Real-time, Location-aware transit information
4Transit provides live real-time bus information for Thunder Bay. We use the Next Bus information provided by your local transit company (TTC) to identify your nearest transit vehicles, stops and services. If you look to the right of this text, you can see example pages from the app.
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Transit in Toronto
Currently all TTTC bus and streetcar services are covered by the app. We also identify the approximate location of your nearest subway stations. Aproximate because we know where the platform doors are, not the entrance doors (we are working on it).
If you look to the right, you will see an example for a location near Finch subway station. Further down the page you will also see examples of night buses, and of streetcar routes on Kingston Road.
Each route and direction is marked with a solid bar. Under the bar the type of service is identified by subway, streetcar, bus, and night bus icons in the top left corner.
If you are disabled then please be aware that Toronto's streetcars are only accessible by steep stairs (new streetcars are on order and will arrive between 2013 and 2018). Buses generally are accessible: they can kneel, have fold out ramps and have tip-up seat eareas to accomdate wheelchairs. A minority of subway stations are accessible.
Toronto's night buses are identifiable by their blue icon and solid blue bar, and by their route numbers: night buses carry a 300 series number; they typically operate between 1am and 5am.
4Trnansit only shows route numbers for which there are actual services available within 60 minutes (this comes from Next Bus who provide our data). For example, you will not see any night buses in the 4Transit Toronto app until around midnight.
You will notice that subway routes do not show the next service, 4Transit only shows the location of the station. This is because, for the most part, there is no radio or GPS signal inside the subway system. In any case, you will find that subway trains typically run at 2-7 minute frequencies, so predicting the next train doesn't help very much.
Please enjoy using the TTC network, it's a great way to get around the city, even if us Torontonians do get a little frustrated with it at times. But please do read out terms and conditions before use. Your use of the app assumes that you have read them, and that you accept the terms annd conditions. As always with these apps you will find that our lawyers ensure we take no responsibility for anything, ever.
The TTC streetcar image above is reproduced under the Creative Commons Attributive license. The original photo and license may be found on Flickr and belongs to Mauricio Photography.