What's New for Smart Cards
Coming soon - On-Line loading of Smart Card fare products. Check back soon for link.
Coming soon - Smart Card service for Accessible Transit in Chatham and Wallaceburg.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent will be piloting an evening transit service in the community of Chatham. Unlike the daytime fixed route service, this service will require riders to request a trip via a mobile application, web portal, or by calling. More information coming soon!
Where's my Bus? App
Please be advised that the NextBus APP on your smartphone/device or computer will not function after December 31, 2019. CKTransit has discontinued the current contract with the company and has been working over the past year to set up a new service provider.
Part of the testing and set up process was to send our transit route data to Google through a GTFS feed. Google has been reviewing our bus route data since early November and has yet to approve our GTFS feed. Once Google approves our data, CKTransit users will be able to go directly to Google Maps to plan trips and view bus locations. In addition, CKTransit will be providing information on a recommended new transit app for real-time bus arrival times.
Having the GTFS feed will provide our transit users with several options to determine route times and bus locations for all routes in Chatham-Kent (Inter Urban and Chatham Conventional).
We apologize for the service interruption. We are still working with Google through their audit process and it is taking longer than anticipated. Once Google completes their process an announcement will be made here and through our social media accounts.
Service Changes to Route 5 – Additional Stops added and Minor Route Alteration
Route 5 will no longer turn around at Community Living on Riverview Drive and head back to Keil Drive. Starting September 9, 2019 the bus will now continue to Bloomfield Rd where CKTransit has added 3 stops. From Riverview Drive the bus will turn left onto Bloomfield travel to Richmond and proceed east on Richmond to Keil. The map below shows the changes and stop locations introduced.
Additionally Route 5 will now service King Street East from Prince Street to Fifth Street as it travels back to the terminal.
Updated maps for route 5 will be posted on the website by the end of this week for CKTransit riders to review and print.
New Route - Urban Transit
As of September 3, 2019 - A new route in Chatham to service St. Clair College, Gateway Casino, Holiday Inn and Bradley Centre.
Revised Route - Urban Transit
Effective September 9, 2019, the transit stop located at Prince Street between Wellington Street and Park Street will be eliminated. Revised route is shown in the attached photo.
Improved Frequency Inter-Urban Transit
Mid-day run for Routes A,C and D beginning September 3, 2019 Monday to Friday. Mid-day run will not take place on Saturday's or Statutory Holiday's.
Bus leaving the terminal in Chatham at 12:15p.m. and returning at 2:45p.m.
Inter-Urban - Route Improvements
CKTransit will now offer a direct route for St. Clair College students on Routes A and D, effective September 3, 2019. Minor route adjustments have been made in order to offer this new service for students. For full route details and changes please visit the Inter-Urban Transit page.
Bus Stop Signage
Coming soon - New CKTransit bus stop signs.