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DRT revises routes and services, December 12



Durham Region Transit is making changes to routings and stops in the urban area of Uxbridge, starting Monday, December 12.

It’s also making changes — some seasonal, some not — to its other routes and services elsewhere in the region.


DRT is revising service along these routes: 215 Salem North, 217 Monarch, 502 North Bowmanville, 601 Brock - Uxbridge, 900 PULSE, 910 Campus Connect, 915 Taunton, 950 Reach - North Simcoe, 960 Newmarket - Uxbridge.

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Specifically, DRT is: increasing service along routes; decreasing service along routes; decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising the paths for buses operating along routes; and adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes.

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Increasing service along routes


960 Newmarket - Uxbridge

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT slightly modifies the routing and stops in Uxbridge.

Westbound buses pick up passengers at a new stop

  • on Toronto Street North north of Brock Street West.

Instead, eastbound buses pick up passengers at a new stop

  • on Toronto Street North south of Albert Street.

DRT is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

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

950 Reach - North Simcoe

Starting Monday, December 12, buses in both directions drop off or pick up passengers at new stops on Queen Street east of Simcoe Street in Port Perry.

DRT is also decreasing service along the route and revising the path and adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

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

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Decreasing service along routes


960 Newmarket - Uxbridge

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT slightly modifies the routing and stops in Uxbridge.

Westbound buses no longer pick up passengers at a stop

  • on Brock Street West at Toronto Street North.

Eastbound buses no longer pick up passengers at a stop

  • on Brock Street West at Toronto Street South.

DRT is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

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

950 Reach - North Simcoe

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT significantly modifies the routing and stops in Uxbridge.

DRT buses no longer serve these stops:

  • eastbound on Brock Street East at Marietta Street and Third Avenue South,
  • northbound on Fourth Avenue North at Barton Lane,
  • southbound on Main Street South at Poplar Street,
  • northbound on Main Street South at Plank’s Lane,
  • southbound on Fourth Avenue North south of Barton Lane and
  • westbound on Brock Street East west of Third Avenue South.

DRT is also increasing service along the route and adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

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

215 Salem North

Friday, December 23 is the last day this year that DRT operates buses on extra trips along the route Monday-to-Friday during rush hours.

Starting Tuesday, December 27, it’s temporarily cancelling the southbound bus that usually leaves Salem Road North north of Kingston Road East at 2:45 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. (The bus usually ends its trip in Ajax GO Station bus terminal at 2:57 p.m.)

It’s also temporarily cancelling the northbound bus that usually leaves Ajax GO Station at 8:20 a.m. (The bus usually ends its trip on Salem Road North north of Kingston Road West at 8:32 a.m.) And, it’s temporarily cancelling the bus that usually leaves the station at 2:40 p.m. (It usually ends its trip on Salem Road North south of Taunton Road East at 3:01 p.m.)

Holiday service ends and regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 2, 2017.

You can view the schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

915 Taunton

Friday, December 9 is the last day this year that DRT operates buses on extra westbound trips along the route Monday-to-Friday afternoons and early evenings.

Starting Monday, December 12, it’s temporarily cancelling the westbound buses that usually leave the North Oshawa campuses of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) at 3:50, 4:55, 5,20, 6:05, 6:35 and 7:10 p.m. (The buses usually end their trips in Ajax GO Station bus terminal at 4:30, 5:35, 6, 6:40, 7:15 and 7:50 p.m.)

Holiday service ends and regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 2, 2017.

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

You can view the schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

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Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


910 Campus Connect

Friday, December 9 was the last day this year that DRT operates buses along the 910B short-turn branch of the route for the holiday season.

Starting Monday, December 12, it decreases the frequency of service between Oshawa Centre Terminal and Whitby GO Station - that part of the route that buses operating along the 910B branch usually serve.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers west of Oshawa Centre Terminal:

  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about noon until 6 p.m.

Holiday service ends and regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 2, 2017.

You can view the schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

900 PULSE

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT decreases the frequency of service Monday-to-Friday daytime for the holiday season.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 10 minutes, instead of every 10 minutes or better, Mondays to Fridays from about 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Holiday service ends and regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 2, 2017.

DRT is also adjusting the schedules of the route for the season.

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

915 Taunton

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT decreases the frequency of service Monday-to-Friday midday for the holiday season.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, Mondays to Fridays from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Holiday service ends and regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 2, 2017.

DRT is also decreasing service along the route for the season.

You can view the schedules for the route here. (.pdf)

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Revising the paths for buses operating along routes


601 Brock - Uxbridge

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT simplifies the path for buses operating along the route through central Uxbridge.

Southbound buses continue to operate along their usual route.

Northbound buses reverse the northbound route. They operate along their current route to Brock and Main Streets, then proceed:

eastward along Brock East;
northward along First Avenue; and then
westward along Dominion Street to Main North,
resuming their usual route northward along Main.

DRT is also adjusting the schedule for buses operating along the route.

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

960 Newmarket - Uxbridge

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT slightly modifies the routing and stops in Uxbridge to improve reliability and service to passengers, especially those connecting with other DRT and GO Transit buses.

Westbound buses now start their trips on Toronto Street North north of Brock Street West, then proceed:

northward along Toronto North;
westward along Albert Street; and then
southward along Spruce Street to Brock West,
resuming their regular route westward along West.

Westbound buses no longer pick up passengers at a stop

  • on Brock Street West at Toronto Street North.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a new stop

  • on Toronto Street North north of Brock Street West.

Eastbound buses operate along their usual route to Brock Street West and Spruce Street, then proceed:

northward along Spruce Street;
eastward along Albert Street; and then
southward along Toronto Street North to just south of Albert,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses no longer pick up passengers at a stop

  • on Brock Street West at Toronto Street South.

Instead, eastbound buses pick up passengers at a new stop

  • on Toronto Street North south of Albert Street.

DRT is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

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

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502 North Bowmanville

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT revises the path so that buses serve the area of Mearns and Freeland Avenues.

Buses operate along their usual route to Liberty Street North and Freeland Avenue / Bons Avenue, then proceed:

northward along Liberty North;
eastward along Concession 3 Road;
southward along Mearns Avenue; and then
westward along Freeland to Liberty,
resuming their usual route westward along Bons.

DRT is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route.

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

950 Reach - North Simcoe

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT significantly modifies the routing and stops in Uxbridge to simplify and improve reliability and service to passengers, especially those connecting with other DRT and GO Transit buses.

Southbound buses operate along their usual route to Toronto Street and Brock Street West, then proceed:

northward along Toronto North;
westward along Albert Street;
southward along Spruce Street;
westward along Brock Street West;
northward along Quaker Village Drive;
eastward along North Street;
southward along Second Avenue;
eastward along Dallas Street;
southward along Main Street North;
eastward along Brock Street East;
northward along First Avenue;
eastward along Dominion Street; and then
southward along Second Avenue and Franklin Street to Reach Street,
resuming their usual route southeastward along Reach.

Southbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Brock Street East at Marietta Street and Third Avenue South (DRT will no longer serve these stops),
  • on Fourth Avenue North at Barton Lane (DRT will no longer serve this stop),
  • on Main Street North across from Dallas Street (Northbound buses currently serve this stop),
  • on Second Street at North Street (Northbound buses currently serve this stop),
  • on North Street at Centre Road (Northbound buses currently serve this stop),
  • on Quaker Village Drive at Colonel Sharpe Crescent (Northbound buses currently serve this stop),
  • on Brock Street West east of South Balsam Street, across from Centre Road and at South Cedar Street and Toronto Street South (Northbound buses currently serve these stops),
  • on Brock Street East at Main Street South (Northbound buses currently serve this stop), and
  • on Main Street South at Poplar Street (DRT will no longer serve this stop).

Instead, southbound buses serve new stops

  • on Brock Street West at Cedar Street North, Centre Road and Quaker Village Drive (These are current northbound stops),
  • on Quaker Village Drive across from Colonel Sharpe Crescent (This is a current northbound stop),
  • on North Street at Centre Road (This is a current northbound stop),
  • on Second Street at Young Street (This is a current northbound stop) and
  • on Main Street North south of Dallas Street (This is a current northbound stop).

Northbound buses operate along their usual route to Reach Street and Franklin Avenue, then proceed:

northward along Franklin and Second Avenues;
westward along Dominion Street;
southward along First Avenue;
westward along Brock Street East;
northward along Main Street North;
westward along Dallas Street;
northward along Second Street;
westward along North Street;
southward along Quaker Village Drive;
eastward along Brock Street West;
northward along Spruce Street;
eastward along Albert Street; and then
southward along Toronto Street North,
resuming their regular route southward along Toronto South.

Northbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Main Street South at Plank’s Lane (DRT will no longer serve this stop),
  • on Fourth Avenue North at Barton Lane (DRT will no longer serve this stop),
  • on Brock Street East west of Third Avenue South (DRT will no longer serve this stop),
  • on Brock Street West at Toronto and Cedar Streets North, Centre Road and Quaker Village Drive (Southbound buses currently serve these stops),
  • on Quaker Village Drive across from Colonel Sharpe Crescent (Southbound buses currently serve this stop),
  • on North Street at Centre Road (Southbound buses currently serve this stop),
  • on Second Street at Young Street(Southbound buses currently serve this stop) and
  • on Main Street North south of Dallas Street (Southbound buses currently serve this stop).

Instead, northbound buses serve new stops

  • on Main Street North across from Dallas Street (This is a current southbound stop),
  • on Second Street at North Street (This is a current southbound stop),
  • on North Street at Centre Road (This is a current southbound stop),
  • on Quaker Village Drive at Colonel Sharpe Crescent (This is a current southbound stop),
  • on Brock Street West east of South Balsam Street, across from Centre Road and at South Cedar Street and Toronto Street South (These are current southbound stops) and
  • on Brock Street East at Main Street South (This is a current southbound stop).

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

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Adjusting the schedules for buses operating along routes


601 Brock - Uxbridge

Starting Monday, December 12, adjusts the schedules for most buses operating along the route.

It’s also revising the path for buses operating through central Uxbridge.

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

217 Monarch

Starting Monday, December 12, the bus that usually leaves Dreyer Drive East west of Pickering Beach Road South at 8:48 a.m. Mondays to Fridays leaves, instead, 19 minutes earlier at 8:29 a.m.

The bus drops off or picks up passengers at stops along the route as much as 19 minutes earlier than usually. It ends its trip in Ajax GO Station bus terminal at 8:44 a.m.

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

960 Newmarket - Uxbridge

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT slightly modifies the routing and stops in Uxbridge.

It’s also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route to improve the reliability of the service.

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

502 North Bowmanville

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT revises the path so that buses serve the area of Meakrns and Freeland Avenues.

Since buses follow a longer path, DRT is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route to maintain the reliability of the service.

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

900 PULSE

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT adjusts the schedules of buses operating along the route Monday-to-Friday evenings for the holiday season.

Buses start and end their trips and drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route as much as five minutes later than usually.

Holiday service ends and regular Monday-to-Friday service resumes Monday, January 2, 2017.

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

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

950 Reach - North Simcoe

Starting Monday, December 12, DRT significantly modifies the routing and stops in Uxbridge.

To maintain the reliability of the service with the revised routing, DRT is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route at all times.

DRT is also increasing and decreasing service along the route.

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

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