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Posted Jan 7th, 2019

Tesla shuttle service expands to Burlington and Aldershot GO station

CBC News · Posted: Jan 03, 2019 12:01 PM ET | Last Updated: January 3

Wroute launched in Sept. 2018 with passenger service between Kitchener and Guelph. It's now expanding its local stops and will travel to Burlington starting Jan. 7. (Wroute)

Wroute passenger service is expanding to include more stops in Waterloo region and Guelph, as well as travelling south to Burlington and the Aldershot GO station.

The company launched in September 2018 and uses Tesla SUVs to drive people back and forth between Kitchener's Fairview Park Mall and Guelph Central Station.

Starting Monday, the service will now offer stops at the Region of Waterloo International Airport, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, University of Guelph, Aldershot GO Station and Burlington's Mapleview Shopping Centre.

The company said in a release on Thursday it hopes this will "begin to address the need for improved passenger transportation service across the western edge of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area."

There is currently no public transit option between Waterloo region and the Hamilton area, directly.

Greyhound passengers travelling from Kitchener to Hamilton face a four-and-a-half hour journey, which includes going into Toronto first.

GO bus passengers must travel from the bus terminal in Kitchener to Square One in Mississauga before ending at the Hamilton GO Centre Bus station, a three-hour trip.

Other commercial options are available for direct trips, including Megabus.

Prices to travel range from $10 to $32 depending on the destination.

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