York Region Transit route 604 'Viva Pink'

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Viva Pink Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used Van Hool A330 Wc15.JPG, Van Hool AG300 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFX/LFS Artic Wc15.JPG
Division BRT (Richmond Hill)
Related routes 1, 99, 300

Viva Pink is a Viva base route operated by YRT in Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Toronto, ON.

Basic

Viva Pink serves mainly Enterprise Blvd., Highway 7, and Yonge St.

This route has 1 main branch:

Viva Pink serves the Unionville, Markham, Richmond Hill, and Thornhill communities. It also serves Downtown Markham, Markham Civic Centre, Flato Markham Theatre, First Markham Place, Seneca College Markham Campus, Beaver Creek Business Park, Richmond Hill Centre Terminal, Thornhill Village, and Centerpoint Mall.

Viva Pink runs alongside Viva Green between Enterprise and Warden, Viva Purple between Enterprise and Richmond Hill Centre, and Viva Blue between Richmond Hill Centre and Finch Station.

History

Viva Pink first started operating on January 2, 2006, as part of Viva phase 4. It was the last Viva route to be implemented. In 2007, Viva Pink was officially assigned route 604. This number was only seen by the public for a short time before being removed, although this number is used on Google Maps' transit routing for the route.

On February 12, 2012, to accommodate vivaNext construction, the eastbound Bayview vivastation was moved to High Tech Rd. just west of Bayview Ave., resulting in a route detour along Yonge St., High Tech Rd., and Bayview Ave. for all northbound Viva Pink buses. Due to the same reason, ridership on Viva Pink has decreased over the past year due to passengers utilizing the faster route 300 to go to Finch Station, despite the 50 cent surcharge.

Viva Pink began to use the rapidways on Highway 7 East between Bayview Avenue and Highway 404 on August 18, 2013, and between Highway 404 and Town Centre Blvd. on August 24, 2014, and between Town Centre Blvd. and Warden Avenue on January 4th, 2015.

The Rapid Transit Network Plan will extend Viva Pink east from Unionville GO Station to McCowan Road in 2017, to compensate for the restructuring of Viva Green.

Vehicles

Viva Pink sees a mix of 40ft service provided by Van Hool A330 and 60ft service provided by Nova Bus LFX/LFS Artic and Van Hool AG300.


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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
Routes
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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Brampton
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Cobourg
Durham Region
Fort Erie
GO Transit
Grand River
Guelph
Hamilton
Lincoln
Metrolinx
Milton
Mississauga
Niagara Falls
Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Oakville
Orangeville
Pelham
Peterborough
Port Hope
Simcoe County
St. Catharines
Thorold
Toronto
Welland
York Region


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Routes & Stations
Viva Blue Newmarket GO Bus Terminal - Eagle - Mulock - Savage - Orchard Heights - Wellington - Golf Links - Henderson - Bloomington - Regatta - King - Jefferson - 19th-Gamble - Bernard Terminal - Bernard - Elgin Mills - Crosby - Major Mackenzie - Weldrick - 16th-Carrville - Bantry-Scott - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Royal Orchard - Centre - Clark - Steeles - Finch GO Bus Terminal
Viva Purple Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Bayview - Chalmers - Valleymede - West Beaver Creek - Leslie - East Beaver Creek - Allstate Parkway - Woodbine - Montgomery - Town Centre - Cedarland - Warden/Enterprise - Post - Rivis - Warden - Village Parkway - Sciberras - Main Street Unionville - Kennedy - Bullock - McCowan - Galsworthy - Main Street Markham - Wootten Way - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Cornell
Viva Pink Unionville GO Station - Rivis - Post - Warden/Enterprise - Cedarland - Town Centre - Montgomery - Woodbine - Allstate Parkway - East Beaver Creek - Leslie - West Beaver Creek - Valleymede - Chalmers - Bayview - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Royal Orchard - Centre - Clark - Steeles - Finch GO Bus Terminal
Viva Orange Martin Grove - Kipling - Islington - Wigwoss-Helen - Pine Valley - Ansley Grove - Weston - Commerce - Vaughan Metropolitan Centre - Creditstone - Keele - Dufferin - Promenade Terminal - Atkinson - Bathurst/Highway 7 - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
Viva Green McCowan - Bullock - Kennedy - Rivis - Post - Warden - 14th - Denison - Esna-Steeles - McNicoll - Seneca Hill - Don Mills Station
Viva Yellow Newmarket GO Bus Terminal - Longford - Main - Southlake Hospital - Huron Heights - Leslie - Highway 404