Rollsigns from Welland, ON
Public transportation in the Welland area began with the Niagara, Welland and Lake Erie Railway
Company in January of 1912. This service ran until it was discontinued sometime around the end
of June or the beginning of July in 1930. A short lived replacement bus service was operated by
F.I. Wherry after that time. Welland transit as it exists today began on November 19, 1973 with a
contracted service operated by the privately owned Metro Niagara Transit, but funded by the city.
Recent Welland Transit contracted services have included service in Port Colborne, introduced
on March 31, 2008, and trial service to Pelham on September 2, 2008. This trial service to
Pelham was later discontinued on August 31, 2009. Welland Transit continues to provide service
to this date, which additionally included shared service on Niagara Transit's Route 12,
commencing on September 12, 2011.
This mylar side route sign is likely off one of their
GMC New Look buses, although unconfirmed. It
has no print date. The sign has 21 exposures. The
last three exposures were painted on the sign later.
Welland Transit GMC T6H-4523N #128, showing a side sign similar to the one
here, is seen at the downtown terminal, at East Main Street and Dorothy Street,
in December of 2000. All the GMC buses in Welland have since been retired.