York Region Transit route 88 'Bathurst'

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88 Bathurst Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
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 160

88 Bathurst is a base route operated by YRT in King, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Toronto, ON.

Basic

Routes 88 serve mainly Bathurst St. between Elgin Mills Rd. and Steeles Ave. Route 88 also serves Bathurst St. north to Bloomington Rd./15th Sdrd.

This route has 1 branch:

These routes combined serve the Oak Ridges, Inspiration, Mill Pond, Thornhill Woods, and Thornhill communities. They also serve St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School, Lebovic Leisure Centre, Westmount Collegiate Institute, Vaughan City Playhouse, Promenade Terminal, and Centerpoint Mall.

Routes 88 and 88A both connect to Viva Purple at Atkinson Ave. and Promenade Terminal. They also connect to Viva Blue and Viva Pink during peak periods at Yonge/Steeles and Finch Station.

History

Service among Bathurst St. first operated in the form of Richmond Hill Transit route 8. It ran from Promenade Terminal to Bernard Terminal via Elgin Mills. When YRT took over operations from Richmond Hill Transit, it renumbered it to route 88 and extended it north to Seneca King during peak periods to serve the student demand. In 2003, it was extended southwards to Finch Station via Bathurst, Steeles and Yonge. Some peak trips were rerouted via Clark and Hilda Ave. to Steeles a year later. January 2005 saw the addition of full weekday service to Seneca King. In September of that year, route 23 was introduced, replacing service on Hilda Ave.

On November 16, 2008, route 88E was introduced, following the same routing as route 88 with limited stops at Elgin Mills, Major Mackenzie, Rutherford/Carrville, Promenade Terminal, Steeles, and Yonge.

On September 6, 2009, route 88A was introduced, operating between Finch Station and Elgin West Community Centre located at Bathurst and Shaftsbury. Despite the introduction, this branch has been in service since 2003, though simply only known as route 88. This branch only operates during Sundays and Holidays.

Route 88E was declared fully accessible in February 2012. Routes 88 and 88A was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

Route 88E was discontinued on February 24, 2014, and all the limited stop trips were converted to regular route 88 trips.

The 2016 Annual Service Plan proposed that provide Sunday service to Seneca King, eliminating the 88A branch. This is implemented in June 2016.

In 2019, a new branch 88B has been proposed, extending service north to Newmarket via Newmarket GO Bus Terminal during rush hours with implementation planned for January 2020.

Vehicles

Routes 88 and 88A are primarily 40ft routes, and use New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR/XD40. Occasionally Van Hool A330 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
88 13 22 13 29 38 32 36 32 Not operated; see 88A.
88A Not operated; see 88. 43 24 29

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 - SmartVMC - 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 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50 52 54 55 56 57/57A 77 80 81 82 83/83A 85/85C 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
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 240 241 243
Express 300 301 302 303 304
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61 - 520/521 - 589/590 - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Blue Willow Community - Holland Landing - Keswick - Mapleglen - Mount Albert - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw - 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 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 34 35D 37D 51 53 58 59 66 69 80 81 84 87 88E 107F 200 203 210 215 220 220/221 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 560 561 800 Business Shuttle Markham Fair
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