York Region Transit route 42 'Berczy'

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York Region Transit route 42 'Berczy' is wheelchair accessible.
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42 Berczy
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Markham)
Related routes None

42 Berczy was a local route operated by York Region Transit in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

Route 42 served The Bridle Walk, Stonebridge Drive, Manhattan Drive, South Unionville Avenue, Castan Avenue, and Helen Avenue.

This route served the Berczy, Markville, and Village Green-South Unionville communities. It also served Markville Secondary School, Centennial GO Station, Centennial Community Centre, and Markville Shopping Centre. One trip in the morning and one in the afternoon also served Bill Crothers Secondary School.

Route 42 connected to Viva Green and Viva Purple at McCowan/Highway 7 and University VIVAstation, as well as Viva Pink at University VIVAstation and Unionville GO Station.

Branches

This route had 1 main branch:

Historic Branches

History

Plans for route 42 have existed for many years, always appearing on maps for proposed service changes but never being implemented. Route 42 Bridle Walk was approved to be implemented in 2008, but due to limited vehicle resources, implementation of this initiative was deferred pending vehicle availability.

Due to The Bridle Walk concerns, YRT evaluated the routing to either operate via The Bridle Walk or make a diversion to service Wilfred Murison Avenue and Stonebridge Drive. The routing via Wilfred Murison Avenue and Stonebridge Drive would be beneficial since development is denser than along The Bridle Walk. Also, Stonebridge Drive is a wider street than The Bridle Walk. However, the intersection at Stonebridge and 16th Avenue is not signalized. There were safety concerns about making left turns onto Stonebridge Drive. This intersection was not scheduled for the installation of traffic control signals, but a traffic study was conducted in October 2008 for the purpose of applying the region's traffic signal policy to determine if the intersection warrants traffic control signals. Prior to implementing route 42, YRT hosted a public meeting on December 1, 2008.

  • September 8, 2009 - Route 42 had started appearing on the TTC ride guides as early as June 2009, although this route was not implemented at the time. It was finally implemented on this date with the route name being 'Berczy-South Unionville' instead of 'Bridle Walk'. In YRT documentation, this route still had the name 'Bridle Walk', but it was changed shortly after.
  • December 2012 - Route 42 was declared fully accessible.
  • July 2, 2013 - Route 42 was renamed from "Berczy-South Unionville" to "Berczy".
  • August 31, 2014 - 4 afternoon trips were replaced by route 204.
  • June 26, 2016 - Route is revised to operate along William Berczy Boulevard between 16th Avenue and Wilfred Murison Avenue instead of Stonebridge Drive.
  • April 5, 2020 - Service on route 42 was temporarily suspended in response to ridership changes due to COVID-19.
  • September 3, 2023 - Route will not return to service and is permanently discontinued. Service will be redistributed to other routes with growing traveller demand.

Vehicles

Route 42 was primarily a 30ft route and used E-Z Rider II BRT/MAX.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
Unionville GO Station 42 Southern Terminus.
McCowan Rd. @ Highway 6 42 Walking distance to Markville Mall.
Manhattan Dr. @ Shorthill Dr. 42
Major Mackenzie Dr. @ Ridgecrest Rd. 42 Northern Terminus.

Service Summary

Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
2023 Jan-Sept 42 Temporarily Suspended.
2022 42
2021 42
2020 Apr-Dec 42
Jan-Apr 42
2019 42
2018 42
2017 42 56-67 N/A 59 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016 42 56-67 N/A 59 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2015 42 56-67 N/A 59 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2014 42 56-67 N/A 59 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 42 56-67 N/A 29-59 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 42 56-67 N/A 29-59 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 42
2010 42
2009 42


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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 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
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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