York Region Transit route 302 'Unionville Express'

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York Region Transit route 302 'Unionville Express' is wheelchair accessible.
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302 Unionville Express
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R SmallAccessible.gif
Division Southeast (Markham)
Related routes 40

302 Unionville Express is an express bus route operated by York Region Transit in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

Route 302 mainly serves Apple Creek Boulevard, John Button Boulevard, Hollingham Road, and Carlton Road.

AM buses operate from Highway 7 and Town Centre Blvd. along the large loop, clockwise, back to Highway 7, where it heads down to the 407. PM buses come from the 407, and also operate the loop clockwise, ending at Warden and Highway 7. This looping arrangement is unique as it features a uni-directional looping arrangement.

This route serves the Buttonville and Unionville communities. It provides service to Finch in the morning and to Unionville in the afternoon.

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

  • 302 Main St. Unionville - Finch Terminal (Weekday rush hours only, directional)

Historic Branches

History

D40LF #408 at Finch GO Bus Terminal on route 302.
D40LF #928 at Finch GO Bus Terminal on route 302.

Markham Transit started operating a similar unnumbered route (simply 'Markham Express') in 1999, when Highway 407 first opened. It meant a faster trip from the Markham area was available along this route to the subway. A 'premium fare' was charged, usually $0.25 more than a regular fare (now $0.50 more). Markham Transit also purchased a number of D40S (Surburban) buses from GO Transit to use on these routes.

  • 2001 - When YRT took over operations from Markham Transit, it numbered these routes in the 3xx series, and expanded service. The premium fare remained, to pay for the tolls to use the 407. YRT purchased 6 Orion V buses for exclusive use on the express series routes in 2003, to replace the ex-Markham D40S express buses. These buses (301-306) had a special 'Express' sticker on them, and have surburban-style seating. However, unlike the D40S buses, the 3xx buses also operated on other 'local' routes, causing some to question the 'Express' stickers on their sides. They have since been removed.
  • May 9, 2004 - Route is assigned the number 302.
  • 2008 - The PM routing was modified to operate via Clegg Road instead of Cedarland Drive due to a barrier set up preventing left turns from northbound Warden Avenue to westbound Cedarland Drive.
  • December 2012 - Route 302 was declared fully accessible.
  • November 18, 2013 - In order to accommodate vivaNext construction along South Town Centre Boulevard, route 302 was modified to serve Warden Avenue and Highway 7 to Town Centre Boulevard.
  • September 6, 2015 - Service returns to operate via Cedarland Drive and South Town Centre Boulevard. The route was later modified to operate via Clegg Road instead of Cedarland Drive.
  • April 5, 2020 - Route is temporarily suspended due to lower ridership resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • September 6, 2020 - Full service is restored.
  • September 3, 2023 - The express fare premium is eliminated for all 300-series routes. Regular fares can now be used on the route.

Vehicles

Route 302 is primarily a 40ft route and uses New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
302
Finch GO Bus Terminal 302
Warden Ave. @ Enterprise Blvd. 302
Town Centre Blvd. @ Highway 7 302
Baycliffe Rd. @ Warden Ave. 302
Warden Ave. @ Highway 7 302

Historical Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
302

Service Summary

Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
2020 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2018 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2017 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2015 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2014 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2010 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2009 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2008 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2007 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2005 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2004 302 30 N/A 30-35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2003 302 30 N/A 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2002 302 30 N/A 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2001 302 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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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 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
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 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 - Blue A - 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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