After a successful start in September running rides every half-hour from Guelph to Kitchener, the new passenger service Wroute is already expanding to several new stops including the University of Guelph, the Waterloo Region Airport, and locations in Burlington.
As of January 7, Wroute and it’s fleet of white, EV Teslas will be providing service to Waterloo Region International Airport, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, the University of Guelph, and the Aldershot GO Station and Mapleview Shopping Centre, which are both located in Burlington. This is in addition to the original two stops at Guelph’s Central Station, and Kitchener’s Fairview Park Mall.
“We are growing, and we are continuing to support Ontario’s intercity passenger transportation system by filling in gaps where we’re needed most,” said Jason Hammond, the founder and President of Wroute, in a press release. “We are thrilled to offer new Wroute stations based on the feedback we have received from our passengers.”
Hammond told the Guelph Politicast last fall that the intent of Wroute is to supplement the area’s transit and alternative transportation options. No public transit options currently service locations like the Waterloo Region Airport and the Butterfly Conservatory, and the Burlington stops should allow easier access to the Hamilton and Niagara Region. Presently, there are no direct transit options between Guelph and Waterloo Region and the Hamilton/Niagara area.
“We want the communities in which we do business to thrive. That is why all of our
vehicles produce zero emissions and all of our staff are employed full time with livable salaries and benefits,” Hammond added.
The cost of travelling throughout the Wroute network will range in cost between $10-$32, depending on the destination, but taxes are included. To book your ride, or learn more about the service, you can visit Wroute’s website here.