Brampton Transit route 501 'Züm Queen'
|Number of Branches||2|
|Buses used||New Flyer XDE60, New Flyer XDE40|
|Related routes||1, Viva Orange|
Route 501 runs between Downtown Brampton Terminal and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station or York University, traveling on Queen St. in Brampton and Highway 7 in Vaughan. It passes by Bramalea Terminal.
This route has 2 main branches:
- 501 Downtown Brampton Terminal - Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station
- 501A Downtown Brampton Terminal - York University via Highway 407
- 501C Bramalea Terminal - York University via Highway 407
Note Downtown Brampton Terminal is shown in destination signs instead of Downtown Terminal in order to distinguish between Brampton's Downtown and Vaughan's "Downtown" at Vaughan Corporate Centre.
501 Züm Queen was the launch route for the Züm network. It was set to begin September 8, 2010 but the date was pushed back. The first bus departed the Downtown Brampton Terminal at 04:45 on September 20, 2010 bound for York University. In preparation for the initial launch date, York Region Transit cut the Brampton portion of the route 77 and 77A on September 5. A temporary route known as 177/177A Highway 7 Express was launched as an interim measure until Züm launched later in the month.
In september 2017 501C branch was introduced to provide extra demand to/from York University.
On September 4th 2018, the 501 branch stopped servicing York University, it instead terminates at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Rapidway Station. 501A and 501C branches continue to run to York University.