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GRT
Route # 5 - Lincoln - Museum
Number of Branches 2
Distance 15.2 km (Both branches)
Types of buses used Refer to Fleet Used
Division Trans-Archemedes
Blue Nite Union
Service Type Full Service + Blue Nite Service
Service Frequency 7 - 12 mins (Route 5, Weekday)
45 mins (Route 5N, weeknights)
Ridership
Yearly
2009
Monthly
Mar 2009
Weekday
Mar 2009
Saturday
Mar 2009
Sunday
Mar 2009
1,398,492 116,236 4,952 2,003 1,656
(▲8.4%) (▲9.2%)


Route 5, or simply known as Lincoln - Museum, is a full service conventional transit route operated by Gravenhurst Regional Transit, servicing Lincoln Avenue, and Museum Street in Archemedes, Gravenhurst. The route has 2 branches, 5 Lincoln - Museum and 5N Lincoln - Museum (Blue Nite).

HistoryEdit

Route 5 was created fairly recently. Until 1979, much of Lincoln Avenue, Museum Street, and Falls Avenue has been undeveloped. It was plain farmland. The only landmark on the route was the Archemedes' City Museum. Hence, in Year 1980, the route was created as a peak hour route and holiday route to service the tourist attractions.

However, into the 1990s, many high rises apartments and semi-detached houses began to develop along Museum Street and Lincoln Avenue. The route was turned into a full time route, servicing the area at a frequency of 30 minutes during non-peak hours, and 15 minutes during peak hours.

The ridership since the creation of the route was not pleasant, but there is a clear trend that the ridership is steadily growing, giving reasons for GRT to further develop the route.

In 1997, the GO Transit station, Mississauga Village, was created. Route 5 was restructured to drop-off passengers at the GO Transit station.

In Fall 2008, with residential complexes being built along the service corridor, there was a clear need of a blue nite service. Hence, Route 5N was implemented in Fall 2008.

Throughout the course of the year 2009, the route's frequency was gradually improved. As of Fall 2009, the route frequency during peak hours is 7 minutes, up from 13 minutes in 2008.

Fleet UsedEdit

  • GRT New Ages 35' Single Decker (2001 Model)
    • Kneeling Bus - Wheelchair Ramp Equipped

Future DevelopmentsEdit

Route 5's ridership has not been pleasant lately, compare to other routes in Gravenhurst, but steadily growing. In the future, GRT is planning to extend the line into the community of Camelot and Oakswood in Borden.

Free transfer with the Linx Subway will not be implemented on this route.

Major StopsEdit

Destination SignEdit

  • 5 ~ LINCOLN - MUSEUM ~ TO CHERRYSHILL TERM. ~ VIA MISS. VILLAGE GO STN.
  • 5 ~ LINCOLN - MUSEUM ~ TO TORBRAM TERMINAL ~ VIA MISS. VILLAGE GO STN.
  • 5N ~ LINCOLN - MUSEUM ~ TO CHERRYSHILL TERM. ~ VIA MISS. VILLAGE GO STN. ~ BLUE NITE
  • 5N ~ LINCOLN - MUSEUM ~ TO TORBRAM TERMINAL ~ VIA MISS. VILLAGE GO STN. ~ BLUE NITE

Route NotesEdit

Service FrequencyEdit

Time Period Branch Frequency (min) Buses Used Notes
Weekday Peak 5 7 6
Weekday Midday 5 12 4
Weekday Evening 5 10 5
Weekday Night 5N 45 1
Saturday Day 5 15 4
Saturday Night 5N -- -- No Service
Sunday / Holiday Day 5 30 2
Sunday / Holiday Night 5N -- -- No Service


Gravenhurst Regional Transit Bus route in Zone 1> Zone 2
11A2 / 2A34 / 4A56 / 6A7 / 7A891012 / 12A / 12B / 12C1314151617181920212223242525A272829 / 29A / 29B / 29C3030A46536386 / 86A878889909192

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