York Region Transit route 607 'Viva Yellow'
|Number of Branches||1|
|Types of buses used||Van Hool A330|
|Division||BRT (Richmond Hill)|
Viva Yellow is a Viva base route operated by YRT in Newmarket, ON.
Viva Yellow serves Davis Dr., between Eagle St. and Highway 404.
This route has 1 branch:
Viva Yellow serves the Glenway Estates, Central Newmarket, Huron Heights-Leslie Valley, and Newmarket Industrial Park communities. It also serves Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket Town Hall, Southlake Hospital, Huron Heights Secondary School, and 404 Town Centre.
York Region had identified a number of corridors where higher-order transit would be necessary to address population and employment growth. Davis Drive is the main east-west corridor serving the Town of Newmarket. Before Viva Yellow, it boasted one of the more frequent YRT routes for a town its size, as route 55 ran no less than every 40 minutes at all times.
With Newmarket dedicated as an urban growth centre in the Places to Grow Act, Davis Drive was chosen as an intensification corridor, similar to Highway 7 in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and Markham. The project included widening of Davis Drive, transit-oriented development along the corridor, and new rapidway lanes west of Huron Heights Dr.
Construction for the Davis Drive Rapidway began in 2011 with the widening of the Keith Bridge. The rapidway officially opened on November 29, 2015; the same day Viva Yellow began service. Viva Yellow is the first Viva route to open with a dedicated rapidway already in place, as well as the first vivaNext route to open.
Viva Yellow is primarily a 40ft route, and uses Van Hool A330.
|Routes & Stations|
|Viva Blue||Newmarket GO Bus Terminal - Yonge/Davis - 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 - Taiga - Disera-Promenade - 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|