York Region Transit route 98 'Yonge'

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York Region Transit route 98 'Yonge' is wheelchair accessible.
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98 Yonge
Number of Branches 3
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 local route operated by York Region Transit in Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 98.

Route 98 mainly serves Yonge Street between Green Lane and Bishop Avenue.

Route 98 serves the Towns of Newmarket and Aurora, and the 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.

Route 98 shares much of its length with Viva Blue.

Branches

This route has 3 branches:

  • 98 Green Lane - Bernard Terminal
  • 98/99 Green Lane - Finch Terminal (Late nights)
  • 98/99 Finch Terminal - Newmarket Terminal (Last 3 trips NB late nights)

Historical Branches

History

D40LF #609 at Bernard Terminal on route 98.
E-Z Rider II MAX #856 on Yonge Street on route 98.
  • September 4, 2005 - 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 Avenue until November, route 98 service still started operating in September.
  • November 20, 2005 - Service was revised to operate along Eagle Street into Newmarket Terminal, instead of along Davis Drive in both directions.
  • January 1, 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 Street. This makes the arrangement the longest YRT route, operating 2km further north than Viva Blue.
  • April 30, 2006 - Late-night 98/99 interlined service was extended north from Newmarket GO Bus Terminal to Yonge Street and Green Lane.
  • September 5, 2010 - To prevent confusion, with 'North' suffix was removed from route signs.
  • November 15, 2010 - Route 98E was introduced, operating two trips in the afternoon express north from Finch Station to Industrial Parkway, 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 Drive.
  • April 23, 2012 - Route 98E was adjusted to make all stops north of Bernard Avenue.
  • July 1, 2012 - Elimination of the second route 98E trip from Finch due to low ridership.
  • February 2012 - Route 98E was declared fully accessible.
  • December 2012 - Route 98 was declared fully accessible.
  • April 5, 2020 - Branch 98E Yonge Limited Express is temporarily suspended due to lower ridership from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • September 6, 2020 - Service on branch 98E is restored.
  • January 7, 2024 - Express branch 98E is discontinued to match ridership demand along Yonge Street, and to avoid the duplication of service with Viva Blue.

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. Route 98/99 is primarily a 40ft route and is operated by Southeast Division, and uses New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS.

Route Maps

Daytime Service

Late-Night Service

Summary

Major Stops

Route Stops and Connections
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Bernard Terminal York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 81 - 83 - 86 - 99 - 443 - 445 - 447 - 448
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ 19th Ave. York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 81 - 442 - 447 - 450
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Jefferson Forest Dr. York Region Transit Bus Connections 81 - 447 - 450
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Jefferson Sdrd. York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 81
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ King Rd. York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 22 - 96
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Bloomington Rd. York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 22 - 91 - 96 - 429
‡‡‡ ‡‡‡ GO Transit Barrie line
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Henderson Dr. York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 32 - 91 - 96 - 428
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Wellington St. York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 32 - 33 - 96 - 432
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ St. John's Sdrd.
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Mulock Dr. York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 57 - 96 - 420
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Eagle St. York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 56 - 96
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Newmarket Terminal York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - Yellow - 44 - 50 - 52 - 55 - 56 - 57 - 96 - 420 - 430
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Davis Dr. York Region Transit Bus Connections Blue - 44 - 50 - 55
RoadIcon.png 98 RoadIcon.png Yonge St. @ Green Ln. York Region Transit Bus Connections 44 - 52 - 430

Historical Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
98

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
2022 Sept- 98 38 38 40 51 35 49 49 45 48 48 46
2021 Oct-Dec 98 48 53 53 48 47 49 49 45 48 48 44
Apr 98 48 51 51 47 47 49 49 45 48 48 44
2020 98 42 51 51 46 47 42 51 46 42 51 46
2019 98
2018 98
2017 98
2016 98
2015 98
2014 98
2013 98
2012 98 30 46 34 45 36 36 32 36 25 30 30
2011 98 19-22 22 22 22 25 30 30 25 30 30 30
2010 98 19-22 22 22 22 25 30 30 25 30 30 30
2009 98
2008 98
2007 98
2006 98 20-30 30-35 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
2005 98 20-30 30-35 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30


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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
Routes
Regular 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 23 24 25 26 32 33 40 44 50 52 54 55 56 57 77 80 81 82 83/83A 85 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B 96 98 99 105 107/107B 165 522
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 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
Viva Blue - Purple/Purple A - Pink - Orange - Yellow
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 22 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 33A 34 35D 37D 41 42 45 51 53 58 59 66 69 80 81 84 87 88E 107F 200 201 202 203 203 204 210 215 220 220/221 222 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 240 241 242 243 244 260 268 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 414 416 416 421 422 423 435 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 520/521 560 561 589/590 720 760 - Green - 800 - Blue Willow Community - Bristol - Business Shuttle - East Gwillimbury GO - Gorham-Eagle - King Local - Mapleglen - Markham Fair - The ROC - Vellore Local
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