York Region Transit route 520/521 'Newmarket Local'

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520/521 Newmarket Community Bus
Number of Branches 2
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG
Division North (Newmarket)
Related routes MISSING

Basic

520/521 Newmarket Community Bus is a community route operated by YRT in Newmarket and East Gwilimbury, ON. It serves Davis Dr., Eagle, Gorham, Leslie and Yonge Sts.

This route has 2 main branches:

  • 520 Clockwise (7 days a week)
  • 521 Counter-Clockwise (Weekdays)

This route serves Newmarket Terminal, Upper Canada Mall, Newmarket GO Station, Southlake Hospital and 404 Town Centre.

Routes 520/521 connect to Viva Blue at Yonge and Eagle and Newmarket Terminal.

History

Routes 520 and 521 were inaugerated in September 2005, when YRT decided to experiment with expanding Community Bus routes to more areas. Richmond Hill Transit had operated a community bus route in Richmond Hill (route 89), and was successfully continued by YRT. The new 5xx category would be assigned to the community bus routes, and 520 and 521 were the first routes in this category.

When this service began, service was cut back on route 56, which shared Gorham and Eagle Sts. Service was not reduced on Davis Dr., despite fully overlaping route 55.

After service was introduced, 521 was cut outside of weekdays, and only 520 operated during weekends. 56 also regained full 7 day service to replace the eastbound service lost from 521's elimination.

In order to cut on fuel costs, operations were transferred from Southwest Division to North Division in July 2012.

Future Recommendation

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Vehicles

Back when this route was operated by Mobility Plus, ELFs and E-Z Rider II MAXs were the common buses on the route. With the transfer from Southwest to North Division in July 2012, this route is operated exclusively by ElDorado buses of all kinds.

← 360 'Maple Express' | YRT Routes | 522 'Markham Community Bus' →
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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
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Regular 1 2 3 4/4A 5 7 8 9 12 13 14 16 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 31 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50 51 52 54 55 56 57/57A 77 80 81 82 83/83A 84 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 33 34 35D 37D 53 58 59 66 69 80 81 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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