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Region approves $1.5 million in expanded transit service to Cambridge

The expansion is touted as a way to support current travel patterns and increase in long-term ridership in advance of Stage 2 ION LRT coming to Cambridge sometime within the next 10 years
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The Ainslie Street Grand River Transit terminal viewed from Wellington Street.

Regional council gave final approval Wednesday to its plan for expanded Grand River Transit service in Cambridge beginning Sept. 4.

The $1.5 million expansion will see changes that create a "simplified network that connects directly to major destinations, and expanded evening and weekend service."

Redesigned routes in east Galt, north Galt and Preston areas will provide more direct connections between neighbourhoods and major destinations, including shopping centres, schools and employment areas. Hours of operation and service frequency will be increased on weekday evenings and weekends.

The GRT says the changes support current travel patterns and will increase long-term ridership to support the expansion of ION light rail to Cambridge.