York Region Transit route 18 'Bur Oak'
|Number of Branches||1|
|Types of buses used||New Flyer D40LF/R , New Flyer XD40 , Nova Bus LFS , Orion V|
|Related routes||303, 304|
18 Bur Oak is a local route operated by YRT in Markham, ON.
Route 18 mainly serves Bur Oak Ave.
This route has 1 branch:
- 18 Angus Glen Community Centre - Markham Stouffville Hospital (Monday to Saturday)
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 Markham-Stouffville Hospital.
Service on route 18 first commenced in September 2002, along Bur Oak Ave. between Kennedy Rd. and the (then) new Mount Joy GO Station. There was an on-street loop at Kennedy, while buses used the bus loop at Mount Joy for the east end of the route. Many extensions followed, as the land to the east was developed. Service first was extended east to Markham-Stouffville Hospital, heading south at 9th Line. Service was rerouted east along White's Hill Ave., south on Bur Oak Ave, west on Riverlands to the hospital. Later, service was provided along Bur Oak between 9th Line and 16th Ave, but a jog remained between 16th and White's Hill via 9th Line until late 2006, when service was finally routed south on Bur Oak to Church. In the west end, the on-street loop at Kennedy was replaced by an extension to Angus Glen C.C. on Major Mackenzie Dr.
Initially, service on this route was only during peak periods, but was expanded to include all day weekday and Saturday service.
2012 saw one weekday morning and afternoon trip extended south from the hospital to serve the Grand Cornell community during school times.
Route 18 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.
Route 18 was re-routed away from Major Mackenzie on April 19, 2015. Buses now use Angus Glen Blvd. to reach Angus Glen Community Centre. School trips and diversions for Bur Oak Secondary School and Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School were replaced by route 402 as of the 2015-2016 school year.
In January 2018, the Whites Hill Ave. limited service diversion was eliminated from the route.
- Angus Glen C.C. (Major Mackenzie/Warden): Western terminus. Connections to routes 25, 68B.
- Kennedy Rd.: Connection to route 8.
- McCowan Rd.: Connections to routes 129A, 304.
- Roy Rainey Ave.: Connections to routes 45, 304.
- Mount Joy GO Station (Highway 48): Connections to routes 102D, 301, 303, 304.
- 9th Line: Connections to routes 9, 303.
- Markham-Stouffville Hospital: Eastern terminus. Connections to Viva Purple and routes 1, 9, 16, 25, 201, 303, 522.
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|18||26||70||26||Not operated.||65||Not operated.|
|Schedule during peak periods is timed to connect with the GO Train at Mount Joy GO Station.|