July 17, 2002

York Region Transit enhancing service during World Youth Day


NEWMARKET York Region Transit (YRT), including contracted TTC bus service north of Steeles Avenue, will be supplementing service on major routes during World Youth Day (WYD) from July 22nd to 28th inclusive.

Registered WYD pilgrims displaying their valid WYD pass will also have free access on all YRT, TTC, GO Transit Yonge C and Bayview bus service during dates specified on the passes from July 22nd to July 29th. Valid passes will also be accepted on the Special Go Train Branch Line Service (Newmarket and Markham) on July 27th and 28th (see below).

In addition to providing additional buses on major routes during regular operating hours, enhanced service will be provided on the following routes:

Monday, July 22 to Thursday, July 25

Friday, July 26:

at 1:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 27

Service starts at approximately 5 a.m. to the York Region Terminal/ Finch Station.

Sunday, July 28

In addition to YRT service, WYD will be chartering transportation service to assist pilgrims from designated cathecheses sites.

For more information about YRT routes and stop locations, visit the York Region Transit Web site at www.yorkregiontransit.com or call toll-free at 1-866-MOVE YRT (668-3978) to speak to a YRT customer representative.

For TTC, GO Transit and World Youth Day event information:



Sandra Crescenzi, Marketing Co-ordinator , York Region Transit

- (905) 762-1282 or 1-866-758-0749, ext. 5612

Nathalie Thivierge, Manager, Marketing and Customer Service, York Region Transit

- (905) 762-1282 or 1-866-758-0749, ext. 5614

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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