|Vehicle||Van Hool A330|
Van Hool AG300
Nova Bus LF Series (articulated)
|Began service||September 4, 2005|
|Route type||Bus rapid transit|
|Communities served||Richmond Hill; Markham|
|Start||Richmond Hill Centre Terminal|
|End||Markham Stouffville Hospital|
Viva Purple is a line on the Viva bus rapid transit system in York Region, Ontario, Canada. The route primarily runs in an east–west direction along the Highway 7 Rapidway in Markham and Richmond Hill. It is operated by Tok Transit under contract from York Region.
Viva Purple also operates a branch service along Enterprise Boulevard between Town Centre Boulevard and Kennedy Road. Alternating buses serve this branch (and the Highway 7 branch) except during weekday rush hour.
|Viva Purple stops|
|Name||Opening Date||Municipality||Major Connections|
|Richmond Hill Centre||September 4, 2005||Richmond Hill|| |
Langstaff GO Station
|Chalmers||August 19, 2013|
|Valleymede||September 4, 2005|
|West Beaver Creek|
|East Beaver Creek|
|Warden[H]||December 17, 2017|
|Main Street Unionville[H]||September 1, 2019|
|Cedarland[E]||December 28, 2014|
|Warden/Enterprise[E]||November 20, 2005|
|Post Road[E]||February 5, 2017|
|Rivis Road[E]||November 20, 2005|
|Kennedy/Highway 7||October 16, 2005|
|Galsworthy||September 5, 2010|
|Main Street Markham||January 27, 2008|
|Markham Stouffville Hospital|
[H] Stop served by Highway 7 branch only
[E] Stop served by Enterprise branch only
Service from York University to Town Centre Boulevard began on September 4, 2005. Service extending from Town Centre Boulevard east to McCowan Road began October 16, 2005. Peak-time service west of York University began November 20, 2005. Service east of McCowan Road to Markham Stouffville Hospital was to begin on July 1, 2007, but was postponed to January 27, 2008. Service east of McCowan Road to Cornell will replace the aforementioned service. Service west of York University was discontinued as of September 2, 2007.
On September 2, 2018, Viva Purple was restructured to terminate at Richmond Hill Centre. Previously, the route extended west to Pioneer Village and York University stations where it connected with the Line 1 Yonge–University subway.
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