August 30, 2007

York Region introduces York Region Transit (YRT) service restructuring in Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville


Local seniors’ residence event kicks off restructuring, effective September 4th


NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York introduced restructured York Region Transit (YRT) services in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville today during an event at Parkview Village Seniors’ Residence.  The service restructuring will separate the existing Route 9/9A-Stouffville into four new

simplified routes:  Route 9-9th Line, Route 15-Stouffville Local, Route 215-Stouffville GO Shuttle and Route 415-Stouffville High School Special.


“York Region is committed to providing top quality transit services,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch.  “This restructuring is an example of the continuous improvement of YRT services happening throughout York Region.”


The September 4th service restructuring will provide a more direct connection to Markham Stouffville Hospital, Stouffville GO Station and Stouffville High School among other key local destinations.  Routing and schedules will be simplified for easier understanding.


“Whitchurch-Stouffville is a growing community with growing transit needs,” said Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Wayne Emmerson.  “I’m very pleased to see our YRT services improving and recognizing the diverse travel needs of our residents.”


Whitchurch-Stouffville’s first YRT route, Route 9/9A-Stouffville Local, was introduced in September 2004.


“These YRT improvements will make it easier for residents to get around in Stouffville and connect to other municipalities,” said Town of Markham Regional Councillor Jim Jones Chair of the Region’s Transit Committee.  “Easier to understand service can only help to get more residents out of their cars and onto transit.”


York Region operates conventional YRT service and Viva Rapid Transit, as well as door-to-door Mobility Plus service for individuals with disabilities.  YRT/Viva offers approximately 100 routes throughout the nine municipalities of York Region. 


For more information about YRT/Viva services, please visit the YRT/Viva website at or call the Customer Service Centre at 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978). 


For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit


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Media Contact:         Kim Sinclair, Communications Specialist, York Region

                                 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1209 or Cell: 905 251-6412


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