Kingston Transit route 2
|Number of Branches||1|
|Types of Buses Used||D40LF/R XD40 LFS|
|Related Routes||1, 701, 702|
Kingston Transit route 2 is an accessible route operated by Kingston Transit in the city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Route 2 starts at the Montreal Street Park & Ride, located along Montreal Street just north of Highway 401. From there, it travels across the highway along Montreal Street, then turns off Montreal Street to serve the Markers Acres neighbourhood to Division Street. It then travels south along Division Street, serving the large King's Crossing retail area. It detours off Division Street via John Counter Boulevard & Leroy Grant Drive to serve the Bus Terminal, then continues down Division Street to the downtown core, reaching the Downtown Transfer Point terminal via Princess Street (eastbound) or Brock Street (westbound).
From downtown, the bus travels south along Bagot Street to Queen's University. The bus travels through the university along Stuart Street, University Avenue, and Union Street, then proceeds west on Union Street & King Street West to St. Lawrence College. It then travels along a series of local streets in the Calvin Park neighbourhood to the Kingston Centre, it's terminus.
Route 2 has very high ridership between Downtown & St. Lawrence College. This often peaks along Union Street between Queen's West Campus and Queen's Main Campus. Kingston Transit often runs an additional bus along this portion of the route, which is typically unnumbered and signed "Extra Bus."
Much of its route is complementary to Route 1. The two routes alternate in schedule to provide combined 15 minute frequency for passengers travelling between the Montreal Street Park & Ride, Downtown, Queen's University, and St. Lawrence College.
Service towards the Kingston Centre is signed as "2 Kingston Centre via St. Lawrence College", and service towards the Montreal St Park & Ride is signed as "2 Division Street".
The route runs from 6:00am to 11:30pm Monday to Saturday, and from 8:30am to 8:30pm on Sundays. It has a 30 minute frequency on Monday-Saturday prior to about 7pm, at which point it drops to 60 minute frequency. It also runs at 60 minute frequency on Sundays.
The scheduled travel time is 60 minutes from end to end--15 minutes from the Montreal Street Park & Ride to the Bus Terminal, 15 minutes from the Bus Terminal to Downtown, 15 minutes from Downtown to St. Lawrence College, and then 15 minutes from St. Lawrence College to the Kingston Centre.
Route 2 in its current form has long been operating along Division street and the Queen's University area.
In May 2015, a new express route, 701/702, started operation along Division Street between downtown Kingston and the King's Crossing Mall, supplementing service on route 2.
Route 2 was diverted away from the Montreal Street Park and Ride in May 2018. Buses now loop around the Rideau Heights community, with service to Montreal Street P&R replaced by routes 801/802
- Montreal Street Park and Ride: Northeastern terminus. Connection to route 1.
- King's Crossing: Connection to routes 1, 7, 701, 702.
- Kingston Bus Terminal: Connection to routes 7, 16, 18.
- Downtown Transfer Point: Connection to routes 1, 3, 4, 12, 18, 501, 502, 602, 602, 701, 702.
- Queen's/KGH: Connection to routes 1, 17, 18, 501, 502, 601, 602.
- Queen's West Campus: Connection to routes 1, 3, 17, 18, 20.
- St. Lawrence College: Connection to routes 1, 3, 6, 18.
- Kingston Centre: Southwestern terminus. Connection to routes 3, 4, 11, 12, 16, 18, 501, 502, 701, 702.
|Local||1 2 3 4 6 7 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 20|
|Express||501 502 601 602 701 702 801 802|
|Local||1A 4A 6R 8 9 12A 19 20 21 22 A B C|
|Terminals||Bus Terminal - Cataraqui Centre - Downtown - Gardiners Centre - Kingston Centre - Train Station|