YRT tweaks Newmarket service,
starting February 14



Back in January, York Region Transit re-arranged its services in Newmarket to accommodate Viva yellow service along the Davis Drive rapidway.

Today, Sunday, February 14, it’s further tweaking its routes in the area, with buses operating along main branch of the 55 Davis Drive route again starting and ending their trips in the 404 Town Centre terminal. Buses serving the main branch of the route no longer operate to and from the Highway 404 / Davis “Park and Ride” carpool lot, although buses serving the 55B branch continue to do so.


55 Davis Drive

55 branch

Starting Sunday, February 14, westbound buses again start their trips in the 404 Town Centre Terminal, then proceed:

southward along the 404 Town Centre [mall] access road to Davis Drive,
resuming their regular route westward along Davis.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops:

  • in the Highway 404 / Davis “Park and Ride” carpool lot and
  • on Davis Drive at Harry Walker Parkway and across from Forhan Drive.

Instead, they (again) pick up passengers at a stop:

  • in 404 Town Centre terminal.

Eastbound buses operate along the usual route to Davis Drive and Leslie Street, then proceed:

  • northward along Leslie; and then
    eastward along the 404 Town Centre access road to the 404 Town Centre terminal,
    ending their trips.

Eastbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Davis Drive at Harry Walker Parkway and across from Forhan Drive and
  • in the Highway 404 / Davis “Park and Ride” carpool lot.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • on Leslie Street north of Davis Drive and
  • in 404 Town Centre terminal.

Buses serving the main 55 branch of the route operate at all times of the week, except Mondays to Fridays during rush hours. Buses operating along the 55B branch of the route operate only during rush hours.

55B branch

Buses continue to operate along their regular route between the Highway 404 / Davis “Park and Ride” carpool lot and Newmarket GO Bus Terminal.

You can view the new navigator — containing a map and a schedule — of the route, here. (.pdf)

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