York Region Transit route 50 'Queensway'

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York Region Transit route 50 'Queensway' is wheelchair accessible.
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50 Queensway
Number of Branches 2
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF Wc15.JPG Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG
Division North (Newmarket)
Related routes 51

50 Queensway is a bus route operated by York Region Transit in Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, and Brock, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 50.

Route 50 mainly serves Davis Dr., Leslie St., The Queensway, Metro Rd., and Highway 48.

This route serves the Keswick, Historic Lakeshore, Sutton-Jacksons Point, and Pefferlaw communities. It also serves Newmarket GO Station, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Keswick Marketplace, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School, and Pefferlaw Library. One trip in the morning also serves East Gwillimbury GO Station.

Route 50 connects to Viva Blue at Newmarket GO Bus Terminal.

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

Historic Branches

  • 50A Sutton (High St. @ Burke St.) - Pefferlaw Fire Hall (June 2016 - Apr. 2020)
  • 50B Beaverton (Mill St. @ Simcoe St.) - Pefferlaw Fire Hall (Sept. 2013 - Apr. 2015)

History

  • 2002 - YRT originally ran route 50 locally within the community of Keswick, in conjunction with route 51. Route 50 operated from Glenwoods Ave. north along The Queensway, Simcoe Ave., and Metro Rd. to loop at Ferncroft Drive.
  • September 2007 - YRT streamlined operations within Keswick by merging the two routes together. Also, YRT and GO Transit formed a partnership on route 69 where YRT passes, tickets, and transfers would be accepted on route 69, providing a connection between Georgina and the rest of the region.
  • July 3, 2012 - The current version of route 50 began service. This replaced route 220 by meeting 4 trains in each direction at Newmarket GO Station, and replaced GO route 69 on September 2, 2012.
  • December 2012 - Route 50 was declared fully accessible.
  • 2014 - The 2014 Service Plan had the route restructured to provide service between Newmarket and Sutton, with the section between Sutton and Beaverton operated by a smaller vehicle. In addition, seasonal weekend service was diverted to The ROC, with schedules being adjusted to accommodate the diversion. This was pushed forward to 2013, with seasonal weekend service to The ROC offered during the 2013 season, in addition to introducing a new branch, operating between Pefferlaw and Beaverton using a minivan. Service continued beyond 2014 to The ROC with weekend service only outside of summer months.
  • April 18, 2015 - Due to low ridership and high operating costs on route 50B, service on that branch was eliminated.
  • June 2016 - The portion of route 50 serving between High St./Burke St, and Pefferlaw Fire Hall was split into a separate limited-service 50A branch.
  • 2017 - York Region Transit introduced the Dial-A-Ride North, providing connection services to communities and route 50 for northern York Region residents.
  • April 5, 2020 - The limited 50A weekday early morning, weekday late evening, and weekend/Holiday trips to Pefferlaw was discontinued due to low ridership.

Vehicles

Route 50 is primarily a 40ft route, and uses New Flyer D40LF or Nova Bus LFS.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
Newmarket GO Bus Terminal 50 Southern Terminus
Newmarket GO Station 50
Glenwoods Ave. @ Woodbine Ave.
Keswick Marketplace
50
High St. @ Burke 50 Northern Terminus.

Historical Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
50 50 50 50A 50B
Newmarket GO Bus Terminal 50 50
Newmarket GO Station 50 50
East Gwillimbury GO Station 50 50
The Queensway S. @ Glenwoods Ave. 50 50 50
Glenwoods Ave. Park & Ride 50
Glenwoods Ave. @ Woodbine Ave.
Keswick Marketplace
50
The Queensway S. @ Simcoe Ave. 50 50 50
Metro Rd. N. @ Ferncroft Dr. 50 50 50
High St. @ Burke St. 50 50 50A
Pefferlaw Fire Hall 50 50 50A 50B
Lake Ridge Rd. @ Highway 48 50B
Mill St. @ Simcoe St. 50B

Service Summary

Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
Sept 2020-Present 50 37 41 37 40 N/A 54 54 54 81 81 81
Apr-Aug 2020 50 54 54 56 55 N/A 54 54 54 81 81 81
Early 2020 50/50A Variable 57 Variable Variable N/A 57 57 57 85 85 85
2019 50/50A
2018 50/50A
2017 50/50A
2016 50/50A 44 44 44 60 N/A 54 54 54 81 81 81
2015 50/50B 42-60 33-58 30-54 50-61 N/A 57 57 57 85 85 85
2014 50/50B 24-60 31-55 30-54 50-61 N/A 57 57 57 85 85 85
2013 50/50B 25-72 57 30-54 50-61 N/A 57 57 57 75 75 75
2012 50 24-60 29-57 30-57 84 N/A 57 30-57 57 31-54 85 85
2011 50 Not Operated.
2010 50 Not Operated.
2009 50 Not Operated.
2008 50 Not Operated.
2007 50 25-35 60 30-35 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2006 50 25-35 60 30-35 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2005 50 25-35 60 30-35 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2004 50 25-35 60 30-35 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2003 50 25-35 60 30-35 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2002 50 25-35 60 30-35 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
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Properties
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 - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills - York University
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station
Park & Rides Davis Dr. & Hwy 404 - Major Mackenzie Dr. & Hwy 400 - 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
Routes
Regular 1 2 3 4/4A 5 7 8 9 12 13 14 16 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50 51 52 54 55 56 57/57A 77 80 81 82 83/83A 85 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 96 98/98E 99 105 107/107B 165/165F 522 760
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305
On-Request Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Bristol - Bur Oak - Gorham-Eagle - Holland Landing - Keswick - King City GO - King Local - Markham Local - Newmarket - North - Richmond Hill - Stouffville - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Unionville Local - Velore Local - Woodbridge
School Specials 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
Discontinued 2A 6 9 10 11 15 18 21 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 34 35D 37D 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 225 240 241 243 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 560 561 800 - Blue Willow Community - Business Shuttle - Mapleglen - Markham Fair
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