Starting August 6, 2019 Simcoe County launched two new LINX Transit Service routes and assumed the existing link between Collingwood and Wasaga Beach. Route 2, Wasaga Beach to Barrie (south) stops in both Clearview and Essa. Route 2 will operate Monday to Friday with the first bus starting at 5:30 AM and the last drop off occurring at 7:25 PM. Route 2 includes two stops in Clearview, one in Stayner at the Clearview Administration Centre and one in Brentwood at the Brentwood Community Centre.
The new routes include:
- Route 2 – Wasaga Beach to Barrie (south) with stops in Clearview and Essa
- Route 3 – Orillia to Barrie (north) with stops in Oro-Medonte
- Route 4 – Assuming the existing Collingwood to Wasaga Beach Link with no alternations to current operations or costs
Ridership on the three new routes (not applicable to Route 1) is free from August 6 to September 2, with regular fare rates starting after Labour Day.
LINX conventional buses are equipped with features to make them fully accessible: low floor, pre-boarding announcements, digital sign and audio announcements for next stop information, can accommodate two wheelchair/scooter customers at the same time The bus also has a kneeling feature which allows the bus to be lowered, passenger signal stop request, high colour contrast grab bars and stanchions, low glare, and slip floor covering and LED lighting. The buses are equipped with GPS based vehicle location systems, automated stop announcements, smart card fare systems and CCTV cameras.
Locating Your Bus
Alerts and real-time bus tracking will be available on linx.simcoe.ca. The County has also partnered with an existing App company to link real-time bus and route information through the popular app. Residents are encouraged to download the “Transit app” on their Apple and Android devices.
For the full route and schedule information visit linx.simcoe.ca
For the Route 2 Ride Guide, including route and schedule information click on the PDF above or visit the online Brochure: Route 2 Ride Guide