York Region Transit route 7 'Martin Grove'

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7 Martin Grove Wc15.JPG
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 None

7 Martin Grove is a local route operated by YRT in Toronto and Vaughan, ON.

Basic

Route 7 mainly serves Martin Grove Rd., north of Finch Ave. It also serves Humber College Blvd. and Highway 27 down to Woodbine Centre.

This route has 2 branches:

  • 7 Woodbine Centre - Al Palladini Community Centre (Weekdays)
  • 7 Steeles Avenue (Islington Loop) - Al Palladini Community Centre (Saturdays)

This route serves the West Woodbridge and Elder Mills communities. It also serves Woodbine Race Track, William Osler Health Centre, Humber College North Campus, Holy Cross Catholic Academy High School, and Father Ermanno Bulfon Rink.

Route 7 connects to Viva Orange at Highway 7.

History

Route 7 originated as Vaughan Transit's route 7. It operated with 2 branches: Route 7, which ran from an off-street loop on Steeles west of Martin Grove to another off-street loop at Langstaff and Highway 27, and route 7A, which ran alongside route 7 to Martin Grove and Morning Star, where it looped around Morning Star back to Martin Grove. Route 7A had rush-hour only service.

When YRT took over operations from Vaughan Transit, it combined the branches and expanded the looping via Morning Star, Highway 27 and Langstaff back to route. Rush hour buses went further up Highway 27 to Martin Grove, and back to route. This rush hour loop became the standard for all buses in 2004. Limited service was also being operated to Islington Loop at this time.

In September 2005, route 7 was extended on weekdays south to Humber College and Woodbine Centre via Martin Grove, Finch, Humber College and Highway 27 to Rexdale Blvd. South of Steeles Avenue, southbound buses perform drop-offs only, and northbound buses perform pick-ups only.

Route 7 was indirectly affected by the York University strike between November 6, 2008 and January 29, 2009 due to a high proportion of riders living along the route who commute to York University.

Route 7 was declared fully accessible in September 2010.

July 2012 brought some restructuring to services in Woodbridge. Route 10 was cut back to provide two-way service along Woodbridge Ave., and route 7 replaced its routing by traveling north on Highway 27 and east on Rutherford Road to the Al Palladini C.C. at Islington Avenue.

The 2013 Annual Service Plan would have truncated the south end of route 7 at Humber College with service between Humber College and Woodbine Centre discontinued, however this was never implemented.

With the opening of the Humber College Bus Terminal, route 7 was diverted to serve the bus terminal on September 8, 2015.

Vehicles

Route 7 is primarily a 40ft route, and uses New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR/XD40. Occasionally Van Hool A330 and/or Nova Bus LFS may provide service.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
7 to Woodbine Centre 32 59 33 51 Not operated. Not operated.
7 to Steeles Not operated. 68 40 68

Route Maps

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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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