York Region Transit route 800 'Pan Am'

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York Region Transit route 800 'Pan Am' is wheelchair accessible.
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800 Pan Am
Number of Branches 1 official + 2 unofficial
Types of buses used Arboc Spirit of Mobility Wc15.JPG
Division North (Newmarket)
Related routes None

800 Pan Am was a temporary route operated by YRT in Vaughan, Markham, Toronto, and Richmond Hill, ON, operating only during the 2015 Toronto Pan Am/Parapam Am Games.

Basic

There were three "branches" of route 800, however only one was officially advertised, connecting Angus Glen Community Centre and Angus Glen Golf Club (ANG) in Markham. It operated when events were held at ANG, between July 16 and July 19, 2015. The other two "branches" operate between Finch Terminal and the Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre (MAR), with one branch also serving Richmond Hill Centre Terminal. Both only operated when events were held at MAR.

History

As part of the Games Transit Network, the Government of Ontario wanted to reduce traffic congestion by 20% and encourage people attending the games to use public transit, due to limited to zero parking availability across all events in the Greater Toronto Area. York Region responded by providing a venue connection shuttle to ANG, and it was internally numbered 800 (the Arboc vehicles used in the shuttle do not have destination signs, and route numbers were not displayed anywhere around the bus).

Route 800 eventually became the number used for both the ANG and MAR venue shuttles, however the MAR venue shuttles were never externally advertised. MAR venue shuttles were provided by Viva and connected passengers heading to MAR from Finch Terminal and/or Richmond Hill Centre Terminal during event days at MAR.

Vehicles

Route 800 to/from ANG used Arboc Spirit of Mobility Wc15.JPG from North Division, while route 800 to/from MAR used Nova Bus LFX/LFS Artic Wc15.JPG and Van Hool AG300 Wc15.JPG from BRT Division.


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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 - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills - York University
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station
Park & Rides Davis Dr. & Hwy 404 - Major Mackenzie Dr. & Hwy 400 - 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 4/4A 5 7 8 9 12 13 14 16 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50 51 52 54 55 56 57/57A 77 80 81 82 83/83A 85 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 96 98/98E 99 105 107/107B 165/165F 522 760
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305
On-Request Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Bristol - Bur Oak - Gorham-Eagle - Holland Landing - Keswick - King City GO - King Local - Markham Local - Newmarket - North - Richmond Hill - Stouffville - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Unionville Local - Velore Local - Woodbridge
School Specials 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
Discontinued 2A 6 9 10 11 15 18 21 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 34 35D 37D 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 225 240 241 243 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 560 561 800 - Blue Willow Community - Business Shuttle - Mapleglen - Markham Fair
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