York Region Transit route 18 'Bur Oak'

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18 Bur Oak Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG, Orion V Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Markham)
Related routes 303, 304

18 Bur Oak is a local route operated by YRT in Markham, ON.

Basic

Route 18 mainly serves Bur Oak Ave.

This route has 1 branch:

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.

History

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.

Vehicles

Route 18 is primarily a 40ft route and uses New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS. Orion V can be spotted operating various trippers.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
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.

Route Maps

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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 - SmartVMC - 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 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50 52 54 55 56 57/57A 77 80 81 82 83/83A 85/85C 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 96 98/98E 99 105 107/107B 165/165F 522 760
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 240 241 243
Express 300 301 302 303 304
Mobility
On-Request
61 - 520/521 - 589/590 - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Blue Willow Community - Holland Landing - Keswick - Mapleglen - Mount Albert - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Woodbridge
School Specials 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
Discontinued 2A 6 9 10 11 15 18 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 34 35D 37D 51 53 58 59 66 69 80 81 84 87 88E 107F 200 203 210 215 220 220/221 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 560 561 800 Business Shuttle Markham Fair
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