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YRT 2018 Service Plan:

  • Routes 1/2 (weekend)/9/14/16/18/25/522 - modified to serve new Cornell Terminal early 2018
  • 1 Highway 7 - reduced service weekdays and Saturdays
  • 3 Thornhill - modified to serve Pioneer Village Station
  • 10 Woodbridge - route shortened to end at VMC
  • 20 Jane - modified to serve VMC, Hwy 407 and Pioneer Village stations
  • 22 Keele-King City - combined existing 22/22A and TTC 107B/C and reorganized into following branches:
    • 22 Pioneer Village - York U - Newmarket GO Bus Terminal (current 22A) - new service 7 days/week
    • 22A Maple GO - Seneca King (current 22)
    • 22B Pioneer Village - York U - Rutherford GO via Rivermede (current 107B)
    • 22C Pioneer Village - York U - Teston (current 107C)
  • 26 Maple Local - extended to VMC via Edgeley St (original plan was via Jane - possibly combined with 35?)
  • 50A Sutton-Pefferlaw - modified to serve Georgina Island Ferry Dock
  • 88 Bathurst - improved Saturday frequency
  • 100 York University - new route replacing Viva Purple west of RHC (Pioneer Village Station - York U - Richmond Hill Centre) 
  • 105 Dufferin North - service assumed from TTC, extended to Major Mackenzie Dr at all times
  • 165 Weston Rd North - service assumed from TTC, extended to Pioneer Village Station
  • 320 Newmarket-Beaver Creek Express - modified to serve new 404/Major Mackenzie Carpool Lot
  • 360 Vaughan Express - discontinued
  • 760 Vaughan Mills/Wonderland - will be expanded to run 7 days/week, year-round (I guess this means Viva Silver won't happen yet... :()
  • Viva Purple (phase 1)- shortened to run between Richmond Hill Centre and Cornell Terminal
  • Viva Purple (phase 2)- new branch via Highway 7
  • Viva Orange - modified to run between Martin Grove and Richmond Hill Centre via Hwy 7 and Centre St. Extension to Hwy 50 and branch to Finch Station will start in 2019
  • Viva Yellow - reduced service on weekends
  • Nashville DAR - new dial-a-ride service in Kleinburg area
  • U of T Scarborough - new service to UTSC by September 2018

 

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YRT will be going paperless for fare collection beginning July 1, 2017 as indicated by the thank you page upon completion of a 2018 service plan survey.

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Starting July 1, 2017, YRT/Viva will be going paperless for fare media. For more details, visit yrt.ca.

 

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3 hours ago, dj.surf.lfs said:

YRT 2018 Service Plan:

  • Routes 1/2 (weekend)/9/14/16/18/25/522 - modified to serve new Cornell Terminal early 2018
  • 760 Vaughan Mills/Wonderland - will be expanded to run 7 days/week, year-round (I guess this means Viva Silver won't happen yet... :()
  • Viva Purple (phase 1)- shortened to run between Richmond Hill Centre and Cornell Terminal
  • Viva Purple (phase 2)- new branch via Highway 7
  • U of T Scarborough - new service to UTSC by September 2018

 

Cornell? Oh please.  However, if that thing does get built, I do believe YRT and DRT would split resources to run a Route 930 between Cornell and Brock/407 Park 'N Ride. Is this still accurate?

Does 760 run all year round anyway, just not to Wonderland, that is?

U of T Scarborough. I didn't expect this. An expansion of a VIVA route, methinks Green given that it seems to be the closest in the area. Perhaps to head there via Scarboorough Centre, or any specifics on that routing?

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26 minutes ago, newflyerinvero said:

Cornell? Oh please.  However, if that thing does get built, I do believe YRT and DRT would split resources to run a Route 930 between Cornell and Brock/407 Park 'N Ride. Is this still accurate?

Does 760 run all year round anyway, just not to Wonderland, that is?

U of T Scarborough. I didn't expect this. An expansion of a VIVA route, methinks Green given that it seems to be the closest in the area. Perhaps to head there via Scarboorough Centre, or any specifics on that routing?

Cornell Terminal is expected to be ready by January 2018.

760 runs year-round but not 7 days/week during fall/winter (except during the Christmas shopping season).

I couldn't find any routing information for UTSC service. 

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6 hours ago, dj.surf.lfs said:

YRT 2018 Service Plan:

  • Viva Purple (phase 1)- shortened to run between Richmond Hill Centre and Cornell Terminal
  • Viva Purple (phase 2)- new branch via Highway 7
  • Viva Orange - modified to run between Martin Grove and Richmond Hill Centre via Hwy 7 and Centre St. Extension to Hwy 50 and branch to Finch Station will start in 2019
  • Viva Yellow - reduced service on weekends

Looking through the Viva changes. 

Two branches on Purple and Orange. 

Purple: 

Purple, I think it is going to be a bit annoying with the southern loop between Town Centre and Kennedy and staying on Highway 7. Especially building all that infrastructure to realize the service is going to be split into two different directions.

The trade off is no rush hour service on the southern loop. Pink will pick up the demand. I haven't taken Viva Purple or Pink in a very long time, so I am not sure how much demand that corridor receives. 

Orange: 

It is understandable to have two different branches. Especially those that are looking to connect with Purple, Blue or Go Transit services at Richmond Hill Centre. Or those that simply want to connect to Finch Station. Along with an extension to Highway 50 for easier connection to Brampton Transit services. 

Yellow:

I don't think they have had good performance along with noticing the reductions in service. Especially with how short the route is, it is hard to attract demand other than the major destinations at Newmarket Go Station and Southlake Regional Health Centre. 

Final comments:

Not a bad plan especially with other changes to reflect once the new subway extension opens. Though also need to manage cost control and ensure that service levels match demand considering the heavy burden to provide transit services. 

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18 hours ago, newflyerinvero said:

Cornell? Oh please.  However, if that thing does get built, I do believe YRT and DRT would split resources to run a Route 930 between Cornell and Brock/407 Park 'N Ride. Is this still accurate?

Does 760 run all year round anyway, just not to Wonderland, that is?

U of T Scarborough. I didn't expect this. An expansion of a VIVA route, methinks Green given that it seems to be the closest in the area. Perhaps to head there via Scarboorough Centre, or any specifics on that routing?

760 currently operates between Finch to Vanghan Mills in Weekends Year-round weekend service with Seasonal (weekday and weekend) service to Wonderland, With 2018 plan, they will make all day service to Vanghan Mills from November to April and to Wonderland from May to October. 

For UTSC Express, there aren't any detailed routing has been decided yet, I think it will going to be updated on final plan document.

22 hours ago, dj.surf.lfs said:
  • 760 Vaughan Mills/Wonderland - will be expanded to run 7 days/week, year-round (I guess this means Viva Silver won't happen yet... :()

I believe it's not because of silver is postponed, as 760 will continue to bypass All stops at Jane street Except Interchange and Highway 7, If it was replacement of silver, I pretty sure this suppose to reroute to VMC station I guess.

Oh and Yes, New proposed 26 is combined with 35, as 26 was suppose to use Jane Street to VMC Station per last document that presented.

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The full version of the 2018 Annual Plan is now available online. Unlike in previous years which has a proper report, this one is in more of a presentation format (like they just posted the slides from a presentation to Regional Council). dj.surf.lfs covered all the changes in his post so I won't replicate them, but thought it would be useful to share the full version of the plan now that it is online.

In the plan there are some renderings of the Cornell Terminal (yuck), and confirming an opening date of December 2017 for the subway extension.

There's a bit of overlap in the report, as there are three unofficial sections: the first deals with changes related to the opening of the subway (takeover of TTC routes in Vaughan, extensions to subway stations, and VNEP changes), the second has changes related to the opening of Cornell Terminal, and the third is all other changes. Some routes as a result are duplicated in the report (route 1 as an example is in two "sections", having frequency reduced as part of VNEP, but also modified routing to serve Cornell).

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1 hour ago, Articulated said:

The full version of the 2018 Annual Plan is now available online. Unlike in previous years which has a proper report, this one is in more of a presentation format (like they just posted the slides from a presentation to Regional Council). dj.surf.lfs covered all the changes in his post so I won't replicate them, but thought it would be useful to share the full version of the plan now that it is online.

In the plan there are some renderings of the Cornell Terminal (yuck), and confirming an opening date of December 2017 for the subway extension.

There's a bit of overlap in the report, as there are three unofficial sections: the first deals with changes related to the opening of the subway (takeover of TTC routes in Vaughan, extensions to subway stations, and VNEP changes), the second has changes related to the opening of Cornell Terminal, and the third is all other changes. Some routes as a result are duplicated in the report (route 1 as an example is in two "sections", having frequency reduced as part of VNEP, but also modified routing to serve Cornell).

They always uses 'storyboard' for public information sessions in march. I believe proper 'report format' of 2018 service plan will be release in the later this year, with customer's feedbacks are being implied.

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The best option for a UTSC route would be Markville Mall -> STC GO Terminal -> UTSC.

Perhaps this would present an opportunity for YRT to take over the popular 129A and build new ridership heading to UTSC?

Perhaps:
29 McCowan between Major Mackenzie -> STC GO

29A McCowan between Bullock Drive -> UTSC via STC GO

Having the bus loop around Bullock Drive would be beneficial as it would create a $0.75 connection from Lincolnville/Uxbridge/Stouffville GO Bus riders looking for a direct connection to UTSC. Having a one seat, one fare connection to two major trip generations (STC and UTSC) would make this a fairly successful and high ridership route. Also whoopee for free connections to DRT!

Thoughts?

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It should be reminded that GO used to have a route from Unionville GO to UTSC several years back. I wouldn't be surprised if that route gets replicated.

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