The Mississauga Transitway is set to open to buses on Monday, November 17th. In advance of that, an open house is set for this Saturday, November 15th between 10 AM and 3 PM, with free tours of the transitway, giveaways, refreshments, and transit related displays. The transitway will provide faster commutes for Mississaugans. 

Service plan for the Mississauga Transitway, Starting Monday, image courtesy of the City of Mississauga

Constructed by the City of Mississauga and Metrolinx, the first phase of the new Transitway is set to run from Fieldgate Drive and Eastgate Parkway to Mississauga City Centre. The initial 4.2 kilomeres has 4 stations at Dixie, Tomken, Cawthra, and Central Parkway. All stops are accessible and feature large, heated waiting areas, bike racks, pick up and drop off facilities, free wifi, and next vehicle information systems. Cawthra and Dixie stations additionally feature 60 and 170 parking spaces respectively. 

Mississauga Transitway, Bus, BRT, transit station, transit, central parkwayEntrance to Central Parkway Station, Image courtesy of the City of Mississauga

Starting Monday, the MiExpress 107 and 109 routes will be using the Transitway, as well as the MiLocal 21. These 3 bus lines will provide service to Pearson Airport and Islington subway station, every day except Sunday, including newly increased service levels on Saturdays. Sunday service will start in mid-2015.

Video of the new stretch of Transitway by UT Forum contributor drum118

The next two phases of the project are under construction. In the west the line is being extended to Winston Churchill Boulevard, with bus bypass shoulders on the 403 and a bus only Transitway between Erin Mills Parkway and Winston Churchill Boulevard. It is being extended to the east with a bus only Transitway to Renforth Drive. Both are set to open in 2016 other than the Renforth Gateway station which is expected to be opened by GO Transit in 2017. 

Mississauga Transitway, Bus, BRT, transit station, transit, dixieDixie Station platform area, image courtesy of the City of Mississauga

Once fully complete, it will run across Mississauga from Winston Churchill Boulevard near the Peel-Halton boundary in the west to Renforth Drive on the Toronto boundary in the east, 18 kilometres in length and accessed at 12 stations.

25 buses an hour are expected to use the line, roughly equivalent to a bus every 2 minutes. The Transitway is expected to produce significant time savings for the thousands of daily users that will travel on the line. Time savings expected from the completed Transitway includes cutting the trip time from Pearson Airport to Square One by 27 minutes, Square One to Islington subway station by 10 minutes, and Winston Churchill Boulevard to Square One by 25 minutes.

Mississauga Transitway, Bus, BRT, transit station, transit, central parkwayCentral Parkway Stations eastbound platform, image courtesy of the City of Mississauga

To see more renderings, click on our dataBase link below. To get in on the discussion, either post a comment in the space provided, or click on our Projects & Construction link to head over to our Forum thread for the project.