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York Region Transit service changes and fare increase take effect July 1, 2018



Newmarket – Following the three-year fare strategy for York Region Transit (YRT), the next fare adjustment will occur on July 1, 2018. YRT fare adjustments offset operating costs and support the cost of delivering service.

New fares effective July 1, 2018:

Fare information

Visit yrt.ca for complete fare information.

To purchase fares anytime, anywhere, use YRT Pay. The new mobile app is an easier way to pay your fare. The app is available for free download on iOS (version 8 and above) and Android (version 4.4 and above) mobile devices in the App Store or Google Play.

Beginning July 1, YRT service changes will also occur. These service enhancements will improve connections and operational performance to accommodate the end of the 2017/2018 school year and summer schedules.

Route highlights/service changes include:

  • Route 20 – Jane – Increased frequency for travellers going to Vaughan Mills Mall and Canada’s Wonderland
  • Route 760 – Weekday service to Canada’s Wonderlands returns
  • Route 560 – Maple Community Bus will be renamed On-Demand Mapleglen Community.  The new service is demand-responsive where customers call in to book a trip and are picked up and dropped off at select locations. The new service will operate on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Route 561 – Woodbridge Community Bus will be renamed On-Demand Blue Willow Community. The new service is demand-responsive where customers call in to book a trip and are picked up and dropped off at select locations. The new service will operate on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

For all the details on these changes, and a list of stops that will no longer be serviced, visit yrt.ca/servicechanges

Riders are encouraged to visit yrt.ca to review changes that may affect their travel plans, including various seasonal and frequency adjustments.

For major service alerts, news, travel tips and other relevant transit information, call 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978), visit yrt.ca or follow YRT/Viva on social media. You can also check out talk2yrt.ca, a website where you can view questions and answers about YRT/Viva or submit your own questions.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

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Media Contact:
Nancy La Neve, Corporate Communications,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71226 or
Cell: 289-716-9605
E-mail: nancy.laneve@york.ca


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