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County to adjust LINX Transit Service schedules


Midhurst/April 7, 2020 – Based on ridership, the County of Simcoe is adjusting LINX Transit Service hours of operation to continue to deliver the most efficient transit options throughout this challenging period. The County continues to review all essential and critical service areas to meet the needs of residents and businesses.

Starting Monday, April 13, LINX Transit is making the following adjustments:

  • Route 1 – Penetanguishene/Midland to Barrie – frequency of service will be reduced from hourly to every 90 minutes
  • Route 2 – Wasaga Beach to Barrie – this service will remain unchanged
  • Route 3 – Orillia to Barrie – frequency of service will be reduced to every 100 minutes between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; service will remain every 50 minutes between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Route 4 – Wasaga Beach to Collingwood – this service will remain unchanged
  • LINX+ (accessible transit) is not affected by these schedule changes

Reminder: There is no transit service on Good Friday. To find out when your next bus is arriving, go to www.nextlinx.simcoe.ca/ or use Transit app, available at https://transitapp.com/.

Staff will continue to monitor ridership and adjust services accordingly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LINX Transit will be working with any riders that require specific transportation for essential needs.

In keeping with public health guidelines, the County is requesting that ALL riders:

  • Keep 2 meters (6 feet) between them and other passengers and the driver
  • Remove all personal belongings and waste upon departure
  • Sneeze into their elbow and use hand sanitizer and wash hands properly

Please avoid non-essential travel and follow public health guidelines to stay home and help us flatten the COVID-19 curve.

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, Service Simcoe Branch
705-715-7654 (mobile)

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