York Region Transit route 17A 'Birchmount'
|Number of Branches||1|
|Types of buses used||Nova Bus LFS|
For detailed information about south of Steeles, see the TTC route history for 17 Birchmount.
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.
This route has 1 branch:
- 17A Warden Station - Highway 7
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.
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.
- Warden Station: Southern terminus.
- Steeles Avenue East: Start/end of York Region fare zone.
- Denison Street: Connection to route 2 Miliken .
- 14th Avenue: Connection to route 14 14th Avenue .
- Rougeside Promenade/Highway 7: Northern terminus. Connection to route 1 Highway 7 .
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|17A||35||Not operated.||36||Not operated.|