|Rollsigns from Grand River Transit
Kitchener and Cambridge, Ontario
|This former Kitchener Transit mylar rollsign was updated to a Grand River Transit rollsign
with the addition of the "5 EASTBRIDGE" exposure and the Route 52 and 61 exposures,
however some of the original Kitchener exposures on this sign go back to the early 1980s.
From a note on the sign, it was believed to be removed from 1976 built GMC T6H-5307N
"New Look" #761. The sign has no print date. It has 84 exposures including the blank
red exposure at the end. This sign was drawn virtually perfect to scale. The image was
enlarged to 1.5 times that of nearly all the other signs on the site, to enhance detail.
This rollsign was graciously donated to Rollsign Gallery by John McDonnell.
|In June of 1999, Waterloo Region Council voted to merge Kitchener Transit and Cambridge Transit into one system.
The merged Grand River Transit began operation on January 1, 2000, and continues to operate to this date.
Initially, former Kitchener routes retained their original numbers, where former Cambridge routes
were renumbered 51 and up, replacing their original route numbers (ex: Cambridge Route 1 became
GRT Route 51). After the merger, several routes began cross-border service between the two cities.
A bus rapid transit (BRT) service called "iXpress" connecting the two cities commenced in September
of 2005. Other expanded services to St. Jacobs and Elmira, and contracted services to Wilmot
Township (Petersburg, Baden and New Hamburg) would commence in 2009 and 2016 respectively.
In August of 2014, construction began on a new light rail line connecting the two cities. The 19 stop "ION"
light rail line opened on June 21, 2019, followed by system wide bus route changes on June 24, 2019.
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Transit electronic sign list page.