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Encyclopedia > York Region Transit
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York Region Transit
Company Slogan York, connected.
Founded 2001
Headquarters 50 High Tech Road,
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4N7
Locale York Region
Service Area All of urbanized York Region. Rapid transit serves primarily Yonge Street and Highway 7 corridors.
Service Type Public bus transit, bus rapid transit
Routes 66
Stops Over 4000 stops across York Region
Hubs Richmond Hill Centre Terminal, Finch Terminal, Vaughan Mills Terminal, Newmarket Terminal, Promenade Terminal, Wonderland Terminal, York University Terminal, Markham Stouffville Hospital Stop
Fleet 357
Fuel type Diesel
Operator Miller Transit, Tokmajik Inc., Laidlaw
Website http://www.yrt.ca

York Region Transit (YRT) is the public transit operator in York Region, Ontario, Canada. Its headquarters are in Richmond Hill, at 50 High Tech Road. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Motto: En la rose, je fleuris (French for Like the rose, I flourish) Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Country Canada Province Ontario Region York Region Incorporated 1873 Government  - Mayor Dave Barrow  - Governing Body Richmond Hill Town Council  - MPs Lui Temelkovski, Bryon Wilfert Population (2006)[1]  - City... Motto: Ontarios Rising Star Map of York Region and the municipalities it includes. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Motto: Ontarios Rising Star Area: 1,761. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Motto: En la rose, je fleuris (French for Like the rose, I flourish) Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Country Canada Province Ontario Region York Region Incorporated 1873 Government  - Mayor Dave Barrow  - Governing Body Richmond Hill Town Council  - MPs Lui Temelkovski, Bryon Wilfert Population (2006)[1]  - City...


The executive of YRT consists of:

  • Chair Bill Fisch (York Region Chair)
  • Vice-Chair Regional Councillor David Barrow
  • General Manager Donald Gordon
  • Vice-President of Operations (YRT and Viva) Mary-Frances Turner

Contents

Overview

YRT operates 65 full time, rush hour and limited routes, 35 school services, 5 Viva rapid transit routes and 13 Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) routes that run within York Region's boundaries. TTC passengers that cross Steeles Avenue (the Toronto-York boundary) on a TTC route must pay an additional fare (the YRT fare) to continue on that route (in practical sense, the TTC bus becomes a YRT bus when it crosses Steeles Avenue). There is also a joint service on Highway 7, Route 77, that is shared between YRT and Brampton Transit. Viva is a bus rapid transit network in York Region, Ontario, Canada, with connections to northern Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission subway stations. ... The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, subways, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Steeles Avenue, near its intersection with Warden Avenue. ... Ontario provincial highway 7 is one of the Kings Highways in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Brampton Transit route 1A waiting on Queen Street, near the Downtown Terminal. ...


Some YRT routes operate within TTC territory; these buses are generally running to and from TTC subway stations. YRT buses are allowed to pick up passengers south of Steeles Avenue if they are heading into York Region (but passengers must flag the bus from a designated TTC or YRT stop). YRT buses heading to a TTC subway station can similarly drop off passengers at designated stops south of Steeles Avenue, but are usually not permitted to pick up passengers from these stops (Notable Exception: people who get on on Steeles and make a transfer at Yonge).


History

YRT was created by the regional government in 2001 to combine five of the municipally-managed transit authorities in the region: Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

In mid-2006, the York Region Transit (YRT) logo was modified to bear closer resemblance to the VIVA logo. And beginning in early 2007, the entire fleet of YRT buses and bus stop signs will have their looks changed to bear the new colours. Vaughan Transit began in 1973 to provide service in the town of Vaughan, in southwest York Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Markham Transit Logo before amalgamation into the YRT Markham Transit was created in 1973 and operated by Travelways and Miller Transit Limited on behalf of the Town of Markham, Ontario, Canada. ... Richmond Hill Transit, created in 1960, was initially operated by Trailways of Canada Limited, then Travelways starting in 1976 and Laidlaw in the 1980s. ... Aurora Transit operated public transit in northern York Region and merged with the current York Region Transit system. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Newmarket Transit was the most northerly transit system in York Region, Ontario, Canada, and one of the smallest. ... Newmarket Transit was the most northerly transit system in York Region, Ontario, Canada, and one of the smallest. ...


Zones

YRT is currently divided into 2 zones (North and South) with the boundary being the Oak Ridges Moraine (between the King Road Vivastation and the Bloomington Road Vivastation); the zone rule is that you need a 1-zone fare if your trip starts or ends within the boundaries and you need a 2-zone fare if your trip passes completely through the boundary.


Service

YRT serves the following communities:

The system is a mix of public and private co-operations. YRT is owned by York Region and operated on their behalf by private operators. For more see York Region Transit operators. Motto: The City above Toronto Vaughans location in York Region. ... Map showing Markhams location in York Region Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Regional Municipality York Region Communities Buttonville, Thornhill, German Mills, Milliken, Unionville Settled 1794 Incorporated 1972 (town) Government  - Mayor Frank Scarpitti  - Deputy Mayor Jim Jones  - Regional Councillors Jack Heath, Tony Wong, Gordon Landon  - MPs Susan Kadis (LPC) - Thornhill... Stouffville (IPA: ) is the primary urban area within the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario. ... Motto: En la rose, je fleuris (French for Like the rose, I flourish) Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Country Canada Province Ontario Region York Region Incorporated 1873 Government  - Mayor Dave Barrow  - Governing Body Richmond Hill Town Council  - MPs Lui Temelkovski, Bryon Wilfert Population (2006)[1]  - City... King (2001 population 18,533)[1] is a township in York Region north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Newmarket (2006 Population 74,295) is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Youre in Good Company This map shows the location of Aurora, in relation to York Region. ... East Gwillimbury, is a town on the Holland River in the Regional Municipality of York. ... Georgina and other communities on Lake Simcoe, Ontario Georgina, town in south-central Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of York in the Greater Toronto Area on Lake Simcoe. ... York Regional Municipality, also called York Municipality or York Region, is a municipality in south-central Ontario, between Lake Simcoe and Toronto. ... A list of operating companies for York Region Transit: Vaughan Transit - Can-Ar Coach (Tokmakjian Group) since 1985 Markham Transit - Miller Transit Limited since 1984 Richmond Hill Transit - Pacific Western and later Miller Transit Limited Newmarket Transit - Laidlaw Transportation Viva - 4286847 Canada Incorporated Category: ...


YRT use a mix of grid and non-grid oriented routes. YRT vehicles are stored at facilities owned by private operators. For more see York Region terminals, garages, routes York Region Transit operates bus terminals out of the following locations: GO Finch Terminal, prior to 2005 construction GO Finch Bus Terminal Located at Finch subway station), formerly GO York Region terminal in Toronto, Ontario serving: GO Newmarket York Region buses Brampton Transit buses vivaYork buses YRT Richmond Hill Centre...


Bus rapid transit

Viva uses a special fleet of high-end Van Hool buses.
Viva uses a special fleet of high-end Van Hool buses.

In response to escalating congestion on the region's roads, York Region's transit plan included a provision for a bus rapid transit (BRT) system along the Yonge Street and Highway 7 arterial corridors. This service, known as Viva, was launched in September 2005. ImageMetadata File history File links Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Van Hool NV is a Belgian coachbuilder and manufacturer of buses, coaches and trailers. ... Busways redirects here. ... Yonge Streets plague in Richmond Hill. ... York Regional Road 7 is an east-west formerly provincial highway, now a major arterial road in York Region. ...


Phase 2 is expected to begin as early as late 2007, and includes the construction of bus only lanes on Yonge Street and eventually to Newmarket. Highway 7 bus lanes will be constructed later on. Yonge Streets plague in Richmond Hill. ... Newmarket (2006 Population 74,295) is a town located approximately 45 km north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


For more see: Viva Viva is a bus rapid transit network in York Region, Ontario, Canada, with connections to northern Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission subway stations. ...


Fares

This is an example of a validated and expired VIVA Student Ticket dated on May 4th, 2006
This is an example of a validated and expired VIVA Student Ticket dated on May 4th, 2006
  • A proposed plan from the Ontario government calls for an integrated fare card system using smart card technologies called Presto card (formerly GTA Farecard), similar to Chicago Card and Hong Kong's Octopus Card. It is expected to be implemented in York Region in 2009.

Effective January 1, 2007, YRT's fares are as follows: Image File history File links Used-viva-ticket. ... Image File history File links Used-viva-ticket. ... The Presto card, originally known as the GTA Farecard, is a smartcard-based fare payment system introduced in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton, Canada, on June 25, 2007. ... GTA Farecard is a planned smartcard-based fare payment system to be introduced in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, in 2007. ... Chicago Card Plus The Chicago Card and the Chicago Card Plus are contactless smart cards used by riders of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Pace to electronically pay for bus and train fares in the city of Chicago, Illinois, USA and the surrounding suburbs. ... Obverse side of a standard adult card. ...

Age group Individual Fare 1-Zone Individual Fare 2-Zone Express 10 Tickets 1-Zone 10 Tickets 2-Zone Monthly Pass 1-Zone Monthly Pass 2-Zone
High School Students $2.75 $3.75 - $17.00 $27.00 $65.00 $110.00
Adults $2.75 $3.75 $3.00 $23.00 $33.00 $85.00 $130.00
Children and 65+ Seniors $.275 $3.75 - $14.00 $24.00 $42.00 $74.00
  • 10 tickets 1-Zone: Express: $27.50
  • Zone Upgrade (With Vaild Ticket): $1.00
  • Ride to GO (With proof that you are riding GO) $0.50
  • GTA Weekly Pass: $43.00 (Note: Extra fare required for YRT Zone Upgrade, YRT Express and TTC Downtown Express)

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Roster

A YRT Bus

YRT has 357 buses (as of March 2007); operated by Miller Transit Ltd. in Markham/Richmond Hill, Tokmakjian (Can-Ar) Inc. in Vaughan, Laidlaw Transit Ltd. in Newmarket. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ...

Product list and details
 Make/Model   Description   Fleet #   Notes 
General Motors T6H-4523N 35' Diesel bus 2006, 7526
General Motors TC40-102N 40' Diesel bus 8301-8304 8303 retired
Motor Coach Industries TC40102N 40' Diesel bus 2044-2047
Motor Coach Industries TC40102A 40' Diesel bus 2048-2052
New Flyer Industries D40HF 40' Diesel bus 8912, 8914, 8917, 8918, 8919, 8921-8924 2068-2072, 8911, 8913, 8915, 8916, 8920 retired
New Flyer Industries D40LF 40' Diesel bus 311-335, 401-412, 571-585, 601-609, 610- 618
Orion Bus Industries 01.502 30' Diesel bus 891, 2020, 8502, 8503-8504, 8723, 8801, 9001-9002, 9003
Orion Bus Industries 01.507 35' Diesel bus 8722
Orion Bus Industries 01.508 40' Diesel bus 2021-2024, 2027-2030, 2033-2036, 8505-8506, 8710-8721
Orion Bus Industries 05.501 40' Diesel bus 001-014, 224-233, 301-310, 526-530*, 2053-2054*
Orion Bus Industries 05.505 30' Diesel bus 9401
Orion Bus Industries 06.501 40' Diesel bus 1045-1046, 2061-2067, 9701-9704, 9801-9802, 9931-9933
Thomas SLF230 30' Diesel bus 101-112, 113-117, 9901
Thomas SLF235 35' Diesel bus 201-223
ElDorado National EZ Rider II 30' Diesel bus 541-547, 548-556, 557-570, 619-622
Overland Custom Coaches Ford ELF Wheelchair Accessible Bus
General Motors Astro Utility Van
Chevrolet Impala supervisor car
  • not accessible

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Denotes wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a system is usable by as many people as possible. ...


Staff

YRT operating staff are employed by their respective contractors.


Uniforms

YRT staff uniform consists of a white shirt with blue pin strips with YRT crest on the left chest and dark pants.


Special Constables

A contingent of Special Constables patrol both YRT and Viva bus rapid transit properties. They have the same powers as the York Regional Police to enforce: Viva is a bus rapid transit network in York Region, Ontario, Canada, with connections to northern Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission subway stations. ... York Regional Police is the police force responsible for public order in York Region north of Toronto. ...

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Fare Media Inspectors are enforcement officers responsible for issues relating to fare violations.


YRT/Viva Constables also drive in the unmarked and marked cruisers.


The constables patrol within areas served by the YRT/Viva.


Terminals

Newmarket Terminal

Bus routes at this terminal:

  • 44 Upper Canada (formerly called Bristol-London)
  • 52 Holland Landing
  • 55 Davis
  • 56 Gorham-Eagle
  • 57A Mulock
  • 98 Yonge North
  • 520/521 Newmarket Community
  • Viva Blue

Viva Blue, or the Finch/Richmond Hill/Newmarket line, is a line on the Viva bus rapid transit system in York Region, north of Toronto, Canada. ...

Bernard Terminal

Bus routes at this terminal:

  • 83 Trench - with off street stop on Bernard Avenue
  • 86 Weldrick-Newkirk
  • 98 Yonge North
  • 99 Yonge South
  • Viva Blue - with off street stops on Yonge during non-peak weekday service

Vaughan Mills Terminal

Bus routes at this terminal:

  • 12 Pine Valley
  • 20 Jane-Concord - North and South
  • 85/85B Rutherford-16th Avenue - East and West
  • 360 Maple Express

Promenade Terminal

Bus routes at this terminal:

  • 3/3B Thornhill-York U
  • 23 Thornhill Woods - North and South
  • 77 Highway 7-Centre - East and West
  • 88 Bathurst - North and South
  • 160 Bathurst North
  • Viva Purple

Richmond Hill Centre Terminal

Bus routes at this terminal:

  • 1 Highway 7
  • 83/83A Trench
  • 87 Langstaff-Maple
  • 99 Yonge South - North and South
  • Viva Blue - North and South
  • Viva Purple - East and West
  • Viva Pink - East and South

York University Terminal

Bus routes at this terminal:

  • 3 Thornhill-York U
  • 10 York U-Woodbridge
  • 20 Jane Concord
  • Viva Orange
  • Viva Purple
  • Greyhound

GO Finch Terminal

Bus routes at this terminal:

  • 2 Miliken
  • 5 Clark
  • 23 Thornhill Woods
  • 77 Highway 7-Centre Street
  • 88 Bathurst
  • 91/91A Bayview South
  • 99 Yonge South
  • 300 Business Express
  • 301 Markham Express
  • 302 Unionville Express
  • 303 Cornell Express
  • 340 Bayview Express (starts September 2006)
  • Viva Blue
  • Viva Pink

Routes

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Numbering conventions

  • 2-- GO Transit Shuttle (excluding TTC routes)
  • 3-- Express (extra fare required)
  • 5-- Community Bus (local)

Regular

All routes operate 7 days a week unless otherwise indicated.

  • 1 Highway 7 (Richmond Hill Centre Terminal to Markham-Stouffville Hospital)
  • 2 Milliken (Finch Subway-Markham Road via John Street/Denison Street) On Saturdays and Sundays only, the route is extended from Markham Road to 9th Line.
  • 2A 14th Avenue (Woodbine Avenue to Markham-Stouffville Hospital) Operates Monday to Friday only. During peak periods, this route operates via Rouge Bank Drive and Russell Jarvis Drive. In off-peak periods, it operates via Legacy Drive
  • 3/3B Thornhill-York University (Route 3: York University-Don Mills/Steeles, Route 3B: York University-Don Mills/Steeles via York University GO Station) Route 3B operates Monday to Friday only and services the York University GO Train Station.
  • (Route 4 only) 4/4A Major Mackenzie (Route 4: Jane-Woodbine, Route 4A: Bathurst-Mount Joy GO Station) During the summer, route 4 diverts into Canada's Wonderland. Route 4A operates only during peak periods.
  • 5 Clark (Glen Shields-Finch Station) Operates from Monday to Saturday. The route loops via Dufferin and Glen Shields at the western end of Clark Avenue. The direction of the loop depends on the time of day.
  • 7 Martin Grove connecting with the westerly Viva Orange Martin Grove Vivastation. Serving the intersection of Hwy 27 and Martin Grove Road, with some service to Steeles and Islington. Weekday service extended south to Woodbine Centre and Humber College North Campus in Toronto.
  • 8 Kennedy links the intersection of Kennedy and Major Mackenzie with Steeles Ave via Unionville (GO Station), and Enterprise vivastations.
  • 9/9A Stouffville--9A to be replaced by 15 September 2, 2007, 9 Becomes 9th Line.
  • 10 York University-Woodbridge--serves areas of Woodbridge not provided by Viva Orange.
  • 11 Woodbridge--Another route serving Woodbridge. During peak hours only, service is extened to Martin Grove Road via Highway 27.
  • 12 Pine Valley links the YRT teminal at Vaughan Mills Mall with the intersection of Islington and Steeles, and does not operate on Sunday.
  • 13 Islington links Napa Valley Road with Islington and Steeles. During peak periods, trips are extended into Kleinburg. Trips into Kleinburg do not operate on weekends. This route does not operate on Sundays.
  • 15 Stouffville Local--begins September 2, 2007, replacing 9A
  • 18 Bur Oak links the Markham-Stouffville Hospital with Angus Glen Community Centre, with no service on Sunday.
  • 20 Jane-Concord. From York University to Teston/Jane via Vaughan Mills.
  • 22 King City links Maple Community Centre with Seneca College King Campus via King City GO Station, and does not operate on Sundays.
  • 23 Thornhill Woods (Finch Station-Rutherford) Operates from Monday to Friday. Travels from Finch Station to Promenade Shopping Center via Yonge, Steeles, Hilda, Clark, Atkinson, and Bathurst (in order). From Promenade, the route heads north along Bathurst to Highway 7, before turning into the Thornhill Woods area. The route winds along Maple Sugar Lane, Pleasant Ridge Road, Summeridge Drive, and Thornhill Woods Drive before travelling east to its end at Bathurst and Rutherford.
  • 27 Highway 27. Limited Service Monday-Saturday to Highway 27 Commercial District between Highways 407 and 7, west of Highway 27.
  • 31 Aurora North
  • 32 Aurora South
  • 33 Wellington Street (started June 2006)
  • 34 Industrial Parkway
  • 40 Unionville Local (Woodbine-Markville Mall) Serves the Unionville area, north of Highway 7.
  • 41 Markham Local. Serves the Cornell area east of McCowan, north of Highway 7.
  • 44 Bristol-London. Starting September 2007, Evening Service, will be a "dial a ride pilot service
  • 50 Queensway Runs in Georgina, in the Keswick area until September 1, 2007, when GO Transit Route 69 will replace such service.
  • 51 Keswick Local Runs in Georgina, in the Keswick area.
  • 52 Holland Landing. Runs between Newmarket and Holland Landing, and serves East Gwillimbury GO Train station.
  • 54 Bayview North
  • 55/55B Davis Drive
  • 56 Gorham-Eagle
  • 57/57A Mulock Drive
  • 58 Leslie North
  • 58A Leslie North-Mount Albert (started April 2006)
  • 77 Highway 7/Centre (Bramalea City Centre-Finch Station) On Sundays and holidays, the route is altered to run along Clark Avenue from Yonge to New Westminister, before turning onto New Westminister to access the Promenade Terminal and continue its regular route. This makes up for the 5 Clark bus on Sunday.
  • 82 Valleymede-Spadina
  • 83/83A Trench
  • 84A/84C Oak Ridges
  • 85/85A/85B Rutherford/16th Avenue
  • 86 Weldrick-Newkirk
  • 87 Langstaff-Maple
  • 88 Bathurst
  • 89 Richmond Hill Community Bus
  • 90 Leslie South
  • 91/91A Bayview South (Finch Subway/Richmond Hill) Formerly a GO Transit Route.
  • 98 Yonge North (Yonge/Green Lane-Bernard Terminal) Only YRT bus to cross two fare zones.
  • 99 Yonge South (formerly Yonge 'C' route; previously served by GO Transit and TTC
  • 224B Woodbine Avenue (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)
  • 225 Bales Drive Shuttle to be discontinued September 1, 2007
  • 520/521 Newmarket Community Bus
  • 522 Markham Community Bus

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Viva

  • Viva Blue operates from Finch Station to Newmarket Terminal with a rush hour branch operating to Bernard in addition to the Newmarket Branch.
  • Viva Green operates on a route which runs between Don Mills Station and Unionville Station (off-peak periods) or McCowan (peak periods) until September 1, 2007, when this route will be restricted to Peak Service only.
  • Viva Orange operates between Downsview Station and Martin Grove via York University.
  • Viva Purple operates between McCowan Road and York University (off-peak periods). Peak period service to Martin Grove ends September 1, 2007
  • Viva Pink operates during rush hours only between Finch Station and Unionville Station via Richmond Hill Centre Terminal.

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TTC routes operating in York Region

  • 17A Birchmount--Monday-Friday peak hour extension north of Steeles to 14th Avenue
  • 24D Victoria Park--Monday-Friday extension north of Steeles to Woodbine and Major Mackenzie Drive.
  • 25D Don Mills-- Extension north of Steeles to 16th Avenue.
  • 35D Jane-- Extension North of Steeles to Vaughan Mills
  • 37D Islington--Monday-Friday Peak Hour Extension north of Steeles to Highway 7 and Weston Road
  • 68B Warden--Extension north of Steeles to Major Mackenzie
  • 102D Markham Road--Extension north of Steeles to Major Mackenzie
  • 105 Dufferin North-- Extension North of Steeles to Major Mackenzie
  • 107B/107C/107D/107F Keele North--Extensions north of Steeles serving Rutherford GO Train Station, Major Mackenzie, and Teston Road
  • 129A McCowan North--Extended North of Steeles to Major Mackenzie
  • 160 Bathurst North--Extended North of Steeles to Prominade Terminal, and north of Centre Street
  • 165D Weston North--Extended north of Steeles to Major Mackenzie; seasonal extensions to Canada's Wonderland
  • 224C/224D Victoria Park North--Monday-Friday Peak Service extensions North of Steeles, 224C into Dennison Avenue Industrial area, 224D north towards Major Mackenzie.

Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Canadas Wonderland (often referred to locally as Wonderland) is a 330 acre theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, 30 kilometres north of Toronto, Ontario. ...

GO Transit shuttles

Markham (GO Station) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The Unionville GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Markham, Ontario in Canada. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The Stouffville GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Stouffville, Ontario in Canada. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The Aurora GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Aurora, Ontario in Canada. ... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... The Newmarket GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Newmarket, Ontario in Canada. ... The Richmond Hill GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Richmond Hill, Ontario in Canada. ... The Richmond Hill GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Richmond Hill, Ontario in Canada. ... The Richmond Hill GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Richmond Hill, Ontario in Canada. ... The Richmond Hill GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Richmond Hill, Ontario in Canada. ... The Rutherford GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Maple, Ontario in Canada. ...

Expresses

Unless otherwise indicated, all routes go to/from the Finch Subway Station. GO Transits Finch Terminal serves the areas north of the Toronto, namely York Region. ...

  • 300 Business Express--a reverse express service for the business park in Unionville. Provides service from Finch in the morning and to Finch in the afternoon.
  • 301 Markham Express--serves roughly the same area as the Markham Local bus route.
  • 302 Unionville Express--serves roughly the same area as the Unionville Local bus route.
  • 303 Cornell Express--serves the Cornell area including Bur Oak Av. and some of the Markham Local route.
  • 340 Bayview Express--provides service along Bayview Avenue between Subrisco and High Tech Rd--to be discontinued on September 1, 2007.
  • 360 Maple Express--provides service from Yorkdale Subway Station to Vaughan Mills and Maple. Provides reverse peak service (from subway in morning, to subway in afternoon) as far as Major Mackenzie/Vaughan Mills in addition to regular peak service to/from a loop further along the route.

York Regional Road 34 is also referred to as Bayview Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. ... A subway train arriving at Yorkdale station Yorkdale is a station on the Yonge-University Spadina line of the Toronto subway. ...

Future Routes

  • 42 Bridle Walk. Service begins mid-2008, Unionville GO Station to Major Mackenzie/The Bridle Walk during peak periods only.
  • 45 Mingay. Service begins mid-2008, from Markville Mall to Mingay Avenue/Major Mackenzie Drive, peak periods only.

Facilities

  • Miller Transit Yard, Divisions 1 and 3 - Markham, Ontario
  • Laidlaw Transit Limited - Division 2 (Newmarket, Aurora, East Gwillimbury and Georgina services)
  • Can-ar Maintenance Facility - Division 4 - Vaughan, Ontario
  • Veolia Transportation, Viva services - Newmarket and Vaughan.

One of Laidlaws 40,000 yellow school buses Laidlaw, currently organized as Laidlaw International, Inc. ... Veolia Transportation is a brand name of the international transport services division of the French-based multinational company Veolia Environnement previously known as Connex. ...

See also

Defunct transit systems

Aurora Transit operated public transit in northern York Region and merged with the current York Region Transit system. ... Markham Transit Logo before amalgamation into the YRT Markham Transit was created in 1973 and operated by Travelways and Miller Transit Limited on behalf of the Town of Markham, Ontario, Canada. ... Newmarket Transit was the most northerly transit system in York Region, Ontario, Canada, and one of the smallest. ... Richmond Hill Transit, created in 1960, was initially operated by Trailways of Canada Limited, then Travelways starting in 1976 and Laidlaw in the 1980s. ... Vaughan Transit began in 1973 to provide service in the town of Vaughan, in southwest York Region, Ontario, Canada. ...

Current transit systems

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, subways, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Durham Region Transit (DRT) is the regional public transit operator in Durham Region, east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Brampton Transit route 1A waiting on Queen Street, near the Downtown Terminal. ... A Mississauga Transit New Flyer articulated bus at South Common Mall. ... GO Transit (AAR reporting marks GOT), officially known as the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canadas first, and Ontarios only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ... Viva is a bus rapid transit network in York Region, Ontario, Canada, with connections to northern Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission subway stations. ...

Other

York Regional Police is the police force responsible for public order in York Region north of Toronto. ... York Region Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides ambulatory and paramedic care for the municipalities within York Region. ... MoveOntario 2020 is a plan proposed by the Government of Ontario that would fund 52 different transit projects throughout Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada. ...

External links

References

  • Markham Transit 1990 Rider's Guide, Town of Markham
  • Markham Transit Fall 1994 Rider's Guide, Town of Markham
  • Markham Transit Fall 1999 Rider's Guide, Town of Markham
  • Markham Transit 2000 Rider's Guide, Town of Markham
  • Transit History...Vaughan
  • Transit History...Markham
  • Transit History...Richmond Hill
  • "vivatalk - York Region's Rapid Transit Update", Economist & Sun/Sun-Tribune: Community, June 11, 2005, p 7.

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York Region Transit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1554 words)
York Region Transit (YRT) is the public transit operator in York Region, Ontario, Canada.
YRT is owned by York Region and operated on their behalf by private operators.
YRT has 262 buses (as of March 2006); 112 buses are operated by Miller Transit Ltd. in Markham/Richmond Hill, 108 buses operated by Tokmakjian (Can-Ar) Inc. in Vaughan, and 42 buses operated by Laidlaw Transit Ltd. in Newmarket.
York Region Transit (884 words)
Markham Transit 2029 is a 1986 Orion 01.508, shown boarding passengers at the York Region Terminal on Nov. 22, 2002.
Markham Transit 2049 is a 1990 MCI TC-40102A, seen at the York Region Terminal, across from Finch subway station, on August 9, 2001.
Markham Transit 2067 is a 1998 Orion 06.501, seen at the York Region Terminal on August 9, 2001.
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