York Region Transit route 604 'Viva Pink'

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York Region Transit route 604 'Viva Pink' is wheelchair accessible.
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Viva Pink
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used Van Hool A330 Wc15.JPG, Van Hool AG300 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFX/LFS Artic Wc15.JPG
Division BRT (Richmond Hill)
Related routes 1, 99, 300

Viva Pink is a Viva route operated by York Region Transit in Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The route has been suspended as of April 5th, 2020 due to low demand resulting from the the COVID-19 pandemic.

Route Details

Viva Pink mainly serves Enterprise Boulevard, Highway 7, and Yonge Street.

Viva Pink serves the Unionville, Markham, Richmond Hill, and Thornhill communities. It also serves Downtown Markham, Markham Civic Centre, Flato Markham Theatre, First Markham Place, Seneca College Markham Campus, Beaver Creek Business Park, Richmond Hill Centre Terminal, Thornhill Village, and Centerpoint Mall.

Viva Pink runs alongside Viva Green on Enterprise Boulevard, Viva Purple/Purple A between Richmond Hill Centre and Enterprise Boulevard, and Viva Blue/Blue A between Richmond Hill Centre and Finch Station.

Branches

This route has 1 main branch:

History

  • January 2, 2006 - Viva Pink begins operations as part of Viva Phase 4. It was the last Viva route to be implemented.
  • 2007 - Viva Pink was officially assigned the number 604. This number was only seen by the public for a short time before being removed, although this number is used on Google Maps' transit routing for the route.
  • 2010 - Construction begins on the new 6km rapidway on Highway 7 between Yonge Street and Warden Avenue. Viva Purple buses will utilize the new rapidways to speed up service when construction is scheduled to be complete in 2014.
  • March 6, 2011 - Viva Pink buses begin using the new Enterprise Boulevard rapidway between Warden Avenue and Birchmount Road.
  • February 12, 2012 - To accommodate vivaNext construction, the eastbound Bayview vivastation was moved to High Tech Road just west of Bayview Avenue resulting in a route detour along Yonge Street, High Tech Road, and Bayview Avenue for all northbound Viva Pink buses. Due to the same reason, ridership on Viva Pink has decreased over the past year due to passengers utilizing the faster route 300 to go to Finch Station, despite the 50 cent surcharge.
  • August 18, 2013 - Buses begin operating on the rapidway section on Highway 7 between Bayview Avenue and Highway 404.
  • September 1, 2013 - The new Bayview vivastation opens with two new towers housing elevators and an enclosed staircase connecting between the vivastation on Highway 7 with the Bayview Avenue overpass. The temporary stop on High Tech Road at Bayview Avenue is closed and the detour via High Tech Road is eliminated with all service operating on Highway 7.
  • August 24, 2014 - Viva Pink buses begin operating on the newly opened rapidway section between Highway 404 and Town Centre Boulevard.
  • January 4, 2015 - Construction on the Richmond Hill/Markham Highway 7 rapidway is fully complete with the opening of the section between Town Centre Boulevard and Warden Avenue. Viva Pink buses operate on the Highway 7 rapidway between Bayview Avenue and Warden Avenue, then continue on the right-of-way south on Town Centre Boulevard, east parallel to Cedarland Drive, south parallel to Warden Avenue, and east parallel to Enterprise Boulevard to Birchmount Road.
  • 2017 - As part of the Viva Network Expansion Plan (VNEP), a plan to expand the Viva rapid transit network between 2015 and 2020, Viva Pink was to be extended east from Unionville GO Station to McCowan Road to compensate for the restructuring of Viva Green. However, plans have yet to materialize.
  • April 5, 2020 - All service is temporarily suspended until further notice due to lower ridership from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • September 3rd, 2023 - YRT announced that service restoration on the Viva Pink is still under review, and will remain suspended until a final decision is made.[1]

Vehicles

Viva Pink sees a mix of 40ft service provided by Van Hool A330 Wc15.JPG, and 60ft service provided by Nova Bus LFX/LFS Artic Wc15.JPG and Van Hool AG300 Wc15.JPG.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Connections Notes
Pink
Finch GO Bus Terminal Pink GO Transit - Toronto Transit Commission - Viva Blue/Blue A Western terminus
Steeles Pink GO Transit - Toronto Transit Commission - Viva Blue/Blue A
Clark Pink GO Transit - Viva Blue/Blue A
Centre Pink GO Transit - Viva Blue/Blue A
Royal Orchard Pink GO Transit - Viva Blue/Blue A
Richmond Hill Centre Terminal Pink GO Transit - Viva Blue/Blue A - Viva Purple/Purple A - Viva Orange
Rapidway
Bayview Pink Viva Purple/Purple A
Chalmers Pink Viva Purple/Purple A
Valleymede Pink Viva Purple/Purple A
West Beaver Creek Pink Viva Purple/Purple A
Leslie Pink Viva Purple/Purple A
East Beaver Creek Pink Viva Purple/Purple A
Allstate Parkway Pink Viva Purple/Purple A
Woodbine Pink Viva Purple/Purple A
Montgomery Pink Viva Purple/Purple A
Town Centre Pink Viva Purple/Purple A
Cedarland Pink Viva Purple A
Warden/Enterprise Pink Toronto Transit Commission - Viva Green - Viva Purple A
Andre De Grasse Pink Viva Green - Viva Purple A
University Pink Viva Green - Viva Purple A
Unionville GO Station Pink GO Transit Eastern terminus

References

  1. September 3, 2023 Service Changes & COVID-19 Service Reductions: Update. York Region Transit. Retrieved on August 18th, 2023.


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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
Routes
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 51 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 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
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 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 - Blue A - Green - 800 - Blue Willow Community - Bristol - Business Shuttle - East Gwillimbury GO - Gorham-Eagle - King Local - Mapleglen - Markham Fair - The ROC - Vellore Local
Greater Golden Horseshoe Agencies
Barrie
Bradford West Gwillumbury
Brampton
Brantford
Burlington
Caledon
Durham Region
GO Transit
Grand River
Guelph
Hamilton
Metrolinx
Milton
Mississauga
Niagara Region
Oakville
Orangeville
Peterborough
Port Hope
Simcoe County
Toronto
York Region


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Routes & Stations
Viva Blue Newmarket Terminal - Yonge/Davis - Eagle - Mulock - Savage - Orchard Heights - Wellington - Golf Links - Henderson - Bloomington - Regatta - King - Jefferson - 19th-Gamble - Bernard Terminal - Bernard - Elgin Mills - Crosby - Major Mackenzie - Weldrick - 16th-Carrville - Bantry-Scott - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Royal Orchard - Centre - Clark - Steeles - Finch GO Bus Terminal
Viva Purple Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Bayview - Chalmers - Valleymede - West Beaver Creek - Leslie - East Beaver Creek - Allstate Parkway - Woodbine - Montgomery - Town Centre - Cedarland - Warden/Enterprise - Andre De Grasse - University - Warden - Village Parkway - Sciberras - Main Street Unionville - Kennedy - Bullock - McCowan - Galsworthy - Main Street Markham - Wootten Way - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Cornell Terminal
Viva Pink Finch GO Bus Terminal - Steeles - Clark - Centre - Royal Orchard - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal - Bayview - Chalmers - Valleymede - West Beaver Creek - Leslie - East Beaver Creek - Allstate Parkway - Woodbine - Montgomery - Town Centre - Cedarland - Warden/Enterprise - Andre De Grasse - University - Unionville GO Station
Viva Orange Martin Grove - Kipling - Islington - Wigwoss-Helen - Pine Valley - Ansley Grove - Weston - Commerce - Vaughan Metropolitan Centre - Creditstone - Keele - Dufferin - Taiga - Disera-Promenade - Atkinson - Bathurst/Highway 7 - Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
Viva Green Don Mills Station - Leith Hill - Seneca Hill - McNicoll - Esna-Steeles - Denison - 14th Avenue - Warden/Enterprise - Andre De Grasse - University - Kennedy - Bullock - McCowan
Viva Yellow Newmarket GO Bus Terminal - Longford - Main - Southlake Hospital - Huron Heights - Leslie - Highway 404