York Region Transit route 31 'Aurora North'

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31 Aurora North Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG
Division North (Newmarket)
Related routes None

31 Aurora North is a local route operated by YRT in Aurora, ON.

Basic

Route 31 serves Yonge St., Wellington St., Aurora Heights Dr., Orchard Heights Blvd, and Industrial Pkwy.

This route has 1 main branch:

  • 31 Clockwise (Weekday rush hours only)

This route serves the Aurora Heights and Aurora Village communities. It also serves the Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, Aurora Shopping Centre, Aurora Family Leisure Complex, and Sir Maximillian Kolbe Catholic High School. One trip in the morning and one in the afternoon also serve Aurora High School.

Route 31 connects to Viva Blue at Yonge/Henderson, Yonge/Golf Links, Yonge/Wellington, and Yonge/Orchard Heights. A portion of the route is shared with Viva Blue, between Yonge/Henderson and Yonge/Wellington, as well as between Yonge/Orchard Heights and Yonge/St. John's Sdrd.

History

Aurora Transit first operated a 'Aurora North' route. It was later taken over by Newmarket Transit, and the route was named A1 Western Produce. A1 was later taken over in 2001 by YRT, which was when they renumbered it to 31 Aurora North. It was more of a north-south route than today's east-west route, operating from Mulock Dr. south on Yonge and Old Yonge, along Orchard Heights and Aurora Heights back to Yonge, and heading down Murray to loop at Edward and Yonge.

In September 2005, with the looming introduction of Viva Blue and route 33, YRT rerouted both routes 31 and 32 to operate primarily along Wellington. This also replaced the Aurora GO Shuttles.

In January 2008, YRT incorporated the current eastern looping into the new branch of 33 Wellington, route 33A. This reduced the remaining portion of route 31 to a rush-hour only route. 31 ends at Aurora GO Station in the east now.

In September 2011, service to and from the Aurora GO Station was modified to serve Mary St.

Route 31 was merged with route 34 in 2012, and began serving the newly opened bus loop at Aurora GO Station in September 2012. It was renamed from "Aurora North" to "Aurora North-Industrial Parkway", but was reverted back on July 2, 2013.

Route 31 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

Vehicles

Route 31 is primarily a 30ft route, and uses E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX.

Major Stops

  • Aurora GO Station: Terminus. Connections to routes 32, 33A, 222.
  • Yonge/Industrial Pkwy.: Connections to routes 22A, 98/98E.
  • Yonge/Edward: Connections to routes 22A, 32, 98/98E.
  • Yonge/Wellington: Connections to Viva Blue/Blue A and routes 22A, 32, 33/33A, 54, 98/98E.
  • Aurora High School: Served by two trips weekdays. Connections to routes 32, 33/33A.
  • Bathurst/Orchard Heights
  • Yonge/Orchard Heights: Connections to Viva Blue and routes 22A, 98/98E.
  • Yonge/St. John's Sdrd.: Connections to routes 22A, 98/98E.
  • Industrial Pkwy./Wellington: Connections to routes 32, 33/33A, 54.
  • Sir Maximillian Kolve Catholic High School: Served by one trip weekdays. Connections to routes 32, 33/33A, 54.

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
31 33 Dial-A-Ride Variable Dial-A-Ride Not operated. Dial-A-Ride Dial-A-Ride Not operated.
Schedule is timed to connect with the GO Train at Aurora GO Station.

Route Maps

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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 - SmartCentres Place - 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
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TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 240 241 243
Express 300 301 302 303 304
Dial-a-ride/On-Demand only 61 - Blue Willow - Holland Landing - Mapleglen - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw
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Community Bus 520/521 522 589/590
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