DRT 2012 Service Changes

WHITBY, ON, February 15, 2012 – Durham Region Transit (DRT) will implement the following service changes subject to the completion of infrastructure improvements that support the new services. The target date is July 2, 2012, unless indicated otherwise.
Pickering Route Re-structure – Consolidate 17 routes, add approximately 16,000 service hours and adjust frequency through all time periods. DRT routes operating north of the Pickering Parkway, with the exception of 110 Central Pickering and 112 Brock, will use the pedestrian bridge to connect with GO Train service. Installation of elevators for the bridge structure is a prerequisite for all Pickering DRT route changes.
110/110A Central Pickering – New two-way service on Bayly, Whites, Finch and Brock corridor, serving the Pickering Town Centre and Pickering GO Station.
116 Sheppard – New service between the Pickering Town Centre pedestrian bridge and Foxwood via Kingston Road and Sheppard Avenue.
117 Valley Farm – new service on Brock north of Concession 3 via Valley Farm Road. Effective September 4, 2012, depending on road readiness.
Ajax Routes
225/225A Audley North – New two-way 20 minute rush hour service frequency with weekday evening and Sunday service expansion, effective September 4, 2012. 
218 Beach – 20 minute service and route adjustment to operate on Station Street.
Whitby Routes
302 Brock/Brooklin – New Monday to Friday 30 minute midday service.
304 Anderson & 305 Thickson – service and frequency adjustment for GO Train connections.
Oshawa Routes
401 Simcoe – Improved Summer schedule with 15 minute frequency. 
Holiday Service –Holiday service route expansion and harmonization of holiday service.
Scugog Community Bus – Add Wednesday service.
Regional Routes
915 Taunton – Added trips during peak hours of service terminating at the Ajax GO Station, effective September 4, 2012.
923 Bayly – New cross boundary route from the University of Toronto Scarborough campus to Pickering and Ajax GO Stations.
The changes were approved by Regional Council on February 15, 2012 following DRT’s Transit Executive Committee (TEC) approval on February 1, 2012.
Passengers will find schedule change updates at durhamregiontransit.com as the information is finalized.  Printed schedules will be available onboard prior to implementation and at ticket sales locations throughout the Region. Customers may also call Customer Service at  1-866-247-0055.
The changes reflect DRT’s commitment to continuously review route performance for efficiency, monitor requests for service and provide the most effective service possible for DRT customers.
For career opportunities visit ‘Employment Opportunities’ at durhamregiontransit.com.
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Media Inquiries:
Susan Dickison, Communications Coordinator, DRT
susan.dickison@durham.ca 905-668-4113 ext. 3754