York Region Transit route 58 'Mount Albert'
|Number of Branches||2|
|Types of buses used||E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX , New Flyer D40LF , Dial-a-Ride vehicles|
58 Mount Albert is a local, "small community" route operated by YRT in East Gwillimbury and Newmarket, ON.
Routes 58 mainly serves Leslie St. north of Davis Dr. and Mt. Albert Rd.
This route has 2 main branches:
- 58 Mount Albert - 404 Town Centre (Weekday rush hours and evenings only)
- 58 Mount Albert - 404 Town Centre via Foodland (Weekday midday only)
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.
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.
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.
- Centre/King: Northern terminus.
- King St.
- Highway 48
- Mt. Albert Foodland: Served during midday.
- Sharon Arena
- Conn Dr.
- Leslie St.: Connection to route 50.
- Green Lane: Connection to route 50.
- East Gwillimbury GO Station: Served during GO Train meets. Connections to routes 50, 52.
- York Region Transit 404 Town Centre: Southern terminus for rush hour and evening route 58 trips. Connections to routes 50, 55/55B, 56, 57/57A, 222, 520/521.
|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.|