York Region Transit route 3 'Thornhill'
|Number of Branches||1|
|Types of buses used||New Flyer D40LF/R , Van Hool A330 , New Flyer XD40 , Nova Bus LFS|
3 Thornhill is a local route operated by YRT in Toronto, Vaughan, and Markham, ON.
Route 3 mainly serves New Westminster Dr., Atkinson Ave., Royal Orchard Blvd., Willowbrook Rd., Green Lane, and Simonston Blvd.
This route has 1 branch:
- 3 Pioneer Village Terminal - Don Mills
The last westbound trip terminates at Royal Orchard and Yonge.
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.
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.
In May 2002, YRT combined route 3 and route 18, providing one route running from the Thornhill area to serve Promenade Terminal and York University. This resulted in the renaming of the route to 3 Thornhill-York University.
Two additional branches were created in 2004: Route 3A, providing extra service between York University and Promenade Terminal, and route 3B, which diverted into the new York University GO Station. Both these branches were rush-hours only. Route 3A only ran during the university school year, September-April.
In 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, including the elimination of route 3A.
Route 3 was affected by the York University strike between November 6, 2008 and January 29, 2009.
Route 3 was one of the first routes declared fully accessible in September 2009.
In September 2011, route 3B was discontinued due to low ridership.
Route 3 was renamed from "Thornhill-York University" to "Thornhill" on June 30, 2013.
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 in April 2018 to serve Pioneer Village Terminal via Ian Macdonald Blvd. and Northwest Gate instead of Ian Macdonald Blvd. and Founders Drive. On 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.
- Pioneer Village Terminal: Western terminus. Connection to routes 20, 96, 107/107B, and 165/165F.
- New Westminster/Steeles
- Promenade Terminal: Serves Bay 4 westbound and Bay 5 eastbound. Connections to routes 23, 77, 88, 160.
- Yonge/Royal Orchard: Connections to Viva Blue/Blue A, Viva Pink, and routes 77A, 99.
- Bayview/John (Thornhill Community Centre): Connections to routes 2, 91/91A.
- Green Lane/Leslie: Connection to route 90/90B.
- Steeles/Don Mills: Eastern terminus. Connection to route 90/90B.
|AM Peak||Midday||PM Peak||Early Evening||Late Evening||Early AM||Day||Evening||Early AM||Day||Evening|