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Strange that YRT hasn't announced service changes for september yet. They Usally announce service changes around this time. Maybe something big is comming up other than the opening of cornell terminal. IIRC there are plans to restructure the 304 to kennedy and enterprise blvd

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10 hours ago, menath said:

Strange that YRT hasn't announced service changes for september yet. They Usally announce service changes around this time. Maybe something big is comming up other than the opening of cornell terminal. IIRC there are plans to restructure the 304 to kennedy and enterprise blvd

Don't they usually post near the end of the month (i.e. after the 20th or something)

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54 minutes ago, Gamer Studios said:

Don't they usually post near the end of the month (i.e. after the 20th or something)

Usually they post service changes two weeks before the service change date. Only exception is January service changes which is grouped together with the December holiday schedule operating reduced service until school resumes for the year or semester. 

September service changes in the last few years were posted around this week. Last year's September service changes were posted on August 16th.

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5 hours ago, GTAmissions1 said:

Usually they post service changes two weeks before the service change date. Only exception is January service changes which is grouped together with the December holiday schedule operating reduced service until school resumes for the year or semester. 

September service changes in the last few years were posted around this week. Last year's September service changes were posted on August 16th.

Just posted this morning, and the Cornell terminal will officially be opening in September

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2 hours ago, yrt1000 said:

Just posted this morning, and the Cornell terminal will officially be opening in September

Viva purple and purple a is getting a frequency Increases for the weekdays as well frequency is being decreased on weekends.

Viva purple/purple A will be revised to service the new Cornell Bus Terminal, located in the City of Markham at Highway 7 and Ninth Line.

Viva purple/purple A will service Platform 8 (stop 9886) at Cornell Bus Terminal. Eastbound service will continue to service Markham Stouffville Hospital (stop 9810).

Schedules will be adjusted to meet customer demand.

Weekdays:

Frequency will be adjusted as follows:

Early morning - approximately every 10 minutes

Morning rush hour - approximately every 10 minutes

Midday - approximately every 13 minutes

Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 11 minutes

Evening - approximately every 19 minutes

Late evening - approximately every 20 minutes


Blue and Yellow are getting frequency increases as well 

Just now, menath said:

Viva purple and purple a is getting a frequency Increases for the weekdays as well frequency is being decreased on weekends.

Viva purple/purple A will be revised to service the new Cornell Bus Terminal, located in the City of Markham at Highway 7 and Ninth Line.

Viva purple/purple A will service Platform 8 (stop 9886) at Cornell Bus Terminal. Eastbound service will continue to service Markham Stouffville Hospital (stop 9810).

Schedules will be adjusted to meet customer demand.

Weekdays:

Frequency will be adjusted as follows:

Early morning - approximately every 10 minutes

Morning rush hour - approximately every 10 minutes

Midday - approximately every 13 minutes

Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 11 minutes

Evening - approximately every 19 minutes

Late evening - approximately every 20 minutes


Blue and Yellow are getting frequency increases as well 

Viva blue

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted to meet customer demand.

Frequency will be adjusted as follows:

Early morning– approximately every 7 minutes

Morning rush hour - approximately every 7 minutes

Midday - approximately every 9 minutes

Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 7 minutes

Evening - approximately every 20 minutes

Late evening - approximately every 20 minutes


Viva Yellow

Frequency will be adjusted as follows:

- Early morning approximately 12 minutes

- Morning Rush Hour approximately 12 minutes

- Midday Every 13 minutes

- Afternoon Rush Hour Approximately every 14 minutes
- Evening Approximately every 17 minutes

- Late Evening Approximately every 17 minutes

School specials are comming back 

Route 41 is Discontinued due to low ridership.

304 Is getting restructured to Kennedy Road and enterprise blvd. I don't what's the point of restructuring the 304 to enterprise. 

7 minutes ago, menath said:

Viva purple and purple a is getting a frequency Increases for the weekdays as well frequency is being decreased on weekends.

Viva purple/purple A will be revised to service the new Cornell Bus Terminal, located in the City of Markham at Highway 7 and Ninth Line.

Viva purple/purple A will service Platform 8 (stop 9886) at Cornell Bus Terminal. Eastbound service will continue to service Markham Stouffville Hospital (stop 9810).

Schedules will be adjusted to meet customer demand.

Weekdays:

Frequency will be adjusted as follows:

Early morning - approximately every 10 minutes

Morning rush hour - approximately every 10 minutes

Midday - approximately every 13 minutes

Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 11 minutes

Evening - approximately every 19 minutes

Late evening - approximately every 20 minutes


Blue and Yellow are getting frequency increases as well 

Viva blue

Weekdays:

Schedules will be adjusted to meet customer demand.

Frequency will be adjusted as follows:

Early morning– approximately every 7 minutes

Morning rush hour - approximately every 7 minutes

Midday - approximately every 9 minutes

Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 7 minutes

Evening - approximately every 20 minutes

Late evening - approximately every 20 minutes


Viva Yellow

Frequency will be adjusted as follows:

- Early morning approximately 12 minutes

- Morning Rush Hour approximately 12 minutes

- Midday Every 13 minutes

- Afternoon Rush Hour Approximately every 14 minutes
- Evening Approximately every 17 minutes

- Late Evening Approximately every 17 minutes

School specials are comming back 

Route 41 is Discontinued due to low ridership.

304 Is getting restructured to Kennedy Road and enterprise blvd. I don't what's the point of restructuring the 304 to enterprise. 

There are also more service changes other than what i have posted

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4 hours ago, yrt1000 said:

Just posted this morning, and the Cornell terminal will officially be opening in September

...with it opening comes more service cuts...

For example reducing frequency on the 16 16th Avenue and weekend Purple service as well as the complete cancellation of fixed 41 Markham Local (with service provided as MOR)

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Service changes effective September 4th:

Viva Blue frequency changes:

  • Early morning– approximately every 7 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 7 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 9 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 7 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 20 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 20 minutes

Viva Blue first/last departure changes:

  • From Finch Go Bus Terminal to Newmarket: 5:30 AM until 12:27 AM the next morning
  • Newmarket Bus Terminal to Finch: 4:45 AM until 11:42 PM
  • First departure from Richmond Hill Centre: 5:53 AM via Finch Go to Newmarket

Viva Purple:

Weekday frequency adjustments:

  • Early morning - approximately every 10 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 10 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 13 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 11 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 19 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 20 minutes

Weekday first/last departures (Purple via Highway 7)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 4:50 AM until 12 AM 
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre via Highway 7: 5:44 AM to 11:55 PM
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 4:40 AM

Weekday first/last departures (Purple A via Enterprise)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 5 AM until 12:20 AM the next day
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre: 5:55 AM until 12:15 AM the next day
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 4:50 AM

Saturday frequency adjustments:

  • Morning - approximately every 18 to 21 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 17 to 18 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 18 to 25 minutes

Saturday first/last departures (Purple via Highway 7)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 5:18 AM until 12:24 AM the next day
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre via Highway 7: 5:50 AM to 1:17 AM the next day
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 5:08 AM

Saturday first/last departures (Purple A via Enterprise)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 5 AM until 11:59 PM
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre: 5:59 AM until 12:52 AM the next day
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 4:50 AM

Sunday frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning - approximately every 17 to 18 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 18 to 21 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 30 to 33 minutes

Sunday first/last departures (Purple via Highway 7)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 7:03 AM until 12:42 AM the next day
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre via Highway 7: 8:06 AM to 12:34 AM the next day
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 6:51 AM

Saturday first/last departures (Purple A via Enterprise)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 6:45 AM until 12:09 AM the next day
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre: 7:45 AM until 1:03 AM the next day
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 6:35 AM

Viva Yellow

Weekday frequency adjustments:

  • Early morning - approximately every 12 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 12 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 13 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 14 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 17 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 17 minutes

First/last departure changes:

  • Newmarket Bus Terminal to Davis Drive/Highway 404 Park and Ride: 4:06 AM until 11:10 PM
  • Davis Drive/Highway 404 Park and Ride: 4:24 AM until 11:26 PM

Route 1: Highway 7

Re-routed into Cornell along with frequency adjustments:

  • Eastbound will service Platform 11 (stop 7343)
  • Westbound will service Platform 9 (stop 7341)
  • Route 1 will continue to service Church Street in both directions
  • All eastbound trips will end at Cornell Bus Terminal after servicing Box Grove Walmart and the Copper Creek Drive area

Weekday frequency adjustments:

  • Early morning - approximately every 38 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 32 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 73 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 34 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 63 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 51 minutes

Saturday frequency adjustments:

  • Morning - approximately every 64 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 53 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 60 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 60 minutes

Sunday frequency adjustments:

  • Morning - approximately every 58 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 75 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 60 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 60 minutes

Route 2: Milliken

Re-routed into Cornell along with frequency adjustments:

  • Route 2 will service Platform 10 (stop 7342) at Cornell Bus Terminal
  • Weekend/holiday routing will provide service in both directions along Copper Creek Drive
  • Service along Box Grove Bypass, 14th Avenue and Donald Cousens Parkway south of Copper Creek Drive will be discontinued

Weekday frequency adjustment:

  • Approximately every 25 minutes during the afternoon peak period

Saturday frequency adjustment:

  • Morning - approximately every 38 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 39 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 36 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 36 minutes

Sunday frequency adjustment:

  • Approximately every 75 minutes

Route 4/4A: Major Mackenzie

  • Route 4: To improve school bell time connections at Alexander Mackenzie High School, the 2:55 p.m. westbound trip departing Major Mackenzie Drive/Trench Street (stop 1711) will be adjusted to depart at 3:25 p.m.
  • Route 4A: To improve school bell time connections at Tommy Douglas Secondary School, the 7:14 a.m. westbound trip departing Hillmount Road (stop 3209) will be adjusted to depart at 7:07 a.m.

Route 8: Kennedy

Adjust departure times to better align with school bell connection times at Pierre Elliot Trudeau High School 

  • The 2:39 p.m. northbound trip departing Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue (stop 1891) will be adjusted to depart at 2:32 p.m.
  • The 3:25 p.m. southbound trip departing Prospector’s Drive and Major Mackenzie Drive (stop 7312) will be adjusted to depart at 3:18 p.m.

Route 9: Stouvfille

  • Re-routed into Cornell 

Frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 36 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 52 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 35 minutes
  • Early evening - approximately every 48 minutes

Route 14: 14th Avenue

  • Route 14 will service Platform 10 (stop 7342) at Cornell
  • Service along Box Grove Bypass and Riverwalk Drive south of 14th Avenue will be discontinued

Frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 30 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 34 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 33 minutes

Route 16: 16th Avenue:

  • Route 16 will service Platform 4 (stop 7337) at Cornell
  • Westbound trips will continue to service Church Street

Weekday frequency adjustments: 

  • Early morning - approximately every 28 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 28 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 33 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 29 minutes
  • Early evening - approximately every 36 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 36 minutes

Saturday frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning - approximately every 40 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 42 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 41 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 42 minutes

Sunday frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning - approximately every 58 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 58 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 60 minutes

Route 18: Bur Oak

  • Route 18 will service Platform 2 (stop 7335)
  • Trips will no longer service Church Street; if you are travelling to the hospital or transferring to another bus, please board/depart at Cornell Bus Terminal

Weekday frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 25 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 34 minutes

Route 20: Jane

  • Additional northbound trip at 5:26 AM from Pioneer Village Station to better accommodate ridership demand

Route 25: Major Mackenzie

  • Route 25 will service Platform 5 (stop 7338)
  • Trips will no longer service Church Street; if you are travelling to the hospital or transferring to another bus, please board/depart at Cornell Bus Terminal

Weekday frequency adjustments: 

  • Early morning - approximately every 35 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 35 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 66 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 35 minutes
  • Early evening - approximately every 64 minutes

Route 40: Unionville Local

  • Morning and afternoon rush hour – approximately every 38 minutes

Route 41: Markham Local

  • Discontinued due to low ridership
  • Mobility-On-Request Markham Local will provide service between 6 AM to 7:45 PM on weekdays only
  • Route 403  St. Brother André Catholic High School school trip introduced to accommodate travel to/from the school

Route 50: Queensway

  • Timing better adjusted to better connect with Mobility-On-Request North and 96 Keele-Yonge

Weekday frequency adjustments: 

  • Early morning - approximately every 44 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 31 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 38 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 32 minutes

Final departure from High Street/Burke Street will be 10:25 PM instead of 10:34 PM

Route 55: Davis Drive

  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 41 minutes

Route 57: Mulock

Select departure times adjusted to improve school bell time connections at Sir William Mulock High School and Newmarket High School

  • The westbound 2:13 p.m. trip departing 404 Town Plaza (stop 5008) will be adjusted to the eastbound direction departing from Newmarket Terminal (stop #4189) at 2:44 p.m.
  • This adjustment improves the connection with southbound Route 54 - Bayview for the homebound Sir William Mulock students at Bayview Avenue and Mulock Drive (17-minute connection)

Route 81: Inspiration 

To improve school bell time connections at Richmond Hill High School, select trips will be adjusted:

  • The 3:58 p.m. trip departing Bernard Terminal will be adjusted to depart at 3:36 p.m. and the trip will turn to Yorkland Street to connect with the afternoon bell time at Richmond Hill High School

Route 82: Valleymede

To improve connections with morning bell times at St. Robert Catholic High School, Bayview Secondary School and Richmond Green Secondary School, the morning rush-hour schedule will be adjusted.

  • In addition, the 2:45 p.m. northbound trip departing St. Robert Catholic High School (stop 5280) will be adjusted to depart at 2:47 p.m. to accommodate the new bell time.
  • First and last trips will be adjusted

Route 83/83A: Trench

To improve school bell time connections at Langstaff Secondary School, Alexander Mackenzie High School, Richmond Hill High School and St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School, select trips will be adjusted:

  • The 8:12 a.m. northbound trip from Richmond Hill Centre Terminal (stop 4454) will be adjusted to depart at 8:08 a.m.
  • The 2:44 p.m. northbound trip from Richmond Hill Centre Terminal (stop 4454) will be adjusted to depart at 2:58 p.m.
  • The 3:30 p.m. southbound trip from Richmond Hill High School (stop 2103) will be adjusted to depart at 3:45 p.m.

83A Trench: To improve school bell time connections at Richmond Green Secondary School, Alexander Mackenzie High School and Our Lady Queen of the World Catholic High School, morning and afternoon rush-hour schedules will be adjusted.

Route 86: Newkirik-Red Maple

  • To improve school bell time connections at Richmond Hill High School, the 3:16 p.m. northbound trip departing Richmond Hill Centre Terminal (stop 4461) will be adjusted to depart at 3:13 p.m.

Route 90: Leslie

  • To accommodate students at St. Robert Catholic High School, the 2:39 p.m. trip departing Steeles Avenue and Don Mills Station (stop 1936) will be reinstated.

Route 98: Yonge

Frequency adjustments on weekdays:

  • Early morning - approximately every 50 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 38 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 38 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 40 minutes
  • Early evening - approximately every 51 minutes

Route 99: Yonge

Select Saturday trips adjusted noted below:

  • The southbound 8:23 p.m. trip will depart three minutes earlier at 8:20 p.m.
  • The southbound 8:45 p.m. trip will depart two minutes earlier at 8:43 p.m. 

Route 98/99: Yonge (late night)

  • Weekday frequency adjusted to every 35 minutes
  • First/last departure change for Saturday 
  • Sunday frequency adjusted to every 46 minutes

Route 107/107B Keele

Weekday frequency adjustment on 107:

  • Early morning - approximately every 24 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 16 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 42 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 18 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 41 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 34 minutes

Weekday frequency adjustment on 107B:

  • Early morning - approximately every 12 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 12 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 26 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 24 to 29 minutes

Route 303: Bur Oak Express

  • The 6:40 a.m., 7:05 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. morning trips departing Bur Oak Avenue and Anderson Avenue (stop 4815) will be discontinued due to low ridership.

Route 304: Mount Joy Express

  • Will be revised to travel along Bur Oak Avenue, Kennedy Road and Enterprise Boulevard instead of Bur Oak Avenue, McCowan Road, Highway 7 and Kennedy Road.

Frequency adjustments:

  • 7:45 a.m. morning trip departing Bur Oak Avenue and Anderson Avenue (stop 1324) will be discontinued due to low ridership.
  • Afternoon rush hour frequency approximately every 28 minutes

Route 403: St. Brother André Catholic High School special via Parkway Avenue

  • A new School Special route will be introduced for students travelling to and from St. Brother André Catholic High School.

First/last departure:

  • The morning trip will depart Markville Mall (stop 1827) at 7:45 a.m.
  • The afternoon trip will depart St. Brother André Catholic High School (stop 2991) at 2:40 p.m.

Route 425: Huron Heights Secondary School via Holland Landing

  • The afternoon trip on Route 425 will be revised to operate along Leslie Street

Route 461: Emily Carr School Special 

  •  Will be extended along Martin Grove Avenue to Martin Grove Road/Langstaff Road. 

Route 471: Stephen Lewis Secondary School Special via Langstaff Secondary 

  • Will bypass Rutherford GO Station (stop 3333)
  • The route will service stop 6309 on Rutherford Road, in front of the station.

Route 522: Markham Local

  • Willservice Platform 3 (stop 7336)
  • Buses will continue to service Church Street and Butternut Lane; travellers going to Markham Stouffville Hospital should continue to board and depart on Church Street

Frequency adjustment: 

  • Morning rush hour, midday and afternoon rush-hour frequency will be adjusted to approximately every 79 minutes

Route 720: Highway 407 Terminal/Wonderland

  • Route 720 will continue to operate on weekends and holidays only and on select Fridays for Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland.
  • Schedules will be adjusted to match Canada’s Wonderland and Vaughan Mills Mall operating hours.
  • Route 720 will be suspended when Canada’s Wonderland is closed.

Route 760: Vaughan Mills/Wonderland

  • Route 760 will continue to operate on weekends and holidays only and on select Fridays for Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland.
  • Schedules will be adjusted to match Canada’s Wonderland and Vaughan Mills Mall operating hours.
  • Route 760 will continue to service Vaughan Mills Mall after Canada’s Wonderland is closed.

Mobility-On-Request Newmarket

  • Replacing Mobility-On-Request Bristol and Gorham-Eagle
  • Can take you from an address in the service area to the closest select YRT bus stop along Yonge Street or Davis Drive

Hours of service:

  • Weekdays: 10 AM to 1:45 PM and 7 PM until 10:45 PM
  • Weekends and holidays: 8 AM to 10:45 PM

Mobility-On-Request Bur Oak

  • Re-routed into Cornell
  • No changes to service hours

Mobility-On-Request Markham Local

  • Extended hours from 6 AM to 7:45 PM on weekdays

 

Cornell Transit Terminal opening September 4th.

 

Worked to copy and paste the service changes for record keeping. Especially with the shift to on-demand along with reallocation of available resources. Viva Yellow running every 12 to 14 minutes during the mid-day is a first. Since it was originally launched with 3 buses providing 15 minute service all-day and being a short route. 

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10 hours ago, GTAmissions1 said:

Service changes effective September 4th:

Viva Blue frequency changes:

  • Early morning– approximately every 7 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 7 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 9 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 7 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 20 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 20 minutes

Viva Blue first/last departure changes:

  • From Finch Go Bus Terminal to Newmarket: 5:30 AM until 12:27 AM the next morning
  • Newmarket Bus Terminal to Finch: 4:45 AM until 11:42 PM
  • First departure from Richmond Hill Centre: 5:53 AM via Finch Go to Newmarket

Viva Purple:

Weekday frequency adjustments:

  • Early morning - approximately every 10 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 10 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 13 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 11 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 19 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 20 minutes

Weekday first/last departures (Purple via Highway 7)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 4:50 AM until 12 AM 
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre via Highway 7: 5:44 AM to 11:55 PM
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 4:40 AM

Weekday first/last departures (Purple A via Enterprise)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 5 AM until 12:20 AM the next day
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre: 5:55 AM until 12:15 AM the next day
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 4:50 AM

Saturday frequency adjustments:

  • Morning - approximately every 18 to 21 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 17 to 18 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 18 to 25 minutes

Saturday first/last departures (Purple via Highway 7)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 5:18 AM until 12:24 AM the next day
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre via Highway 7: 5:50 AM to 1:17 AM the next day
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 5:08 AM

Saturday first/last departures (Purple A via Enterprise)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 5 AM until 11:59 PM
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre: 5:59 AM until 12:52 AM the next day
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 4:50 AM

Sunday frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning - approximately every 17 to 18 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 18 to 21 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 30 to 33 minutes

Sunday first/last departures (Purple via Highway 7)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 7:03 AM until 12:42 AM the next day
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre via Highway 7: 8:06 AM to 12:34 AM the next day
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 6:51 AM

Saturday first/last departures (Purple A via Enterprise)

  • Richmond Hill Centre to Cornell: 6:45 AM until 12:09 AM the next day
  • Cornell to Richmond Hill Centre: 7:45 AM until 1:03 AM the next day
  • East Beaver Creek to Richmond Hill Centre: 6:35 AM

Viva Yellow

Weekday frequency adjustments:

  • Early morning - approximately every 12 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 12 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 13 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 14 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 17 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 17 minutes

First/last departure changes:

  • Newmarket Bus Terminal to Davis Drive/Highway 404 Park and Ride: 4:06 AM until 11:10 PM
  • Davis Drive/Highway 404 Park and Ride: 4:24 AM until 11:26 PM

Route 1: Highway 7

Re-routed into Cornell along with frequency adjustments:

  • Eastbound will service Platform 11 (stop 7343)
  • Westbound will service Platform 9 (stop 7341)
  • Route 1 will continue to service Church Street in both directions
  • All eastbound trips will end at Cornell Bus Terminal after servicing Box Grove Walmart and the Copper Creek Drive area

Weekday frequency adjustments:

  • Early morning - approximately every 38 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 32 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 73 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 34 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 63 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 51 minutes

Saturday frequency adjustments:

  • Morning - approximately every 64 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 53 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 60 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 60 minutes

Sunday frequency adjustments:

  • Morning - approximately every 58 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 75 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 60 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 60 minutes

Route 2: Milliken

Re-routed into Cornell along with frequency adjustments:

  • Route 2 will service Platform 10 (stop 7342) at Cornell Bus Terminal
  • Weekend/holiday routing will provide service in both directions along Copper Creek Drive
  • Service along Box Grove Bypass, 14th Avenue and Donald Cousens Parkway south of Copper Creek Drive will be discontinued

Weekday frequency adjustment:

  • Approximately every 25 minutes during the afternoon peak period

Saturday frequency adjustment:

  • Morning - approximately every 38 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 39 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 36 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 36 minutes

Sunday frequency adjustment:

  • Approximately every 75 minutes

Route 4/4A: Major Mackenzie

  • Route 4: To improve school bell time connections at Alexander Mackenzie High School, the 2:55 p.m. westbound trip departing Major Mackenzie Drive/Trench Street (stop 1711) will be adjusted to depart at 3:25 p.m.
  • Route 4A: To improve school bell time connections at Tommy Douglas Secondary School, the 7:14 a.m. westbound trip departing Hillmount Road (stop 3209) will be adjusted to depart at 7:07 a.m.

Route 8: Kennedy

Adjust departure times to better align with school bell connection times at Pierre Elliot Trudeau High School 

  • The 2:39 p.m. northbound trip departing Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue (stop 1891) will be adjusted to depart at 2:32 p.m.
  • The 3:25 p.m. southbound trip departing Prospector’s Drive and Major Mackenzie Drive (stop 7312) will be adjusted to depart at 3:18 p.m.

Route 9: Stouvfille

  • Re-routed into Cornell 

Frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 36 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 52 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 35 minutes
  • Early evening - approximately every 48 minutes

Route 14: 14th Avenue

  • Route 14 will service Platform 10 (stop 7342) at Cornell
  • Service along Box Grove Bypass and Riverwalk Drive south of 14th Avenue will be discontinued

Frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 30 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 34 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 33 minutes

Route 16: 16th Avenue:

  • Route 16 will service Platform 4 (stop 7337) at Cornell
  • Westbound trips will continue to service Church Street

Weekday frequency adjustments: 

  • Early morning - approximately every 28 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 28 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 33 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 29 minutes
  • Early evening - approximately every 36 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 36 minutes

Saturday frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning - approximately every 40 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 42 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 41 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 42 minutes

Sunday frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning - approximately every 58 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 58 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 60 minutes

Route 18: Bur Oak

  • Route 18 will service Platform 2 (stop 7335)
  • Trips will no longer service Church Street; if you are travelling to the hospital or transferring to another bus, please board/depart at Cornell Bus Terminal

Weekday frequency adjustments: 

  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 25 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 34 minutes

Route 20: Jane

  • Additional northbound trip at 5:26 AM from Pioneer Village Station to better accommodate ridership demand

Route 25: Major Mackenzie

  • Route 25 will service Platform 5 (stop 7338)
  • Trips will no longer service Church Street; if you are travelling to the hospital or transferring to another bus, please board/depart at Cornell Bus Terminal

Weekday frequency adjustments: 

  • Early morning - approximately every 35 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 35 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 66 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 35 minutes
  • Early evening - approximately every 64 minutes

Route 40: Unionville Local

  • Morning and afternoon rush hour – approximately every 38 minutes

Route 41: Markham Local

  • Discontinued due to low ridership
  • Mobility-On-Request Markham Local will provide service between 6 AM to 7:45 PM on weekdays only
  • Route 403  St. Brother André Catholic High School school trip introduced to accommodate travel to/from the school

Route 50: Queensway

  • Timing better adjusted to better connect with Mobility-On-Request North and 96 Keele-Yonge

Weekday frequency adjustments: 

  • Early morning - approximately every 44 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 31 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 38 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 32 minutes

Final departure from High Street/Burke Street will be 10:25 PM instead of 10:34 PM

Route 55: Davis Drive

  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 41 minutes

Route 57: Mulock

Select departure times adjusted to improve school bell time connections at Sir William Mulock High School and Newmarket High School

  • The westbound 2:13 p.m. trip departing 404 Town Plaza (stop 5008) will be adjusted to the eastbound direction departing from Newmarket Terminal (stop #4189) at 2:44 p.m.
  • This adjustment improves the connection with southbound Route 54 - Bayview for the homebound Sir William Mulock students at Bayview Avenue and Mulock Drive (17-minute connection)

Route 81: Inspiration 

To improve school bell time connections at Richmond Hill High School, select trips will be adjusted:

  • The 3:58 p.m. trip departing Bernard Terminal will be adjusted to depart at 3:36 p.m. and the trip will turn to Yorkland Street to connect with the afternoon bell time at Richmond Hill High School

Route 82: Valleymede

To improve connections with morning bell times at St. Robert Catholic High School, Bayview Secondary School and Richmond Green Secondary School, the morning rush-hour schedule will be adjusted.

  • In addition, the 2:45 p.m. northbound trip departing St. Robert Catholic High School (stop 5280) will be adjusted to depart at 2:47 p.m. to accommodate the new bell time.
  • First and last trips will be adjusted

Route 83/83A: Trench

To improve school bell time connections at Langstaff Secondary School, Alexander Mackenzie High School, Richmond Hill High School and St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School, select trips will be adjusted:

  • The 8:12 a.m. northbound trip from Richmond Hill Centre Terminal (stop 4454) will be adjusted to depart at 8:08 a.m.
  • The 2:44 p.m. northbound trip from Richmond Hill Centre Terminal (stop 4454) will be adjusted to depart at 2:58 p.m.
  • The 3:30 p.m. southbound trip from Richmond Hill High School (stop 2103) will be adjusted to depart at 3:45 p.m.

83A Trench: To improve school bell time connections at Richmond Green Secondary School, Alexander Mackenzie High School and Our Lady Queen of the World Catholic High School, morning and afternoon rush-hour schedules will be adjusted.

Route 86: Newkirik-Red Maple

  • To improve school bell time connections at Richmond Hill High School, the 3:16 p.m. northbound trip departing Richmond Hill Centre Terminal (stop 4461) will be adjusted to depart at 3:13 p.m.

Route 90: Leslie

  • To accommodate students at St. Robert Catholic High School, the 2:39 p.m. trip departing Steeles Avenue and Don Mills Station (stop 1936) will be reinstated.

Route 98: Yonge

Frequency adjustments on weekdays:

  • Early morning - approximately every 50 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 38 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 38 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 40 minutes
  • Early evening - approximately every 51 minutes

Route 99: Yonge

Select Saturday trips adjusted noted below:

  • The southbound 8:23 p.m. trip will depart three minutes earlier at 8:20 p.m.
  • The southbound 8:45 p.m. trip will depart two minutes earlier at 8:43 p.m. 

Route 98/99: Yonge (late night)

  • Weekday frequency adjusted to every 35 minutes
  • First/last departure change for Saturday 
  • Sunday frequency adjusted to every 46 minutes

Route 107/107B Keele

Weekday frequency adjustment on 107:

  • Early morning - approximately every 24 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 16 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 42 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 18 minutes
  • Evening - approximately every 41 minutes
  • Late evening - approximately every 34 minutes

Weekday frequency adjustment on 107B:

  • Early morning - approximately every 12 minutes
  • Morning rush hour - approximately every 12 minutes
  • Midday - approximately every 26 minutes
  • Afternoon rush hour - approximately every 24 to 29 minutes

Route 303: Bur Oak Express

  • The 6:40 a.m., 7:05 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. morning trips departing Bur Oak Avenue and Anderson Avenue (stop 4815) will be discontinued due to low ridership.

Route 304: Mount Joy Express

  • Will be revised to travel along Bur Oak Avenue, Kennedy Road and Enterprise Boulevard instead of Bur Oak Avenue, McCowan Road, Highway 7 and Kennedy Road.

Frequency adjustments:

  • 7:45 a.m. morning trip departing Bur Oak Avenue and Anderson Avenue (stop 1324) will be discontinued due to low ridership.
  • Afternoon rush hour frequency approximately every 28 minutes

Route 403: St. Brother André Catholic High School special via Parkway Avenue

  • A new School Special route will be introduced for students travelling to and from St. Brother André Catholic High School.

First/last departure:

  • The morning trip will depart Markville Mall (stop 1827) at 7:45 a.m.
  • The afternoon trip will depart St. Brother André Catholic High School (stop 2991) at 2:40 p.m.

Route 425: Huron Heights Secondary School via Holland Landing

  • The afternoon trip on Route 425 will be revised to operate along Leslie Street

Route 461: Emily Carr School Special 

  •  Will be extended along Martin Grove Avenue to Martin Grove Road/Langstaff Road. 

Route 471: Stephen Lewis Secondary School Special via Langstaff Secondary 

  • Will bypass Rutherford GO Station (stop 3333)
  • The route will service stop 6309 on Rutherford Road, in front of the station.

Route 522: Markham Local

  • Willservice Platform 3 (stop 7336)
  • Buses will continue to service Church Street and Butternut Lane; travellers going to Markham Stouffville Hospital should continue to board and depart on Church Street

Frequency adjustment: 

  • Morning rush hour, midday and afternoon rush-hour frequency will be adjusted to approximately every 79 minutes

Route 720: Highway 407 Terminal/Wonderland

  • Route 720 will continue to operate on weekends and holidays only and on select Fridays for Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland.
  • Schedules will be adjusted to match Canada’s Wonderland and Vaughan Mills Mall operating hours.
  • Route 720 will be suspended when Canada’s Wonderland is closed.

Route 760: Vaughan Mills/Wonderland

  • Route 760 will continue to operate on weekends and holidays only and on select Fridays for Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland.
  • Schedules will be adjusted to match Canada’s Wonderland and Vaughan Mills Mall operating hours.
  • Route 760 will continue to service Vaughan Mills Mall after Canada’s Wonderland is closed.

Mobility-On-Request Newmarket

  • Replacing Mobility-On-Request Bristol and Gorham-Eagle
  • Can take you from an address in the service area to the closest select YRT bus stop along Yonge Street or Davis Drive

Hours of service:

  • Weekdays: 10 AM to 1:45 PM and 7 PM until 10:45 PM
  • Weekends and holidays: 8 AM to 10:45 PM

Mobility-On-Request Bur Oak

  • Re-routed into Cornell
  • No changes to service hours

Mobility-On-Request Markham Local

  • Extended hours from 6 AM to 7:45 PM on weekdays

 

Cornell Transit Terminal opening September 4th.

 

Worked to copy and paste the service changes for record keeping. Especially with the shift to on-demand along with reallocation of available resources. Viva Yellow running every 12 to 14 minutes during the mid-day is a first. Since it was originally launched with 3 buses providing 15 minute service all-day and being a short route. 

Seems like they are trimming service here and there just to make up for the short falls of ridership and to cover the costs of the terminal.

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1 hour ago, Gamer Studios said:

Seems like they are trimming service here and there just to make up for the short falls of ridership and to cover the costs of the terminal.

Especially the routes that got service increases (Yellow, Blue and 720 Jane) are ones that have the corridor demand and trip generators to cover the additional costs.

I don't think anyone would want to wait 75 minutes for a departure. Plus some routes are truncated to end at Cornell Transit Terminal and for those wanting Church Street  will have to change buses or a long walk depending on final destination along Church Street.

Purple/Purple A is interesting since it loops around the hospital first before looping into Cornell Transit Terminal. I would give it at least a year before Purple/Purple A to the hospital loop is eliminated unless there is opposition regarding such change just to save a few minutes. 

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7 hours ago, GTAmissions1 said:

Especially the routes that got service increases (Yellow, Blue and 720 Jane) are ones that have the corridor demand and trip generators to cover the additional costs.

I don't think anyone would want to wait 75 minutes for a departure. Plus some routes are truncated to end at Cornell Transit Terminal and for those wanting Church Street  will have to change buses or a long walk depending on final destination along Church Street.

Purple/Purple A is interesting since it loops around the hospital first before looping into Cornell Transit Terminal. I would give it at least a year before Purple/Purple A to the hospital loop is eliminated unless there is opposition regarding such change just to save a few minutes. 

Purple is pretty crowded last I rode earlier last week

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29 minutes ago, Gamer Studios said:

Purple is pretty crowded last I rode earlier last week

If the crowding on purple continues then YRT should atleast bring back the viva pink. However there aren't enough 40 footers at BRT. And there isn't demand for 60 footers. From many times i have taken the viva pink artics aren't warranted on that route

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1 hour ago, menath said:

If the crowding on purple continues then YRT should atleast bring back the viva pink. However there aren't enough 40 footers at BRT. And there isn't demand for 60 footers. From many times i have taken the viva pink artics aren't warranted on that route

You have to remember that the only 40 ft buses that were purchased from the Viva fleet was during launch in 2005 with the base order of 40 units. An additional 20 were added, but shifted to conventional service. Every order has always been articulated buses since 2007.

York University Markham campus is planned to open Fall 2023 which I would think they would retain Pink to make sure they can handle the demand. Purple A operates every 20 to 22 minutes during the weekday peak periods. Where as mid-day, the frequency drops to every 26 minutes approximately on the September 2022 timetable.

2023 service plan indicates an evaluation of bringing back suspended routes. I think Pink will be brought back versus Green which will most likely be deferred until the revamp to operate along Leslie.

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There's currently a huge surplus of 40 foot Viva buses. As mentioned, there's 40 available units, and current peak utilization is 7 (Orange) and 3 (Yellow), giving a ridiculously high 75% spare ratio.

When Pink last operated prior to COVID, it used 9 buses during rush hour (Green used 5). So even if Pink used all 40 foot buses, the 40 foot Viva utilization at rush hour would still only be 47.5% of the fleet.

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26 minutes ago, Articulated said:

There's currently a huge surplus of 40 foot Viva buses. As mentioned, there's 40 available units, and current peak utilization is 7 (Orange) and 3 (Yellow), giving a ridiculously high 75% spare ratio.

When Pink last operated prior to COVID, it used 9 buses during rush hour (Green used 5). So even if Pink used all 40 foot buses, the 40 foot Viva utilization at rush hour would still only be 47.5% of the fleet.

Pink does use all 40 footer buses. I live in Markham and I used the pink to finch prior to covid19. Many times i've ridden it all of the buses on that route were 40 footers. Rarely an artic may show up.

BRT Stopped sending the 40 footers on purple after first round of closures by the Government were announced

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Just now, menath said:

Pink does use all 40 footer buses. I live in Markham and I used the pink to finch prior to covid19. Many times i've ridden it all of the buses on that route were 40 footers. Rarely an artic may show up.

Artics generally supplement the Pink for extra capacity...usually 1-2 buses during AM and PM rush were artics...

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1 hour ago, Gamer Studios said:

Got a question.

Anyone wonder why alot of the remaining BRT Eldorados are MIA from both North and Southeast. 

North Division still uses their BRT El Dorados quite a lot on the 54 Bayview. Especially when it has ramped up back to a higher frequency recently requiring at least three buses during the peak periods. Currently North Division has 5 available to cover the route. Since 54 Bayview has challenges along Newmarket Main Street requiring a shorter vehicle be used.

At the same time, I have seen 40 ft buses appear on the 54 Bayview. Most likely if they need to cover trips rather than prepare if 30 ft buses are retired. 

Can't answer for Southeast since I am not familiar with their operations or routes they operate them on. 

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I think it was mentioned on this board that 2 of SE’s El Dorados were retired and that’s why 1066 was transferred over. I’m assuming 1068 is one of them, which hasn’t seen service since April 2021. 

In any case, you can still find most of the remaining ones out each day on the 91B, 82, and 9’s rush hour runs. Also have to keep in mind they’re about 12 years old now and never got any refurbishments like the 40 foot fleet did

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7 hours ago, yrt1000 said:

I think it was mentioned on this board that 2 of SE’s El Dorados were retired and that’s why 1066 was transferred over. I’m assuming 1068 is one of them, which hasn’t seen service since April 2021. 

In any case, you can still find most of the remaining ones out each day on the 91B, 82, and 9’s rush hour runs. Also have to keep in mind they’re about 12 years old now and never got any refurbishments like the 40 foot fleet did

1068 was retired due to a fire last year. 993 was retired due to an accident in January 2022.

Community route 522 Markham Local also uses El Dorado buses (990 series) due to some of the stops that aren't accessible with a 40 ft bus plus the purpose of connecting retirement homes with major destinations like the Markville Mall along with the grocery store. Not sure what the future of the route will be being the last remaining community route in-service that is numbered. 

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1066 just hopped back into service.

26 minutes ago, GTAmissions1 said:

1068 was retired due to a fire last year. 993 was retired due to an accident in January 2022.

Community route 522 Markham Local also uses El Dorado buses (990 series) due to some of the stops that aren't accessible with a 40 ft bus plus the purpose of connecting retirement homes with major destinations like the Markville Mall along with the grocery store. Not sure what the future of the route will be being the last remaining community route in-service that is numbered. 

They could always use Arbocs for the 522 (either transferred or ordered brand new).

8 hours ago, yrt1000 said:

I think it was mentioned on this board that 2 of SE’s El Dorados were retired and that’s why 1066 was transferred over. I’m assuming 1068 is one of them, which hasn’t seen service since April 2021. 

In any case, you can still find most of the remaining ones out each day on the 91B, 82, and 9’s rush hour runs. Also have to keep in mind they’re about 12 years old now and never got any refurbishments like the 40 foot fleet did

995 was transferred from SW to replace one of the two retired Eldorados. 996 was rumoured to be transferred over but hasn't seen service (may have been repurposed into a parts bus)

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On 8/24/2022 at 9:42 AM, yrt1000 said:

I think it was mentioned on this board that 2 of SE’s El Dorados were retired and that’s why 1066 was transferred over. I’m assuming 1068 is one of them, which hasn’t seen service since April 2021. 

In any case, you can still find most of the remaining ones out each day on the 91B, 82, and 9’s rush hour runs. Also have to keep in mind they’re about 12 years old now and never got any refurbishments like the 40 foot fleet did

They seem to occasionally appear on other lower ridership routes as well. Today, there was one on 80 and none on 82.

On another note, I've been trying to make it up to York Region over the next few days to ride some of the oldest 2003 and 2004 D40LFs in the process of retirement. Where are the best places to find these?

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4 hours ago, blue.bird.fan said:

They seem to occasionally appear on other lower ridership routes as well. Today, there was one on 80 and none on 82.

On another note, I've been trying to make it up to York Region over the next few days to ride some of the oldest 2003 and 2004 D40LFs in the process of retirement. Where are the best places to find these?

I’ll speak for the 4xx’s. Your best bet is definitely rush hour runs. There’s a run on route 1 Highway 7 that begins from RHC around 2:20PM that pretty often has a 2004 on it, but they can really be anywhere. Transsee is your friend

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