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 local route operated by York Region Transit in Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, and Georgina, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 50.

Route 50 mainly serves Davis Drive, Leslie Street, The Queensway, Metro Road, 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.

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 (Jun. 2016 - Apr. 2020)
  • 50B Beaverton (Mill St. @ Simcoe St.) - Pefferlaw Fire Hall (Jun. 2013 - Apr. 2015)

History

D40LF #905 arriving at Newmarket GO Bus Terminal on route 50.
LFS #1601 on route 50.
XD40 #1807 on route 50.
  • September 3, 2002 - YRT originally ran route 50 locally within the community of Keswick, in conjunction with route 51. Route 50 operated from Glenwoods Avenue north along The Queensway, Simcoe Avenue, and Metro Road to loop at Ferncroft Drive.
  • September 4, 2007 - Route is discontinued to streamline operations through the towns of Keswick and Georgina. YRT and GO Transit formed a fare integration service on route 69 where YRT passes, tickets, and transfers would be accepted on the GO route, providing a connection between Georgina and the rest of the region, and replacing service on The Queensway between Simcoe Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard previously operated by the former route 50. Service on Ferncroft Drive, Highcastle Avenue, Old Homestead Road, and on The Queensway between Biscayne Boulevard and Glenwoods Avenue is replaced with a modified route 51.
  • September 2, 2012 - All service on the route is extended in the north to Sutton with some limited trips serving Pefferlaw via Highway 48. Service is increased to replace the elimination of GO route 69.
  • December 2012 - Route 50 was declared fully accessible.
  • June 30, 2013 - The 2014 Service Plan originally had the route restructured to provide service between Newmarket and Sutton, with the section between Sutton and Beaverton operated by a smaller vehicle. However, the service change was pushed to be introduced on this date. Service between Sutton and Beaverton is operated using a minivan.
  • December 22, 2013 - Seasonal weekend service was diverted to The ROC, with schedules being adjusted to accommodate the diversion.
  • April 20, 2014 - Service along Glenwoods Avenue will divert and loop within Keswick Marketplace instead of the Glenwoods Park'n'Ride.
  • April 18, 2015 - Due to low ridership and high operating costs on route 50B, service on that branch was eliminated.
  • June 26, 2016 - The portion of route 50 serving between High Street/Burke Street, and Pefferlaw Fire Hall was split into a separate limited-service 50A branch.
  • July 2, 2017 - As part of the 2017 Annual Service Plan, branch 50A providing conventional bus service between Sutton and Pefferlaw is eliminated and replaced with Dial-a-Ride services. During weekdays, service is replaced with expanded service hours on Dial-a-Ride North. On weekends and Holidays, service is replaced with the introduction of the new Dial-a-Ride Sutton-Pefferlaw. Limited trips on branch 50 (one early morning and the last trip of the day) continue to serve Pefferlaw.
  • January 7, 2018 - Limited service to East Gwillimbury GO Station is discontinued as the first southbound weekday trip of the day from Sutton is revised to no longer divert into the station.
  • 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 St. 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'n'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

Frequencies
Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
2022 Sep- 50 31 38 32 48 N/A 54 54 54 81 81 81
2021 50 37 41 37 40 N/A 54 54 54 81 81 81
2020 Sept-Dec 50 37 41 37 40 N/A 54 54 54 81 81 81
Apr-Aug 50 54 54 56 55 N/A 54 54 54 81 81 81
Jan-Mar 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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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
Viva Blue - Purple/Purple A - Pink - Orange - Yellow
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