York Region Transit route 77 'Highway 7'

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York Region Transit route 77 'Highway 7' is wheelchair accessible.
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77 Highway 7
Number of Branches 2
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, Van Hool A330 Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG
Division Southwest (Vaughan)
Related routes 5, Viva Orange, Züm 501

77 Highway 7 is a local bus route operated by York Region Transit in Brampton, Vaughan, Markham, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 77.

Route 77 serves Highway 7 between The Gore Road and Centre Street, and Centre Street between Highway 7 and Yonge Street. On Sundays, it serves Centre Street between Highway 7 and New Westminster Drive and Clark Avenue between New Westminster Drive. and Yonge Street.

This route serves the Woodbridge, Concord, and Thornhill communities. It also serves the Vaughan Enterprise Zone, Woodbridge Memorial Arena, Woodbridge College, Colossus Centre, Vaughan Corporate Centre, Promenade Terminal, Thornhill Village, Thornhill Secondary School, and Centerpoint Mall. On Sundays it also serves St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, Bathurst Clark Library, and Garnet A. Williams Arena.

Route 77 shares much of its length with Viva Orange, and also Viva Purple, Viva Blue, and Viva Pink during peak periods.

Branches

This route has 2 branches:

  • 77 Highway 50 - Finch Terminal via Centre (Monday to Saturday)
  • 77 Highway 50 - Finch Terminal via Clark (Sundays/Holidays)

Historic Branches

History

D40LF #317 on route 77.
D40LFR #1032 on route 77.
LFS #1606 on Yonge Street on route 77.
Brampton Transit Orion V #9969 approaching Bramalea Transit Centre, providing service on route 77.

Route 77 was first operated in conjunction with Vaughan Transit and Brampton Transit along the current route. It was known as 77 Highway 7. It had 3 branches: 77 (via Centre, same as current 77), 77A (via Clark, same as current 77 Sunday routing) and 77E, an express branch. Operation began in April 1990.

  • 2001 - Vaughan Transit was acquired by YRT, and the name was changed to 77 Highway 7-Centre, so to not cause confusion between route 1 Highway 7, formerly operated by Markham Transit, and also to promote the service along Centre Street as well. Service was still operated jointly between Brampton and York Region Transits. On Sundays, buses are rerouted along New Westminster Drive to serve Clark Avenue east to Yonge Street since route 5 does not operate on Sundays. Also, Brampton Transit provided all service during Sundays, even though most of the route is in York Region territory.
  • September 2005 - Viva was introduced along portions of Highway 7 and Centre Street slightly reducing ridership along those portions of the route. Since there was still a gap between Jane Street and Keele Street as well as Viva Orange and Viva Purple serving different locations, service was not as affected as much as Highway 7 east of Yonge Street. Ridership was still very high with riders complaining of overcrowding even during weekends. Because of the long time buses take to make a trip, drivers often issued 3 hour transfers instead of 2 hour transfers, the standard for both YRT and Brampton.
  • August 31, 2008 - A new branch was introduced: 77A. It was an entirely Brampton Transit-operated route that provides direct service between Brampton and York University. It used Queen Street/Highway 7 between Bramalea City Centre and Highway 427, and Highway 407 between Highway 427 and Weston Road. Buses used Keele Street to access the university.
  • September 5, 2010 - With the introduction of Brampton Transit's Züm service brand, route 77 was restructured. Brampton Transit buses no longer operate along the Highway 7 portion of York Region, with this responsibility remaining solely with York Region Transit. YRT buses only operate along Highway 7 to The Gore Road where it loops back to Highway 7 via Zenway Boulevard and Vaughan Valley Boulevard. Branch 77A was taken over by Züm route 501A.
  • February 2012 - Route 77 was declared fully accessible.
  • June 30, 2013 - Route 77 was renamed from "Highway 7-Centre" to "Highway 7", although some destination signs have shown that for a long time.
  • July 14, 2014 - Branch 77A was restarted to maintain service relibility by bypassing the traffic delays along Highway 7 due to the TTC Line 1 Extension and VIVAnext rapidway construction. This branch is primarily geared towards passengers destined or starting west of Jane Street as the branch operates express travelling along Highway 407 between Yonge Street and Jane Street
  • February 2017 - Route 77 was temporary rerouted in February 2017 to service the Highway 7 West Rapidway between Jane Street and Keele Street since there wasn't any Viva route in service on the rapidway. This arrangement ended on December 17, 2017.
  • April 5, 2020 - Due to the completion of the Highway 7 West Rapidway between Bathurst and Centre streets, branch 77A, which operated via Highway 407 between Jane Street and Yonge Street, was eliminated.

Vehicles

Route 77 is primarily a 40ft route, and uses New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR/XD40. Occasionally Van Hool A330 or Nova Bus LFS may provide service.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
77
Finch GO Bus Terminal 77 Eastern Terminus.
Yonge St. @ Steeles Ave. 77
Promenade Mall 77
Highway 7 @ Keele St. 77
Highway 7 @ Islington Ave. 77
Highway 7 @ Highway 50 77
Zenway Blvd. @ Highway 7 77 Western Terminus

Historical Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
77 77A
Finch GO Bus Terminal 77 77A
Centre St. @ Yonge St. 77 77A
Promenade Mall 77
Highway 7 @ Keele St. 77
Highway 7 @ Weston Rd. 77 77A
Highway 7 @ Islington Ave. 77 77A
Highway 7 @ Martin Grove Rd. 77 77A
Highway 7 @ Highway 50 77 77A
Zenway Blvd. @ Highway 7 77 77A
Bramalea City Centre 77

Service Summary

Frequencies
Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
2023 May- 77 15 36-41 16 43 29 52 52 40-48 N/A N/A N/A
Jan-Apr 77 15 28 16 28 29 34 34 42 N/A N/A N/A
2020 Sept-Dec 77 15 28 16 28 29 34 34 42 N/A N/A N/A
Jan-Mar 77 35 40 40 45 45 35 40 45 54 54 54
2019 77 16-19 28-31 17-20 30 30 40 40 40 54 54 54
2018 77
2017 77
2016 77 15 15-22 15 30 30 31 31 31 42 42 42
2015 77 15 15-22 15 30 30 31 31 31 42 42 42
2014 77 15 22-25 15 30 30 29 29 29 42 42 42
2013 77 15 22-25 15 30 30 29 29 29 42 42 42
2012 77 15 22-25 15 30 30 29 29 29 42 42 42
2011 77 15 20 15 30 30 30 30 30 40 40 40
2010 77 15 20 15 30 30 30 30 30 40 40 40
2009 77
2008 77
2007 77 15 30 15 20 40 30 30 45 45 45 45
2006 77 15 30 15 30 30 30 30 45 45 45 45
2005 77 15 30 15 30 30 30 30 45 45 45 45
2004 77 15 30 15 30 30 30 30 60 60 60 60
2003 77 15 30 15 30 30 30 30 60 60 60 60
2002 77 15 30 15 30 30 30 30 60 60 60 60
2001 77 15 30 15 30 30 30 30 60 60 60 60


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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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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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