Durham Region Transit route 401 'Simcoe'
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|Types of buses used||New Flyer D40LF , New Flyer XD40 , Nova Bus LFS|
401 Simcoe is a base route operated by DRT in Oshawa, ON.
Route 401 serves Simcoe St, Wentworth St, and Lakeview Park Dr.
This route serves the Durham College/Ontario Tech University North Campus, Downtown Oshawa, and Lakeview Park via the Simcoe/Centre Street Corridor. A short turn branch operates from the North Campus to Downtown, and a rush hour extension serves the Oshawa GO Station
Route 401 connects to 900 Pulse in Downtown Oshawa.
This route has 2 main branches and 1 regular short turn branch:
- 401 Durham College/Ontario Tech University North Campus - Lakeview Park via Downtown Oshawa
- 401B Durham College/Ontario Tech University North Campus - Wentworth/Simcoe via Ritson
- 401S Durham College/Ontario Tech University North Campus - Wentworth (Short Turn)
Route 401 was operating along its primary arrangement when DRT inherited the Oshawa Transit Commission in 2006. OTC denoted the #1 to the route. Slight modifications were made to the route in 2016 to have the main branch service First Street, McNaughton Avenue and Ritson Road to and from Lakeview Park.
In 2018 service was reverted back to the original alignment of route 401, route 401B continued service on Ritson to Wentworth.
In 2019, service on route 401C to Oshawa Station was removed and rebranded as new route 422 Simcoe/Bloor which mirrors the 401 from Simcoe/Commencement to Simcoe/Centre and Gibb, before servicing Park Road, and Bloor Street to Oshawa Station.
- Durham College/Ontario Tech University North Campus: Northern terminus. Connections to routes 310, 416, 417, 420, 910, 915, 950 and to GO Transit 52 and GO Transit 93.
- Taunton Road: Connections to routes 422, 910 and 915.
- Rossland Road: Connections to route 422, 916.
- Lakeridge Health Oshawa/Adelaide Avenue: Connections to routes 412, 414 and 422.
- King&Centre / Simcoe&Bond: Connections to routes Connections to 402, 405, 407, 414, 422, 900, and to GO Transit 52 and GO Transit 92.
- John Street: 411, 414 and 422.
- Gibb Street: 410, 422.
- Bloor Street: Connections to route 406 922
- Lakeview Park
- Cedar Street and Wentworth Street
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