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Winnipeg Transit

Southwest Transitway


March 2020 - Winnipeg Transit is preparing to launch new routes and schedules in Southwest Winnipeg, to coincide with the opening of the Southwest Transitway (Stage 2) on April 12, 2020.

The changes coming to the network include the introduction of 15 new bus routes, including BLUE rapid transit line service along the transitway. More information about changes to service in the area is available on the BLUE rapid transit line page.

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The Southwest Transitway is a dedicated high-speed roadway for buses, physically separated from the regular street system linking Downtown to the southwest part of the city. Buses operate at speeds up to 80 km/h, free of any other traffic, providing very fast, reliable service.

The changes were informed by feedback from Winnipeggers and approved by City Council in fall of 2020.

Stage 1 of the Southwest Transitway, completed in 2012, runs from Queen Elizabeth Way & Stradbrook Avenue to Pembina Highway and Jubilee Avenue. When Stage 2 opens April 12, the 11-kilometre Southwest Transitway will operate from Downtown to the neighbourhoods of southwest Winnipeg, including the University of Manitoba.

Project Timeline

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