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DRT revises routes and services, June 27



Durham Region Transit is revising several routes and increasing the hours of service and frequency of service along several other, starting Monday, June 27.

It’s also canceling extra service to and from high schools and decreasing the frequency of service to and from universities and colleges for the summer.


DRT is making changes to these routes: 150 St. Mary high school special, 151, 152, 153 Dunbarton / St. Mary high school specials, 154 St. Mary / Dunbarton morning high school special, 154 St. Mary afternoon high school special, 156 Dunbarton high school special, 157 St. Mary morning high school special, 157 St. Mary / Dunbarton high school special, 158 Pine Ridge / Dunbarton morning high school special, 158 Dunbarton afternoon high school special, 160, 161 Pine Ridge high school specials, 162 St. Mary morning high school special, 162 St. Mary / Dunbarton afternoon high school special, 163 St. Mary high school special, 164 Pine Ridge high school special, 193 Pickering community bus; 221 Delaney; 221 North Central Ajax; 222 Audley South; 225 Audley North; 226 Duffins; 232 Village; 250, 251, 252 J. Clarke Richardson high school specials, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261 Notre Dame high school specials, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268 Denis O’Connor high school specials, 269, 270, 271 Ajax high school specials, 280 Westney / Village / Delaney; 291 Ajax community bus 1; 292 Ajax community bus 2; 301 West Lynde / Otter Creek; 303 Garden; 361, 362 Sinclair high school specials, 365 Henry Street high school special, 367, 369, 370 Father Austin high school specials, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378 All Saints high school specials, 401 Simcoe; 403 Park, 406 Dean, 407 Ritson, 408 Stevenson, 409 Thornton, 410 Olive / Harmony, 411 Grandview, 419 / 420 / 420B GO / Durham College Whitby Campus / UOIT; 421 Townline, 432, 433, 435 Pereyma high school specials, 436, 438 Holy Trinity high school specials, 501 Aspen Springs, 502 Liberty, 915 Taunton; 950 Uxbridge / Port Perry / UOIT; Brock community bus; Flag bus 1; Flag bus 2; Flag bus 3; Sunday flag bus.


Specifically, DRT is: increasing service along current routes; decreasing the frequency of service along current routes; revising current routes; revising service to and from colleges and universities; canceling extra service to and from high schools; adjusting the schedules of current routes; and making other changes to current routes.


Increasing service along current routes


222 Audley South

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT operates buses along the route Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturdays before 7 p.m. - instead of only during rush hours. Buses drop off and pick up passengers at each stop along the route every hour Monday-to-Friday midday and Saturday daytime.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

Brock community bus

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT operates buses along new south- and northbound trips Mondays to Fridays. DRT now provides three, instead of two, daily trips.

Southbound buses leave Simcoe and John Streets in Beaverton at 8:35 a.m. and 2:56 and 5:41 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. The first two end their trips at Toronto Street South and Welwood Drive in Uxbridge at 9:50 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. The last bus ends its trip at River and Church Streets in Sunderland at 6:30 p.m.

A northbound bus leaves River and Church Streets in Sunderland at 7:45 a.m. It arrives at Simcoe and John Streets in Beaverton at 8:35 a.m. Two more northbound buses leave Toronto Street South and Welwood Drive in Uxbridge at 1:40 and 4:25 p.m. They arrive at Simcoe and John Streets in Beaverton at 2:56 and 5:41 p.m.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

226 Duffins

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT resumes operating buses along the route Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (DRT canceled Monday-to-Friday midday service Friday, December 27, 2007.)

Buses operate every hour Monday-to-Friday midday.

Starting Saturday, July 2, buses operate every 30 minutes, instead of every hour, Saturdays.

DRT is also revising the route.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)

419 /420 / 420B GO / Durham College Whitby Campus / UOIT

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT increases the hours of service between Oshawa GO Station and the joint north Oshawa campuses of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). All buses also serve the Oshawa Campus of Trent University. Most buses also serve the Whitby Campus of Durham College.

DRT increases the hours of service to include Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m.

It provides three services at different times of the day:

  • Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, buses operate along the 419 route.
  • Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., buses operate along the 420 route.
  • Mondays to Fridays after 7 p.m., buses operate along the 420B route.

Buses do not operate Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

You can view the new schedule for the 419 route here. (.pdf)

You can view the new schedule for the 420 and 420B routes here. (.pdf)

232 Village

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT operates buses along the route every 30 minutes, instead of every hour, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

You can view the new schedule here. (.pdf)


Decreasing the frequency of service along current routes


401 Simcoe

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT decreases the frequency of service along the route north of downtown Oshawa for the summer.

DRT no longer ends the trips of some southbound buses at Centre Street and King Street West. It no longer starts the trips of some northbound buses at Simcoe Street North and Bond Street.

By ending the short-turn service, all buses drop off and pick up passengers at stops north of downtown Oshawa every 15 minutes, instead of every 7½ minutes Mondays to Fridays from about 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

DRT is also canceling extra service to and from a local high school for the summer.

You can view the summer schedule for the route here. (.pdf)

915 Taunton

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT decreases the frequency of service along the route for the summer.

Buses operate every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

You can view the summer schedule for the route here. (.pdf)

950 Uxbridge / Port Perry / UOIT

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT decreases the frequency of service along the route for the summer.

Buses drop off and pick up passengers along the route about every 2½ hours, instead of every hour and 15 minutes.

Regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.

You can view the summer schedule for the route here. (.pdf)


Revising current routes


225 Audley North

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT revises the route for southbound buses.

The buses operate along their current route to Kingston Road East and Wicks Drive, then proceed:

southward along Wicks; and then
westward along Chambers Drive to Salem Road South,
resuming their regular route westward along Mandrake Street.

Northbound buses continue to operate along their current route.

You can view a map of the revised route here. (.pdf)

226 Duffins

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT revises the route for southbound buses.

The buses operate along their regular route to Finley Avenue and Westney Road South, then proceed:

eastward along Westney South; and then
south- and westward along Rands Road to Finley,
resuming their regular route southward along Finley.

DRT is also increasing service along the route.

You can view a map of the revised route here. (.pdf)

419 /420 / 420B GO / Durham College Whitby Campus / UOIT

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT revises the service between Oshawa GO Station and the joint north Oshawa campuses of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). All buses also serve the Oshawa Campus of Trent University. Most buses also serve the Whitby Campus of Durham College.

DRT provides three services at different times of the day.

Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, buses operate along the 419 route:

Southbound buses leave Durham College’s Oshawa Campus / University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), then proceed:

Southward along Simcoe Street North;

westward along Rossland Road West;
southward along Thornton Roads North and South, passing Trent University’s Oshawa Campus;
westward along Champlain Avenue, passing Durham College’s Whitby Campus;
southward along Thickson Road South;
eastward along Victoria Street East (Whitby) and Bloor Street West (Oshawa); and then southward into Oshawa GO Station bus terminal, ending their trips.

Southbound buses leave Durham College’s Oshawa Campus / UOIT about every 30 minutes from 6:05 until 8:35 a.m. and from 4:10 until 6:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Northbound buses reverse the routing.

Northbound buses leave Oshawa GO Station about every 30 minutes from 6:45 until 8:40 p.m. and from about 3:50 until 7:45 p.m.

You can view the new schedule for the 419 route here. (.pdf)

You can view the map of the revised 419 route here. (.pdf)

Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., DRT operates buses along the 420 route:

Southbound buses leave Durham College’s Oshawa Campus / University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), then proceed:

Southward along Simcoe Street North;

westward along Rossland Road West;
southward along Thornton Roads North and South, passing Trent University’s Oshawa Campus;
eastward along Gibb Street;
southward along Stevenson Road South;
westward along Champlain Avenue, passing Durham College’s Whitby Campus;
southward along Thickson Road South;
eastward along Victoria Street East (Whitby) and Bloor Street West (Oshawa); and then southward into Oshawa GO Station bus terminal, ending their trips.

Southbound buses leave Durham College’s Oshawa Campus / UOIT about 30 minutes from 9:10 a.m. until 3:40 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Northbound buses reverse the routing.

Northbound buses leave Oshawa GO Station about every 30 minutes from 6:45 until 8:40 p.m. and from about 3:50 until 7:45 p.m.

You can view the new schedule for the 420 and 420B routes here. (.pdf)

You can view the map of the revised 420 route here. (.pdf)

Mondays to Fridays after 7 p.m., buses operate along the 420B route:

Southbound buses leave Durham College’s Oshawa Campus / University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), then proceed:

Southward along Simcoe Street North;

westward along Rossland Road West;
southward along Thornton Roads North and South, passing Trent University’s Oshawa Campus;
eastward along Gibb Street;
southward along Stevenson Road South;
westward along Bloor Street West; and then southward into Oshawa GO Station bus terminal, ending their trips.

Southbound buses leave Durham College / UOIT at 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and every hour until 9 p.m. One last bus leaves campus at 10:05 p.m.

Northbound buses reverse the routing.

Northbound buses leave Oshawa GO Station at 7:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and every hour until 9:30 p.m.

You can view the new schedule for the 420 and 420B routes here. (.pdf)

You can view the map of the revised 420B route here. (.pdf)

DRT is also increasing the hours of service along the route.

221 North Central Ajax

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT revises the former 221 Delaney route so that buses mostly no longer operate along Delaney Drive.

Southbound buses start their trips on Rossland Road West at Westney Road North, then proceed:

eastward along Rossland West;
southward along Bennett Avenue;
east- and southward along Sullivan Drive; and
westward along Magill Drive;
southward along Coles Avenue to Chapman Drive; and then
resuming the former 221 Delaney route west- and southward along Chapman.

Northbound operate along the former 221 Delaney route to Delaney Drive and Harkins Avenue, then proceed:


northward along Harkins Avenue; and then
eastward along Rossland Road West to Westney Road North,
ending their trips.

Buses continue to drop off and pick up passengers at stops along the route as frequently as they do currently, operating every 30 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours, every hour from about 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and every 30 minutes during afternoon rush hours. Buses operate 30 minutes Saturdays before 7 p.m.

Buses no longer operate along Delaney Drive between Harkins Avenue and Westney Road North, Magill Drive between Westney Road North and Coles Avenue and between Sullivan Drive and Harwood Avenue North, Kerrison Drive West between Old Harwood Avenue and Harwood Avenue North, Harwood Avenue North between Kerrison and Chapman Drives.

You can view the Monday-to-Friday schedule here. (.pdf)

You can view the Saturday schedule here.

You can view a map of the route here. (.pdf)

280 Westney / Village / Delaney

Starting at about 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, DRT revises the route.

Buses operate along their current route to Delaney and Harkins Drives, then proceed:

northward along Harkins;
eastward along Rossland Road West;
northward along Westney Road North;
eastward along Williamson Drive West;
southward along Seggars and Bennett Avenues;
west- and southward along Sullivan Drive;
westward along Magill Drive;
southward along Westney North;
west- and northward along Ravenscroft Road;
westward along Rossland Road West; and then
southward along Church Street North to Kingston Road West,
resuming their current route southward along Church Street South.

You can see a map of the revised route here. (.pdf)


Revising service to and from colleges and universities


419 / 420 / 420B **GO / Durham College Whitby Campus / UOIT

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT is revising the route and increasing the hours of service along the route.

401 Simcoe

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT decreases the frequency of service along the route for the summer.

915 Taunton

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT decreases the frequency of service along the route for the summer.

950 Uxbridge / Port Perry / UOIT

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT decreases the frequency of service along the route for the summer.


Cancelling extra service to and from high schools



DRT high school special routes
269 Ajax high school special
270 Ajax high school special
271 Ajax high school special
374 All Saints high school special
375 All Saints high school special
376 All Saints high school special
377 All Saints high school special
378 All Saints high school special
263 Denis O’Connor high school special
264 Denis O’Connor high school special
265 Denis O’Connor high school special
266 Denis O’Connor high school special
267 Denis O’Connor high school special
268 Denis O’Connor high school special
156 Dunbarton high school special
158 Dunbarton afternoon high school special
151 Dunbarton / St. Mary high school special
152 Dunbarton / St. Mary high school special
153 Dunbarton / St. Mary high school special
367 Father Austin high school special
369 Father Austin high school special
370 Father Austin high school special
365 Henry Street high school special
436 Holy Trinity high school special
438 Holy Trinity high school special
250 J. Clarke Richardson high school special
251 J. Clarke Richardson high school special
252 J. Clarke Richardson high school special
254 Notre Dame high school special
255 Notre Dame high school special
256 Notre Dame high school special
257 Notre Dame high school special
258 Notre Dame high school special
259 Notre Dame high school special
260 Notre Dame high school special
261 Notre Dame high school special
432 Pereyma high school special
433 Pereyma high school special
435 Pereyma high school special
160 Pine Ridge high school special
161 Pine Ridge high school special
158 Pine Ridge / Dunbarton morning high school special
164 Pine Ridge high school special
150 St. Mary high school special
163 St. Mary high school special
154 St. Mary afternoon high school special
157 St. Mary morning high school special
162 St. Mary morning high school special
157 St. Mary / Dunbarton high school special
162 St. Mary / Dunbarton afternoon high school special
154 St. Mary / Dunbarton morning high school special
361 Sinclair high school special
362 Sinclair high school special

Buses do not operate along these special high school routes starting Thursday, June 30. Regular service resumes Tuesday, September 6.


Regular DRT routes with branches serving high schools:
501 Aspen Springs

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling to and from St. Stephen’s Catholic Secondary School. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.

406 Dean

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling to and from Eastdale Collegiate or Monseigneur John Pereyma Catholic High School. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.

411 Grandview

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling to and from Eastdale Collegiate or Monseigneur John Pereyma Catholic High School. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.

502 Liberty

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling to and from St. Stephen’s Catholic Secondary School. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.

403 Park

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling to and from Monseigneur John Pereyma Catholic High School. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.

410 Olive / Harmony

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling to and from Monseigneur Paul Dwyer Catholic Secondary School. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.

916 Rossland

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling to and from Monseigneur Paul Dwyer Catholic Secondary. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.

407 Ritson

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling to and from Monseigneur John Pereyma Catholic High School, Monseigneur Paul Dwyer Catholic Secondary School or O’Neill Collegiate and Vocational Institute. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.

401 Simcoe

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling to and from Monseigneur Paul Dwyer Catholic Secondary School or O’Neill Collegiate and Vocational Institute. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.

DRT is also decreasing the frequency of service along the route.

408 Stevenson

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling from Monseigneur Paul Dwyer Catholic Secondary School. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.

409 Thornton

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling to and from Monseigneur Paul Dwyer Catholic Secondary School or R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate and Vocational Institute. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.

421 Town Line

Starting Thursday, June 30, DRT is not operating buses on special trips to serve passengers traveling to and from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School. Buses resume the special high school trips Tuesday, September 6.


Adjusting the schedules of current routes


303 Garden

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT adjusts the schedule to improve service for passengers connecting with GO Transit trains at Whitby GO Station.

You can see the new schedule here. (.pdf)

301 West Lynde / Otter Creek

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT adjusts the schedule to improve service for passengers connecting with GO Transit trains at Whitby GO Station.

You can see the new schedule here. (.pdf)


Making other changes to current routes


221 Delaney

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT revises the route and renames it the 221 North Central Ajax route.

291 Ajax community bus 1

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT renames the former Flag bus 1 service and Sunday flag bus services. Buses operate along the same route and with the same schedules seven days a week.

292 Ajax community bus 2

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT renames the former Flag bus 2 service. Buses operate along the same route and with the same schedules Mondays to Saturdays.

Flag bus 1

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT renames the route and operates it as the 291 Ajax community bus 1.

Flag bus 2

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT renames the route and operates it as the 292 Ajax community bus 2.

Flag bus 3

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT renames the route and operates it as the 193 Pickering community bus.

193 Pickering community bus

Starting Monday, June 27, DRT renames the former Flag bus 3 service. Buses operate along the same route and with the same schedules Mondays to Saturdays.

Sunday flag bus

Starting Sunday, July 4, DRT renames the route and operates it as the 291 Ajax community bus.