York Region Transit route 44 'Bristol'

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44 Bristol Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG, Dial-a-Ride Vehicles Wc15.JPG
Division North (Newmarket)
Related routes None

44 Bristol is a local route operated by YRT in Newmarket, ON.

Basic

Route 44 serves Upper Canada Ring Rd., Woodspring Ave., Bristol Rd., and Main St..

This route has 1 main branch:

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.

History

Newmarket Transit operated another route in this area before amalgamation. YRT took over operations in 2001 and numbered it route 44. Strangely, 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.

In 2005, buses were diverted from operating through Upper Canada Mall during peak periods due to heavy traffic. Instead, buses went along Yonge St. to Bristol.

Starting in September 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.

On 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.

Route 44 was renamed from Bristol-London to Woodspring-Bristol on July 1, 2012, with service being extended to cover the north half of the former route 53.

Route 44 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

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" on July 2, 2013.

The 2014 Annual Service Plan initially had midday and Saturday service operated by Dial-a-Ride, but this was cancelled due to increased passenger demand.

Route 44 was restructured on June 27, 2016, operating in a clockwise direction and service on Main St. discontinued.

Vehicles

Route 44 is primarily a 30ft route, and uses E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
44 35 60 35 Dial-a-Ride 60 Dial-a-Ride Not operated.

Route Maps


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Divisions BRT (TOK Transit) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - Southwest (Transdev)
Terminals Bernard - Canada's Wonderland - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartCentres Place - Vaughan Mills - York University
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Davis Drive & Hwy 404 Park & Ride - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station
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TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
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Dial-a-ride/On-Demand only 61 - Blue Willow - Holland Landing - Mapleglen - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw
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Community Bus 520/521 522 589/590
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