is a company that provides public transportation in the city of Windsor, Ontario
. Transit Windsor provides transportation to more than 6 million passengers each year, covering an area of and a population of 218,000.Transit Windsor operates a cross border service between the downtown areas of Windsor and Detroit
via the Tunnel Bus, as well as service to events at Detroit's Comerica Park
, Joe Louis Arena
, Cobo Hall
and Ford Field
Transit Windsor was started on November 1, 1977 with 90 transit buses, one double-decker bus from England
, three highway coaches, and two suburban buses. Before 1977, the company was called the Sandwich, Windsor & Amherstburg Railway Company
or the "SW&A".
1872 to 1939
SW&A started in 1872, using horse-drawn streetcars. In 1920, SW&A switched to electric streetcars. However, the company began phasing out streetcars during the 1930s and began using motor buses. The streetcar service ended altogether in 1939.
Remains of the streetcar network can be found at the intersection of Sandwich and Mill streets, where the crosswalks of Sandwich street still retain their original streetcar rails from 1939. Also a business on University Ave.(formerly London Street) called "the Junction" is one of the original streetcar barns that was used by SW&A before they ended use of the streetcars.
1940s to 1960s
In the 1940s, SW&A was running Fords and twin coaches.
During the 1950s, they... Read More