York Region Transit route 105 'Dufferin'

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York Region Transit route 105 'Dufferin' is wheelchair accessible.
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105 Dufferin
Number of Branches 2
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, Van Hool A330 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG
Division Southwest (Vaughan)
Related routes None

105 Dufferin is a bus route operated by York Region Transit in Vaughan, ON.

Basic

Route 105 serves Dufferin Street between Steeles Avenue West and Major Mackenzie Drive West.

This route has 2 branches:

These routes combine to serve the Concord and Thornhill Woods communities. They also serve North Thornhill Community Centre and Stephen Lewis Secondary School.

Route 105 connects to Viva Purple and Viva Orange at Centre Street.

History

Service along Dufferin Street was originally contracted out to the Toronto Transit Commission by Vaughan Transit. This involved TTC operating the buses and collecting the fares, but Vaughan Transit paying for any losses in running the service. A TTC fare was required for passengers traveling south of Steeles Avenue, but only a Vaughan fare was required if the entire trip was north of Steeles Avenue. When Vaughan Transit was acquired by York Region Transit, the contract was picked up as well, with similar conditions.

Route 105 Wilson Heights first started operating from Wilson Station when the Spadina Subway first opened to Wilson Station. In 1980, it was extended north of Steeles to Glen Shields Avenue as route 105A. Peak and midday service was offered at this time. Saturday and evening service was added in 1984 and 1987 respectively, while Sunday service was not implemented until 2001.

In 1992, the northern terminus was extended to an off-street loop at Highway 7. 4 years later, the southern terminus was moved to the newly opened Downsview Station.

The route name was changed to 105 Dufferin North in 2000, because this route mostly served Dufferin Street instead of Wilson Heights Boulevard. It was also extended north to a large on-street loop at Rutherford Road.

Late evening service was added in 2002, making route 105 the first TTC route operating north of Steeles Avenue to have all-day everyday service.

In April 2008, branch 105B was added. It is a rush-hour branch extending 105's looping north through newly built neighbourhoods to Major Mackenzie Drive. Service alternated between routes 105 and 105B during rush hours.

Routes 105 and 105B were declared fully accessible in February 2012.

Routes 105 was rebranched to routes 105A and 105D on June 22, 2014 as part of an initiative by the TTC to make branch destination information more clear and consistent for customers.

With the opening of the Line 1 subway extension to Vaughan in December 2017, TTC service north of Steeles Avenue was eliminated, and YRT began operating the route as 105 Dufferin. YRT buses operate along the same routing to Sheppard West Station, but may only drop off passengers southbound and pick up passengers northbound when operating south of Steeles. Weekday trips were extended north to Major Mackenzie along the former 105B branch, with weekend service turning back at Rutherford.

Vehicles

Route 105 sees 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR/New Flyer XD40 or occasionally Nova Bus LFS and/or Van Hool A330.

Major Stops

  • Sheppard West Station: Southern terminus.
  • Steeles Avenue: Connection to route 3.
  • Glen Shields Avenue: Connection to route 5.
  • Centre Street: Connection to Viva Purple and route 77.
  • Confederation Parkway/Rutherford Road: Connection to routes 85/85C and 87.
  • Rutherford Road: Connection to route 85/85C.
  • Major Mackenzie Drive: Northern terminus. Connection to route 4/4A.

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening

Route Maps

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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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