Durham Region Transit route 901

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Durham Region Transit route 901 is wheelchair accessible.
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PULSE 901
Route Type Pulse
Number of Branches 4
Division Raleigh

Durham Region Transit route 901 is a frequent route that operates in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

Route details

Route 901 serves the Simcoe Street corridor, providing a connection between Downtown Oshawa and Ontario Tech University/Durham College North Campus.

From Ontario Tech University/Durham College North Campus terminal, branch 901A operates east on Commencement Drive, south on Simcoe Street, west on Brock Street, south on Centre Street, east on Fairbanks Street, south on Simcoe Street, west on Lakeview Park Avenue, north on Ritson Road, west on Valley Drive, west on Phillip Murray Avenue, north on Cedar Street, north on Wentworth Street, north on Simcoe Street, and west on Commencement Drive to North Campus terminal. On weekends, service is extended to Windfields Farm Drive as branch 901, operating from North Campus terminal via east on Commencement Drive, north on Simcoe Street, and west on Windfields Farm Drive, looping at the roundabout west of Simcoe Street, then south on Simcoe Street and west on Commencement Drive to North Campus terminal. Branch 901C trips follow the same routing from North Campus terminal to Centre Street and Gibb Street, then turn west on Gibb Street to Oshawa Centre; northbound trips 901/901B trips from Oshawa Centre operate east on Gibb Street, south on Centre Street and east on Fairbanks Street to Simcoe Street, then follow the northbound routing to North Campus terminal or Windfields Farm Drive.

Route 901 is a PULSE service type, meaning the route provides service at least every 15 minutes until 19:00 seven days a week. Overnight service is available on the corridor via route N2.

Branches

This route has four branches:

  • PULSE 901 Windfields Farm (northbound; weekends only)
  • PULSE 901A Lakeview Park (southbound)
  • PULSE 901B North Campus (northbound; weekdays only)
  • PULSE 901C Oshawa Centre (southbound)

History

  • 2017 - Initially proposed as a route operating from Durham College North Campus Terminal to Oshawa GO Station in 2017, the route was part of the annual Public Information Centres held by DRT to plan further enhancements to the network.
  • 2019 - Announced in the Durham 2020 budget that the route was scheduled to begin operation in December 2020. Proposed routing was revised to be nearly identical to route 401 Simcoe. Funding for the route, additional PULSE BRT vehicles and studies required for rapid transit implementation was secured through the Investing in Canadian Infrastructure Program (ICIP) as one of the 14 priority projects to advance public transit service across the region.
  • September 28, 2020 - Route begins service as PULSE 901 Simcoe, replacing former route 401.
  • January 4, 2021 - Branch 901B to Ritson Road and Wentworth Street discontinued; replaced by a revised 901B branch via Gibb Street to Oshawa Centre.
  • September 7, 2021 - Branch 901C to Downtown Oshawa discontinued; trips extended to Oshawa Centre as branch 901B. Overnight service introduced on the corridor as route N2; route 901 schedule adjusted to match with the new 24-hour service.
  • circa September 2021 - Route names eliminated; now solely referred to as route PULSE 901.
  • January 10, 2022 - Weekday frequency temporarily reduced to every 30 minutes per branch (15 minutes combined north of Gibb Street).
  • April 4, 2022 - Weekday and Saturday evening service added on 901B branch until 22:00.
  • June 20, 2022 - All branches extended north to Simcoe Street and Windfields Farm Drive. Weekday frequency improved to every 10 minutes north of Gibb Street.
  • January 2, 2023 - Frequency reduction on weekdays; departures every 30 minutes from Oshawa Centre, Lakeview Park, and Windfields Farm, with additional trips between Downtown Oshawa and North Campus.
  • June 19, 2023 - All trips extended north to Windfields Farm Drive. Branch letters reorganized; southbound trips to Lakeview Park renumbered to branch 901A, southbound trips to Oshawa Centre renumbered to branch 901C, northbound trips to Windfields Farm Drive as branch 901.
  • September 5, 2023 - Branch 901C improved to every 15 minutes during weekday daytimes.
  • January 2, 2024 - Weekday service cut back from Windfields Drive to North Campus terminal as branch 901B. Frequency adjusted to every 20 minutes per branch (10 minutes combined).

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
901 901B 901B 901C 901/901A 901/901C 901B/901A 901B/901C
Simcoe Street & Windfields Farm Drive 901/901A 901/901C
Ontario Tech/Durham College North Campus 901 901B 901B 901C 901/901A 901/901C 901B/901A 901B/901C
Simcoe Street & Taunton Road 901 901B 901B 901C 901/901A 901/901C 901B/901A 901B/901C
Simcoe Street & Rossland Road 901 901B 901B 901C 901/901A 901/901C 901B/901A 901B/901C
Simcoe Street & Adelaide Road 901 901B 901B 901C 901/901A 901/901C 901B/901A 901B/901C
Simcoe Street/Centre Street & King Street/Bond Street 901 901B 901B 901C 901/901A 901/901C 901B/901A 901B/901C
Simcoe Street/Centre Street & Gibb Street/Elm Street 901 901B 901B 901/901A 901/901C 901B/901A 901B/901C
Oshawa Centre Terminal 901B 901/901C 901B/901C
First Avenue & Front Street 901B
Ritson Road & Wentworth Street 901B
Simcoe Street & Wentworth Street 901 901B 901/901A 901B/901A
Lakeview Park 901 901/901A 901B/901A

Service Summary

Date AM/PM Peak
(Start-9:00 / 16:00-19:00)
Midday
(9:00-16:00)
Evening
(After 19:00)
Weekend Daytime
(Start to 19:00)
Weekend Evening
(After 19:00)
January 2022 15 min 15 min 30 min 15 min 30 min
April 2022 15 min 15 min 15-30 min 15 min 15-30 min
June 2022 10 min 10 min 15-30 min 15 min 15-30 min
June 2023 15 min 15 min 15-30 min 15 min 15-30 min
September 2023 12 min 12 min 15-30 min 15 min 15-30 min
January 2024 10 min 10 min 15-30 min 15 min 15-30 min


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