York Region Transit route 17A 'Birchmount'

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York Region Transit route 17A 'Birchmount' is wheelchair accessible.
York Region Transit route 17A 'Birchmount' is a bike rack route.
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17A Birchmount
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used Nova Bus LFS SmallAccessible.gif
Division TTC (Birchmount)
Related routes None

17A Birchmount is a bus route operated by the Toronto Transit Commission under contract to York Region Transit in Markham, ON.

For detailed information about south of Steeles, see the TTC route history for 17 Birchmount.

Basic

Route 17A serves Birchmount Road between Steeles Avenue East and Highway 7 in York Region. It also provides service on Warden Avenue south of Steeles Avenue East to Warden Station in the City of Toronto. This route only operates during the rush hour on weekdays.

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

This route primarily serves the Milliken community. It also serves the new developments in the Birchmount Road and Highway 7 area. 17A Birchmount does not connect to Viva.

History

Service was contracted out to the TTC 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. When Markham Transit was acquired by YRT, the contract was picked up as well, with similar conditions.

Route 17A has been running for over a decade without any major changes taking place to it, other than to slightly modify the frequency.

Route 17A was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

The 2015 Annual Service Plan extends route 17A north to Highway 7, servicing the Downtown Markham area.

Vehicles

Buses that can appear on 17A Birchmount include the Nova Bus LFS SmallAccessible.gif from Birchmount Division.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
17A 35 Not operated. 36 Not operated.

Route Maps

2015-Present
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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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