York Region Transit route 129A 'McCowan North'

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York Region Transit route 129A 'McCowan North' is wheelchair accessible.
York Region Transit route 129A 'McCowan North' is a bike rack route.
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129A McCowan North
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used Orion VII NG HEV Wc15.JPG, Orion VII HEV Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Artic Wc15.JPG
Division TTC (Malvern)
Related routes None

129A McCowan North is a bus route operated by the Toronto Transit Commission under contract to York Region Transit in Markham, ON.

For detailed information about service south of Steeles, see the TTC route history for 129 McCowan North.

Basic

Route 129A serves McCowan Road between Steeles Avenue East and Major Mackenzie Drive.

This route has 1 branch:

This route serves the Milliken, South Unionville, and Berczy communities. It also serves Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy, Markville Mall, Centennial Community Centre, Centennial GO Station, and Markville Secondary School.

Route 129A connects to Viva Green during peak periods and Viva Purple at Highway 7.

History

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

Service north of Steeles Avenue East first operated in 1987 to 16th Avenue. During that time, 16th Avenue was at the edge of the City of Markham. An off-street loop was available for use (and also being used by route 43C), but buses instead looped via 16th Avenue, Cairns Drive, and Raymerville Drive. Service started operating 6 days a week including late evening service — a rarity.

With additional development occurring further north on McCowan Road, buses were extended north on McCowan Road to Major Mackenzie Drive. Buses looped via Major Mackenzie Drive, Ridgecrest Road, Castlemore Avenue, and The Bridle Walk. This extension happened on October 14, 2001. Operations have been mostly stable since, with service being increased to 7 days a week.

Route 129A was declared fully accessible in February 2012. 129A began using articulated buses on weekdays in mid-2014.

Vehicles

Routes 129A is a mixed-40ft and 60ft route from Malvern Division, and use Orion VII NG HEV Wc15.JPG, Orion VII HEV Wc15.JPG, and Nova Bus LFS Artic Wc15.JPG.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Morning Peak Midday Afternoon Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early Morning Morning Afternoon Early Evening Late Evening Early Morning Morning Afternoon Early Evening Late Evening
129A 13:30 28 17 24 40 27 28 40 Not operated. 50 45 40 Not operated.

Route Maps

2015 - Present
2002 - 2015
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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 - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills - York University
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station
Park & Rides Davis Dr. & Hwy 404 - Major Mackenzie Dr. & Hwy 400 - 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
Routes
Regular 1 2 3 4/4A 5 7 8 9 12 13 14 16 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 31 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50 51 52 54 55 56 57/57A 58 77 80 81 82 83/83A 84 85 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 96 98/98E 99 105 107/107B 165/165F 522 760
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305
On-Request Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Bristol - Bur Oak - Gorham-Eagle - Holland Landing - Keswick - King City GO - King Local - Markham Local - Newmarket - North - Richmond Hill - Stouffville - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Unionville Local - Velore Local - Woodbridge
School Specials 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
Discontinued 2A 6 9 10 11 15 18 21 24D 25D 27 28 33 34 35D 37D 53 59 66 69 80 81 87 88E 107F 200 201 202 203 203 204 210 215 220 220/221 222 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 240 241 243 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 416 421 422 423 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 560 561 800 - Blue Willow Community - Business Shuttle - Mapleglen - Markham Fair - The ROC
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