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School Bus Info

If you need to know if School buses have been cancelled (e.g. on a snow day) click here on the STSCO Twitter page.

Covid-19

The latest updates on Covid-19 in Cobourg can be found on this special page here.

Weather

Special Note re Covid-19

Masks required on both Conventional and Wheels Transit.  Also in Bus shelters.

Transit Bus

On-Demand Service

Effective June 14, on-demand is available to all riders for all operating hours. Booking will be via an app, by phone or online – details below.

Fares will remain at $2.00 per ride paid in advance by credit card or on the bus when you board. Tickets will be accepted. Multi-ride passes will be available soon.

Hours

 Full On-Demand Service for WHEELS Members and All Riders
Beginning June 14, 2021.

The Cobourg Rides on-demand service is now fully implemented across both WHEELS and Conventional Transit during the following regular hours:

All Riders Including WHEELS:

  • Monday to Friday: 6:15 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday: 8:15 am to 6:45 pm
  • Sunday: 8:45 am to 3:45 pm

Booking

You can book a ride up to three-weeks in advance in three easy ways:

  1. Download the "Pick-Up On-Demand" App – see below
  2. Book Online - (At Rideco) Your first task will be to register
  3. Call 905-373-0582

This is how the online process and the app work (click graphic to enlarge).

How Does it Work 

As an option, you can also pay online or via the app.

Download the app - search for "Pick-up on Demand"  it's by Rideco and a distinctive pink.  Then Register.  When asked for a phone number, provide your cell number because they will send a text to it to confirm your registration.

apple app store
Google Play

 

Or, if you prefer, in your phone, go to App Store (or Google Play Store) and search for "pickup on demand" and choose the pink coloured app by Rideco.

If you're a first-time user, you'll need to create an account.

The app includes tracking of the bus so you know where your ride is.

Telephone

Call 905-373-0582 to book an on-demand ride over the phone. The hours of operation to use the phone booking service are:

  • Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Sunday 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Video showing how to use the app.

Note that the example of use in the video is not Cobourg so some details may differ.

The trial is planned to continue for the rest of 2021.   It brings improved service but at significantly reduced cost.  This is partly because the improved service is expected to increase ridership so fare revenue would be higher.

Download a printable poster with key information here.

Or go to the Town's page on Transit.  Includes FAQ page.

Fares

  • $2.00 - Exact Cash Fare

Previously puchased tickets will be honoured but there will be no new sales of transit tickets. For the on-demand system, fares can also be paid in advance on-line.

Monthly passes

New passes will not be available until Victoria Hall re-opens to the Public - the Town is working on the ability to offer transit passes online but they are not yet available.

Monthly passes include a photo ID, riders name, date of purchase and expiration. When available, these can be purchased in the Finance Department at Victoria Hall. Photos of each rider are saved so riders do not need to take a new photo each month.

Where's My Bus

To see where your Bus is, go to the app and when you have ordered a ride, you can see where it is. Location details are visible on the app only when the vehicle is enroute to your location. You can track the vehicle in real-time on the map when it’s nearer to your pick-up time.

Days without service

These notes are updated as they change - see date at top of page for latest update date.

The Transit bus (and Wheels service) does not run on the following days: New Year's Day, Family Day, Easter Friday, Vctoria Day, Canada Day, August Civic Holiday (New), Labour Day, Christmas Day.

Hours on Thanksgiving Monday will be regular hours (6:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.)

Hours on Christmas Eve and New years Eve will be 7:15 am to 3:30 pm - ending at the Mall

Hours on Boxing Day will be 8:45 am to 3:45 pm

Port Hope Shuttle

The bus from Port Hope arrives every half hour at 10 minutes and 40 minutes past the hour at Northumberland Mall. The Shuttle fare is $2.00. You can transfer to a Cobourg bus for $1.00 or ride the Port Hope bus to the Hospital (:14  & :44) or WalMart (:15 & :45) - bus then goes back to Port Hope. Port Hope riders can get on the shuttle at Port Hope Town Hall (56 Queen Street) on the half hour and hour during business hours. For more info call 905-885-2431

Shuttle Schedule

Monday - Friday At the Mall every half hour 10 & 40 minutes past the hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last shuttle - 7:40 p.m.).

Saturday At the Mall every half hour 10 & 40 minutes past the hour from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last shuttle - 3:40 p.m.).

No Shuttle Service on Sundays or Statutory Holidays.

Wheels

Cobourg Wheels

This service is replaced by the On-Demand Service.  All buses are fully accessible. The original special Wheels service will cease operating June 14.

For more information on the Cobourg WHEELS program please contact the Public Works Division by calling (905) 372-4555  (May not be possible during Covid-19 crisis).

Fare -  $2.00 for each trip; Exact change,

Apply for Membership

Download Wheels Policies and Procedures (Preliminary for 2021 - as approved by Council on June 28)

Download Wheels Application Form (Preliminary for 2021 - as approved by Council on June 28)

Airport Service

A daily shuttle to Toronto Airport is provided by MegaBus.  Their prices are $35 each way and you pick them up at Harveys in Port Hope off Hwy 28 just north of the 401.  They leave Port Hope daily at 2:30pm and 5:30pm and the time elapsed is 1hr 30m.  You must book online here.  Only one large checked bag is allowed. Return times from Pearson are 12:00 noon,  6:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Return elapsed time is also 1hr 30m.  More info at their web site.

Taxis

For information on Taxis in Cobourg, Go here.

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