York Region Transit route 522 'Markham Local'

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York Region Transit route 522 'Markham Local' is wheelchair accessible.
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522 Markham Local
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Markham)
Related routes None

522 Markham Local is a local bus route operated by York Region Transit in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

Route 522 mainly serves Church Street, Bullock Drive, Austin Drive, Highway 7 between Main Street Markham and Ninth Line, and Kennedy Road between Austin Drive and 14th Avenue.

The route serves Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Markham Village, Centennial Community Centre, Markville Mall, Old Unionville, and Hagerman's Corners.

The route connects with Viva Purple and Viva Green at stops along Highway 7 east of Kennedy Road.

Branches

This route has 1 main branch:

  • 522 Markham Local (Monday-Friday)

Historical Branches

History

YRT operated an unnumbered Markham Connector between The Shoppes at 404 and Steeles and Markham-Stouffville Hospital, connecting various retirement homes, shopping plazas and the hospital. The connector required pre-booking but had a set schedule, and passengers must also be Mobility Plus eligible.

  • October 29, 2006 - YRT decided to turn the connector into a full Community Bus route, with the Newmarket bus proving to be a success. The section west of Kennedy was cut, to be provided by Mobility Plus, while the section on and east of Kennedy was turned into a Community Bus route, with fixed schedule, regular fare and no pre-booking required. Although the normal numbering scheme for specials in the Markham area is x0x, route 522 was numbered right after the Newmarket buses (520 and 521), in the Newmarket numbering (x2x).
  • 2007 - 2007 proved to be a successful year for route 522, after transferring to full community service, route ridership increased by 771.3%.
  • June 28, 2009 - Route is restructured to serve new locations within the Town of Markham. New locations served include 17/100 Anna Russell Way, 22/55 Austin Drive, 2 Raymerville Drive (Fridays only), No Frills Supermarket (Highway 7/Galsworthy Drive), Ashgrove Medical Centre, and the medical centre at 122 Cornell Park Avenue. Service between McCowan Road and Main Street Markham is modified to use Highway 7 instead of Bullock Drive. New service added on Main Street Unionville between Unionville Gate and Euclid Street, Austin Drive between Kennedy Road and McCowan Road, and on Cornell Park Avenue. Between Main Street Markham and Ninth Line, eastbound buses use Highway 7 and westbound buses use Church Street/George Street/Robinson Street.
  • July 3, 2011 - New service introduced to Tony Wong Place. Westbound buses divert via west on Duffield Drive, and south and east on Deverill Court to serve the apartment building.
  • July 1, 2012 - In order to cut on fuel costs, operations were transferred from Southwest Division to Southeast Division. Service along Church Street, and to 20/22 Water Street and Thomson Court is temporarily suspended in order to minimize delays caused by construction along Main Street Markham.
  • November 13, 2012 - With the completion of construction, regular weekday and Saturday service along Main Street Markham and Church Street is restored.
  • July 28, 2013 - Monday-Saturday service now offered to 2 Raymerville Drive (Hampton Green).
  • February 23, 2014 - Service is extended within the Markville Mall grounds to serve Entrances 7 and 11. Eastbound routing is adjusted to serve Hampton Green prior to serving the Markham Food Bank and Loblaws. Westbound routing is adjusted to operate via north on Laidlaw boulevard and west on Bullock Drive to improve operations.
  • June 28, 2015 - Service is removed from McCowan Road, Heritage Road, and Highway 7 west of Laidlaw Boulevard, and instead operate both ways via Laidlaw Boulevard and Bullock Drive. The routing is revised to operate via Kennedy Road, Enterprise Boulevard, Rivis Road, and YMCA Boulevard instead of Main Street Unionville south on Highway 7 to provide service to the Peachtree Shopping Centre and the T&T Supermarket.
  • June 30, 2019 - Saturday service is discontinued. Service along YMCA Boulevard, Rivis Road, Enterprise Boulevard, and Unionville Gate is removed. Route is renamed from "Markham Community Bus" to "Markham Local".
  • September 4, 2022 - With the opening of the Cornell Terminal, the routing is modified to directly serve the terminal.

Vehicles

When this route was operated by Mobility Plus, ELF and E-Z Rider II MAX were the common buses on the route. With the transfer from Southwest to Southeast Division in July 2012, this route is operated exclusively by ElDorado buses of all kinds.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
522
Kennedy Rd. @ 14th Ave.
Hagerman's Corners
522
Kennedy Rd. @ Duffield Dr.
Tony Wong Place
522
17/100 Anna Russell Way 522
25/55 Austin Dr. 522
Markville Mall 522
McCowan Rd. @ Raymerville Dr.
Hampton Green
522
Kennedy Rd. @ Bullock Dr.
Loblaws
522
Bullock Dr. @ Laidlaw Blvd.
Food Bank
522
Highway 7 @ Galsworthy Dr. 522
20/22 Water St. 522
Ashgrove Medical Centre 522
Participation House 522
Markham-Stouffville Hospital 522
Cornell Bus Terminal 522

Historical Stops

Service Summary

Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
2020 522 75 75 75 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 522 75 75 75 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2018 522 75 75 75 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2017 522 75 75 75 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016 522 75 75 75 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2015 522 75 75 75 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2014 522 75 75 75 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 522 75 75 75 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 522 75 75 75 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 522
2010 522
2009 522
2008 522
2007 522 90 90 90 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 522 90 90 90 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


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Properties
Divisions BRT (Miller) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - West (TOK Transit)
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
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 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 23 24 25 26 32 33 40 44 50 52 54 55 56 57 77 80 81 82 83/83A 85 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B 96 98 99 105 107/107B 165 522
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305 320 360 361 391
On-Request Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Bur Oak - Holland Landing - Keswick - King - Kleinburg-Nashville - Maple-Rutherford GO - Markham Local - Mount Albert - Newmarket - Newmarket Local - North - Richmond Hill Local - Stouffville - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Unionville Local - Woodbridge
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
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 22 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 33A 34 35D 37D 41 42 45 51 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 225 240 241 242 243 244 260 268 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 414 416 416 421 422 423 435 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 520/521 560 561 589/590 720 760 - Green - 800 - Blue Willow Community - Bristol - Business Shuttle - East Gwillimbury GO - Gorham-Eagle - King Local - Mapleglen - Markham Fair - The ROC - Vellore Local
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