York Region Transit Southwest Division

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YRT West 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. West Division also operates some of the Mobility On Request service.

West Division is operated under contract by TOK Transit.

History

West Division was initially comprised of the former operations of Vaughan Transit, which was contracted to Tokmakjian Inc. Service was operated out of a contractor-owned property at 221 Caldari Road, which 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.

A new Region-owned facility was constructed at 8300 Keele Street to house the operations of Southwest Division. 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 Mobility Plus contract expired on February 28, 2011, at which time operations were moved to the Southwest Division.

A new 7-year operations contract for the consolidated West-North Division was awarded to TOK Transit, effective May 1, 2021.[3] This contract administratively merged the Southwest Division with North Division. While buses and routes continue to be operated out of their original locations, staff and support vehicles may be shared between both locations.

Current operating fleet

Fleet number range Manufacturer Model Total
579-581, 703-709, 713-717, 724-730, 801-812 New Flyer D40LF 34
1031-1038 New Flyer D40LFR 8
1418-1434, 1815-1821, 1903-1906, 2211-2214, 2216-2225 New Flyer XD40 42
2001-2019, 2241-2252 New Flyer XD60 31
1510-1518, 1605-1607, 1609, 1618-1621, 1701-1710, 1712-1713 Nova Bus LFS 20
501-520, 521-523, 526, 528-529, 531-533, 535 Van Hool A330 30

Routes

References


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Properties
Divisions BRT (Miller) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - West (TOK Transit)
Terminals Bernard - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Major Mackenzie West - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Canada's Wonderland - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station - York University
Park & Rides Davis Dr. & Hwy 404 - Wellington St. & Hwy 404
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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TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305 320 360 361 391
On-Request Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Bur Oak - Holland Landing - Keswick - King - Kleinburg-Nashville - Maple-Rutherford GO - Markham Local - Mount Albert - Newmarket - Newmarket Local - North - Richmond Hill Local - Stouffville - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Unionville Local - Woodbridge
School Specials 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
Viva Blue - Purple/Purple A - Pink - Orange - Yellow
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 22 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 33A 34 35D 37D 41 42 45 53 58 59 66 69 80 81 84 87 88E 107F 200 201 202 203 203 204 210 215 220 220/221 222 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 240 241 242 243 244 260 268 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 414 416 416 421 422 423 435 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 520/521 560 561 589/590 720 760 - Blue A - Green - 800 - Blue Willow Community - Bristol - Business Shuttle - East Gwillimbury GO - Gorham-Eagle - King Local - Mapleglen - Markham Fair - The ROC - Vellore Local
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