August 27, 2003

Yonge and Bayview bus routes to be transferred to York Region Transit this weekend

NEWMARKET – York Region Transit (YRT) will be assuming control and operation of GO Transit’s Yonge "C" and Bayview routes on August 30th.

"Our staff have been working very closely with GO Transit to ensure that there is no interruption in service during the changeover," said YRT General Manager Don Gordon. "We anticipate a smooth transfer on Saturday."

On June 27, York Regional Council approved a $7.1 million purchase of 36 GO Transit buses for the routes.

The change will not impact service. Schedules and fares will remain the same for the immediate future. YRT will be reviewing the routes to consider future service enhancements.

All the buses will be converted to YRT colours, and the route names will be changed to 99 Yonge "C" and 91 Bayview.

Brochures detailing the handover of the routes will be distributed at a YRT Customer Appreciation event throughout the day on September 2nd at Finch Station. Copies are available upon request.

For more information about the new routes, bus schedules, fares or general information about transit in York Region, please call YRT at 1-866 MOVE YRT or visit

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