York Region Transit route 3 'Thornhill'

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York Region Transit route 3 'Thornhill' is wheelchair accessible.
York Region Transit route 3 'Thornhill' is a bike rack route.
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3 Thornhill
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, Van Hool A330 Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG
Division Southwest (Vaughan)
Related routes None

3 Thornhill is a local route operated by York Region Transit in Toronto, Vaughan, and Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 3.

Route 3 mainly serves New Westminster Drive, Atkinson Avenue, Royal Orchard Boulevard, Willowbrook Road, Green Lane, and Simonston Boulevard.

This route serves the Brownridge, Beverley Glen, Uplands, Thornhill, Aileen-Willowbrook, Thornlea, and German Mills communities. It also serves Bathurst Clark Resource Library, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Promenade Terminal, Westmount Collegiate Institute, Rosemount Community Centre, Vaughan City Playhouse, Thornhill Village Library, Thornhill Community Centre, Thornlea Secondary School, St. Robert Catholic High School, and The Shoppes on Steeles and 404.

Route 3 connects to Viva Orange at Promenade Terminal, and at Atkinson/Bathurst, and to Viva Blue and Viva Pink at Centre/Yonge and Yonge/Royal Orchard.

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

The last westbound trip terminates at Royal Orchard and Yonge.

Historical Branches

History

D40LF #320 on Leslie Street on route 3.
Orion I #520 on route 3.
XD40 #1820 on route 3.

Markham Transit originally operated a number of short routes in the Thornhill area, namely 5 Thornlea, 6 Thornhill, 7 Romfield, and 8 Royal Orchard. These were eventually amalgamated into 3 Thornhill, which passed into YRT operation in 2001.

  • October 12, 2003 - Route 3A branch is introduced, providing extra service between York University and Promenade Terminal during rush-hour service only. Route 3A only ran during the university school year, September-April.
  • May 8, 2005 - Service at Shops-On-Steeles is adjusted to service a new stop at the south side entrance of the mall. North entrance service is discontinued.
  • September 2005 - Viva Purple was introduced. This provided an easier and faster connection between Promenade Terminal and York University than route 3, and therefore service was reduced on route 3.
  • April 30, 2006 - Branch 3A was discontinued.
  • November 6, 2008 - Route 3 was affected by the York University strike between November 6, 2008 and January 29, 2009.
  • September 2009 - Route 3 was one of the first routes declared fully accessible.
  • September 2011 - Route 3B was discontinued due to low ridership.
  • June 30, 2013 - Route 3 was renamed from "Thornhill-York University" to "Thornhill".
  • December 17, 2017 - With the opening of the Line 1 subway extension to Vaughan, route 3 was extended a short distance from York University to terminate at the new Pioneer Village Terminal. The route was adjusted slightly to serve Pioneer Village Terminal via Ian Macdonald Blvd. and Northwest Gate instead of Ian Macdonald Blvd. and Founders Drive.
  • April 29, 2018 - Service between the York University Campus and Pioneer Village Terminal is revised to operate via Ian Macdonald Boulevard and Northwest Gate, no longer using Founders Road.
  • September 2, 2018 - the route was further restructured to discontinue direct service to York University, with buses bypassing York University to terminate at Pioneer Village Terminal.
  • January 6, 2019 - Eastbound routing is modified and buses no longer operate on Simonston Boulevard and instead travel south on Don Mills Road to Shops on Steeles & 404. Westbound buses make a full counterclockwise loop on Simonston Boulevard.

Vehicles

Route 3 is primarily a 40ft route, and uses New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR/XD40. Occasionally, Van Hool A330 or Nova Bus LFS may provide service.

Route Maps

Major Stops

Route Stops and Connections
(3) Pioneer Village Terminal Exo Icon-Bus.png 20 - 96 - 107 - 165
Walking Connection to TTC Subway and Bus Services Exo Icon-Train.png 1 Exo Icon-Bus.png 35 - 41 - 60 - 84 - 106 - 107 - 108 - 335 - 353 - 960
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png Steeles Ave. W. @ Keele St. Exo Icon-Bus.png 96 - 107
Connection to TTC Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 60 - 107 - 353 - 960
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ GO Transit Newmarket Subdivision
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png Steeles Ave. W. @ Dufferin St. Exo Icon-Bus.png 105
Connection to TTC Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 60 - 117 - 329 - 353 - 960
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png Steeles Ave. W. @ New Westminster Dr. Connection to TTC Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 60 - 353 - 960
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ CN Rail York Subdivision
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png New Westminster Dr. @ Clark Ave. W. Exo Icon-Bus.png 5 - 77
(3) Promenade Terminal Exo Icon-Bus.png Orange - 23 - 77 - 88
Connection to TTC Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 160
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png New Westminster Dr. @ Bathurst St. Exo Icon-Bus.png Orange - 23 - 88
Connection to TTC Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 160
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png Atkinson Ave. @ Centre St. Exo Icon-Bus.png 23 - 77
Connection to TTC Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 160
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png Centre St. @ Yonge St. Exo Icon-Bus.png Blue - 77 - 99 - 760
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Royal Orchard Blvd. Exo Icon-Bus.png Blue - 77 - 99 - 760
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png John St. @ Bayview Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 2 - 91 - 412 - 413
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ CN Rail Bala Subdivision
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png Bayview Ave. @ Willowbrook Rd. Exo Icon-Bus.png 91 - 412 - 413
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png Green Ln. @ Leslie St. Exo Icon-Bus.png 90 - 413
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ CN Rail York Subdivision
RoadIcon.png 3 RoadIcon.png Leslie St. @ John St. Exo Icon-Bus.png 2 - 90 - 412 - 413
(3) The Shops On 404 And Steeles Exo Icon-Bus.png 90
Walking Connection to TTC Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 51 - 53 - 353 - 953

Previous Destinations

Previously Serviced Destinations
Stop Location Date Serviced Notes
York University May 2002 - September 2018
York University GO Station September 2004 - September 2011 Branch 3B

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
2021 Oct-Current 3 38 31 33 38 N/A 62 65 60 62 62 60
Jan-Sep 3 43 43 43 43 N/A 62 65 60 62 62 60
2020 3 43 43 43 43 N/A 62 65 60 62 62 60
2019 3
2018 3
2017 3
2016 3 23-30 35-44 31 39 39 40 40 40 40 40 40
2015 3 27-33 44 31 39 39 40 40 40 40 40 40
2014 3 22 32 24 32 32 40 40 40 40 40 40
2013 3 22 32 24 32 32 40 40 40 40 40 40
2012 3 22 32 24 32 32 40 40 40 40 40 40
2011 3 21 31 23 31 31 40 40 40 40 40 40
2010 3 21 31 23 31 31 40 40 40 40 40 40
2009 3
2008 3
2007 3 20 40 20 45 45 40 40 40 40 40 40
2006 3 20 40 20 45 45 40 40 40 40 40 40
2005 3 20 40 20 45 45 40 40 40 40 40 40
2004 3 20 40 20 45 45 40 40 40 40 40 40
3A 40 40 40 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2003 3 20 40 20 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
3A 40 40 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2002 3 30 40 30 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
2001 3 30 60 20 60 60 60 60 60 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
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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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