Downtown Rapid Transit Terminus on UWinnipeg Campus
April 4, 2012
WINNIPEG, MB - The University of Winnipeg is proud to be the downtown terminus for Winnipeg's new rapid transit corridor connecting 14 bus routes to the east and south ends of the city. Students, office workers and downtown residents can now grab a coffee, pizza and a magazine inside UWinnipeg's AnX at 471 Portage Avenue, and catch a bus from the weather-protected Balmoral Station.
UWinnipeg's downtown rapid transit terminus includes The University of Winnipeg Bookstore, which is open to the public, Starbucks and Garbonzo's Pizza Pub. Balmoral Station was upgraded in 2011 and includes the following features:
Weather protection for passengers
The AnX mall with restaurant, coffee shop, and other amenities
Extensive Passenger Information (prominent station signage, wayfinding signage, route/schedule/fare information, real-time BUSwatch electronic signs)
From this location passengers can enjoy three free shuttles linking UWinnipeg to downtown locations, the Forks and the historic Exchange District. (Downtown Spirit routes 1, 2 and 3). The following 14 routes head east and south.
42 Plessis Express
46 Transcona Express
48 McMeans Express
137 Richmond Super Express
160 Downtown-University of Manitoba
161 University Super Express
162 Downtown-Fort Richmond (UM)-St. Norbert Express
163 Waverley Heights Express
170 Downtown-Fort Richmond (UM)-St. Norbert
180 Industrial Express
181 Whyte Ridge Express
183 Richmond West Express
The University of Winnipeg bookstore now carries more than 90 magazines ranging from Maclean's to People to academic journals as well as an inventory of textbooks. The bookstore also offers on-line services at: www.universityofwinnipeg.bkstr.ca
Garbonzo's Pizza Pub
Monday - Wednesday 11:00am - 1:00am
Thursday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday - Noon - Midnight
Monday - Friday 6:30am - 9:30pm
Saturday - 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am - 6:00pm
In addition to the Balmoral Station Terminus, more than 50 Winnipeg transit bus routes pass through downtown within walking distance of UWinnipeg's campus.
“We have a deep commitment to encouraging sustainable practices and active transportation,” said Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg. “Today's youth are committed to improving the health of our planet. With soaring gas prices, now more than ever, choosing UWinnipeg makes sustainable sense. Students can save cash while reducing their carbon footprint.”
One car driver uses more energy and creates more air pollution in just 4 years than a transit passenger does in forty years.
Last fall, The University of Winnipeg Student Association Bike Lab opened on campus. The Bike Lab offers free year-round programming to students, staff, faculty and community members including bike maintenance, safety workshops, advocacy and networking workshops, a registry and individualized support plan for all bikes on and around campus. UWinnipeg also offers free scooter parking for students and provides 200 to 300 bicycle racks on campus.
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Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7135, E: email@example.com