York Region Transit route 56 'Gorham-Eagle'

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56 Gorham-Eagle Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG, New Flyer D40LF Wc15.JPG
Division North (Newmarket)
Related routes 520/521

56 Gorham-Eagle is a local route operated by YRT in Newmarket, ON.

Basic

Route 56 serves Eagle St., Gorham St. and Harry Walker Pkwy.

This route has 1 main branch:

This route serves the Glenway Estates, Central Newmarket, Gorham-College Manor, and Newmarket Industiral Park communities. It also serves Upper Canada Mall, Ray Twinney Recreation Complex, Regional Headquarters, and Newmarket Community Arena. One trip in the morning and one in the afternoon also serve Sacred Heart Catholic High School.

Route 56 connects to Viva Blue at Newmarket Terminal and Yonge St.

History

Route 56 was operating along its present arrangement when YRT inherited Newmarket Transit in 2001. It had a different number with Newmarket Transit, however. The only change to this route happened in September 2005, when route 520/521 was introduced, running along Gorham and Eagle. Frequency was reduced as a result.

Route 56 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

The 2014 Annual Service Plan had service discontinued after 9:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays/Holidays.

Vehicles

Route 56 sees a mix of 30ft service provided by E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX and 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
56 30 60 30 60 Not operated. 30 Not operated. 30 Not operated.

Route Maps

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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 - 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
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 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 31 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50/50B 51 52 54 55/55B 56 57/57A 58 77/77A 80 81 82 83/83A 84 85/85C 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 96 98/98E 99 105 107/107B 165/165F 760
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 240 241 243
Express 300 301 302 303 304
Dial-a-ride/On-Demand only 61 - Blue Willow - Holland Landing - Mapleglen - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw
School Specials 400 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 460 461 462 463 464 465 466
Community Bus 520/521 522 589/590
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 24D 25D 27 33 34 35D 37D 53 59 66 69 80 81 87 88E 107F 200 203 210 215 220 220/221 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 442 443 466 560 561 800 Business Shuttle Markham Fair
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