center on regent street. The map I saw bypasses all these Services

    IKL asked 21 days ago

    Your bus will be a Route 3 Laurentian University via Regent, running approximately every 15 to 30 minutes. As this is a direct route, the bus will not turn into the parking lot of the Outpatient Centre but the bus stops are immediately adjacent to the property. You can find the draft schedule for Route 3 frequent service here:

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14755



  • Hi I'm moving from North Bay to Azilda will be living on Belanger st off Notre dame. Is there any changes to bus stops or times for that area. I would be traveling to downtown area and back to azilda daily. Just trying to plan ahead. Thank you

    Jessica76 asked 20 days ago

    Welcome to Azilda! Your bus will be Route 104 Azilda/Chelmsford. This bus will pass by Notre Dame Street West on its return trip approximately every 30 minutes during peak periods,  between 5:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. During off peak hours, service will be every hour. You can find the draft schedule here:

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14794



  • Why does the Azilda/Chemmy bus run more frequently than the 703? The 703 is still every two hours. I can't help but feel we valley folk always get shafted.

    Confusing asked 20 days ago

    Schedules posted on this page for Valley East routes have been revised based on feedback from residents such as yourself. As we get closer to the August 26 launch date, we will share these revised schedules and you will see more trips on the route currently served by 703. We do care and we're listening!

  • I would like to know which bus would i take from howey/vanhorne going to south ridge mall there and back Tuesday to Sunday = have to be at work for 9 am and I get off work at 6 pm

    asked 17 days ago

    From Howey Drive / Van Horne Street, you would take Route 7 Minnow Lake to the Downtown Transit Hub where you will transfer to Route 1 Main Line. The Main Line departs the Downtown Transit Centre approximately every 15 to 30 minutes. On your return trip after 6 p.m., you will board the Main Line on Long Lake Road, every 15 to 30 minutes, to reach the Downtown Transit Hub. You will then transfer back onto Route 10.

    You can find schedules for Route 7 and the Route 1 Main Line here:

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14764

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14751



  • The two basic work schedules for the tax centre are 7 am to 3 pm and 3:30 to 11:30 PM. Although I've been on the sight for a while I haven't really found the schedules times for Capreol but did read something that indicated that the first bus wouldn't get you to the tax centre for 7 Right now you can get there and have to wait about 50 minutes til 3:50 to get on to get back home to Capreol. We were hoping that there may be an improvement now I'm worried I won't be able to get there at all? Please let me know.

    Nick asked 15 days ago

    Transit schedules remain tentative until the launch date of August 26, 2019. However, we can tell you that we have heard residents such as yourself and we are making adjustments to the schedules posted on this page for buses serving Capreol. The first bus will depart Capreol at 5:35 a.m. so you will be fine for your 7 a.m. start time.


  • When you speak of the Hanmer Transit Hub for routes 105, 106 and 107, do you mean the side entrance for the Hanmer mall from Elmview Drive? Also, any idea of when the new schedules will be ready to view? I ride the bus every day, morning and night and will need to change my work schedule so I need some time to let my boss know of the change.

    CCH asked 14 days ago

    All routes remain tentative until we get closer to the launch date of August 26, 2019. However, we can tell you that the schedules posted on this page for Valley East routes have significantly changed based on feedback from residents such as yourself. Valley East schedules will remain close to what they are today. The 105 Valley-Capreol Route will proceed past the north side of the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre via Old Hwy. 69 N.

  • I live in Garson. Will my bus still come every two hours? Will it be more efficient? Will I have to take a trans cab?

    cuttlefishCuller asked 14 days ago

    All transit routes remain tentative until the final launch date on August 26, 2019. However, we are happy to advise that proposed changes to the Garson route will see more timely service during peak periods. The Garson route will travel more frequently than once an hour during peak periods, between 5:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Between 9:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. the bus will depart every 1.5 hours. After 6 p.m., the bus will depart every two hours. If you live beyond Church Street in Garson, you may reach or leave your home via TransCab (now known as GOVA Connect). You can find the proposed Garson schedule at the following link:

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14790

  • Hi l live on Blythe I take either there Ramsey view Algonquin or Paris loellen to the terminal then take the barrydowne Cambrian to get to get to the mall. How will the changes change my route.

    Lsab asked 21 days ago

    Hello, the new Route 20 will work for you. You will board the bus on Blythe and ride to the South End Walmart. From Walmart, you will travel directly to the New Sudbury Centre via Paris, Notre Dame and LaSalle. Depending on the time that you travel, you will have to transfer to a "Main Line" bus at Walmart or Route 20 will turn into the Main Line bus and you can remain seated.

    Your bus schedule will not change until August 26, 2019. 

    You can see Route 20 South End Local here:

    file:///C:/Users/mgr01ccs/Downloads/Route__20_South_End_Local_rev_M27.pdf

  • No one has responded to my previously submitted question yet. Not sure what I should do? Is this an issue for my local MP? Please provide our community with direction. Original question submitted reads: I would like to know why there is still no addition of a trans cab to the Chelmsford area of Bishop,Perrault. Every other outlining area has access to a trans cab to access public transportation, except us. We are a decent sized family community out here with children attending secondary school and post secondary studies. This fall my daughter wants to attend Cambrian College, access to public transportation- that we fund as taxpayers- is the barrier to her perusing her goals to become a contributing member of our society! Unbelievable. I just don’t understand. Please explain the rational behind your decision to exclude our community.

    E.D asked 28 days ago

    Hello, we apologize for the delay in responding to your message. We wanted to make sure we had explored all options. Greater Sudbury Transit routes and schedules must be delivered within the existing operating budget for transit. The budget to deliver transit services has not increased. Areas that do not currently have TransCab service are not scheduled to receive new TransCab service. This is true for every community in our city, not just Chelmsford. We understand your frustration and we regret we cannot accommodate residents outside the current TransCab zones. We will keep your request on file and should future budgets permit it, we will take a close look at expanding service.

  • It's still showing that the first bus is at 6:50 am from Capreol and does not get downtown till 7:37 am this will not work for me I start work at 7:30 am and where I work is at the corner of College and Kathleen. I was told this was being looked into as the Valley buses were not working to meet up. August is fast approaching and still haven't heard anything. I relie on the bus to get around Sudbury as I dont drive.

    JocelynM asked 28 days ago

    Hello, we understand you must be feeling anxious. The Valley East and Capreol schedules are being reviewed as we speak. We hope to share the final schedules very soon. I'll keep your contact information and question on record so we can follow up.

  • Would Sudbury Transit consider moving the chairs in the Transit Centre back to back in the middle so that passengers can sit and look through the windows outside to watch for the buses arriving or departing. The way it is now you have to stand or turn backwards in the chairs? Thank you for the new routes, 12 hour clock on schedules, and early start times. Fantastic!

    passenger asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for the great suggestion! I'm passing this along to the folks at Transit. We're glad you're pleased with the Action Plan!

    I've learned more about seating in the Downtown Transit Centre. On the side closest to the washrooms, chairs are back-to-back down the middle of this area. There are sightlines to all bus platforms. On the side closest to the Kiosk, there are no seats down the middle so that people have clear access to the Kiosk.

  • I live on Kelly Lake Road and take the Copper Four Corners bus on a regular basis, to go downtown, OR over the the Four Corners for groceries and sometimes over to the southend Walmart. How will this route be affected with the new schedules coming out in August? I tried to read the 3 maps but they are too small to read, and I could not see where Kelly Lake Road or Copper Street was on any of them.

    Lyn O'Reilly asked about 1 month ago

    Your new bus will be Route 101 coming from Lively. This bus will travel on Kelly Lake Road to Robinson to Regent Street and onto the South End Walmart. If you would like to go downtown, you can board this bus to the South End Walmart. At the Walmart, you will board the Mainline bus that runs approximately every 15 minutes to the Downtown Transit Centre. I'm sorry you find the maps too small to read. We are designing something much more "reader friendly" once the schedules and maps are finalized. In the meantime, here are the links to Route 101:

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14788
    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14787

  • I live and lively and work at Costco. I have to say I’m thrilled that the lively bus is going to be more frequent, one the other hand im going to have to take 3 buses to work now. Also, my other concern is that the bus will no longer go down coronation, past the apartments. I think it’s an inconvenience as there are many senior citizens living there. It will be extremely hard for them to get up to Main Street in the winter with a walker or wheelchair.

    Meredith asked about 1 month ago

    Hello, thank you for your comments. Yes, in order to increase frequency some revisions had to be made to the Lively route. Specifically, keeping to Main Street with no deviations. We understand your concerns about individuals using walkers/scooters in the winter. They would have the option of applying for Handi-Transit service. Handi-Transit serves individuals who are unable to access conventional transit due to physical limitations. Individuals using a walker or a scooter may be able to access conventional transit during the summer but may need Handi-Transit during the winter months.

  • Resident of lively I am wondering what route the lively bus will be taking thru lively I cannot see the map of the proposed route at all. I use the bus often and would like clarification on the route in lively Thanks

    K.Bois asked about 1 month ago

    Hello, the link to the Lively map is available here:

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14787

    Basically, the new bus route will follow Main Street (M.R. 24) through Lively to Little Creighton (Rockville). There will be no detours on the side streets with the exception of the Hillcrest subdivision. The bus will travel as far as the Naughton Community Centre on M.R. 55. TransCab service will remain available for residents along M.R. 55 to Whitefish.

  • leaving from lansing and havenbrook how will changes affect that connection going to taxation or mall and back usually travelling during the day will there be a bus at 6:30 am

    Chris asked about 2 months ago

    From Lansing and Havenbrook, the bus will travel via Lamothe, Paquette and Lasalle to the New Sudbury Centre. Traveling home from the Mall, you will board the Graywood - Madison Local and it will travel to Falconbridge, via Madison to Lansing and Havenbrook.

    At this point in time, to travel to the Taxation Centre, the Graywood-Madison will turn into the main line. Traveling home, certain Main Line buses will turn in to the Graywood Madison local. A transfer at the New Sudbury Centre may be required.

    Currently, the first Graywood-Madison Local is planned (on weekdays) to depart the New Sudbury Centre by 5:45am and complete the route by 6:11am. Please consult the schedule for AM travel times.

    The schedule is available here:

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14919

  • I can't read the map, it's far too small. Perhaps consider mailing a decent-size copy to all households before the new routes become effective so we could figure them out?

    sush asked about 2 months ago

    Yes, as part of our new routes and schedules, we are developing a fold-out map. Hopefully that will make it easier to follow the new routes.

  • Can you describe the changes that are occurring the the McKim line? What is the current line look like, and what will it become. What changes can I expect if I reside on McNeill Blvd?

    Rachel on McNeill asked about 2 months ago

    Hello, there will be some changes to the schedule; however, McNeill Blvd. will continue to receive bus service.

    Here is a link to the existing McKim Schedule https://www.greatersudbury.ca/live/transit/routes-and-schedules/bus-schedules/route-012-pdf/

    Here is a link to the proposed new schedule for Route 18 McKim Local

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14782

    and here is the proposed new route in map format

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14781


  • Can you please explain why a decision would be made to change the McKim bus from every half hour during hours that people are still at work to every hour again at 5 pm. This means that people will still have to wait over an hour to get home from a location that is so close to the dowtown core. And because you combined it with the donovan, we can't even take that bus to attempt to get home sooner. So it is a longer bus ride and still not convenient to adults who work during the day. I would like to see someone who makes these decisions be told that after they put in a 9 or 10 hour day, then they have to sit downtown where most do not feel comfortable or safe for another hour and then take a longer ride to get home. If the initial reason for the changes was because we received funding, then why are there so many obvious budget cut changes?

    Lorie asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question. May I ask you to send a bit more information? Where do you get off the bus when you are travelling home? Do you work downtown? 

    Just to clarify, Greater Sudbury Transit is not renewing its route network because it received funding. Work to create a more efficient transit network is being done within the existing budget. Funding received from the provincial and federal governments is for infrastructure (e.g. new buses, bus shelters, etc.) Transit routes are interconnected, like a giant jigsaw puzzle. That's why you will see changes in routes and schedules. Hopefully we can accommodate your working schedule, once we receive a few more details about your specific destinations.

  • I live at the four corners but work in the Industrial Park in Val Caron Monday to Friday. My shift starts at 8:30 am, but the first bus to the Valley is at 7:45 am, I don't get to the Main Street/RR80 intersection until 8:10 am. As it takes me 35 minutes minimum to walk to my workplace, I am constantly late for my shift. My boss is considering firing me because of my constant tardiness. Even with the new proposed route, I don't see which bus route would go down Main Street, meaning I will still be late for work, putting my livelihood in jeopardy. Please make proper changes to accommodate those who also work in the Valley Industrial Park.

    Victoria L asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your suggestion. I have forwarded your comments to the transit route planners. The Valley East routes remain under development.

  • The fact that the Lively bus doesn’t go downtown is ridiculous. Why can’t this city have two Lively routes? I have an architecture student already needing to take the bus an hour before class due to our every two hour schedule. Now she has to transfer bus in Copper cliff just to get to her school. So disappointing!

    Lisa G asked 2 months ago

    I'm sorry you are disappointed. Unfortunately, it is not financially viable at this time to have two buses running to/from Lively. We are working largely within our existing budget to provide better service. I hope once the Lively/Copper Cliff schedules are finalized, the student will experience minimal/no delays and more choices for early morning departures. We expect to finalize schedules within the next 2-3 weeks. We have your question on file and will keep you posted.

  • Just wondering if there is any news on the Valley Hanmer Capreol(703) new bus schedule as I would like to be able to give my boss a heads up if there are going to be big changes to when I can get to work.

    JocelynM asked 2 months ago

    Hi Jocelyn, I hope that won't be necessary. Following our public consultation last month, it became apparent that the proposed routes for Valley East require a second look. Our route planners have been hard at work ever since, as any changes to one portion of the transit route network affect the entire citywide network. We hope to have this work complete within the next 2-3 weeks. We have your question on file and will respond as soon as possible with final schedules. New transit routes and schedules will launch August 26, 2019.

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  • My comment is that there should be bus transit routes that allow people to 1 - come from the valley and Hanmer to downtown to work for 8 am and for those that work at Bell Technical office and other places in the firms at the Val Caron industrial park to be able to make it to work there from downtown for 7:30 am

    smews asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question, The schedules for Valley East/Capreol are under consideration as a result of our public consultation and have not yet been finalized. This is an excellent suggestion. I will forward your comment to the transit route planners.


  • Could you please provide the new routes that will begin in August 2019 from Hanmer Cote stop to downtown and return for Monday to Friday. Also, will the routes remain an express route. Currently the ride takes anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. Will this be the same or will the route be faster or slower? Thank you, Corrie

    CLG asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question, The schedules for Hanmer are being reviewed as a result of our public consultation and have not yet been finalized. We appreciate your need to know about any proposed changes as soon as possible. The new transit route network will not take effect until August 26, 2019. We will communicate updates as work is completed.

  • I'd like to know what the new routes will be for Lively? I heard there may be a Lively to South end bus. Will there also still be the direct to downtown one?

    Lisa G asked 2 months ago

    The Lively bus will be Route 101 starting August 26, 2019. It will travel to the South End Walmart from Lively via Copper Cliff, Kelly Lake Road, Southview Drive and Robinson to Regent Street.

    From Walmart, you can board a Mainline bus (departing every 15 minutes from the Walmart) to the Downtown Transit Centre.

    There is also an option to transfer buses in Copper Cliff when leaving Lively to reach Downtown Sudbury. As part of the review of proposed new routes, this schedule is being revised. We have your question on file and will keep you posted.


  • Hi, I currently take the 7:45AM bus from Hanmer at the Cote stop which gets me to work at 8:30AM. When I was driving my schedule was 8 to 4 which has to be adjusted as I have chosen to take public transit instead of drive to work. I hope that the new schedule includes transportation for people working in the downtown core that work 8AM to 4PM. If you would have a bus at 7:15 and 4:15 this would accommodate all of the possible passengers that may take the bus if it was available at these times. I also suggest a billboard campaign that advertises these times for all of the drivers on that road in the morning. It may clear up a lot of traffic. Thank you.

    CLG asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question, it's wonderful that you have chosen public transit as a mode of transportation! The schedules for Valley East/Capreol are under consideration and have not yet been finalized. We appreciate your need to know about any proposed changes as soon as possible. The new transit route network will not take effect until August 26, 2019. We will communicate updates as work is completed.

  • Is there finally a bus going up the mount Adam?

    Suzie asked 2 months ago

    Yes, buses will follow Mont Adam St. in the summer but due to the steepness will switch over to Louis St. in the winter. You can view the map for Route 19 Flour Mill Local at this link:

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14783

    The schedule for Route 19 is available at:

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14918



  • I live in Blezard Valley and depend on the bus to go too work and come home. My shift is usually 9-5:30. I work at Marshall’s on Marcus Drive by Silver City. I take the 8:00 o’clock in the morning and 6:30 in the evening. Unless I work till 5:00 and then take the quarter to 6:00 bus.

    marg asked 3 months ago

    Route 2 Barry Downe Cambrian travels to Marcus Drive and Marshall's. It will depart every 15 minutes from the Downtown Transit Hub (the Transit Centre) between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. We are still working on the Blezard Valley schedule to address feedback we've received from residents about the draft schedules. We have your question on file and will respond once schedules are finalized. Changes will come into effect August 26.

    Here is a link to the Route 2 schedule

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14753


  • 1) Live and take the bus on Murray and downtown transfer to McKim, 2) same as 1) except transfer to Boreal 1) same as 1) except transfer to go to South End Library Is the North End bus will still run I’m a senior citizen Thank you very much

    CM asked 2 months ago


    You will still receive transit service but there are new transit routes starting August 26, 2019:

    • Your new bus will be called Route 19 Flour Mill Local.
    • You will board the bus at your stop on Murray Street.
    • The bus will take you to Notre Dame Avenue where you will transfer to a second bus called #1 Main Line.
    • When you’re travelling to the South End Library, you will stay on the #1 Main Line bus.
    • The #1 Main Line bus will take you to the South End Walmart on Long Lake Road. If you are able, you can get off at the Four Corners and walk to the South End Library.
    • At Walmart, you will transfer to another bus called Route 20 South End Local to travel to the South End Library.
    • When you’re travelling to Collége Borèal, you will take the #1 Main Line bus to the Downtown Transit Centre.
    • When you reach Downtown, you will transfer to a second bus called Route 6 Donovan/Collège Boréal.
    • Route 6 will take you directly to Collége Borèal.

    I have attached links to transit schedules for each of these routes.

    #1 Main Line

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14751

    Route 19 Flour Mill

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14918

    Route 20 South End Local

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14786

    Route 6 Donovan/College Boreal

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14762



  • Will there be a building for riders to stay warm at the "hubs" during the winters? Or will we be freezing while we wait for transfers, especially in situations where transfers are missed and the next bus is in 30 minutes.

    Mythic asked 2 months ago

    The Downtown Transit Hub is located at the existing Downtown Transit Centre on Cedar St.

    The New Sudbury Transit Hub is located at the New Sudbury Centre (near the former Sears entrance).

    The South End Transit Hub is located in the South End Walmart plaza.

    The Hanmer Transit Hub is located at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre.


  • monday thru Friday I catch the lively bus in copper cliff as it drops the lively people off to transfer to the copper cliff bus at 7.15 am . The lively bus then goes back to lively so that I am in lively for 7.45 am. With this new schedule will I still be able to do this..

    Char asked 2 months ago

    The new Lively Route 101 is still under development. We have posted draft schedules for discussion purposes only. Final schedules will be ready at the end of June for an August 26 start. We have your question on file and will keep you posted.

  • For five years I have been purchasing monthly bus passes for work transportation from Lively to Lorne/Kelly Lake Rd and back to Lively Monday to Friday, the new proposed schedule for Lively no longer gets me to work for 7:30 and offers me a fifteen minute walk to the main highway (bus main route) to catch an outgoing bus to Sudbury in winter weather. The 6:55 outgoing bus time is no longer? How at all is this accommodating to anyone who now has to walk half way across the town to catch a bus? Where do you catch the bus on the main route into Lively now that it will no longer go through the town to the existing stops? If this schedule sticks, Sudbury Transit will be losing this monthly pass yearly customer to car pooling!

    TS asked 3 months ago

    Hello, thank you for being a loyal customer! The Lively bus schedule has changed to provide earlier and more frequent departures Mondays to Fridays. To start work at 7:30, you would board the bus as it is returning from Little Creighton (Rockville)  shortly after 6:30 a.m. Your bus will arrive at the Lorne/Kelly Lake Road intersection just before 7 a.m.  In order to stay on schedule, the bus will no longer travel on side streets in Lively. Stops will be located on both sides of M.R. 24 (Main Street) and in the Hillcrest subdivision. Exact locations of the stops will be posted on an updated map as work is completed. We understand you may not be happy arriving at work earlier than you do now. We are making changes to accommodate as many residents as possible and that includes residents who must transfer buses downtown and at the Four Corners to reach their workplace on time. Thank you for your patience as we continue our work to finalize the proposed transit route network. New routes and schedules will come into effect August 26, 2019.

  • what time is the last bus from Kelly lake road to transfer to the chelmford bus during the week. I work till 11 pm every second week and live in Chelmford.

    Joanne asked 3 months ago

    Hello, Kelly Lake Road is served under the new Route 9 Four Corners (starting August 26). Under the proposed schedule, the bus leaves Kelly Lake Road at 11:41 p.m. and arrives at the Downtown Transit Hub at 11:56 p.m. The last Azilda/Chelmsford bus leaves at 12:30 a.m. and arrives at Place Bonaventure at 12:55 a.m.

    Links to the proposed schedules are available here:

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14768

    https://overtoyou.greatersudbury.ca/8656/documents/14794


  • Taking the bus should offer a benefit such as cost or convenience. When looking at the Hanmer/Capreol routes some of the afternoon departure times are no longer convenient which could prevent some riders from using the service. Arrival and departure times for downtown seem to align on the hour or half hour so getting to work on time would require arriving at least half an hour early then leaving half an hour later to make sure you cover your entire shift since you can't make the 3:30 bus if you are scheduled to work till then and you can't make it to work by 7:30 if that's when your bus gets to the station. My suggestion is to try and make more arrival and departure times at a quarter past the hour and a quarter to the hour, at least in the morning or late after noon. Route 106 has a 4:15 departure which works but beyond that it would be nice for 3:15, 3:45 and 4:45... my thoughts. A loop off of Coté BLVD towards Carmen and Theresa would be nice also :)

    Hanmer Rider asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The schedules for Valley East/Capreol are under consideration and have not yet been finalized. We appreciate your need to know about any proposed changes as soon as possible. The new transit route network will not take effect until August 26, 2019. We will communicate updates as work is completed.


  • I work at val Caron 5 days a week will there be any busses going to val Caron in the hour of 10:30pm 7:00am and 3:00pm and weekends

    Sumit Thakur asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The schedules for Valley East/Val Caron are under consideration and have not yet been finalized. We appreciate your need to know about any proposed changes as soon as possible. The new transit route network will not take effect until August 26, 2019. We will communicate updates as work is completed.


  • I travel from Dowling on the 6:40am Transcab to the Taxation centre Monday to Friday. At this time I arrive at work for 7:30am and travel home on the 4:15pm 702 and Transcab home. Has there been a schedule proposed for the new Transcab routes for Levack/Onaping/Dowling? Because not all 702 routes are Transcab routes this information will affect me greatly in my work travel. The sooner I know the better I can prepare.

    Sheriff asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The schedules for the Dowling/Onaping/Levack TransCab are under consideration and have not yet been finalized. We appreciate your need to know about any proposed changes as soon as possible. The new transit route network will not take effect until August 26, 2019. We will communicate updates as work is completed.


  • Hi. My wife works part time at the New Sudbury Shopping Center. Her hours vary as do the days she works. Basically she needs to be able to travel during store hours (a little before/after) 7 days a week. Right now, she gets on near our house on Blyth Road, goes to the downtown terminal, then to the mall. Opposite to come home. With transfer wait times, it takes her about an hour to an hour fifteen each way. She can't ride on Sundays since there is no bus on Blyth that day. Looking at the new route map. it looks like now she has to bus to south-end Walmart - an extra transfer/wait & from there to the mall via Notre Dame/Lasalle, or transfer again at the downtown hub & to the mall via the kingsway. Looks like still no luck for Sundays, but I can't imagine this is going to be faster with an extra hub stop over.

    R.R. asked 3 months ago

    We are still working to finalize all proposed transit routes and schedules prior to the August 26 launch but we can tell you that the bus will travel from the Algonquin Road area to the South End Walmart. From there, the bus will turn into the Mainline bus that will travel to the New Sudbury Centre. It will pass through the downtown and make a stop, but there will be no need to transfer when downtown. Given this proposed schedule, your wife will not need to transfer buses. The ride on the new system should take around 55 to 60 minutes. We are also working to improve the Sunday service schedule so that it at least matches Saturday service between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  • If one wants to travel from Lively to Costco for example, what would the route be? If one wants to travel from Lively to the Four Corners, what would the route be?

    KKT asked 3 months ago

    The Lively bus will be Route 101 starting in late August. It will travel to the South End Walmart from Lively via Copper Cliff, Kelly Lake Road, Southview Drive and Robinson to Regent Street.

    From Walmart, you can board a Mainline bus (departing every 15 minutes from the Walmart) to the Downtown Transit Centre. To travel to Costco, you would board Route 2 (Barry Downe/Cambrian).

    There is also an option to transfer buses in Copper Cliff when leaving Lively. As part of the review of proposed new routes, this schedule is being revised.


  • This refers to the new route 2 ( old route 401) At present the evening service is every 1/2 hour, which is tolerate. Why is the a proposed retrogressive step to make the service every 45 minute?. This is too long to wait and will mean that I will be using my car more often. This is especially the case if one is going to Silver City

    Lichen asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. We are glad you are pleased with peak service on new Route 2 which will run every 15 minutes, seven days a week. During off-peak times, the service will run every 45 minutes due to lower ridership numbers.


  • Why do the local buses only travel in one direction? Sure, they're a loop, but depending on where you are travelling to and from, it can add significant time to the commute.

    allebasi asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Running buses in both directions on local routes with relatively low ridership numbers would double the cost of operating the service on these routes.


  • I'm having a hard time understanding Route 107 Valley. So there is no more Blezard Elmview bus right? It's being replaced by one that will leave Capreol, come through Hanmer by the highway and then go to Blezard and turn around at the 'Rayside Balfour' sign like it used to and then go to town? (and back again through the same route from town to Capreol?) Then Route 106 Valley goes from Capreol to town and back again and the times indicated. Am I getting this right?

    Carole Hawes asked 3 months ago

    The proposed Valley East-Capreol bus routes are being revised as a result of feedback received during our community consultations. In the meantime, please continue to use your current transit schedules.


  • There should be a specific drop off area for vehicles to drop off passengers downtown. Very busy and very confusing. Security is less than helpful. Often it is the elderly, students, mentally challenged people who use the transit system. Most purchase monthly bus passes. Has there been any thought put into this?

    Catherine Bernier asked 3 months ago

    There are currently no plans for a dedicated passenger drop-off area at the Downtown Transit Centre but this is an excellent suggestion that will be kept on file for future consideration.


  • There is a stop of 1208 Southview Drive that I heard would be removed. I know that I normally get off the bus to visit people on Southview at this stop. I'm not sure from the map what the changes to the Lo-Ellen Park area bus are. I'm hoping the buses come more frequently with possible hubs.

    3 months ago

    The new Lively Route 101 will serve Stop 1208 on both sides of Southview Drive. The LoEllen Park area bus (new Route 20) will run every 30 minutes until 5:45 p.m. and hourly after that.