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              Grand River Transit (GRT) and City Public Works

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On January 1, 2000, the Region of Waterloo created GRT by assuming the operations of the former Kitchener Transit and Cambridge Transit. By the end of that year, operations had been fully synchronized, and buses began running between Cambridge and Kitchener. As a result, ridership in Cambridge improved dramatically.

In recent years, many new low-floor wheelchair-accessible buses have been purchased, and now constitute the majority of the fleet. GRT installed bicycle racks on the front of its buses in order to encourage the use of sustainable transport; all standard and express buses now have these racks.

Service to less dense areas is provided by the busPLUS system, large vans which take regular fares on scheduled routes to new neighborhoods and more remote facilities. GRT also operates MobilityPLUS, which provides specialized transit for disabled patrons using minibuses equipped with wheelchair lifts.

Grand River Transit is moving to a digital radio system, joining other agencies in the Waterloo Region. The sytem can be received, however, interest in monitoring the GRT is so low, this page will close.

      

  

The audio player to your right allows you to listen to the new Region of Waterloo Light Rail Transit (LRT) communications.

The LRT began operations June 21, 2019. A detailed description including route and all stations can be found here.

To listen to the communications, you must press the play button on the audio player to your right.

  

The following information was taken from GRT website, and is valid as of March 2013.

The GRT have roughly 66 regular routes that service the Waterloo region. All routes in Cambridge are 'accessible'. Over 85% of  buses that service The  Region are 'accessible'. Some of the busiest routes are route 7, iXpress, route 8 and route 12. These routes connect the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge making it easy for intercity travelers.

The GRT has 238 'low floor' diesel buses. All 'high floor' buses have been retired. Of the 238 buses in the fleet, 16 buses are Hybrid Electric buses and 196 are equipped with accessibility features. GRT operates 29 MobilityPLUS vehicles for disabled patrons. Grand River transit has over 500 employees and services 2791 bus stops.

Scanned Frequencies Grand River Transit and ION Light Rail Transit (LRT)

In addition to the GRT bus service communications scanner there is a second scanner set to capture communications related to the LRT.

The Region of  Waterloo employs an EDACS trunked radio system for their Police, Fire, Transportation and other city services. What is EDACS? EDACS is a radio communications system that provides high-speed wireless analog voice, digital voice, and data communications.

The system is comprised of  primary control channels and alternate control channels. At any given time, each site (Police, Fire, City Services etc.) has one control channel. The remaining channels are used as working channels, and functions such as call queuing, emergency calls, and call prioritization are always available.

The Transit and LRT scanners are programmed to receive certain talkgroups from within the Waterloo Region EDACS system, and are listed below. Primary control frequencies ( also listed below) are in red.

01 868.32500c 

02 868.52500c 

03 868.73750c 

04 868.93750c 

05 868.22500c 

06 868.42500 

07 868.62500 

08 868.83750 

09 866.47500 

10 868.57500 

11 868.78750 

12 868.98750 

13 868.27500 

14 868.47500 


 

Grand River Transit scanned frequencies

  Waterloo Region Light Rail Transit (LRT)
Talkgroup

Talkgroup Description

01-105 Dispatch  
01-103 Cambridge Signup  
01-104 Kitchener Supervisor  
01-106 Kitchener Signup  
01-102 Bus to Bus Calls 
01-000 Agency Call 
01-110 Mobility 1
01-112 Mobility 2
07-142 Kiwanis Transit -Specialized Service 
01-107 Maintenance 
01-101 GRT  
01-111 GRT Enforcement 
10-110 GRT  
 
Talkgroup

Talkgroup Description

03-021 LRT Operations
03-137 LRT Tac 3
03-022 LRT Field Operations  

 


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