York Region Transit route 98 'Yonge'

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98/98E Yonge Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 4
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG
Division North (Newmarket)
Related routes Viva Blue

98 Yonge (previously 98 Yonge North) is a base route operated by YRT in Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, and Toronto, ON.

Basic

Routes 98 and 98E mainly serve Yonge St. between Green Lane and Bishop Ave.

This route has 4 branches:

Routes 98 and 98E combined serve the northern Newmarket, southern Newmarket, northern Aurora, Downtown Aurora, southern Aurora, Oak Ridges, Inspiration, Downtown Richmond Hill, Bayview Glen, and Thornhill communities. It also serves Green Lane Centre, Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School, Upper Canada Mall, Regional Headquarters, Sir William Mulock Secondary School, Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, Oak Ridges Moraine Library, and Bond Lake Arena.

Routes 98 and 98E share much of its length with Viva Blue. Route 98E also shares its length with Viva Pink between Garden Ave. and Finch Station.

History

In September 2005, Viva was introduced. To provide local service along the northern portion of Viva Blue between Newmarket GO Bus Terminal and Bernard Terminal, YRT introduced route 98. It was the first route to operate through both of the new zone boundaries, requiring a 2-zone fare. Even though Viva service would not be extended north of Bernard until November, the 98 service still started operating in September.

In January 2006, service was revised to operate along Eagle St. into Newmarket Terminal, instead of along Davis Dr. in both directions. Also in 2006, late-evening service was revised to be interlined with 99 Yonge South. Route 98 and 99 buses operating after 10:30pm do not service the platforms inside Bernard Terminal, instead service the Viva stops located on Yonge St. This makes the arrangement the longest YRT route, operating 2km further north than Viva Blue.

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

On November 15, 2010, route 98E was introduced, operating two trips in the afternoon express north from Finch Station to Industrial Pkwy., then making all stops to Newmarket GO Bus Terminal. During the 2011-2012 YRT/Viva strike, route 98E was adjusted to make all stops north of Major Mackenzie Dr.

On April 23, 2012, route 98E was adjusted to make all stops north of Bernard Ave. July 1, 2012 saw the elimination of the second route 98E trip from Finch due to low ridership.

Route 98E was declared fully accessible in February 2012. Route 98 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

Operations for route 98E were transferred from Southwest Division to Southeast Division on August 31, 2014.

Vehicles

Route 98 sees a mix of 30ft service provided by E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX and 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF. Occasionally Nova Bus LFS may provide service. Routes 98E and 98/99 are primarily 40ft routes operated by Southeast Division, and use New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Evening Late Night Early AM Day Evening Late Night Early AM Day Evening Late Night
98 33 41 33 45 Not operated; see 98/99. 24 47 30 Not operated; see 98/99. 46 Not operated; see 98/99.
98E Not operated; see 98. 1 trip. Not operated; see 98 or 98/99.
98/99 Not operated; see 98 or 99. 36 Not operated; see 98 or 99. 47 Not operated; see 98 or 99. 47

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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