October 18, 2007
Improvements will also enhance passenger comfort at
“As York Region grows, Viva Rapid Transit needs to grow with it,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch. “These new vivastations will bring rapid transit to growing communities, providing our residents with a convenient alternative to their cars.”
New vivastations will be located along Highway 7 at
Two new vivastations will also be built on
Regional Council also approved customer enhancements to the YRT/Viva Richmond Hill Centre Terminal, including ceiling mounted heaters for winter heating and enhanced shelter wind shields. These enhancements will complement the Richmond Hill Centre Terminal – Langstaff GO Station Pedestrian Link bridge that integrates GO Transit and YRT/Viva service at this important regional transit hub. Construction of the Pedestrian Link is nearing completion and it will be open to passengers in early 2008.
“The Richmond Hill Centre Terminal has quickly become a key transit transfer point for YRT, Viva and GO Transit,” said City of
The improvements reflect York Region’s ongoing commitment to the development and expansion of rapid transit. The next phase of Viva will truly put the “rapid” in rapid transit with the construction of dedicated transit lanes called “rapidways” which will separate Viva vehicles from mixed traffic and allow passengers to get to their destinations sooner.
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