York Region Transit route 88 'Bathurst'

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York Region Transit Logo-stacked.jpg
88 Bathurst Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 2
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, Van Hool A330 Wc15.JPG
Division Southwest (Vaughan)
Related routes 160

88 Bathurst is a base route operated by YRT in King, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Toronto, ON.

Contents

Basic

Route 88 serves mainly Bathurst St. between Bloomington Rd./15th Sdrd. and Steeles Ave.

This route has 2 branches:

These routes combined serve the Oak Ridges, Inspiration, Mill Pond, Thornhill Woods, and Thornhill communities. They also serve St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School, Lebovic Leisure Centre, Westmount Collegiate Institute, Vaughan City Playhouse, Promenade Terminal, and Centerpoint Mall.

Routes 88 and 88A both connect to Viva Purple at Atkinson Ave. and Promenade Terminal. They also connect to Viva Blue and Viva Pink during peak periods at Yonge/Steeles and Finch Station.

History

Service among Bathurst St. first operated in the form of Richmond Hill Transit route 8. It ran from Promenade Terminal to Bernard Terminal via Elgin Mills. When YRT took over operations from Richmond Hill Transit, it renumbered it to route 88 and extended it north to Seneca King during peak periods to serve the student demand. In 2003, it was extended southwards to Finch Station via Bathurst, Steeles and Yonge. Some peak trips were rerouted via Clark and Hilda Ave. to Steeles a year later. January 2005 saw the addition of full weekday service to Seneca King. In September of that year, route 23 was introduced, replacing service on Hilda Ave.

On November 16, 2008, route 88E was introduced, following the same routing as route 88 with limited stops at Elgin Mills, Major Mackenzie, Rutherford/Carrville, Promenade Terminal, Steeles, and Yonge.

On September 6, 2009, route 88A was introduced, operating between Finch Station and Elgin West Community Centre located at Bathurst and Shaftsbury. Despite the introduction, this branch has been in service since 2003, though simply only known as route 88. This branch only operates during Sundays and Holidays.

Route 88E was declared fully accessible in February 2012. Routes 88 and 88A was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

Route 88E was discontinued on February 24, 2014, and all the limited stop trips were converted to regular route 88 trips.

Vehicles

Routes 88 and 88A are primarily 40ft routes, and use New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR or occasionally Van Hool A330.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
88 13 22 13 29 38 32 36 32 Not operated; see 88A.
88A Not operated; see 88. 43 24 29

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Properties
Divisions BRT (York BRT Services) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - Southwest (Veolia)
Terminals Bernard - Cornell - Finch - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - VMC Station - Vaughan Mills - Canada's Wonderland - York University
Hubs Don Mills Station - Downsview Station - 404 Town Centre - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus
Bus Stops 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 8000-9999 - Family Of Services
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Regular 1 2 3 4/4A 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 21 22/22A 23 25 26 28 29 31 32 33/33A 35 40 41 42 44 45 50/50B 51 52 54 55/55B 56 57/57A 58 61 65 75 77/77A 80 81 82 83/83A 84 85/85C 86 87 88/88A 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 98/98E 99 101 224B 760
TTC-operated 17A 24D 35D 68B 102D 105A/105D 107B/107C/107D 129A 160 165A/165D/165F 224C/224D
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 223 240 241 242 243 244
Express 300 301 302 303 304 360
School Specials 400 401 405 410 411 412 413 415 418 420 421 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 460 461 462 463 464 465
Community Bus 520/521 522 523 589/590
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 25D 27 33 34 37D 53 59 66 69 80 81 87 107F 200 203 210 215 220 220 221 222 225 260 318 319 340 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 422 440 442 443 466 Business Shuttle Markham Fair
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