York Region Transit Southwest Division

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YRT Southwest Division is one of four YRT operational divisions. This division covers routes primarily operating in Vaughan, but also some routes in Markham and Richmond Hill. Mobility Plus service is also part of Southwest Division, including all of the Community Bus routes.

The current contractor for Southwest is Transdev Services (fomerly Veolia Transportation Services), which operates out of the region-owned facility at 8300 Keele Street. With construction on the new facility close to completion, YRT released a request for proposals in November 2009 for the operation of the Southwest Division of YRT.[1] Coach Canada, First Canada, Miller Transit, Tokmakjian (Can-Ar), and Veolia Transportation all submitted bids, and in February 2010, it was announced Veolia had won the contract.[2] The new division commenced operations on August 1, 2010.

The division was originally operated by Tokmakjian Inc., who operated Vaughan Transit prior to the formation of YRT in 2001 (originally known as Travelways Maple Leaf until becoming Tokmakjian in 1983). The division operated out of Tokmakjian's own facility located at 221 Caldari Road, east of Jane and south of Rutherford, that was shared with Can-ar Coach Service and S&N Diesel. Additional storage space was located on Creditstone Road at Metro Canada Logistics. This location stored buses used on major routes such as 88, 91 and 99. The contract was renewed effective May 4, 2003, expiring April 29, 2006. On October 27, 2005, the contract was renewed again and would expire May 1, 2010. The expiry date was extended to July 31, 2010 to accommodate the construction of the new Keele Street facility. The Mobility Plus contract expired on February 28, 2011, at which time operations were moved to the Southwest Division.

Current operating fleet

Conventional

Fleet number range Manufacturer Model Total
1189-1190 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM26D 2
995-996 ElDorado EZ Rider II MAX 2
311-325, 327-335, 409-412, 579-581,
703-709, 713-717, 724-730, 801-812
New Flyer D40LF 71
1031-1038 New Flyer D40LFR 8
1418-1434, 1815-1821, 1903-1906 New Flyer XD40 27
1510-1518, 1605-1609, 1618-1621, 1701-1713 Nova Bus LFS 30
501-520 Van Hool A330 20
202, 205, 208-209, 211-214, 216, 219, 223 Van Hool AG300 11

Routes

References

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Properties
Divisions BRT (TOK Transit) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - Southwest (Transdev)
Terminals Bernard - Canada's Wonderland - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartCentres Place - Vaughan Mills - York University
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Davis Drive & Hwy 404 Park & Ride - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station
Bus Stops 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-9999 - Family Of Services
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Regular 1 2 3 4/4A 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 31 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50/50B 51 52 54 55/55B 56 57/57A 58 77/77A 80 81 82 83/83A 84 85/85C 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 96 98/98E 99 105 107/107B 165/165F 760
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 240 241 243
Express 300 301 302 303 304
Dial-a-ride/On-Demand only 61 - Blue Willow - Holland Landing - Mapleglen - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw
School Specials 400 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 460 461 462 463 464 465 466
Community Bus 520/521 522 589/590
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 24D 25D 27 33 34 35D 37D 53 59 66 69 80 81 87 88E 107F 200 203 210 215 220 220/221 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 442 443 466 560 561 800 Business Shuttle Markham Fair
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