About ION

Set to begin service in 2018, ION is the Region of Waterloo’s rapid transit system that will service Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo. ION will provide a frequent, reliable and convenient way to travel throughout the region. ION is part of a region-wide transit system that will connect rapid transit with a network of Grand River Transit (GRT) iXpress and local bus routes.

The Region has partnered with GrandLinq to design, build, finance, operate and maintain ION light rail transit (LRT) between Waterloo and Kitchener over the next 30 years.


Construction in UpTown Waterloo

As of November 30, 2016, King Street from Union Street to Erb Street has been reopened to two-way traffic. Work to build the future ION stop continues in the Waterloo Town Square North parking lot.

Construction Updates

To stay up-to-date on ION construction, visit ION’s Construction Updates page, or sign up to receive updates by email.


How to Get to UpTown Waterloo

From Highway 85 N/S

Take the Bridgeport Rd. exit

Follow Bridgeport to Regina Street, King Street or Caroline Street (Caroline/Erb)

From Elsewhere in Kitchener-Waterloo

Take Weber street to Bridgeport Rd.

Follow Bridgeport to Regina Street, King Street or Caroline Street (Caroline/Erb)




UpTown Waterloo offers plenty of places for guests to park while shopping, dining, and engaging in the exemplary services offered in UpTown Waterloo. See our Parking page for more information.

Travelling by Bike?

See the City of Waterloo’s Bike Parking map.



More Information

For more information about ION, visit www.rideion.ca, email connect@rideion.ca or call the construction hotline: 1-844-625-1010.

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