York Region Transit route 58 'Mount Albert'

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58 Mount Albert Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 2
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG, New Flyer D40LF Wc15.JPG, Dial-a-Ride vehicles Wc15.JPG
Division North (Newmarket)
Related routes 50

58 Mount Albert is a local, "small community" route operated by YRT in East Gwillimbury and Newmarket, ON.

Basic

Routes 58 mainly serves Leslie St. north of Davis Dr. and Mt. Albert Rd.

This route has 2 main branches:

This route serves the communities of Mount Albert, Sharon, and eastern Newmarket. It also serves Mt. Albert Library, Mt. Albert Community Centre, EG Sports Complex, Sharon Temple and 404 Town Centre. Some trips also serve Mt. Albert Foodland and East Gwillimbury GO Station.

Route 58 connects to Viva Blue at Newmarket Terminal.

History

In 2004, YRT started expanding service to smaller communities that did not yet have access to public transit other than GO Transit. Before, it's main focus was maintaining and increasing service operated by the former agencies it had acquired, and communities that did not have service before amalgamation largely went unnoticed. Sharon, a small community a few kilometres north of Newmarket, needed service, and in September 2004, YRT decided to implement a new route to serve this community.

Route 58 operated from 404 Town Centre north on Leslie to Farr Ave., looping via Farr, Donlands, Mt. Albert, Howard and Colonel Wayling, the same as the current route 58 looping during rush hour. Some trips operated to the (at the time) new East Gwillimbury GO Station. Additional rush hour service in Newmarket was offered in the form of route 58A, operating from Stonehaven Ave. to Ringwell Dr., south of Green Lane. Route 58A disappeared in Spring 2005, but at the same time added special trips to Newmarket High School on Mulock.

Another small community in Northern York Region was also asking for service. Mount Albert, located east of Highway 48 on Mount Albert Rd., was isolated, having no YRT or GO Transit connection. In September 2006, route 58 was extended east along Mount Albert Rd. to Mount Albert. The extended branch was numbered route 58A, and full service was operated. Extra peak buses operated along route 58, providing extra service to Sharon.

On September 5, 2010, to prevent confusion, the 'North' suffix of Leslie was removed from route signs.

On April 22, 2012, service on route 58A was extended during weekday midday from 404 Town Centre to Newmarket GO Bus Terminal, in order to provide a connection with Viva.

Routes 58 and 58A were declared fully accessible in December 2012.

The 2013 Annual Service Plan had route 58 discontinued and rush hour route 58A frequency improved to every 70 minutes and improved midday frequency, however the changes were modified to have route 58 not serve the Sharon community, but still operate weekday service. Both branches were merged to create a single route 58, operating every 64 minutes during rush hours. The 10:20 pm northbound trip and 10:45pm southbound route 58A trips were replaced by Dial-a-Ride service. Finally, the route was renamed to "Mount Albert".

The 2014 Annual Service Plan introduced Saturday service on route 58 in the form of Dial-a-Ride, operating hourly between 8:00am and 8:00pm. The 2015 Annual Service Plan will eliminate service on route 58 between Newmarket Terminal and 404 Town Centre to compensate for Viva Yellow launch.

In December 2017, a number of changes were implemented to route 58. Rush hour service was extended to serve the new Sharon community via Murrell Boulevard and service in Mount Albert was expanded to fully serve King Street. Service to Newmarket GO Bus Terminal was also cancelled, with the southern terminus at 404 Town Centre.

Vehicles

Route 58 sees a mix of 30ft service provided by E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX and 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF.vice.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
58 64 100 64 Dial-a-Ride Not operated. Dial-a-Ride Not operated.
Schedule during peak periods is timed to connect with the GO Train at East Gwillimbury GO Station.

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
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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
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