York Region Transit route 40 'Unionville Local'
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40 Unionville Local is a local route operated by YRT in Markham, ON.
Route 40 mainly serves Rodick Rd., John Button Blvd., Hollingham Rd., Village Pkwy., and Carlton Rd.
This route has 1 branch:
- 40 Woodbine Avenue - Markville Mall
This route serves the Cachet, Buttonville, Unionville, and Markville communities. It also serves St. Augustine Catholic High School, Unionville High School, Markham Civic Centre, Markville Secondary School, Centennial GO Station, and Centennial Community Centre.
Route 40 was already operating combined with route 41 as Markham Transit's route 4 Unionville/Markham Local when YRT took over operations in 2001. The 2 routes were initially operating together under the route number 40, and were later separated into 40 and 41. Since YRT took over operations, the only major route change besides separating the 2 routes was to extend the route north of 16th Ave. to replace part of Markham Transit's route 5.
Sunday service was added in May 2002.
In 2010, Dial-a-Ride was implemented on this route for weekday and Saturday evening trips.
Route 40 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.
Routes 40 and 41 were originally planned to be restructured on April 20, 2014, as per the 2014 Annual Service Plan, creating an east-west route along Apple Creek Blvd., Carlton Rd., Raymerville Dr., Parkway Ave., and Church St. It would have connected the Valleywood Business Park with Markham-Stouffville Hospital. Service north of Apple Creek Blvd. and north of Snider Dr. would have been removed. Service to Markville Mall would have been provided outside peak periods only. Route 41 would have been used, and route 40 would have been eliminated. However, this was taken off the service changes list at the last minute due to operational concerns with the Snider Drive railway crossing, and route 40 remains the same today.
- Woodbine/Rodick: Western terminus. Connections to routes 4/4A, 24D/224B/224D, 202.
- John Button/Apple Creek: Served eastbound. Connection to route 302.
- Town Centre/Apple Creek: Connections to routes 202, 302.
- Town Centre/Highway 7: Connections to Viva Pink, Viva Purple, and routes 1, 202, 302.
- Carlton/Kennedy: Connection to route 8.
- Markville Mall: Eastern terminus. Connections to routes 1, 41, 45, 522.
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