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. In 1977 the city assumed full control over
all operations. 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.
Although unconfirmed, this mylar side route sign is
likely off one of their GMC New Look buses. It has
no print date. The sign has 21 exposures. The last
three exposures were painted on the sign later.
Welland Transit 1980 built GMC T6H-4523N #128 (ex Whatcom of
Bellingham, Washington #883, acquired in 1997), showing a side
sign similar to the one here, is seen at the downtown Welland
terminal, at East Main Street and Dorothy Street, in December of
2000. All the GMC buses in Welland have since been retired.