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 Nova Bus LFS SmallAccessible.gif, Nova Bus LFS Artic SmallAccessible.gif
Division TTC (McNicoll)
Related routes None

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

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

Route Details

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

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.

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

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. Service hours of route 129A were expanded on May 12, 2002 to operate all-day on Saturdays, and the introduction of new daytime and early evening service on Sundays.

Route 129A was declared fully accessible in February 2012.

Starting in mid-2014, articulated buses began operating on route 129A during rush hours and when extra vehicles are available.

Vehicles

Routes 129A is a mixed-40ft and 60ft route from TTC McNicoll Division and uses Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG and Nova Bus LFS Artic Wc15.JPG buses.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Connections Notes
129A
Scarborough Centre Station 129A Toronto Transit Commission Line 3 GO Transit Southern terminus
McCowan Rd. @ Steeles Ave. East 129A YRT fare zone
McCowan Rd. @ 14th Ave. 129A
McCowan Rd. @ Highway 7 129A
McCowan Rd. @ Bullock Dr. 129A GO Transit
McCowan Rd. @ 16th Ave. 129A
McCowan Rd. @ Major Mackenzie Dr. East 129A
The Bridle Walk @ Major Mackenzie Dr. East 129A Northern terminus

Service 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 22:30 30 19:30 32 33 24 26 30 40 Not operated. 50 45 40 Not operated.


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Properties
Divisions BRT (Miller) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - West (TOK Transit)
Terminals Bernard - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Major Mackenzie West - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Canada's Wonderland - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station - York University
Park & Rides Davis Dr. & Hwy 404 - 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 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 23 24 25 26 32 33 40 44 50 52 54 55 56 57 77 80 81 82 83/83A 85 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B 96 98 99 105 107/107B 165 522
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305 320 360 361 391
On-Request Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Bur Oak - Holland Landing - Keswick - King - Kleinburg-Nashville - Maple-Rutherford GO - Markham Local - Mount Albert - Newmarket - Newmarket Local - North - Richmond Hill Local - Stouffville - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Unionville Local - Woodbridge
School Specials 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
Viva Blue - Purple/Purple A - Pink - Orange - Yellow
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 22 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 33A 34 35D 37D 41 42 45 51 53 58 59 66 69 80 81 84 87 88E 107F 200 201 202 203 203 204 210 215 220 220/221 222 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 240 241 242 243 244 260 268 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 414 416 416 421 422 423 435 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 520/521 560 561 589/590 720 760 - Green - 800 - Blue Willow Community - Bristol - Business Shuttle - East Gwillimbury GO - Gorham-Eagle - King Local - Mapleglen - Markham Fair - The ROC - Vellore Local
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