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Downed power lines divert bus services in York Region



Yesterday’s storm downed a number of power lines in southern York Region, delaying and detouring transit services.

GO Transit buses on the 52 Highway 407 East and 61 Richmond Hill services that usually operate along Langstaff Road east of Yonge Street to reach Langstaff GO Station are instead using the York Region Transit bus loop on Red Maple Road to allow passengers to reach the station.

One northbound lane on Yonge Street is closed between Kirk Drive and Langstaff Road is closed, resulting in minor delays to other GO routes serving Yonge Street, south of Highway 7, including the 32 Brampton Trinity Common, 61 Richmond Hill and 65 Newmarket “B” routes.

York Region Transit is also reporting detours and delays.

Woodbine Avenue is closed from 16th Avenue to Rodick Road. YRT has diverted buses on the 40 Unionville Local route. Buses divert northbound along Rodick, west along Rachel Crescent and then back south along Rodick before returning to their regular route.

Northbound buses on the TTC’s 224 Victoria Park North route divert eastbound on 16th Avenue, then northbound on Rodick before returning to their regular route. Southbound buses reverse this routing.

One northbound lane on Yonge Street is closed from Kirk Drive to north of Langstaff Road, resulting in delays to YRT’s Viva Blue , Viva Pink and 99 Yonge routes.

One southbound lane on Bathurst Street is closed south of Highway 407, delaying buses on YRT’s 88 Bathurst route.


(Update: Wednesday, April 25, 8:32 a.m.): Delays and detours continue.


(Update: Wednesday, April 25, 12:44 p.m.): The detours on Woodbine Avenue and Bathurst Street have ended. The detour and delays on Yonge Street are continuing.


(Update: Thursday, April 26, 8:16 a.m.): The detours and delays on Yonge Street have ended.