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YRT revises services, December 19



York Region Transit is adjusting the schedules of several routes, starting Sunday, December 19. It’s also temporarily canceling extra service to and from high schools for the holidays, starting Monday, December 20.

Although it previously announced that it would open the Enterprise Drive rapidway on the same day and revise the Viva green, Viva pink and Viva purple routes, it has now postponed opening the bus-only roadway until next month.


YRT is adjusting the schedules of these routes: 4A Major Mackenzie, 5 Clark, 10 York U - Woodbridge.

It’s temporarily canceling service along these routes to and from high schools: 400 Brother Andre via Raymerville high school special; 404 Father McGivney high school special via Kennedy / Warden; 409 Markham District high school special via Bur Oak; 410 Markham District high school special via Hollingham / Raymerville; 413 St. Robert /Thornlea high school special; 414 Unionville / Bill Crothers high school special; 415 Stouffville high school special; 418 Pierre Elliott Trudeau high school special; 420 Newmarket High School high school special via Savage; 421 Newmarket high school special via Stonehaven; 422 Huron Heights high school special; 423 Newmarket high school special; 424 Keswick high school special; 425 Holland Landing - Huron Heights high school special; 426 Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary high school special; 427 Sacred Heart high school special; 429 Cardinal Carter / Aurora high school special; 440 St. Theresa high school special; 441 Richmond Hill high school special; 443 Cardinal Carter high school special; 444 Langstaff high school special; 445 St. Robert high school special via Valleymede / Spadina; 446 St. Theresa high school special; 447 St. Theresa high school special; 448 Richmond Hill high school special; 449 Richmond Green high school special via Hillmount; 450 St. Theresa high school special; 451 Langstaff high school special; 452 Richmond Green high school special via Hazelton; 461 Emily Carr high school special; 460 Holy Cross Academy high school special; 462 Maple high school special; 463 Vellore high school special; 464 St. Joan of Arc high school special; 465 St. Joan of Arc high school special.

It’s making other changes to these routes: Viva pink, Viva purple, 1 Highway 7, 91B Bayview.


Adjusting the schedules of current routes


5 Clark

Starting Sunday, December 19, YRT adjusts the schedules to reduce the amount of time that buses layover — pause between trips — at Dufferin Street and Glen Shields Drive seven days a week.

You can see the new route navigator — a map and a schedule — here. (.pdf)

4A Major Mackenzie

Starting Monday, December 20, the westbound buses that currently leave Markham Stouffville Hospital at 7:13, 7:43, 8:13, 8:43 and 9:13 a.m. Mondays to Fridays leave ten minutes later at 7:23, 7:53, 8:23, 8:53 and 9:23 a.m.

Later buses provide passengers with more consistent service along the common sections of the route — between Woodbine Avenue and Keele Street — where buses operating along both the 4 and 4A branches of the route serve all stops.

The westbound buses that currently leave Markham Stouffville Hospital at 7:13, 7:43, 8:13, 8:43 and 9:13 a.m. Mondays to Fridays leave ten minutes later at 7:23, 7:53, 8:23, 8:53 and 9:23 a.m.

You can see the new route navigator — a map and a schedule — here.

10 York U - Woodbridge

Starting Monday, December 20, the westbound bus that currently leaves York University’s Keele Campus at 2:45 p.m. Mondays to Fridays leaves five minutes earlier at 2:40 p.m. The earlier bus accommodates passengers traveling from Father Bressani Catholic Secondary School.

You can see the new route navigator — a map and a schedule — here.


Canceling extra service to high schools


400 Brother Andre high school special via Raymerville
429 Cardinal Carter / Aurora high school special
426 Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary high school special
428 Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary high school special
461 Emily Carr high school special
404 Father McGivney high school special via Kennedy / Warden
425 Holland Landing - Huron Heights high school special
460 Holy Cross Academy high school special
422 Huron Heights high school special
424 Keswick high school special
444 Langstaff high school special
451 Langstaff high school special
462 Maple high school special
409 Markham District high school special via Bur Oak
410 Markham District high school special via Hollingham / Raymerville
423 Newmarket high school special
420 Newmarket high school special via Savage
421 Newmarket high school special via Stonehaven
418 Pierre Elliott Trudeau high school special
449 Richmond Green high school special via Hillmount
452 Richmond Green high school special via Hazelton
441 Richmond Hill high school special
448 Richmond Hill high school special
427 Sacred Heart high school special
464 St. Joan of Arc high school special
465 St. Joan of Arc high school special
413 St. Robert / Thornlea high school special
445 St. Robert high school special via Valleymede / Spadina
440 St. Theresa high school special
446 St. Theresa high school special
447 St. Theresa high school special
450 St. Theresa high school special
415 Stouffville high school special
414 Unionville / Bill Crothers high school special
463 Vellore high school special

Friday, December 17 is the last day this year that YRT operates buses along the routes.

Regular service resumes on Monday, January 3, 2011.


Making other changes to current routes


91B Bayview

Starting Monday, December 20, buses drop off and pick up passengers at platform 5, instead of platform 1, inside Richmond Hill Centre Terminal.

1 Highway 7

Starting Sunday, December 19, buses drop off and pick up passengers at platform 5, instead of platform 1, inside Richmond Hill Centre Terminal.

Viva pink

Starting Monday, December 20, buses drop off and pick up passengers at platform 2, instead of platform 6, inside Richmond Hill Centre Terminal.

Viva purple

Starting Sunday, December 19, buses drop off and pick up passengers at platform 1, instead of platform 5, inside Richmond Hill Centre Terminal.