York Region Transit route 165 'Weston'

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York Region Transit route 165 'Weston' is wheelchair accessible.
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165 Weston
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

165 Weston is a local bus route operated by York Region Transit in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 165.

Route 165 mainly serves Weston Road between Steeles Avenue West and Canada Drive.

This route serves the Woodbridge and Vellore Woods communities. It also serves Pioneer Village Station, York University, Colossus Centre, St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School, Vellore Village Community Centre, Highway 400 Carpool Lot, and Canada's Wonderland.

Route 165 connects to Viva Orange at Highway 7.

Branches

This route has 2 branches:

Historic Branches

History

TTC Operations

Service was 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 West, 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.

Service on 165D operated to an off-street loop at the northeast corner of Weston and Rutherford Road. In 2002, service was further extended to a new off-street loop at Major Mackenzie Drive, west of Weston Road. In 2003, service was extended during summer weekends into Canada's Wonderland, as route 165A.

In September 2005, another new branch was added, route 165F, which also operated to Major Mackenzie. However, it looped via the off-street loop, Major Mackenzie Drive West, Vellore Woods and Ashberry Boulevard. Eventually the looping was expanded north in 2008 to cover Cityview Boulevard and Canada Drive

A new branch was created in May 2008, route 165G, operating during peak periods as an extension of route 165D east to the Major Mackenzie and Highway 400 carpool lot. All 165D trips were extended to the carpool lot in 2010.

Routes 165C, 165D, and 165F were declared fully accessible in February 2012.

As part of a reorganization of route branch designations, northbound service to Canada's Wonderland is changed from 165A to 165C.

YRT Operations

  • December 17, 2017 - With the opening of the Line 1 subway extension to Vaughan, TTC service north of Steeles Avenue was eliminated, and YRT began operating the route as 165/165F Weston. YRT buses operate over the previous route south to Steeles Avenue West, then operate east to Pioneer Village Terminal. Before 2pm, southbound trips serve Pioneer Village Station, then York University before returning back to terminate at Pioneer Village Terminal. After 2pm, southbound trips terminate at Pioneer Village Terminal, then northbound service loops through York University before continuing northbound.
  • January 7, 2018 - Southbound service at the southern-end is simplified to serve Pioneer Village Terminal, then loop through York University before returning and terminating at Pioneer Village Terminal during all service hours.
  • April 29, 2018 - Service between the York University Campus and Pioneer Village Terminal is revised to operate via Ian Macdonald Boulevard and Northwest Gate, and no longer using Founders Road.
  • September 2, 2018 - The route is restructured to discontinue direct service to York University, with all service terminating at Pioneer Village Terminal.
  • April 5, 2020 - Due to reduced ridership stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, rush hour 165F service is temporarily suspended.
  • September 6, 2020 - Branch 165F service is restored. In addition, a late morning/afternoon northbound 165F school tripper run is introduced to cater to schools operating under reduced COVID hours along the route (this afternoon school tripper run continued operating after schools moved online during April 2021, and operated until the early September 2021 service changes came into effect).

Vehicles

Route 165 sees 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR/New Flyer XD40. Occasionally, Nova Bus LFS and/or Van Hool A330 buses may provide service.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
165
Pioneer Village Station 165
Steeles Ave. West @ Old Weston Rd. 165
Weston Rd. @ Highway 7 165
Weston Rd. @ Langstaff Rd. 165
Weston Rd. @ Rutherford Rd. 165
Weston Rd. @ Ashberry Blvd. 165
Major Mackenzie West Terminal 165

Historical Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
165 165F 165F
York University 165 165F
Pioneer Village Station 165 165F 165F
Steeles Ave. West @ Old Weston Rd. 165 165F 165F
Weston Rd. @ Highway 7 165 165F 165F
Weston Rd. @ Langstaff Rd. 165 165F 165F
Weston Rd. @ Rutherford Rd. 165 165F 165F
Weston Rd. @ Ashberry Blvd. 165 165F 165F
Major Mackenzie Dr. & Highway 400 Park & Ride 165
Canada Dr. @ Cityview Blvd. 165F 165F

Service Summary

Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Evening Late Night Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
2024 165 15 28-35 15-18 40 N/A 37-40 45 36-40 36 40 37
2023 165/165F
2022 165/165F
2021 165/165F
2020 165/165F 30 49 27 36 31-36 35 35 41 35 35 33
2019 165
2018 165
2017 165


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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
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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
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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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