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. We’ll do our best to respond in two business days.

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  • 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 7 days 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 6 days 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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    TEST asked 6 days ago

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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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 11 days 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 11 days 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 18 days 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 15 days 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 18 days 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 15 days 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 21 days 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 22 days 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 21 days 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 21 days 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 21 days 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 24 days 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 about 1 month 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 27 days 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 26 days 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 25 days 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 25 days 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.

    25 days 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.