York Region Transit route 88 'Bathurst'

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York Region Transit route 88 'Bathurst' is wheelchair accessible.
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88 Bathurst
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 TTC 160

88 Bathurst is a local route operated by York Region Transit in King City, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 88.

Route 88 primarily serves Bathurst Street between Bloomington Road/15th Sideroad and Steeles Ave East.

The route serves 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.

The route connects to Viva Purple at Atkinson Avenue and Promenade Terminal. It also connects to Viva Blue and Viva Pink during peak periods at Yonge/Steeles and the Finch GO Bus Terminal.

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

Historic Branches

History

D40LF #319 at Finch GO Bus Terminal on route 88.
D40LF #714 at Finch GO Bus Terminal on route 88.

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 Road.

  • September 4, 2001 - Richmond Hill Transit was merged into YRT in January 2001 and on this date, the route was renumbered from 8 to 88 in order to avoid route number duplication across the York Region Transit network.
  • September 3, 2002 - To serve the student demand, the route is extended north along Bathurst Street to 15th Sideroad to serve the Seneca College King Campus. The route is also extended in the south to the Finch GO Bus Terminal via Steeles Avenue West and Yonge Street. Buses continue to operate via Promenade Terminal.
  • August 31, 2003 - During weekdays peak periods, alterate trips operate via Clark Avenue West and Hilda Avenue to Steeles Avenue West.
  • January 2005 - Full weekday service to Seneca King commenced.
  • September 4, 2005 - Peak-period service along Clark Avenue and Hilda Avenue is replaced with the new route 23.
  • April 27, 2008 - Saturday service extended to serve Seneca College King Campus.
  • November 16, 2008 - Route 88E was introduced, following the same routing as local route 88 with limited stops at Elgin Mills Road, Major Mackenzie Drive, Rutherford Road/Carrville Road, Promenade Terminal, Steeles Avenue West, and Yonge Street.
  • September 6, 2009 - Route 88A was introduced, operating between Finch Terminal and Elgin West Community Centre located at Bathurst Street and Shaftsbury Avenue. Despite the introduction, this branch has been in service since 2003, though simply only known as route 88.
  • November 14, 2010 - All weekday service on branch 88A is converted to branch 88 service to provide improved weekday service between Finch GO Bus Terminal and Seneca College King Campus.
  • February 2012 - Route 88E was declared fully accessible.
  • December 2012 - Routes 88 and 88A was declared fully accessible.
  • February 23, 2014 - Route 88E was discontinued, and all the limited stop trips were converted to regular route 88 trips.
  • June 26, 2016 - As proposed in the 2016 Annual Service Plan, Sunday service to Seneca College King Campus is introduced. As a result, the short-turn branch 88A is eliminated.

Vehicles

Route 88 is primarily 40ft route, and uses 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. West 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. West 88A 88E
Finch GO Bus Terminal 88A 88E

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
2023 Jan- 88 15-16 37 16 39 39 34 36 32 33 27 27-32
2022 88
2021 88
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 (Miller) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - West (TOK Transit)
Terminals Bernard - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Major Mackenzie West - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Canada's Wonderland - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station - York University
Park & Rides Davis Dr. & Hwy 404 - 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
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305 320 360 361 391
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School Specials 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
Viva Blue - Purple/Purple A - Pink - Orange - Yellow
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