York Region Transit route 102D 'Markham Rd.'
|Number of Branches
|Types of buses used
|Nova Bus LFS HEV , Orion VII NG HEV
For detailed information about service south of Steeles, see the TTC route history for 102 Markham Rd.
Route 102D serves Markham Road/Highway 48 between Steeles Avenue East and Major Mackenzie Drive.
This route has 1 branch:
- 102D Warden Station - Major Mackenzie Drive
Service was contracted to the Toronto Transit Commission by York Region Transit. This involved TTC operating the buses and collecting the fares but YRT paying for any losses in running the service. A TTC fare was required for passengers travelling south of Steeles Avenue East but only a YRT fare was required if the entire trip was north of Steeles Avenue.
Route 102D is the only route York Region Transit has contracted out to the TTC. All other TTC routes operating north of Steeles Avenue had pre-existing contracts inherited from Vaughan Transit or Markham Transit.
Service along Markham Road was previously provided by Markham Transit route 9, operating during weekday peak-periods only between McCowan Road/Steeles Avenue East and Anderson Avenue. It was expanded to Monday-Saturday service in May 2002.
A new branch of route 102 was created on September 3, 2002, and operated to Major Mackenzie Drive. This overtook the service on route 9, which was promptly eliminated. Route 102D buses looped in a parking lot just east of Highway 48 on Major Mackenzie Drive. Northbound buses run along Anderson Avenue (parts of it now renamed Bur Oak Avenue and Castlemore Drive). Sunday and Holiday service was added on September 4, 2005.
On December 10, 2007, service was cut back to Mount Joy GO Station looping via Anderson Avenue as the parking lot on Major Mackenzie Drive had become unusable.
Route 102D was declared fully accessible in December 2012.
Route 102D was extended back to Major Mackenzie Drive and looped via Castlemore Avenue, Mingay Avenue, and Major Mackenzie Drive on May 10, 2015.
|Markham Rd. @ Steeles Ave. East
|YRT fare zone
|Markham Rd. @ 14th Ave.
|Markham Rd. @ Highway 7
|Markham Rd. @ 16th Ave.
|Markham Rd. @ Bur Oak Ave.
|Major Mackenzie Dr. East @ Markham Rd.