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 Nova Bus LFS SmallAccessible.gif
Division TTC (McNicoll)
Related routes None

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

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

Route Details

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

This route serves the Milliken, Unionville, and Cachet communities. 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.

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

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 East. When Markham Transit was acquired by York Region Transit, the contract was picked up as well with similar conditions.

On May 12, 2002, service hours were expanded on Saturdays and new service was introduced on Sundays.

Route 68B originally operated to 16th Avenue looping via 16th Avenue, Village Parkway, and Carlton Road. On November 24, 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 on September 5, 2004. However, the looping used by the former route 268 remained to be used by the resurrected 68B. On September 4, 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 McNicoll Division and uses Nova Bus LFS buses.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Connections Notes
68B
Warden Station 68B Toronto Transit Commission Line 2 Southern terminus
Warden Ave. @ Steeles Ave. East 68B YRT fare zone
Warden Ave. @ Highway 7 68B
Warden Ave. @ 16th Ave. 68B
Warden Ave. @ Major Mackenzie Dr. East 68B
Angus Glen Community Centre 68B Northern terminus

Service 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 27 36 27 42 Not operated. 40 39 37 45 Not operated. 50 42 36 40 Not operated.


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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
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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 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 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
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 51 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 - Green - 800 - Blue Willow Community - Bristol - Business Shuttle - East Gwillimbury GO - Gorham-Eagle - King Local - Mapleglen - Markham Fair - The ROC - Vellore Local
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