Toronto Transit Commission route 985 'Sheppard East Express'

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Toronto Transit Commission route 985 'Sheppard East Express' is wheelchair accessible.
Toronto Transit Commission route 985 'Sheppard East Express' is a bike rack route.
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985 Sheppard East Express
Number of Branches 2
Distance 8.68km (Don Mills Station - Scarborough Centre Station)
15.14km (Don Mills Station - Meadowvale)
Blue Night 385 Sheppard East Accessible.gif
Types of vehicles used Nova Bus LFS Artic Accessible.gif, Nova Bus LFS HEV Accessible.gif,
Orion VII NG HEV Accessible.gif
Division Malvern
Ridership (2016) 10,489

985 Sheppard East Express Accessible.gif is an express bus route operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 985.

This express route is part of the new express network reimaging and expansion. This route connects Don Mills Station, Scarborough Centre Station, and northeastern Scarborough. It services Sheppard Avenue East between Don Mills Road and Meadowvale Road, only making express stops at major intersections along the route. Its western terminal is Don Mills Station for all branches. Eastern terminals include Scarborough Centre Station for the 985A branch, and Meadowvale Road for the 985B branch.

History

  • September 2, 1980 - Route introduced as the 85D Sheppard East Express operating between Sheppard Station and Victoria Park.
  • March 14, 1983 - Express service expanded to include 85F extension to Meadowvale, 85G to Morningside and 85H to Morningside via 401.
  • April 17, 1989 - Branch 85D incorporated into route 10 Van Horne Accessible.gif.
  • February 18, 1990 - 85F and 85G extended east from Don Mills to Victoria Park. Buses operate express west of Victoria Park, stopping only at Don Mills Road.
  • May 13, 1991 - 190 City Centre Express established, replaces the 85G and 85H branches, operating between Sheppard and Scarborough Centre stations.
  • September 6, 1992 - Route eliminated and replaced by the 85G Sheppard East local buses.
  • May 8, 1994 - 85E branch introduced, extending service to Rouge Hill GO Station and 85J branch operates to McCowan heading to Malvern Garage.
  • July 28, 1996 - Route made accessible.
  • February 1997 - 85J branch discontinued, but as additional 85E trips.
  • September 6, 1998 - Route rendered inaccessible east of Brimley on weekdays. Accessible service continues on the 85G and 85J branches.
  • March 31, 2002 - 85F Express eliminated, replaced by local buses.
  • November 24, 2002 - Route re-introduced as 190 Scarborough Centre Rocket, replacing the local 85G branch.
  • August 31, 2003 - New stop on Victoria Park added. Rerouted to operate via Sheppard, Midland, Progress, Brimley and Triton.
  • November 3, 2003 - New stops added on Pharmacy Avenue and Allanford Road.
  • November 23, 2008 - Moved to Malvern Division.
  • June 22, 2014 - New stop added on Midland Avenue.
  • February 15, 2015 - Moved to Eglinton Division.
  • February 18, 2018 - New express stop added at Sheppard Avenue East and Reidmount Avenue to provide a connection to the nearby Agincourt GO Station.
  • June 24, 2018 - Moved to Malvern Division.
  • September 2, 2018 - With the implementation of the TTC's express network, route 190 was renumbered to 985A Sheppard East Express, and new 985B branch introduced to Meadowvale. New express stop was added at Sheppard Avenue East and Brian Drive/Consumers Road.

Previous route maps

September 2018
2016
2014
2008

Branches

This route has 2 branches:

Overnight Service

Overnight service is provided by 385 Sheppard East Accessible.gif on Sheppard Avenue East between Don Mills Station and Meadowvale Road. The rest of the route does not have overnight service, however, this route operates until 1:00 AM every day.

Vehicles

Buses that can appear on 985 Sheppard East Express include Nova Bus LFS Artic Accessible.gif, Nova Bus LFS HEV Accessible.gif, and Orion VII NG HEV Accessible.gif.

Summary

Toronto Transit Commission Logo.png Frequency Vehicles Used Notes
Weekday AM Peak 9
9
6
9
985A branch.
985B branch.
Weekday Midday 12:30 4 985A branch only.
Weekday PM Peak 8:30
8:30
7
11
985A branch.
985B branch.
Weekday Early Evening 12 4 985A branch only.
Weekday Late Evening 20 2 985A branch only.
Saturday Early Morning 12 4 985A branch only.
Saturday Morning 12:30 4 985A branch only.
Saturday Afternoon 8:40 6 985A branch only.
Saturday Early Evening 9:30 5 985A branch only.
Saturday Late Evening 21 2 985A branch only.
Sunday Early Morning Route does not operate.
Sunday Morning 15:40 3 985A branch only.
Sunday Afternoon 9:30 5 985A branch only.
Sunday Early Evening 14 3 985A branch only.
Sunday Late Evening 21 2 985A branch only.
Last updated: September 2, 2018


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Current Divisions Arrow Rd - Birchmount - Davisville - Eglinton - Greenwood - Hillcrest - Lakeshore - Leslie Barns - Malvern - McCowan - Mount Dennis - Queensway - Roncesvalles - Russell - Wilson
Former Divisions Danforth - (Old) Eglinton - Lansdowne - St. Clair (Wychwood) - Vincent
Former Projects Network 2011 - OneCity - Transit City (Bus Plan - Light Rail Plan)
Bus Stops 1-999, 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-8999, 9000-9999, 10000-10999, 11000-11999, 12000-12999, 13000-13999, 14000-14999, 15000-15999
Current Routes
Rapid Transit 1 (Yonge-University) - 2 (Bloor-Danforth) - 3 (Scarborough) - 4 (Sheppard) - 5 (Eglinton Crosstown) - Finch West - Sheppard East
Bus 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 160 161 162 165 167 168 169 171 175 176
Downtown Express 141 142 143 144 145
Blue Night 300 301 302 304 306 307 310 312 315 320 322 324 325 329 332 334 335 336 337 339 341 343 352 353 354 363 365 384 385 395 396
Community 400 402 403 404 405 407
Streetcar 501 502 503 504 505 506 509 510 511 512
Express Network 900 902 903 905 913 924 925 927 929 935 937 939 941 944 945 952 953 954 960 984 985 986 989 995 996
Former Routes
Bus 1 2 3 4 13 13 13 14 19 24 27 28 38 42 58 59 93 102 118 121 124 137 139 140 163 164 166 172 197 224 268 406 408
Rocket 185 186 188 190 191 192 193 194 194 195 196 198 199
Blue Night 315
Community 401 406 409 425
Streetcar 507 508 514 521 522
Stations
Yonge-University Vaughan Metropolitan Centre - Highway 407 - Pioneer Village - York University - Finch West - Downsview Park - Sheppard West - Wilson - Yorkdale - Lawrence West - Glencairn - Eglinton West - St. Clair West - Dupont - Spadina - St. George - Museum - Queen's Park - St. Patrick - Osgoode - St. Andrew - Union - King - Queen - Dundas - College - Wellesley - Bloor-Yonge - Rosedale - Summerhill - St. Clair - Davisville - Eglinton - Lawrence - York Mills - Sheppard-Yonge - North York Centre - Finch
Bloor-Danforth Kipling - Islington - Royal York - Old Mill - Jane - Runnymede - High Park - Keele - Dundas West - Lansdowne - Dufferin - Ossington - Christie - Bathurst - Spadina - St. George - Bay - Bloor-Yonge - Sherbourne - Castle Frank - Broadview - Chester - Pape - Donlands - Greenwood - Coxwell - Woodbine - Main Street - Victoria Park - Warden - Kennedy
Scarborough Kennedy - Lawrence East - Ellesmere - Midland - Scarborough Centre - McCowan
Sheppard Sheppard-Yonge - Bayview - Bessarion - Leslie - Don Mills
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