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DRT revising routes and services, January 10



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Durham Region Transit is revising its services and routes, it says, to adjust to ridership trends.

It’s changing services in two phases this month. Phase 2 starts Monday, January 10.

The first phase started Monday, January 3.


DRT is revising service along these routes: 216 Harwood North; 224 Harwood; 302 Baldwin-Brock; 403 Park; 405 Adelaide - Wilson; 407 Ritson; 410 Olive - Harmony; 411 South Courtice; Route 420; 900 PULSE Highway 2; 901 PULSE Simcoe; 902 King; 915 Taunton; Route 920; Route N1; Route N2.

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Specifically, DRT is: cancelling a route; increasing service along a route; decreasing service along routes; decreasing the frequency of service along routes; revising the path for buses along a route; and adjusting the schedules for buses along routes.

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Cancelling a route


Route 420

Friday, January 7 was the last day that DRT buses operated along the route.

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

  • on Simcoe Street North beyond Windfields Farm Drive West and Britannia Avenue West, at Conlin Road West and Founders Gate and
  • at the west end of Commcement Drive on the North Oshawa campuses of Durham College and Ontario Tech University.

DRT buses along other routes continue to serve passengers at these stops:

  • Simcoe at Windfields: 905B Thickson - Reach.
  • Simcoe at Britannia, Conlin, Founders: 302B Baldwin - Brock; 905A / 905B Thickson - Reach.
  • Commencement: 302 Baldwin - Brock; 901 / 901B PULSE Simcoe; 905A / 905B Thickson - Reach; Route [920] / 920B(#d920).

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

  • at the west end of Commcement Drive on the North Oshawa campuses of Durham College and Ontario Tech University,
  • on Simcoe Street North across from Founders Gate and at Conlin Road East,
  • on Britannia Avenue West at Thoroughbred Street, Kentucky Derby Way and Windfields Farm Drive West,
  • on Windfields Farm Drive West beyond Equestrian Crescent [north], at Bandsman Crescent [north], Kentucky Derby Way and Thoroughbred Street and
  • on Simcoe Street North [southbound] beyond Windfields Farm Drive West.

DRT buses along other routes continue to serve passengers at these stops:

  • Commencement: 302 Baldwin - Brock; 901 / 901B PULSE Simcoe; 905A / 905B Thickson - Reach; Route [920] / 920B(#d920).
  • Simcoe at Founders, Conlin: 302B Baldwin - Brock; 905A / 905B Thickson - Reach.
  • Britannia West; Windfields Farm West: 302B Baldwin - Brock.

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Increasing service along a route


Route N1

Starting Monday, January 3, DRT operates buses on new trips along the route after about 10:30 p.m. every day.

The new trips replace trips that DRT is cancelling along the 900 PULSE Highway 2 route.

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

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Decreasing service along a route


405 Adelaide - Wilson

Starting Monday, January 10, Monday-to-Friday service starts 30 minutes later than previously.

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

224 Harwood

Starting Monday, January 10, Monday-to-Friday northbound service starts 30 minutes later than previously.

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

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216 Harwood North

Starting Monday, January 10, Monday-to-Friday northbound service starts 30 minutes later than previously.

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

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902 King

Starting Monday, January 10, Monday-to-Friday service starts an hour later than previously.

Starting Saturday, January 15, DRT temporarily suspends service along the 902B branch of the route Saturdays only. Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stop

  • southbound on Trulls Road at Durham Highway 2

Saturdays.

Eastbound buses no longer serve passengers at a stop

  • northbound on Trulls Road at Durham Highway 2

Saturdays.

Buses continue to serve passengers at these stops Monday to Fridays.

DRT is also [decreasing the frequency of service])#d902f) along the route.

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

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410 Olive - Harmony

Starting Monday, January 10, Monday-to-Friday service starts an hour later than previously.

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

403 Park

Starting Monday, January 10, Monday-to-Friday service starts an hour later than previously. Service also ends earlier, by about 10:30 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 15, Saturday service ends earlier than previously, by about 10:30 p.m.

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

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900 PULSE Highway 2

Starting Monday, January 10, DRT ends service along the route earlier than previously, by about 10:30 p.m.

It’s adding earlier service along night Route N1 to replace the later trips along route 900.

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

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

901 PULSE Simcoe

Starting Monday, January 10, Monday-to-Friday northbound service starts 30 minutes later than previously.

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

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

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407 Ritson

Starting Monday, January 10, Monday-to-Friday southbound service starts an hour later than previously.

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

Route 920

Starting Monday, January 3, DRT temporarily cancels evening service along the route.

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

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

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Route N2

Starting Tuesday, January 11, DRT cancels trips along the route after about 2:30 a.m.

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

411 South Courtice

DRT is temporarily cancelling Saturday service to and from South Courtice. Starting Saturday, January 15, all buses operate along the 411B branch of route between Farewell Street and Raleigh Avenue in southeast Oshawa and Oshawa Centre terminal. Service to and from South Courtice continues Mondays to Fridays.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops Saturdays

  • on Trulls Road beyond Highway 2, at Nash Road and George Reynolds Drive,
  • on George Reynolds Drive beyond Sleeman Square,
  • on Courtice Road beyond George Reynolds Drive, at Nash Road across from Moyse and beyond Durham Highway 2,
  • on Sandringham Drive at Short Crescent [west],
  • on Avondale Drive across from Stagemaster Crescent [north], at Brownstone Crescent and across from Farmington Drive,
  • on Trulls Road beyond Avondale Drive and beside #2501 Trulls,
  • on Sandringham Drive beyond Bushford Street and across from Yorkville Drive,
  • on Glenabbey at Oke and Prestonvale Roads and Robert Adams Drive, beyond Auburn Lane, across from Bruntsfield Street and at Townline Road South,
  • on Townline Road South at Bloor Street East, beyond Bloor Street East and at Down Crescent [south] and Grandview Drive,
  • on Grandview Drive at Wesley Drive [south and north] and Bloor Street East,
  • on Bloor Street East beyond Grandview Street South and beside #882 Bloor East and
  • on Farewell Street beyond Bloor Street East.

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Eastbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops Saturdays

  • on Bloor Street East beside #887 Bloor East,
  • on Grandview Drive beyond Bloor Street East, at Downview Crescent [south] and beyond Norman Crescent [north] and Southdown Street,
  • on Townline Road South across from Grandview Drive, beyond Gord Vinson Avenue at Bloor Street East and beyond Bloor East,
  • on Glenabbey Drive beyond Townline Road South and Bruntsfield Street, across from Auburn Lane and at Robert Adams Drive, Prestonvale Road and Found Court,
  • on Sandringham beyond Yorkville Drive and at Hillhurst Crescent [north] and Trulls Road,
  • on Durham Highway 2 beyond Trulls Road,
  • on Courtice Road beyond Highway 2, at Moyse Drive and Nash Road and across from George Reynolds Drive,
  • on George Reynolds Drive across from Sleeman Square and at Trulls Road,
  • on Trulls Road beyond Devondale Street and at Nash Road and Highway 2.

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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915 Taunton

Starting Monday, January 3, DRT temporarily decreases the hours of service along the route. All service ends by about 10:30 p.m. every day.

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

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

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Decreasing the frequency of service along routes


902 King

DRT is decreasing the frequency of service to stops between Trulls Road / Highway 2 in Courtice and Oshawa Centre terminal Saturdays from about 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 15, buses drop off of pick up passengers at the stops:

  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes.

(In fact, buses operate every 30 minutes along the entire route all day Saturdays.)

DRT is also decreasing service along the route.

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

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900 PULSE Highway 2

DRT is temproarily decreasing the frequency of service west of Kingston Road / Glenanna Road Mondays to Fridays before about 8 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 10, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops on that part of the route:

  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes.

DRT is also decreasing service along the route.

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

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901 PULSE Simcoe

DRT is temporarily decreasing the frequency of service along the route Mondays to Fridays before about 10 p.m.

Starting Monday, January 3, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops on each of the two branches of the route — branch 901 between Durham College / Ontario Tech U and Lakeview Park and branch 901B between the campuses and Oshawa Centre Terminal — every 30 minutes. That means that at common stops, where buses along both branches serve passengers, the buses arrive every 15 minutes. Common stops lie on Simcoe or Centre Streets North and South north of Gibb Street.

DRT is also decreasing service along the route.

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

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920 Route 920

DRT is temproarily decreasing the frequency of service west of Kingston Road / Glenanna Road Mondays to Fridays during rush hours.

Starting Monday, January 10, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops on that part of the route:

  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 20 minutes.

DRT is also decreasing service along the route.

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

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915 Taunton

DRT is temporarily decreasing the frequency of service along the route Saturdays.

Starting Saturday, January 15, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes.

DRT is also decreasing service along the route.

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

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Revising the path for buses along a route


302B Baldwin - Brock

DRT is revising the path for buses along the branch so that they operate to and from the Windfields Farm West / Britannia West areas Mondays to Fridays.

Inbound buses operate along their usual route to Simcoe Street North and Britannia Road West, then detour:

eastward along Britannia West; and then
north- and westward along Winfields Farm Drive West to Simcoe North,
resuming their regular route northward along Simcoe.

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

  • on Simcoe Street North at Britannia Avenue East and Windfields Farm Drive East.

DRT buses along another route continue to serve passengers at these stops:

  • Simcoe North: 905B Thickson - Reach.

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

  • on Britannia Avenue West at Thoroughbred Street, Kentucky Derby Way and Windfields Farm Drive West,
  • on Windfields Farm Drive West beyond Equestrian Crescent [north] and at Bandsman Crescent [north], Kentucky Derby Way and Thoroughbred Street.

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Outbound buses reverse the inbound routing.

Outbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at a stop

  • on Simcoe Street North beyond Windfields Farm Drive West.

DRT buses along another route continue to serve passengers at this stop.

  • Simcoe North: 905B Thickson - Reach.

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

  • on Windfields Farm Drive West at Thoroughbred Street, across from Kentucky Derby Way and at Stallion Drive and Dress Circle Crescent [north] and
  • on Britannia Avenue West across from Windfields Farm Drive West, Kentucky Derby Way and Thoroughbred Street.

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

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Adjusting the schedules for buses along a route


411 South Courtice

Starting Monday, January 10, DRT adjusts the schedules for buses operating along the route Mondays to Fridays “to reflect demand.”

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

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

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Inbound buses operate toward Whitby GO Station.

Outbound buses operate away from Whitby GO Station.