York Region Transit route 8 'Kennedy'

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York Region Transit route 8 'Kennedy' is wheelchair accessible.
York Region Transit route 8 'Kennedy' is a bike rack route.
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8 Kennedy
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR SmallAccessible.gif, New Flyer XD40 SmallAccessible.gif, Nova Bus LFS SmallAccessible.gif
Division Southeast (Markham)
Related routes None

8 Kennedy is a local bus route operated by York Region Transit in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 8.

Route 8 mainly serves Kennedy Road between Steeles Avenue East and Major Mackenzie Drive East.

This route serves the Milliken Mills West, Unionville, and Berczy communities. It also serves Milliken Mills High School, Milliken Mills Community Centre, Milliken Mills Library, Unionville GO Station, Bill Crothers Secondary School, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School.

Route 8 connects to Viva Pink at Unionville GO Station, and Viva Green and Viva Purple at University Boulevard and Highway 7. A small portion of the route is shared with Viva Purple and Viva Green, between Rivis Road and Highway 7.

Branches

This route has 1 branch:

  • 8 Steeles Avenue - Major Mackenzie

History

D40LF #603 on Kennedy on route 8.
D40LFR #1024 on route 8.

The first service along Kennedy Road was provided by Markham Transit route 4, which operated on Kennedy between Steeles Avenue East and Unionville Gate, and on Main Street Unionville north to Carlton Road. This was replaced by the rush-hour TTC route 43C by the late 1980s. Buses traveled north on Kennedy Road to Unionville Gate then operated north on Main Street Unionville to Highway 7, east to Kennedy Road, north to 16th Avenue, and east on 16th Avenue to an off-street loop at McCowan Road and 16th Avenue. Markham Transit took over operation of this route in January 1998 as their route 8, and extended it north to an on-street loop at Angus Glen Boulevard.

  • 2001 - YRT took over this service and expanded the looping to William Berczy Boulevard and Major Mackenzie Drive.
  • 2004 - Service was realigned off of Main Street Unionville and through Unionville GO Station when the new location was opened in 2004.
  • May 8, 2005 - Sunday service is introduced.
  • November 2008 - Select trips were extended to Angus Glen Community Centre, due to student requests to have a transfer-free connection from Kennedy to Angus Glen. This service was removed later in 2010 due to low ridership.
  • September 2010 - Route 8 was declared fully accessible.
  • April 19, 2015 - The southbound service diversion via The Fairways, Prospectors Drive, and Angus Glen Boulevard was removed due to low ridership in that section and to provide a better grid network for passengers travelling along Kennedy Road.
  • January 5, 2020 - The northbound routing is extended to operate via south on Kennedy Road, west on Schoolhouse Road, north and west on Colty Drive, and north on Prospector's Drive.

Vehicles

Route 8 is primarily a 40ft route, and uses New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Route Stops and Connections
RoadIcon.png (8) RoadIcon.png Kennedy Rd. @ Steeles Ave. E Walking Connection to TTC Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 43 - 53 - 343 - 353 - 953
‡‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡‡ GO Transit Stouffville Line
RoadIcon.png 8 RoadIcon.png Kennedy Rd. @ Denison St. Exo Icon-Bus.png 2
RoadIcon.png 8 RoadIcon.png Kennedy Rd. @ 14th Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 14 - 522
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ CN Rail York Subdivision
RoadIcon.png RoadIcon.png Highway 407
RoadIcon.png 8 RoadIcon.png Kennedy Rd. @ YMCA Blvd. Exo Icon-Bus.png 304 - 522
Connections to GO Bus Services Exo Icon-Bus.png 45 - 52 - 54 - 71
8 RoadIcon.png Unionville GO Station Connections to GO Train and Bus Services Exo Icon-Train.png Stouffville Exo Icon-Bus.png 45 - 52 - 54 - 71
RoadIcon.png 8 RoadIcon.png Kennedy Rd. @ Highway 7 Exo Icon-Bus.png Purple - 1 - 304 - 522
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ GO Transit Stouffville Line
RoadIcon.png 8 RoadIcon.png Kennedy Rd. @ Carlton Rd Exo Icon-Bus.png 40 - 405 - 410
RoadIcon.png 8 RoadIcon.png Kennedy Rd. @ 16th Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 16 - 418
RoadIcon.png 8 RoadIcon.png Kennedy Rd. @ Bur Oak Ave. Exo Icon-Bus.png 18 - 402 - 418
RoadIcon.png 8 RoadIcon.png Prospectors Dr. @ Major Mackenzie Dr. Exo Icon-Bus.png 25 - 402

Previous Destinations

Previously Serviced Destinations
Stop Location Date Serviced Notes
Angus Glen Community Centre November 2008 - 2010 Limited Service Branch.

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 May- 8 16 34 16 22 N/A 34 36 34 35 35 70
Jan-Apr 8 18 35 18 22 N/A 34 36 34 35 35 70
2022 8 18 35 18 22 N/A 34 36 34 35 35 70
2021 8 18 35 18 22 N/A 34 36 34 35 35 70
2020 Nov 8 17 35 18 22 N/A 34 36 34 35 35 70
2020 8 14 24 15 22 N/A 34 36 34 35 35 70
2019 8
2018 8
2017 8
2016 8
2015 8
2014 8
2013 8
2012 8
2011 8
2010 8 13 22 13 26 N/A 35 35 50 35 35 50
2009 8
2008 8
2007 8 15 30 15 30 N/A 60 60 60 60 60 60
2006 8 15 30 15 30 N/A 60 60 60 60 60 60
2005 8 15 30 15 30 N/A 60 60 60 60 60 60
2004 8 15 30 30 30 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2003 8 15 30 30 30 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2002 8 15 30 15 30 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2001 8 30 N/A 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A 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
On-Request Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Bur Oak - Holland Landing - Keswick - King - Kleinburg-Nashville - Maple-Rutherford GO - Markham Local - Mount Albert - Newmarket - Newmarket Local - North - Richmond Hill Local - Stouffville - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Unionville Local - Woodbridge
School Specials 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
Viva Blue - Purple/Purple A - Pink - Orange - Yellow
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