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DRT revises routes and services, January 4



Durham Region Transit is revising several of its routes, starting Monday, January 4.

Among other changes, it’s revising the 901B branch of the 901 PULSE Simcoe route to provide frequent service between the north Oshawa campuses of Durham College / Ontario Tech University and Oshawa Centre.

It’s also introducing new late-night service through industrial areas and increasing service along several routes to improve service to passengers connecting with GO Transit trains.


DRT is revising service along these routes: 101 Bay Ridges; 120 Whites; 216 Harwood North; 224 Harwood - Salem; 291 Harwood - Kingston; 302 Baldwin - Brock; 403 Park; 405 Wilson; 407 Ritson; 410 Olive - Harmony; 901 PULSE Simcoe; 902 King; 905 Thickson - Reach; 915 Taunton; 916 Rossland; 917 Bayly - Consumers; 980 Late Night.

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Specifically, DRT is: introducing a new route; introducing a new branch of a route; increasing service along routes; decreasing service along routes; revising the paths for buses along routes; and adjusting the schedules for buses along routes.

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Introducing a new route


980 Late night

Starting early Tuesday, January 5, DRT introduces late-night service through industrial areas.

The single bus operating along the route leaves Harmony Terminal at 12:15 a.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. It proceeds:

northward along Harmony Road North;
westward along Conlin Road East;
southward along Wilson Road North;
westward along Bond Streets East and West;
southward along Stevenson Roads North and South;
westward along Wentworth Street West;
northward along Thornton Road South to Fresh Del Monte Foods, then turning around;
southward along Thornton South;
westward along Wentworth West (Oshawa) and Wentworth (Whitby);
northward along Thickson Road South;
westward along Dundas Streets East and West (Whitby) and Kingston Road East (Ajax);
southward along Harwood Avenue South;
westward along Bayly Street West (Ajax) and Bayly Street (Pickering);
northward along Liverpool Road; and then
eastward along Kingston Road (Pickering) and Kingston Road West (Ajax) to beyond Westney Road South,
ending its trip at 1:31 a.m.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Harmony Terminal,
  • on Harmony Road North beyond Coldstream Drive and at Greenhill Avenue,
  • on Conlin Road East across from Riverton Street,
  • on Wilson Road North beyond Conlin Road East, Greenhill Avenue and Coldstream Drive, at Larry Avenue and Taunton Road East, beyond Taunton Road East, at Beatrice Street East, north of Tiffany Circle, across from Attersley Drive, at Terrace Drive and Rossland Road East, across from Cavendish Court, at Hillcroft Street, at Adelaide Avenue East, across from Lansdowne Drive and at Bond Street East,
  • on Bond Street East beyond Cadillac Avenue North, at Patricia Avenue, beyond Oshawa Boulevard North and Ritson Road North and at Mary and Simcoe Streets North,
  • on Bond Street West at Centre Street North and Arena Street, beyond Park Road North and at Gibbons Street,
  • on Stevenson Road North at King Street West,
  • on Stevenson Road South beyond Montcalm Avenue and at Laval Drive,
  • on Thornton Road South beside Fresh Del Monte Foods,
  • on Wentworth Street West (Oshawa) beyond Thornton Road South and at Boundary Road,
  • on Wentworth Street (Whitby) beyond Boundary Road and at Forbes Street, Scotia Court and Thickson Road South,
  • on Thickson Road South beyond Tricont Road, at Victoria and Burns Streets East, beyond Bellwood Drive, at Nichol Avenue and beside Whitby Mall,
  • on Dundas Street East beyond Thickson Road North and Glen Hill Drive North, at Anderson Street, across from Craydon Road and at Garden Street North, beyond Pine Street and at Brock Street North,
  • on Dundas Street West at Euclid, Cochrane and Wellington Streets and McQuay Boulevard, across from White Oaks Court and at Halls Road North,
  • on Kingston Road East (Ajax) beyond Lake Ridge Road North, at Audley Road North, beyond Alexander’s Crossing, across from Wicks Drive, beyond Salem Road North and beside the Durham Centre,
  • on Harwood Avenue South at Gardiner Drive and Ontario Street, beyond Brock Street, across from Kings Crescent [north], at Hunt Street and beside Harwood Plaza,
  • on Bayly Street West (Ajax) at Commercial Avenue, Woodchester Terrace and Monarch and MacKenzie Avenues, across from Finlay Avenue, at Westney Road South and Church Street South,
  • on Bayly Street (Pickering) at Squires Beach Road, beyond Toy Avenue and Brock Road, at Salk, Alliance and Sandy Beach Roads, across from Krosno Boulevard and beside #1400 Bayly,
  • on Liverpool Road at Pickering Parkway and Kingston Road,
  • on Kingston Road (Pickering) beyond Liverpool, Glenanna, Valley Farm and Brock Roads and Bainbridge Drive,
  • on Kingston Road West (Ajax) beyond Notion Road, across from Elizabeth Street, beside #675 Kingston West, at Mill Street and beyond Westney Road South.

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

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Introducing a new branch of a route


403C Park

Starting early Tuesday, January 5, DRT introduces this new branch to provide late-night service through industrial areas.

Tuesdays to Saturdays, a bus leaves Oshawa GO Station bus terminal at 12:45 a.m., then proceeds:

along the regular 403 Park route to Wentworth Street West and Thornton Road South, then proceeding:

northward along Thornton Road South to Fresh Del Monte Foods, turning around; and then
southward along Thornton South to Wentworth West,
resuming its regular route southward along Thornton.

The bus continues along the regular 403 Park route to Park Road South and Gibb Street, then proceeds:

northward along Park South; and then
eastward along King Streets West and East to Harmony Road South,
ending its trip at 1:20 a.m.

The bus drops off or picks up passengers at all northbound route 403 stops except:

  • on Gibb Street at Montrave Avenue, beyond Grenfell Street and beside #450 Gibb and
  • in Oshawa Centre Terminal.

The bus also drops off or picks up passengers at stops

  • on Park Road South beyond John Street West and at King Street West,
  • on King Street West across from Warren Street and beyond Midtown Drive and Centre Street South and
  • on King Street East beyond Mary Street South, at Drew Street, beyond Ritson Road South, at Central Park Boulevard South and Cadillac Avenue South, beyond Wilson Road South, beside #623 King East and at Farewell Street, Riverside Drive South and Harmony Road South.

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

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

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Increasing service along routes


917 Bayly - Consumers

Starting Monday, January 4, DRT operates buses on new early-morning or late-evening full-route and short-turn trips Mondays to Fridays.

The westbound short-turn bus that usually leaves Whitby GO Station at 5:36 a.m., instead, operates along the entire route, leaving Oshawa Centre Terminal at 5:20 a.m. The bus that usually leaves Whitby at 6:06 a.m., instead, operates along the entire route, leaving Oshawa Centre at 5:50 a.m. A late short-turn bus leaves Oshawa Centre at 11:20 p.m., ending in Whitby GO Station bus terminal at 11:34 p.m.

DRT operates an eastbound bus on a new late-evening short-turn trip, leaving Whitby GO Station bus terminal at 12:07 a.m.

Starting Saturday, January 9, DRT operates buses on new early-morning or late-evening full-route and short-turn trips Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

The westboundshort-turn buses that usually leave Whitby GO Station at 5:36 and 7:06 a.m., instead, operate along the entire route, leaving Oshawa Centre Terminal at 5:20 and 6:50 a.m.

New eastbound late-evening short-turn buses leave Whitby GO Station bus terminal at 11:21 and 11: 51 p.m.

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

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

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902 King

902B branch

Starting Monday, January 4, DRT [revises the path])#d902) of the branch so that buses loop along various streets in Courtice after starting their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this branch of the route)

  • on George Reynolds Drive at Oban Court, across from Mull Crescent [south], beyond Kintyre Street and Firwood Avenue, at Trulls Road and beyond Sleeman Square,
  • on Courtice Road beyond George Reynolds Drive, at Nash Road and beyond Moyse Court and
  • on Durham Highway 2 beyond Courtice Road and at Trulls Road.

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

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

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403 Park

Starting Monday, January 4, DRT extends the hours of service for buses along the route Mondays to Fridays.

Buses leave Oshawa Centre Terminal at 5:20 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 11:20 p.m. A last bus leaves the terminal at 12:01 a.m. Buses leave Oshawa GO Station bus terminal at 5:25 a.m. and every 30 minutes until 11:25 p.m. A last bus leaves the terminal at 12:44 a.m., but operates along the new 403C late-night branch of the route.

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

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

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901 PULSE Simcoe

901B branch

Starting Monday, January 4, DRT revises the path for buses along the branch so that buses operate to and from Oshawa Centre Terminal.

*Southbound * buses serve passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Gibb Street at Nassau Street and Montrave Avenue, beyond Grenfell Street and beside #450 Gibb and
  • in Oshawa Centre Terminal.

Northbound buses serve passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • in Oshawa Centre Terminal,
  • on Gibb Street beside #431 Gibb and at Grenfell Street, Montrave Avenue and Nassau Street.

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

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

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905 Thickson - Reach

Starting Monday, January 4, DRT offers Uxbridge passengers earlier southbound service along the route Mondays to Fridays. The southbound bus that usually leaves Conlin Road East across from Bridle Road at 6:15 a.m., instead, starts its trip on Railway Street across from Albert Street in Uxbridge at 5:41 a.m.

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

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

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405 Wilson

Since Monday, December 7, 2020, DRT has revised the path for buses along the route to serve passengers travelling to and from a recreation centre.

That day, alternate north- and southbound buses along the route started looping through the parking lot at the Delpark Homes Centre (formerly the “Legends Centre”) at 1661 Harmony Road North.

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

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

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Decreasing service along routes


901 PULSE Simcoe

901B branch

Starting Monday, January 4, DRT revises the path for buses along the branch so that buses operate to and from Oshawa Centre Terminal.

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

  • on First Avenue beyond Simcoe Street South and at Front and Howard Streets,
  • on McNaughton Avenue at Ritson Road South,
  • on Ritson Road South at Bloor Street East and Conant and Wolfe Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street South [northbound] beyond Wentworth Street East.

DRT buses along other routes continue to serve passengers at some of these stops.

  • Ritson South at Conant and Wolfe: 407B Ritson.
  • Simcoe beyond Wentworth East: 901 PULSE Simcoe [northbound].

DRT is cancelling all transit service to the stops on First and McNaughton Avenues and on Ritson South at Bloor East.

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

  • on Simcoe Street South beyond Wentworth Street East, at Wolfe and Conant Streets, beyond Bloor Street East, at First Avenue and Albany Street and across from Royal Street.

DRT buses along other the 901A PULSE Simcoe route continue to serve passengers at all of these stops.

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

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

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905 Thickson - Reach

Starting Monday, January 4, DRT decreases the hours of service along the route every day.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 was the last day that DRT operated the southbound bus that usually leaves Conlin Road East across from Bridle Road at 5:15 a.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Sunday, January 3 was the last day that DRT operates the southbound bus that usually leaves Conlin Road East across from Bridle Road at 5:15 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The southbound bus that usually leaves Railway Street across from Albert Street in Uxbridge, instead, starts its trip on Conlin East across from Bridle at 9:45 p.m.

It’s also the last day that the northbound bus that usually leaves Whitby GO Station bus terminal at 10:15 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays operates beyond Simcoe Street North at Conlin Road East. The bus serves the 905A branch of the route, instead of the 905B branch to Uxbridge.

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

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

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Revising the paths for buses along routes


902 King

902B branch

Starting Monday, January 4, DRT revises the path of the branch so that buses loop along various streets in Courtice after starting their trips.

Westbound buses start their trips on Trulls Road north of Durham Highway 2, then proceed:

northward along Trulls;
westward along Nash Road;
north- and eastward along George Reynolds Drive;
southward along Courtice Road; and then
westward along Highway 2 to Trulls,
resuming their regular route westward along Highway 2.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this branch of the route)

  • on George Reynolds Drive at Oban Court, across from Mull Crescent [south], beyond Kintyre Street and Firwood Avenue, at Trulls Road and beyond Sleeman Square,
  • on Courtice Road beyond George Reynolds Drive, at Nash Road and beyond Moyse Court and
  • on Durham Highway 2 beyond Courtice Road and at Trulls Road.

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Eastbound buses operate along their regular route.

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

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

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901 PULSE Simcoe

901B branch

Starting Monday, January 4, DRT revises the path for buses along the branch so that buses operate to and from Oshawa Centre Terminal.

Southbound buses operate along their regular path to Centre Street South and Gibb Street, then proceed:

westward along Gibb; and then
northward into Oshawa Centre Terminal,
ending their trips.

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

  • on First Avenue beyond Simcoe Street South and at Front and Howard Streets,
  • on McNaughton Avenue at Ritson Road South,
  • on Ritson Road South at Bloor Street East and Conant and Wolfe Streets and
  • on Simcoe Street South [northbound] beyond Wentworth Street East.

DRT buses along other routes continue to serve passengers at some of these stops.

  • Ritson South at Conant and Wolfe: 407B Ritson.
  • Simcoe beyond Wentworth East: 901 PULSE Simcoe [northbound].

DRT is cancelling all transit service to the stops on First and McNaughton Avenues and on Ritson South at Bloor East.

Instead, southbound buses serve passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Gibb Street at Nassau Street and Montrave Avenue, beyond Grenfell Street and beside #450 Gibb and
  • in Oshawa Centre Terminal.

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Northbound buses start their trips in Oshawa Centre Terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Gibb Street;
southward along Centre Street South; and then
eastward along Frobisher Street to Simcoe Street South,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe South.

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

  • on Simcoe Street South beyond Wentworth Street East, at Wolfe and Conant Streets, beyond Bloor Street East, at First Avenue and Albany Street and across from Royal Street.

DRT buses along other the 901A PULSE Simcoe route continue to serve passengers at all of these stops.

Instead, northbound buses serve passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • in Oshawa Centre Terminal,
  • on Gibb Street beside #431 Gibb and at Grenfell Street, Montrave Avenue and Nassau Street.

Buses operate along the 901B branch of the route every 20 minutes from about 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Buses along the 901A and 901B branch together drop off or pick up passengers at stops north of Gibb Street / Olive Avenue every 10 minutes from about 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

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

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

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405 Wilson

Since Monday, December 7, 2020, DRT has revised the path for buses along the route to serve passengers travelling to and from a recreation centre.

That day, alternate north- and southbound buses along the route started looping through the parking lot at the Delpark Homes Centre (formerly the “Legends Centre”) at 1661 Harmony Road North

Southbound buses operate to and from the arena and pool every hour from about 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and from about 7:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Northbound buses serve passengers at the centre every hour from about 6:45 a.m. until 9:45 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and from about 7:45 a.m. until 9:45 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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

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

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Adjusting the schedules for buses along routes


101 / 101A Bay Ridges

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

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

302 Baldwin - Brock

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

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

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917 Bayly - Consumers

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

DRT is also increasing service along the route.

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

291 Harwood - Kingston

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

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

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216 Harwood North

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

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

224 Harwood - Salem

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

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

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902 King

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

DRT is also revising the path for buses along a branch of the route.

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

403 Park

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

DRT is also introducing a new branch of the route and increasing service along the route.

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

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410 Olive - Harmony

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

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

901 PULSE Simcoe

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

DRT is also revising the path for buses along a branch of the route.

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

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407A / 407B / 407C Ritson

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

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

916 Rossland

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

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

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915 Taunton

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

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

905 Thickson - Reach

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

DRT is also increasing and decreasing service along the route.

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

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120 Whites

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

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

405 / 405CWilson

Starting Monday, January 4, buses operate along the route with new schedules.

DRT is also revising the path for buses along the route.

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

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