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.

Route Details

The current routing of route 88.

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.

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.

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

Historic Branches

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.

  • 2003 - Route 88 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 - Full weekday service to Seneca King commenced.
  • September 2005 - Route 23 was introduced, replacing service on Hilda Ave.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • February 2012 - Route 88E was declared fully accessible.
  • December 2012 - Routes 88 and 88A was declared fully accessible.
  • February 24, 2014 - Route 88E was discontinued, and all the limited stop trips were converted to regular route 88 trips.
  • June 2016 - The 2016 Annual Service Plan proposed that provide Sunday service to Seneca King, eliminating the 88A branch.

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.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
88
Seneca College King Campus 88
Bathurst St. @ Elgin Mills Rd. 88
Bathurst St. @ Rutherford Rd. 88
Promenade Mall 88
Bathurst St. @ Steeles Ave. 88
Finch GO Bus Terminal 88

Historical Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
88 88A 88E
Seneca College King Campus 88E
Bernard Terminal 88
Elgin West Community Centre 88A
Bathurst St. @ Elgin Mills Rd. 88 88A 88E
Bathurst St. @ Major Mackenzie Dr. 88 88A 88E
Bathurst St. @ Highway 7 88 88A 88E
Promenade Mall 88 88A 88E
Bathurst St. @ Steeles Ave. 88A 88E
Finch GO Bus Terminal 88A 88E

Service Summary

Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
2020 88 14 34 15 40 N/A 34 36 46 32 26 26
2019 88
2018 88
2017 88
2016 88 14 22 14 29 N/A 29 36 32 34 23 26
2015 88 13 22 13 38 N/A 29 36 32 25 25 30
2014 88 13 22 13 38 N/A 29 36 32 24 24 29
2013 88 15 21 16 38 N/A 33 36 32 31 31 31
2012 88 15 30 16 38 N/A 33 36 32 31 31 31
2011 88 12-14 29 14 23-35 N/A 30 30 30 45 45 45
2010 88 12-14 29 14 23-35 N/A 30 30 30 45 45 45
2009 88
2008 88
2007 88 20 30 20 45-60 N/A 40 40 40 60 40 60
2006 88 20 30 20 45-60 N/A 40 40 40 60 40 60
2005 88 20 30 20 45-60 N/A 40 40 40 60 40 60
2004 88 20 40 20 45 N/A 40 40 40 60 60 60
2003 88 20 40 20 45 N/A 40 40 40 60 60 60
2002 88 30 40 10-35 40-60 N/A 30 30 30 N/A N/A N/A
2001 88 30 45 30 N/A N/A 45 45 N/A N/A N/A N/A


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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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TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
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