Media Release

 
November 12, 2012

YRT/Viva successfully launches extended early morning service on Route 50 - Queensway between Sutton and Newmarket

Service adjustments based on customer feedback
YRT/Viva has extended its early morning weekday southbound service on Route 50 - Queensway from the Sutton area in the Town of Georgina to the Newmarket GO Bus Terminal.
 
Starting today, two southbound trips will depart from High Street and Burke Street (bus stop #5400) in Sutton at 4:18 a.m. and 5:01, Monday through Friday providing YRT/Viva customers with more options.
 
YRT/Viva service adjustments were based on survey feedback received in October from Route 50 customers.
 
Route 50 provides YRT/Viva customers 21 northbound and 21 southbound weekday trips, as well as weekend and holiday service. During the month of September, weekday ridership on Route 50 grew to more than 17,000 revenue trips.
 
YRT/Viva offers local and rapid transit services throughout all nine municipalities in York Region. More than 120 routes keep residents connected within York Region, as well as with connecting services in the City of Toronto and the Region of Peel. Year-end projections predict YRT/Viva ridership will reach 21 million riders in 2012.
 
A new Route 50 schedule is available on yrt.ca by visiting:  www.yrt.ca/en/serviceupdates/resources/50.pdf
 
For more information about YRT/Viva services, please visit the YRT/Viva website at www.yrt.ca or call the Customer Service Centre at 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978). 
 
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Media Contact: Ken Turriff, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
905-830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1226  Cell: 905-251-6415  ken.turriff@york.ca
 

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Media Contact: Michelle McEwan, Corporate Communications, York Region
  1-877-464-9675, ext. 1209 . Cell: 905-251-6412 . michelle.mcewan@york.ca
 
Founded in 1971, The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine municipalities
and provides services to more than one million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

 For more information visit us at www.york.ca Follow us on : York Region   @YorkRegionGovt  
 
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