About Züm

Brampton's Bus Rapid Transit Service – Züm... See You Sooner!

Züm is Brampton Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service and the City of Brampton’s response to the need for improved transportation options within Canada’s fourth-fastest growing city.

Zum Bus at City HallThere are five Züm routes in service:

  • Züm Queen Street
    (Downtown Terminal to York University)
  • Züm Main Street
    (Sandalwood Parkway to the Mississauga City Centre Terminal)
  • Züm Steeles Avenue
    (Lisgar GO Station to Humber College)
  • Züm Bovaird Drive
    (Mount Pleasant GO Station to Queen Street/Goreway Drive)
  • Züm Queen Street West
    (Downtown Terminal to Mount Pleasant GO Station)

Click here to view all Züm routes (current and future).
Click here to view schedules and maps.

A Better Way to Commute

Pronounced “zoom,” Brampton Transit’s BRT service was designed from the ground up to provide residents with an efficient, high frequency, comfortable service. Züm works seamlessly in conjunction with all of Brampton Transit’s conventional buses and offers reliable, all-day service with limited stops and a wide range of advanced customer service technologies to ensure riders arrive at their destinations on time and hassle-free.

Side of Zum BusZüm significantly improves the quality of Brampton Transit’s overall service, providing better connectivity for residents within Brampton and throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with direct links to York Region, Mississauga and Toronto. While Züm is a unique addition to Brampton Transit, it does not operate separately. This means riders can move between our two services with ease and, more importantly, at no additional cost.

Züm boasts a wide-range of customer-focused features including:

  • Limited stops: to reduce travel times, getting riders to their destination sooner
  • Real-time Next Bus Information: available at all station stops and terminals to help riders know when their next bus will arrive

Advanced Technologies:

  • Real-time Next Bus Information: is also available on the website and through cell phones or other mobile devices with Next Ride
  • Reliability: Transit Signal Priority technology that can influence the traffic signals – shortening a red light, or extending a green light – to ensure buses remain on schedule, even in mixed traffic
  • Comfort: plush, high-back seats for a smooth, enjoyable ride
  • Seamless Integration: with all Brampton Transit buses, meaning riders can move between the two services with ease and at no additional cost.

BRT is a public transit solution that supports high-capacity routes and has benefits similar to rail transportation – using world-class technologies to provide better and faster ways to connect people and places.

Funding

Züm is funded by all three levels of government, with investments of $95 million each from the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments for a total allotment of $285 million.

Phase I of the project requires $159 million. Phase II, which will expand services along Queen Street and Steeles Avenue as well as introduce new services on Bovaird Drive, will require $126 million.

Züm program costs include:

  • Roadway infrastructure, intersection modifications and signal priority equipment.
  • New terminals and station stops with high-quality passenger amenities.
  • Capital equipment including new vehicles for expanded and rebranded service.
  • Intelligent Transportation System technologies including real-time passenger information.
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