Lately the Montreal-based Transit app partnered with the city of St. Catharines in Ontario to allow mobile fare purchases on iPhone, allowing commuters to skip line ups at ticket machines. The new feature includes a partnership with payment processor and transit ticketing company Masabi, to allow for seamless and secure payments of fares.
This new feature launched in January 2019. There are over 7,000 daily people using the Transit app to get around the city, with 60% taking the bus and now with this mobile fare payment app riders will be able to buy a single ride ticket, 10-ride ticket, one-day pass and 31-day pass (adult, senior & student, etc.)
You will be able to pay for tickets right within Transit, then just show your ticket to the driver, right from your iPhone. The app supports Touch ID and Face ID based on screenshots. As for in-app Apple Pay support and Wallet integration, they might not be supported.
St. Catharines Transit Bus Service
St. Catharines Transit provides bus service to St. Catharines, Ontario, and the neighbouring city of Thorold. The St. Catharines Transit Commission took over operation of transit services within the city from Canadian National Transportation in 1961.
The Transit Operations Facility opened in 1991 and the Downtown Terminal (within the headquarters building of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation) opened in 1996. The bus terminal is also served by Greyhound and Coach Canada for intercity coach service to Hamilton, London, Toronto, Buffalo, and New York City,with connections to a number of major cities throughout Canada and the United States.
The Bus Route
The St. Catharines Transit Commission (SCT) operates most of their routes through Downtown St. Catharines, with routes meeting at the Downtown Bus Terminal. Additional main transfer points also exist at The Pen Centre, Fairview Mall and at Brock University.
The majority of the routes operate weekdays using one numbering scheme, while weekday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays operate with a separate numbering scheme.
Though it may appear confusing at first glance, many routes interline, meaning that they continue to other routes once reaching their terminus. This occurs in at the bus terminal in Downtown St. Catharines, and at both northern and southern terminals.
- 301 Hospital-Pt. Dalhousie. (Formally 1 Martindale Rd.)
- 302 Ontario Lakeshore
- 303 Pelham Rd.
- 304 Oakdale – Pen – Brock
- 305 Haig – Linwell
- 306 Lake St.
- 307 Niagara St.
- 308 Grantham – Lakeshore
- 309 Geneva St.
- 310 Glenridge – Pen Centre
- 311 Hartzel Rd.
- 312 Vine St.
- 314 Scott St.
- 315 West St. Catharines
- 316 Brock – Glenridge
- 317 Bunting – Linwell
- 318 Secord Woods
- 320 Thorold–Pen Centre
- 321 Confederation – Brock
- 322 Thorold South
- 324 Brock-Tupper
- 328 Brock-Towpath
- 331 Brock-Winterberry
- 335 Brock–Pen Centre
- 336 Brock-Glendale-Pen Centre
Tupper Extra- weekday route from Brock University to supplement Route 321 and provide better access to primary student housing areas. Also there is Brock Bullet- peak hour direct service from Downtown Terminal to Brock University and Niagara College- express routes from Downtown Terminal to Niagara College
In addition to accessible bus routes, which enable those with reduced mobility to board a ‘low floor’ transit bus, St. Catharines Transit also provides paratransit services for those who cannot board a regular city bus and accessible bus service is not available.
There is Interchange for bus when visiting Niagara located at Brock University this is the main interchange for bus travel within the Niagara Region and to points beyond. Connections are provided by St. Catharines, Niagara and Welland Transit Commissions and Coach Canada. Centrally located to all the local transit services and adjacent to Hwy 406, the university campus is ideal for this purpose. Click here to find a bus now.
The St Catharines Transit App
You can download this free app from iTunes store Canada and this app will allow you to know in real-time when your bus will arrive at the stop. You can also plan a trip with the trip planner or follow the bus along on the map. The St Catharines Transit App is available on IPhone and on Android smartphones.
Now with the new feature transit tickets have been made available for a major mobility app in North America. Soon this feature will be able to other cities of Canada on their iPhone as right now only available to Montreal Canada.