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199 Finch Rocket

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Compiled by James Bow
Map by Jelo Guiterrez Cantos

October 12, 2010

Service begins on a new regular-fare express “rocket” route, replacing most express service on the 39 FINCH EAST bus. Buses on the 199 FINCH ROCKET operate between Finch station on the YONGE SUBWAY and Scarborough Centre station on the SCARBOROUGH RT via east on Finch, south on McCowan and west on Triton, returning via reverse route.

In between Finch and Scarborough Centre, buses stop only at Bayview, Leslie, Don Mills (far side), Seneca Hill Drive (Seneca College), Victoria Park, Pharmacy, Warden, Birchmount, Kennedy, Midland, Brimley, Finch and McCowan, and McCowan and Sheppard.

Service operates weekdays from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

199

R O C K E T

 

199

R O C K E T

TO SCARBOROUGH CTR STN

TO FINCH STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and early evening
Saturday daytime

September 1, 2013

Sunday and holiday daytime and Saturday early evening service is added to this route.

October 11, 2015

Weekday late evening service is added to this route. Buses now operate throughout the operating day, seven days a week, except for late evening service on weekend and holidays.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Service is reorganized with new branches extending limited stop express service on this route east to Morningside Heights and west to York University. The original branch (Scarborough Centre station to Finch station) remains the same, but is redesignated 199A. Service begins on a new 199B branch from Scarborough Centre to York University, operating during the daytime and early evenings on weekdays.

Buses on the 199B operate from Scarborough Centre via east on Triton, north on McCowan, west on Finch, through Finch station, west on Finch, north on Dufferin, west on the bus-only roadway on the hydro corridor, crossing Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, west on Murray Ross Parkway, north on the York University busway, and west on York Boulevard to The Common. Buses return via the reverse route. Westbound buses stop only at McCowan and Sheppard, Finch and McCowan, Brimley, Midland, Kennedy, Birchmount, Warden, Pharmacy, Victoria Park, Seneca College, Don Mills (farside stop), Leslie, Bayview, Finch Station, Bathurst, Dufferin and Finch, Murray Ross Parkway, and The Common. Eastbound buses stop at Murray Ross Parkway, Dufferin and Finch, Bathurst, Finch Station, Bayview, Leslie, Don Mills (farside stop), Seneca Hill, Victoria Park, Pharmacy, Warden, Birchmount, Kennedy, Midland, Brimley, Finch and McCowan, McCowan and Sheppard, and Scarborough Centre Station.

In addition to this, service begins on the 199C branch, operating during rush hours only from Finch Station, via east on Finch, northeast on Staines, north on Mantis Road, and west on Nightstar to Morningside. Buses loop via north on Morningside, east on Oasis, east on Seasons, and south and southwest on Staines Road, to Finch Avenue before returning via Finch Avenue to Finch station. Eastbound buses stop at Bayview, Leslie, Don Mills (farside stop), Seneca Hill, Victoria Park, Pharmacy, Warden, Birchmount, Kennedy, Midland, Brimley, and McCowan before making all local stops between McCowan and Morningside. Westbound buses serve all stops between Morningside and McCowan and then stop only at Brimley, Midland, Kennedy, Birchmount, Warden, Pharmacy, Victoria Park, Seneca College, Don Mills (farside stop), Leslie, Bayview, and Finch.

The 199C extension replaces service on the 139 FINCH-DON MILLS route.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

199A

FINCH ROCKET

 

199A

FINCH ROCKET

E X P R E S S
TO FINCH STN

E X P R E S S
TO SCARBOROUGH CTR STN

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except late evenings, weekends and holidays

199B

FINCH ROCKET

 

199B

FINCH ROCKET

E X P R E S S
TO YORK UNIVERSITY
VIA FINCH STN

E X P R E S S
TO SCARBOROUGH CTR STN
VIA FINCH STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and early evening

 

 

 

199C

FINCH ROCKET

 

E X P R E S S
TO MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS

Monday to Friday, rush hours only

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Coincident with the extension of the SPADINA subway into Vaughan, service on the 199 FINCH ROCKET is cut back to Finch West station. Buses on the 199B branch operate from Scarborough Centre Station via east on Triton Road, north on McCowan Road, and west on Finch Avenue East to Finch Station, then continuing west on Finch Avenue West, north on Dufferin Street, west on busway on hydro corridor, south on Tangiers Road, west on Four Winds Drive to Finch West Station, returning via the reverse route. Westbound buses only stop at McCowan & Sheppard, Finch & McCowan, Brimley Road, Midland Avenue, Kennedy Road, Birchmount Road, Warden Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Seneca College, Don Mills Road (far side stop), Leslie Street, Bayview Avenue, Finch Station, Bathurst Street, Dufferin Street, and Finch West Station while eastbound buses only stop at Dufferin Street, Bathurst Street, Finch Station, Bayview Avenue, Leslie Street, Don Mills Road (far side stop), Seneca Hill Drive, Victoria Park Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Warden Avenue, Birchmount Road, Kennedy Road, Midland Avenue, Brimley Road, Finch & McCowan, McCowan & Sheppard, and Scarborough Centre Station.

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

199A

FINCH ROCKET

 

199A

FINCH ROCKET

E X P R E S S
TO FINCH STN

E X P R E S S
TO SCARBOROUGH CTR STN

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day
Except late evenings, weekends and holidays

199B

FINCH ROCKET

 

199B

FINCH ROCKET

E X P R E S S
TO FINCH WEST STN
VIA FINCH STN

E X P R E S S
TO SCARBOROUGH CTR STN
VIA FINCH STN

Monday to Friday, daytime and early evening

 

 

 

199C

FINCH ROCKET

 

E X P R E S S
TO MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS

Monday to Friday, rush hours only


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