York Region Transit route 68B 'Warden'

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York Region Transit route 68B 'Warden' is wheelchair accessible.
York Region Transit route 68B 'Warden' is a bike rack route.
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68B Warden
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used Orion VII Wc15.JPG
Division TTC (Eglinton)
Related routes None

68B Warden is a bus route operated by the Toronto Transit Commission under contract to York Region Transit in Markham, ON.

For detailed information about service south of Steeles, see the TTC route history for 68 Warden.

Basic

Route 68B serves Warden Avenue between Steeles Avenue East and Major Mackenzie Drive.

This route has 1 branch:

This route serves the communities of Milliken, Unionville, and Cachet. It also serves the industrial/commercial area between Steeles Avenue East and 14th Avenue, Downtown Markham, Markham Civic Centre, Flato Markham Theatre, Unionville High School, Warden House, and Angus Glen Community Centre.

Route 68B connects to Viva Green during rush hours at Denison Street, 14th Avenue, and Enterprise Boulevard, where it also connects with Viva Pink and Viva Purple. It shares its length with Viva Green between Denison Street and Enterprise Boulevard.

History

Service was contracted out to the Toronto Transit Commission by Markham Transit. This involved TTC operating the buses and collecting the fares, but Markham Transit paying for any losses in running the service. A TTC fare was required for passengers travelling south of Steeles Avenue East, but only a Markham fare was required if the entire trip was north of Steeles Avenue. When Markham Transit was acquired by York Region Transit, the contract was picked up as well, with similar conditions.

Route 68B originally operated to 16th Avenue looping via 16th Avenue, Village Parkway, and Carlton Road. In 2002, with the opening of the Sheppard Subway, the TTC decided to experiment with direct service to northern routes from Don Mills Station. This included routes 24C/D, 67B, and 68B. Route 68B was removed and was replaced with a new route 268 Warden North which ran from Don Mills Station along Sheppard Avenue East to Warden Avenue, and north to 16th Avenue. The looping at 16th Avenue was also changed; service looped via 16th Avenue, Village Gate Drive, and Calvert Road.

Unfortunately, this experiment was short-lived as it was deemed a failure and route 68B was restored during all times in 2004. However, the looping used by the former route 268 remained to be used by the resurrected 68B. In September 2005, service was extended north to Angus Glen Community Centre on Major Mackenzie Drive east of Warden Avenue.

Route 68B was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

Vehicles

Route 68B is a 40ft route from Eglinton Division and uses Orion VII Wc15.JPG.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
Morning Peak Midday Afternoon Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early Morning Morning Afternoon Early Evening Late Evening Early Morning Morning Afternoon Early Evening Late Evening
68B 22:30 39 18:45 40 Not operated. 33 34:30 40 42 Not operated. 44 36 30 34 Not operated.

Route Maps

2015 - Present
2005 - Present
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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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