York Region Transit route 90 'Leslie'

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90/90B Leslie Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 3
Types of buses used Van Hool AG300 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG
Division BRT (Richmond Hill)
Related routes None

90 Leslie (previously known as 90 Leslie South) is a base route operated by YRT in Richmond Hill, Markham, and Toronto, ON.

Basic

Routes 90 and 90B combined mainly serve Leslie St. and Don Mills Rd.

This route has 3 branches:

These routes combined serve the Redstone, Bayview Hill, and Thornhill communities. They also serve Richmond Green Sports Centre, Headford Business Park, Beaver Creek Business Park, Town of Richmond Hill Municipal Offices, Shoppes on Steeles and 404, Seneca College Newnham Campus, and Fairview Mall.

Routes 90 and 90B both connect to Viva Pink during peak periods and Viva Purple at Highway 7. Viva Green at Don Mills Station during peak periods. Route 90B connects to Viva Pink during peak periods and Viva Purple at West Beaver Creek/Highway 7 and East Beaver Creek/Highway 7.

History

Pre-YRT, service on Leslie St. only existed outside of peak periods south of Green Lane (Markham Transit route 3), and during peak periods up to Highway 7 (TTC route 25D). Service on Elgin Mills Rd. was provided in small sections by Richmond Hill Transit routes 1A, 1C, 2 and 8.

When YRT took over operations from Markham and Richmond Hill Transits, it implemented route 90 in September 2002, running from Beaver Creek to Shaftsbury via Leslie, Elgin Mills and Bathurst. Peak period service was extended north to Seneca College during peak periods from September to May and, in November 2002, to Don Mills Station, with southbound buses using Highway 404 from Highway 7 to Finch and northbound buses using Don Mills/Leslie. (An amusing TTC map error shows route 90 following The Peanut in the incorrect direction, something that had still not been fixed until 2008.)

By 2004, southbound buses had stopped using Highway 404 to get to Don Mills Station, utilizing Don Mills both directions. Route 90 (along with 91 Bayview and 99 Yonge C) had a 'South' suffix added to their names in 2006, to better promote the area of the region it served, and so passengers would not get confused with simiarily-named routes operating in Newmarket (58 Leslie North, 54 Bayview North and 98 Yonge North respectively).

6-day service to Don Mills Station started in March 2008, with Sunday service added in April 2009. Service to Seneca King was removed after May 2008.

On September 6, 2009, all Sunday/Holiday trips were removed from the Seneca College Loop both directions along with all southbound trips on Saturdays. Eventually all service was removed from the loop on December 20, 2009, along with the diversion to The Shops on Steeles and 404.

On May 10, 2010, a new branch, route 90B, was created to replace route 25D north of Don Mills Station. Signs were initially shown as route 90B being "formally 25D", which were removed on June 18, 2010 once riders were adapted to the service change.

On September 5, 2010, to prevent confusion, the 'South' suffix was removed from route signs.

Route 90 was declared fully accessible in February 2012. Route 90B was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

The 2013 Annual Service Plan had route 90B weekday service after 8:00 pm discontinued. Also, route 90 service along Elgin Mills Rd. was replaced by route 80.

The route 90 southbound destination sign on the Luminator Horizons initially had a glitch, with the two exposures showing at unequal intervals. The first exposure is shown for about 2.5 seconds, while the second exposure only shows for about 0.5 seconds. This was finally fixed in June 2013, over three years after it was discovered.

April 21, 2014 saw the elimination of weekday midday service on route 90B.

In response to overcrowding issues, articulated buses began operating on route 90/90B on July 1, 2018. Operations were transferred to BRT Division, as the Southeast garage could not accommodate articulated buses.

Vehicles

Routes 90 and 90B use a mixture of articulated 60' Van Hool AG300 and standard 40' Nova Bus LFS buses.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
90 20 28 20 40 38 38
90B Not operated. Not operated.

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 - SmartCentres Place - 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 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 31 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50/50B 51 52 54 55/55B 56 57/57A 58 77/77A 80 81 82 83/83A 84 85/85C 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 96 98/98E 99 105 107/107B 165/165F 760
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 240 241 243
Express 300 301 302 303 304
Dial-a-ride/On-Demand only 61 - Blue Willow - Holland Landing - Mapleglen - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw
School Specials 400 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 460 461 462 463 464 465 466
Community Bus 520/521 522 589/590
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 24D 25D 27 33 34 35D 37D 53 59 66 69 80 81 87 88E 107F 200 203 210 215 220 220/221 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 442 443 466 560 561 800 Business Shuttle Markham Fair
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