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County increasing LINX transit service on Route 3 (Barrie to Orillia)


​​​​​​​​​Midhurst/ June 2, 2021 Starting June 7, 2021, the County is increasing service on LINX Transit Route 3 (Barrie to Orillia) to support riders and better serve our partners. Throughout the pandemic, the County has been assessing ridership and adapting transit service levels accordingly. This frequency increase will move transit closer to pre-pandemic service levels on Route 3.

Route 3 currently operates five trips per day, including morning and afternoon services. Starting June 7, 2021, the County is adding three additional trips to provide consistent service throughout the day. Route 3 moved to a reduced schedule as a result of lower ridership as Lakehead University and Georgian College transitioned to online classes. The County is working with our partners to enhance services and assist students returning to in-class learning. Scheduling information is available on our website, nextlinx.simcoe.ca, or through our free Transit app, available on the AppStore or via GooglePlay.   

Additional trips:

  • Northbound: 5:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 14:05 p.m.
  • Southbound: 10:05 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 13:25 p.m.

About LINX Transit Safety Measures

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, LINX Transit has prioritized the health and well-being of transit users and staff. Transit staff have worked hard to continue to deliver this essential service and implement additional safety measures, including:

  • A minimum of six feet between the driver and the first seat on the bus
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices on our vehicles
  • Masking requirements and hand sanitizer on our vehicles
  • Modified seating capacity to promote physical distancing
  • Daily active screening of all employees for COVID-19 symptoms

Remember to stay home when sick, wear a mask in public places, wash and sanitize your hands frequently and observe physical distancing.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Services Simcoe Department
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)