Summer Youth Pass

To ensure physical distancing for operators and customers, effective Friday, April 3, 2020, HSR has implemented changes in how service will be delivered:

  • All customers are required to enter and exit through the rear doors.
  • This includes Customers using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and all other personal mobility devices (PMD’s.) They are no longer being loaded from front door. To facilitate access to the bus, customers using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and all other PMD’s will be required to travel with a companion. The companion will be required to deploy the ramp under the direction of the operator. If there is a requirement for the wheelchair or scooter to be secured, the companion will be required to facilitate this as well. HSR will now only be able to accommodate one (1) wheelchair/scooter per bus regardless of the vehicle size.
  • In addition, effective Saturday, April 4, DARTS will be providing bus-stop to bus-stop service for HSR customers using wheelchairs, scooters and CNIB card holders. This will allow those traveling with personal mobility devices such as wheelchairs and scooters, and CNIB cardholders to travel without a companion. Learn more about Alternative service for HSR customers with wheelchairs, scooters or CNIB card-holders
  • HSR is restricting customer loads to 10 people on a 40 ft bus; and 15 people on a 60 ft articulated bus. Signs will be posted to identify which seats are not available for use. Operators will be by-passing stops if the load on the bus is in excess of the above amounts, or if there are concerns with physical distancing.


The HSR is operating on a reduced schedule until further notice. Most routes are operating on a Saturday schedule on weekdays. Weekend service remains the same: regular Saturday service will operate on Saturdays and regular Sunday service will operate on Sundays.


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The Summer Youth Pass, loaded on a PRESTO card is valid from July 1 to August 31, 2019 on regular service trips on all HSR routes.

Using the Summer Youth Pass


  • 19 years of age and under elementary/secondary students (as of September 1st of a given school year)
  • Secondary students must show a valid student photo ID card (expiry September 2019) along with tapping the Summer Youth Pass when boarding any bus.
  • Mature looking elementary students should be encouraged to obtain a valid student photo ID card, otherwise elementary students are not expected to have school photo ID.


  • $88 for the summer period (a savings of $88), plus the one-time $6 PRESTO card fee if you do not already have a PRESTO card. 
  • Loaded on a PRESTO card only.

When to Purchase 

  • Only available from June 17 to August 13, 2019.
    Please Note: There is a “blackout period” when Summer Youth Passes cannot be loaded on PRESTO, from July 14 to 16, 2019.


HSR Summer Youth Passes will not be available at HSR vendors, but will be available at the following locations: