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ION will not run near Kitchener Cenotaph during Remembrance Day service

Shuttle buses will be used instead between the Mill and Grand River Hospital Station
File photo. Blair Adams/KitchenerToday

It was a question many had when the ION launched in June, with the route going by the Kitchener Cenotaph, what will happen on Remembrance Day?

We now have an answer. 

Peter Zinck is Director of Transit Services with The Region of Waterloo. 

He said on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., they'll be suspending ION services in the central Kitchener area.

"So there will be no ION services between Mill Street station and Grand River Hospital station. The north and south parts of the ION corridor will continue to operate, and in between in that section we'll have replacement buses providing connecting services to those ION vehicles at either end."

Zinck said this has been in the works for a few months.

"We were working with our partners and coordinating it. We don't want to interrupt the ceremony as it's going on."

Shuttle buses will replace the trains during that time, running every eight to ten minutes.

"If you normally board at City Hall or Frederick Stations, you should be looking for replacement shuttle buses on Charles Street. We obviously need to stay away from the Duke and Frederick Street areas, so the buses will be on Charles Street."

Since the ION launched, this is the first planned outage.


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