York Region Transit route 44 'Bristol'

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York Region Transit route 44 'Bristol' is wheelchair accessible.
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44 Bristol
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer XE40 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFSe Wc15.JPG
Division North (Newmarket)
Related routes None

44 Bristol is a local bus route operated by York Region Transit in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 44.

Route 44 serves Upper Canada Ring Road, Woodspring Avenue, Bristol Road, and Main Street.

This route serves the Woodland Hill and Bristol-London communities. It also serves Upper Canada Mall, Green Lane Centre, Silver City, Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School, and Newmarket GO Station.

Route 44 connects with Viva Blue at Newmarket GO Bus Terminal.

Branches

This route has 1 main branch:

Historic Branches

History

SLF #223 at Newmarket GO Bus Terminal on route 44.
XE40 #1913 at Nemwarket GO Bus Terminal on route 44.
LFSe #1921 at Nemwarket GO Bus Terminal on route 44.

Newmarket Transit operated another route in this area before amalgamation. YRT took over operations in 2001 and numbered it route 44. It was not numbered in the 5x series, like most other Newmarket-based routes, and instead into the 4x series, which is for Markham/Unionville routes. The only other route to do so was 66 Glenway-Summerhill, which was amalgamated into route 57A.

  • May 8, 2005 - Weekday morning rush hour trips no longer serviced Upper Canada Mall, using Davis Drive and Yonge Street instead due to traffic congestion.
  • September 4, 2005 - New evening service introduced on weekdays and Saturdays.
  • September 2, 2007 - Service was eliminated during evenings, 6 days a week, and replaced with a trial 'Dial-a-Ride' service. A taxi van was chartered during these times, and any passengers wanting to ride could either board at the bay in Newmarket GO Bus Terminal, or call a number for the taxi to pick them up at any stop along the normal route. The Dial-a-Ride service is somewhat flexible; it is not strictly tied to route 44, but it will only stop at bus stops served by route 44, and still follows the timed schedule.
  • September 5, 2010 - Route 44 began to service Sacred Heart High School for school runs only. This is the first time this route has had a routing change since 2007.
  • April 23, 2012 - In order to avoid delays from construction on the Davis Drive rapidway, the routing of the limited school trips to Sacred Heart Catholic High School is revised to operate via Main Street South, Queen Street, Alexander Road, and Srigley Street to the school.
  • July 1, 2012 - Route 44 was renamed from "Bristol-London" to "Woodspring-Bristol", with service being extended to cover the north half of the former route 53. Buses now operate along the new route addition along Green Lane West, Woodspring Avenue, Bathurst Street, and Davis Drive before serving the Upper Canada Mall and terminating at the Newmarket GO Bus Terminal.
  • December 2012 - Route 44 was declared fully accessible.
  • July 2, 2013 - The 2013 Annual Service Plan had Dial-a-Ride service on route 44 expanded to cover routes 52 and 58A. Also, the route was renamed from "Woodspring-Bristol" to "Bristol".
  • September 1, 2013 - School diversions to Dr. John Denison High School and weekday night diversions to Silver City theatre were discontinued.
  • April 20, 2014 - The 2014 Annual Service Plan initially had midday and Saturday service converted to Dial-a-Ride, but this was postponed due to increased passenger demand.
  • June 27, 2016 - Route 44 is restructured to operate in a clockwise direction. Service on Bristol Road east of Dorchester Street and along Main Street North is discontinued. Buses operate via Ford Wilson Boulevard instead of Bathurst Street between Woodspring Avenue and Davis Drive. Dial-a-Ride Bristol is introduced to replace conventional dial-a-ride service on the route. The new Dial-a-Ride service will provide boundary-based stop-to-stop service during weekday and Saturday evenings between 7pm and 10:45pm.
  • April 5, 2020 - Due to low ridership, Saturday service is discontinued.
  • June 28, 2020 - Route is reduced to operate during the rush hours only with weekday midday service replaced with MOR Bristol.
  • June 30, 2020 - Battery-electric buses commence service on route 44.
  • September 4, 2022 - Separate Mobility-On-Request service for the Bristol area is replaced with a new Newmarket-wide mobility service.

Vehicles

Route 44 is primarily a 40ft route, and uses New Flyer XE40 and Nova Bus LFSe.

Route Maps

Conventional Service

Dial-a-Ride

Summary

Major Stops

Route Stops and Connections
44 Newmarket Terminal York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - Yellow - 50 - 52 - 55 - 56 - 57 - 96 - 98
RoadIcon.png 44 RoadIcon.png Davis Dr. @ Ford Wilson Dr. York Region Transit Bus Connections 57
RoadIcon.png 44 RoadIcon.png Ford Wilson Dr. @ Woodspring Ave.
RoadIcon.png 44 RoadIcon.png Woodspring Ave. @ Green Ln.
RoadIcon.png 44 RoadIcon.png Green Ln. @ Yonge St. York Region Transit Bus Connections 52 - 98
RoadIcon.png 44 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Bristol Rd. York Region Transit Bus Connections 52 - 98
RoadIcon.png 44 RoadIcon.png Bristol Rd. @ Dorchester St.
RoadIcon.png 44 RoadIcon.png Dorchester St. @ London Rd.
RoadIcon.png 44 RoadIcon.png London Rd. @ Osmond Cres.
RoadIcon.png 44 RoadIcon.png Longford Dr. @ Davis Dr. York Region Transit Bus Connections Yellow - 50 - 55
RoadIcon.png 44 RoadIcon.png Upper Canada Mall York Region Transit Bus Connections 52 - 56

Previous Destinations

Previously Serviced Destinations
Stop Location Date Serviced Notes

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
2023 Jan- 44 40 MOR 45 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2022 44 60 MOR 60 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2021 44 60 MOR 60 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2020 44 60 MOR 60 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 44
2018 44
2017 44
2016 44 35 60 35 DAR DAR 60 60 DAR N/A N/A N/A
2015 44 27-32 57 30 DAR DAR 50 55 DAR N/A N/A N/A
2014 44 27-30 57 30 DAR DAR 50 55 DAR N/A N/A N/A
2013 44 27-30 57 30 DAR DAR 50 55 DAR N/A N/A N/A
2012 44 27-30 40 40 DAR DAR 40 40 DAR N/A N/A N/A
2011 44 25-30 40 40 DAR DAR 40 40 DAR N/A N/A N/A
2010 44 30 40 40 DAR DAR 40 40 DAR N/A N/A N/A
2009 44 30 40 40-45 DAR DAR 40 40 40 N/A N/A N/A
2008 44 30 40 40-45 DAR DAR 40 40 40 N/A N/A N/A
2007 44 30 40 40-45 DAR DAR 40 40 40 N/A N/A N/A
2006 44 30 40 40-45 40 N/A 40 40 40 N/A N/A N/A
2005 44 30 40 40-45 40 N/A 40 40 40 N/A N/A N/A
2004 44 30 60 40 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2003 44 30 60 40 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2002 44 30 60 30 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2001 44 30 60 30 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A


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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
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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
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