York Region Transit route 18 'Bur Oak'

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York Region Transit route 18 'Bur Oak' is wheelchair accessible.
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18 Bur Oak
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Markham)
Related routes 303, 304

18 Bur Oak is a local route operated by York Region Transit in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 18.

Route 18 mainly serves Angus Glen Boulevard and Bur Oak Avenue.

This route serves the Angus Glen, Berczy, Wismer, Greensborough, and Cornell communities. It also serves Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School, Bur Oak Secondary School, Mount Joy GO Station, and Cornell Community Centre.

Route 18 connects to Viva Purple at Cornell Terminal.

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

Historic Branches

History

D40LF #616 at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on route 18.
D40LFR #1119 on route 18.
D40 #8914 at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on route 18.
  • September 3, 2002 - Service on route 18 is introduced.
  • March 28, 2004 - Eastern extension to Markham-Stouffville Hospital, heading south at 9th Line. Buses will temporarily operate via Almira Avenue and Country Glen Road until Bur Oak Avenue connects to Church Street.
  • September 5, 2004 - In the west end, the on-street loop at Kennedy was replaced by an extension to Angus Glen Community Centre on Major Mackenzie Drive.
  • May 8, 2005 - Initially, service on this route was only during peak periods, but was expanded to include all day weekday and Saturday service.
  • January 1, 2006 - Service was rerouted east along White's Hill Avenue, south on Bur Oak Avenue, west on Riverlands Avenue to the hospital. Later, service was provided along Bur Oak Avenue between 9th Line and 16th Avenue, but a jog remained between 16th Avenue and White's Hill Avenue via 9th Line.
  • July 2, 2006 - Eastern routing around Markham-Stouffville Hospital via Riverlands Avenue and Country Glen Road is discontinued, with direct service to the hospital replaced via Bur Oak Avenue and Church Street.
  • January 28, 2007 - Eastern routing is adjusted to fully serve Bur Oak Avenue, with the jog between 16th Avenue and White's Hill Avenue via 9th Line discontinued.
  • November 16, 2008 - Limited service within the Cornell neighbourhood is introduced. On weekdays, one trip in each direction will divert via White's Hill Avenue, Cornell Rouge Boulevard, Morning Dove Drive, Old Markham By-Pass, and 16th Avenue to Bur Oak Avenue.
  • September 2, 2012 - One weekday morning and afternoon trip extended south from the hospital to serve the Grand Cornell community during school times.
  • December 2012 - Route 18 was declared fully accessible.
  • January 2018 - The White's Hill Avenue limited service diversion was eliminated.
  • November 2, 2020 - Saturday service discontinued and weekday mid-day service replaced with On-Request service due to low ridership.
  • September 4, 2022 - With the opening of the Cornell Terminal, routing is adjusted to serve the terminal as the new eastern terminus. Direct service to the hospital via Church Street is discontinued.

Vehicles

Route 18 is primarily a 40ft route and uses New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Route Stops and Connections
18 Angus Glen Community Centre Exo Icon-Bus.png 25 - 402
RoadIcon.png 18 RoadIcon.png Angus Glen Blvd. @ Kennedy Rd. Exo Icon-Bus.png 8 - 402
RoadIcon.png 18 RoadIcon.png Kennedy Rd. @ Bur Oak Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 8 - 402 - 418
RoadIcon.png 18 RoadIcon.png Bur Oak Ave. @ McCowan Rd. Exo Icon-Bus.png 8 - 304 - 402
RoadIcon.png 18 RoadIcon.png Bur Oak Ave. @ Markham Rd. Exo Icon-Bus.png 304 - 402
RoadIcon.png 18 RoadIcon.png Mount Joy GO Station Exo Icon-Bus.png 301 - 303 - 304 - 402
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ GO Transit Stouffville Line
RoadIcon.png 18 RoadIcon.png Bur Oak Ave. @ Ninth Line Exo Icon-Bus.png 9 - 303 - 402 - 417
RoadIcon.png 18 RoadIcon.png Bur Oak Ave. @ 16th Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 16 - 303 - 401 - 402
RoadIcon.png 18 RoadIcon.png Bur Oak Ave. @ White's Hill Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 16 - 303 - 401 - 402 - 406 - 417
18 Cornell Terminal Exo Icon-Bus.png Purple - 1 - 2 - 9 - 14 - 16

Previous Destinations

Previously Serviced Destinations
Stop Location Date Serviced Notes
Castlemore Ave. @ William Berczy Blvd. September 2002 - March 2004
Major Mackenzie Dr. @ Kennedy Rd. March 2004 - April 2015 Replaced with Service via Angus Glen Blvd.
9th Ave. @ 16th Ave. March 2004 - January 2007 Temporary Construction Diversion.
Markham-Stouffville Hospital March 2004 - September 2022 Replaced with Service via Cornell Terminal
Whites Hill Ave. @ Cornell Rouge Blvd. January 2007 - January 2018 Limited Service Branch
Kentworth Gt. @ Michelina Ter. September 2012 - January 2018 Limited Service Southern Terminus.

Service Summary

Frequencies
Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
2022 Sept- 18 25 MOR 34 N/A N/A N/A
2021 18 22 MOR 30 N/A N/A N/A
2020 Nov 18 22 MOR 30 N/A N/A N/A
Sept 18 22 74 30 Not operated. 65 Not operated.
Apr-Aug 18 65 Not operated. 65 Not operated.
Jan-Mar 18 26 70 26 Not operated. 65 Not operated.
2019 18 26 70 26 Not operated. 65 Not operated.
2018 18 26 70 26 Not operated. 65 Not operated.
2017 18 27-35 70 26 29 N/A 65 65 65 N/A N/A N/A
2016 18 25-36 70 35 35 N/A 65 65 65 N/A N/A N/A
2015 18 25-36 64 35 35 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2014 18 33 64 25-35 35 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2013 18 30-33 64 35-40 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2012 18 30-33 64 35-40 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2011 18 30-33 64 35-40 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2010 18 30-33 60 30-32 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2009 18
2008 18
2007 18 35 60 30 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2006 18 35 60 30 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2005 18 35 60 30 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2004 18 35 N/A 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2003 18 25-35 N/A 25-30 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2002 18 30 N/A 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


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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
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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