York Region Transit route 7 'Martin Grove'

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York Region Transit route 7 'Martin Grove' is wheelchair accessible.
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7 Martin Grove
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 York Region Transit in Toronto and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 7.

Route 7 mainly serves Martin Grove Road, north of Finch Avenue West. It also serves Humber College Boulevard and Highway 27 south to Woodbine Centre.

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.

Branches

This route has 2 branches:

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

Historical Branches

History

D40LF #908 on Finch Avenue on route 7.

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.

  • 2001 - When York Region Transit 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.
  • September 3, 2002 - New hourly evening service introduced during weekday and Saturday evenings. Rush hour service along Highway 27 and Martin Grove Road north of Langstaff Road is expanded to operate at all times.
  • September 5, 2004 - The 2:45PM northbound school tripper departing Holy Cross Academy is transferred to the new route 460.
  • September 4, 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.
  • November 6, 2008 - 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.
  • September 2010 - Route 7 was declared fully accessible.
  • July 1, 2012 - Woodbridge service was restructured. Route 10 was cut back to provide two-way service along Woodbridge Avenue, and route 7 replaced its routing by traveling north on Highway 27 and east on Rutherford Road to the Al Palladini Community Centre at Islington Avenue.
  • September 24, 2012 - Service on Martin Grove Road between Langstaff Road and Highway 27 is restored. Buses operate in both directions via Martin Grove Road, Langstaff Road, and Highway 27.
  • 2013 - 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.
  • September 8, 2015 - With the opening of the Humber College Bus Terminal, route 7 was diverted to serve the bus terminal.
  • December 20, 2020 - Due to long-term construction on Humber College Boulevard and Highway 27, the routing around Humber College was adjusted.

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.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Route Stops and Connections
RoadIcon.png (7) RoadIcon.png Woodbine Centre
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Highway 27 @ Finch Ave. W.
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Humber College
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Finch Ave. W. @ Martin Grove Rd.
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Martin Grove Rd. @ Steeles Ave.
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Steeles Ave. W. @ Kipling Ave.
7 RoadIcon.png Islington Loop Exo Icon-Bus.png 12 - 13
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ CN Rail Halton Subdivision
RoadIcon.png RoadIcon.png Highway 407
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Martin Grove Rd. @ Highway 7 Exo Icon-Bus.png Orange - 77 - 460
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Martin Grove Rd. @ Woodbridge Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 10 - 460
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Martin Grove Rd. @ Morning Star Dr.. Exo Icon-Bus.png 10 - 460
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Highway 27 @ Langstaff Rd.
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Langstaff Rd. @ Martin Grove Rd. Exo Icon-Bus.png 10
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Martin Grove Rd. @ Highway 27
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ CP Rail MacTier Subdivision
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Highway 27 @ Rutherford Rd.
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Rutherford Rd. @ Napa Valley Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 13 - 85 - 461
RoadIcon.png 7 RoadIcon.png Al Paladini Community Centre Exo Icon-Bus.png 13

Previous Destinations

Previously Serviced Destinations
Stop Location Date Serviced Notes
Martin Grove Loop January 2001 - 2004 Previous Southern Terminus.

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
2021 Oct-Present 7 28 38 33 51 N/A 72 72 72 N/A N/A N/A
Jan-Sep 7 28 60 33 51 N/A 72 72 72 N/A N/A N/A
2020 7 28 36 33 51 N/A 72 72 72 N/A N/A N/A
2019 7
2018 7
2017 7
2016 7
2015 7 30 56 32 49 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2014 7 25 50 28 45 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2013 7 27 50 28 45 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2012 7 30 38 23 38 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2011 7 25 30 25 30 N/A 45 45 60 N/A N/A N/A
2010 7 28-35 30 15-20 30 N/A 45 45 60 N/A N/A N/A
2009 7
2008 7
2007 7 20 30 20 30 N/A 45 45 60 N/A N/A N/A
2006 7 20 30 20 30 N/A 45 45 60 N/A N/A N/A
2005 7 20 30 20 30 N/A 45 45 60 N/A N/A N/A
2004 7 20 40 20 60 N/A 45 45 60 N/A N/A N/A
2003 7 20 60 20 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2002 7 20 60 20 N/A N/A 60 60 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2001 7 20 60 20 N/A N/A 60 60 N/A N/A N/A N/A


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