York Region Transit Richmond Hill area GO Shuttles

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240 Mill Pond GO Shuttle

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240 Mill Pond GO Shuttle Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Richmond Hill)
Related routes 83

240 Mill Pond GO Shuttle was a shuttle bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

Route 240 mainly served Canyon Hill Avenue, Laratt Lane, Regent Street, and Mill Street.

This route served the Mill Pond community, connecting it to Richmond Hill GO Station.

History

XD40 #1401 on route 240.
D40 #8919 at Richmond Hill GO Station on route 240.

The earliest precursor to this route was Richmond Hill Transit route 1A, which operated along Elgin Mills, Mill, Wright and Dunlop, passing Richmond Hill GO Station. When YRT took over operations, it's rush-hour route 80 operated from Yonge and Bernard along a similar route to 240 to the GO Station. This route only operated during peak periods.

  • May 9, 2004 - Route 240 officially started operations, when the major restructuring in Richmond Hill eliminated route 80.
  • 2007 - YRT announced that GO Shuttles would allow passengers to get off before a GO Station in the AM, and on after the station in the PM. This allows people to use them as a regular YRT bus. YRT warns that if the GO train is cancelled, or there are no passengers at the GO station, the run will be cancelled.
  • December 2012 - Route 240 was declared fully accessible.
  • September 6, 2020 - Route 240 was discontinued due to low ridership.

Vehicles

Route 240 saw a mix of 30ft service provided by E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX, and 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR and/or New Flyer XD40.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
240
Bernard Terminal 240
Shaftsbury Ave. @ Bathurst St. 240
Elgin Mills Rd. @ Regent St. 240
Dunlop St. @ Yonge St. 240
Richmond Hill GO Station 240

Service Summary

Period Branch Weekdays
AM PM
2020 240
2019 240
2018 240
2017 240
2016 240 30-35 30-60
2015 240 30-35 30-75
2014 240 30-35 30-75
2013 240 30-35 30-75
2012 240 30-35 30-75
2011 240 30-35 30-75
2010 240 30-35 30-75
2009 240
2008 240
2007 240
2006 240 30-35 30-60
2005 240 30-35 30-60
2004 240 30-35 30-60

241 Beverly Acres GO Shuttle

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241 Beverly Acres GO Shuttle Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Richmond Hill)
Related routes 91/91A

241 Beverly Acres GO Shuttle was a shuttle bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

Route 241 mainly served Neal Drive, Subrisco Avenue, and Bayview Avenue.

This route served the Beverly Acres community, connecting it to Richmond Hill GO Station.

History

D40 #8923 at Richmond Hill GO Station about to start a run on route 241.

The earliest precursor to this route was in Richmond Hill Transit route 1C. It operated from Bernard Terminal along Yonge and Crosby, then followed today's route 241. It had full-day service, and the portion south of Elgin Mills also had Saturday service. When YRT inherited operations, it was renumbered to route 81.

  • May 9, 2004 - Route 241 came into operation when a major restructuring around Richmond Hill eliminated route 81.
  • 2007 - YRT announced that GO Shuttles would allow passengers to get off before a GO Station in the AM, and on after the station in the PM. This allows people to use them as a regular YRT bus. YRT warns that if the GO train is cancelled, or there are no passengers at the GO station, the run will be cancelled.
  • December 2012 - Route 241 was declared fully accessible.
  • September 6, 2020 - Route 241 was discontinued due to low ridership.

Vehicles

Route 241 saw a mix of 30ft service provided by E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX, and 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR and/or New Flyer XD40.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
241
Newkirk Rd. @ Crosby Ave. 241
Subrisco Ave. @ Bayview Ave. 241
Richmond Hill GO Station 241

Service Summary

Period Branch Weekdays
AM PM
2020 241
2019 241
2018 241
2017 241
2016 241 2 Trips 30-60
2015 241 2 Trips 30-75
2014 241 2 Trips 30-75
2013 241 30 30-75
2012 241 30 30-75
2011 241 30 30-75
2010 241 30 30-75
2009 241
2008 241
2007 241 30 30-70
2006 241 30 30-70
2005 241 30 30-70
2004 241 30 30-70

242 North Richvale GO Shuttle

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242 North Richvale GO Shuttle Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Richmond Hill)
Related routes None

242 North Richvale GO Shuttle was a shuttle bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

Route 242 mainly served Weldrick Road, Pemberton Road, May Avenue, and Palmer Avenue.

This route served the North Richvale community, connecting it to Richmond Hill GO Station.

History

The earliest precursor to this route is Richmond Hill Transit route 6. It has a rush-hour extension from it's western loop along May and Palmer to Richmond Hill GO Station. When YRT took over operations, this became route 86B.

  • May 9, 2004 - Route 242 came into operation when a major restructuring in Richmond Hill simplified route 86, eliminating the branches. Route 242 operated along the rush-hour portion only, ending at Hillcrest Mall.
  • 2007 - YRT announced that GO Shuttles would allow passengers to get off before a GO Station in the AM, and on after the station in the PM. This allows people to use them as a regular YRT bus. YRT warns that if the GO train is cancelled, or there are no passengers at the GO station, the run will be cancelled.
  • July 1, 2012 - Route is slightly revised during the weekday afternoon rush hour to operate a double-loop via south on Walmer Road, west on Weldrick Road West, north on Bathurst Street, east on Pemberton Road, and south on Walmer Road to continue east on Weldrick Road West to Hillcrest Mall.
  • December 2012 - Route 242 was declared fully accessible.
  • June 30, 2019 - This route was discontinued due to low ridership.

Vehicles

Route 242 saw a mix of 30ft service provided by E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX, and 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR and/or New Flyer XD40.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
242
Hillcrest Mall 242
Weldrick Rd. @ Bathurst St. 242
May Ave. @ Yonge St. 242
Richmond Hill GO Station 242

Service Summary

Period Branch Weekdays
AM PM
2019 242
2018 242
2017 242 30 30-60
2016 242 30 30-65
2015 242 30 30-65
2014 242 30 30-65
2013 242 30 30-65
2012 242 30 30-65
2011 242 30 30-65
2010 242 30 30-65
2009 242 30 30-65
2008 242 30 30-65
2007 242 30 30-65
2006 242 30 30-65
2005 242 30 30-65
2004 242 30 30-65

243 Redstone GO Shuttle

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243 Redstone GO Shuttle Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Richmond Hill)
Related routes 83A

243 Redstone GO Shuttle was a shuttle bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

Route 243 mainly served Redstone Road and Farmstead Road.

This route served the Redstone community, connecting it to Richmond Hill GO Station.

History

YRT route 86A's eastern loop followed the same route as route 243, which connected to the GO Station.

  • May 9, 2004 - YRT had a major restructuring of Richmond Hill area routes, and route 86 became simplified, with the eastern loop broken off into route 243. The Redstone portion also became part of route 83A.
  • 2007 - YRT announced that GO Shuttles would allow passengers to get off before a GO Station in the AM, and on after the station in the PM. This allows people to use them as a regular YRT bus. YRT warns that if the GO train is cancelled, or there are no passengers at the GO station, the run will be cancelled.
  • December 2012 - Route 243 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.
  • September 6, 2020 - Route 243 was discontinued due to low ridership.

Vehicles

Route 243 was primarily a 40ft route and used New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR and New Flyer XD40.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
243
Bayview Ave. @ Redstone Rd. 243
Elgin Mills Rd. @ Leslie St. 243
Leslie St. @ Major Mackenzie Dr. 243
Major Mackenzie Dr. @ Farmstead Rd. 243
Richmond Hill GO Station 243

Service Summary

Period Branch Weekdays
AM PM
2020 243
2019 243
2018 243
2017 243
2016 243 25-30 30-60
2015 243 25-30 30-75
2014 243 25-30 30-75
2013 243 25-30 30-75
2012 243 25-30 30-75
2011 243 25-30 30-75
2010 243 30 30-75
2009 243
2008 243
2007 243 25-30 30-70
2006 243 25-30 30-70
2005 243 25-30 30-70
2004 243 25-30 30-70


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