From the Times-Journal
Wanna hit the beach in Port Stanley but don’t have a car?
A day of fun and sun may be just a bus ride away as Aboutown Transit now offers thrice-daily service on weekends and holiday Mondays from London and St. Thomas to Port Stanley.
Service started on July 1 and is expected to run until Thanksgiving.
“It’s been very popular so far and it’s been well received,” said Aboutown vice president Jamie Donnelly. “We look forward to expanding it even further. Our goal is to connect communities and towns that previously didn’t have public transportation.”
Aboutown already offers bus service from London to St. Thomas — and runs St. Thomas Transit — but doesn’t normally offer a route to Port Stanley. That coupled with a market for trips to the scenic lakeside village prompted the move, Donnelly explained.
On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays, buses would leave the St. Thomas transit terminal at 10:40 a.m., 3 p.m., and 6:10 p.m. for the 20 minute trip to Port Stanley. Visitors would be dropped off at The Wharf restaurant or GTs, the latter serving as a ticket seller for Aboutown. Return times would be roughly 11 a.m., 3:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
If the service proves popular, it could be back next year from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving.
“We’ll review it in the fall and if the ridership is there, if the demand is there, we may continue it through the winter, said Donnelly.
Multi-use passes, dubbed “port passes” are available for frequent users.
For more information, visit http://www.aboutown.ca/northlink/portstanley.html.