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Marathon Athletes Encouraged To Take Transit

September 16, 2011 – Thunder Bay Transit will be extending service to start at 7:20 am on Sunday, September 18 for the Thunder Bay Marathon. This will ease downtown congestion, assist the many visitors to our City, and contribute to the ongoing effort to reduce our city’s carbon footprint.  Transit encourages all visitors, residents, and athletes to take public transportation that day.

To take Transit one way to the event, the fare is $2.50 (exact change). Alternatively, a family can purchase a Day Pass for $6.00, which entitles 1 Adult with a maximum of 4 children (18 and younger) or 2 Adults with a maximum of 3 children (18 and younger), unlimited access to Transit all day. These passes can be purchased at:

  • Arella’s Quality Dollar Store – Bay St.
  • Cathy’s Discount Centre – Red River Rd.
  • City Hall Cashiers – Donald St.
  • High Variety – N. High St.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – Federica St.
  • Thunder Bay Transit Office – Fort William Rd.
  • Winner’s Circle – Victoriaville Mall
  • Zaba’s – S. Cumberland St.

Thunder Bay Transit will experience extensive detours. Routes which enter and exit Water Street Terminal, run along Cumberland St., Water St., Court St., and Fort William Rd. will detour around road closures. Delays are expected on all affected routes. 

Thunder Bay Transit serves the community of Thunder Bay, Ontario with a fleet of 49 low-floor accessible buses operating on biodiesel fuel. Transit carries approximately 3.5 million passengers annually on 14 routes.


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Contact: Jon Hendel, Planning & Marketing Analyst – Transit, 684-2190,