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985 Sheppard East Express

Compiled by Jelo Gutierrez Cantos

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Operations Overview

  • Type: Express (Limited stop express)
  • Established: September 2, 2018
  • Distance: 8.68km (to Scarborough Centre Stn), 14.92km (to Meadowvale)
  • Blue Night Service: 385 SHEPPARD EAST
  • Types of vehicles used: Nova Bus LFS Artic
  • Bus Length: 60’ articulated low-floor
  • Division: Malvern
  • Ridership: N/A

This route operates with 2 branches:

  • 985A Don Mills Station - Scarborough Centre Station
  • 985B Don Mills Station - Meadowvale

September 2, 2018

As part of the TTC’s rebranding and expansion of its Express Bus Network branding, service begins on the 985 SHEPPARD EAST EXPRESS replacing the former 190 SCARBOROUGH CENTRE ROCKET, connecting Don Mills station with Scarborough Centre station on the SCARBOROUGH RT while extending the route east to Meadowvale Road operating on peak periods, supplementing service on the 85 SHEPPARD EAST, which in turn, replicates the former 85F branch that existed until 2002.

Service operates from Don Mills Station on the SHEPPARD subway line on the 985A branch via east on Sheppard, south on Midland, east on Progress, and south on Borough heading to Scarborough Centre Station before heading back to Don Mills Station over the reverse route. On the 985B branch, buses operate east on Sheppard looping through Meadowvale loop on the northeast corner of Sheppard and Meadowvale on the east end.

Buses on the 985A branch stop eastbound at Don Mills station, Consumers Road, Victoria Park Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Warden Avenue, Birchmount Road, Allanford Road, Kennedy Road, Agincourt GO, Midland Avenue and Scarborough Centre station while westbound buses stop at Scarborough Centre station, Midland Avenue, Agincourt GO, Kennedy Road, Birchmount Road, Allanford Road, Warden Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Brian Drive and Don Mills station. On the 985B branch, buses stop eastbound at Don Mills station, Consumers Road, Victoria Park Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Warden Avenue, Birchmount Road, Allanford Road, Kennedy Road, Agincourt GO, Midland Avenue, Brimley Road, McCowan Avenue, Havenview Road, Markham Road, Progress Avenue, Lapsley Road, Neilson Road, Breckon Gate, Morningside Avenue, Grand Marshal Drive, Conlins Road, Dean Park Road, Idagrove Gate, Meadowvale Loop while westbound buses stop only at Meadowvale Loop, Meadowvale Road (farside stop), Idagrove Gate, Rouge River Drive, Conlins Road, Water Tower Gate, Morningside Avenue (farside stop), Brenyon Way, Neilson Road, Washburn Way, Malvern Street, Markham Road (farside stop), Shorting Road, McCowan Road, Brimley Road, Midland Avenue, Agincourt GO, Kennedy Road, Birchmount Road, Allanford Road, Warden Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Brian Drive and Don Mills station.

Service operates 7 days a week, 18 hours a day on the 985A branch while the 985B branch operates rush hours only and runs every eight-to-nine minutes with 60 foot NovaBUS LFS articulated buses. This route operates out of Malvern Garage

WESTBOUND

 

EASTBOUND

985

SHEPPARD EAST EXPRESS

 

 

 

TO DON MILLS STN

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

 

 

 

985A

SHEPPARD EAST EXPRESS

 

TO SCARBOROUGH CTR STN

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

 

 

 

985B

SHEPPARD EAST EXPRESS

 

TO MEADOWVALE

Monday to Friday, rush hours only


Summary

Period

Frequency

Buses Used

Notes

Weekday AM Peak

9’ 00” (985A)
9’ 00” (985B)

6
9

Combined total of 4’ 30” frequency with 15 buses

Weekday Midday

12’ 30” (985A)

4

Weekday PM Peak

8’ 30” (985A)
8’ 30” (985B)

7
11

Combined total of 4’ 15” frequency with 18 buses

Weekday Early Evening

12’ 00” (985A)

12

Weekday Late Evening

20’ 00” (985A)

2

Saturday Early Morning

12’ 00” (985A)

4

Saturday Morning

12’ 30” (985A)

4

Saturday Afternoon

8’ 40” (985A)

6

Saturday Early Evening

9’ 30” (985A)

5

Saturday Late Evening

21’ 00” (985A)

2

Sunday Early Morning

0’ 00”

0

Route does not operate
See 85 SHEPPARD EAST

Sunday Morning

15’ 40” (985A)

3

Sunday Afternoon

9’ 30” (985A)

5

Sunday Early Evening

14’ 00” (985A)

3

Sunday Late Evening

21’ 00” (985A)

2

Last Updated: September 2, 2018


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