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|Vehicle||Van Hool A330
Van Hool AG300
Nova Bus LF Series (articulated)
|Began service||September 4, 2005|
|Locale||York Region, Ontario
(Vaughan; Richmond Hill; Markham)
Toronto (North York)
|End||Markham Stouffville Hospital|
There are twenty-six stations on the Viva Purple line.
The Viva purple line runs along primarily the Highway 7 corridor east of Keele Street, with the brief exception on Centre Street and on Bathurst Street. The Highway 7 corridor west of Keele Street is served by Viva Orange. Viva Purple connects with all other Viva lines except Viva Blue A.
Since January 27, 2008, the Viva Purple line has been extended eastward to Markham Stouffville Hospital from the previous line terminus, which was McCowan. This extension involved adding three more stations to the line. Markham Stouffville Hospital currently acts as a temporary bus terminal for several YRT bus routes, including Viva. This bus terminal will be moved to the intersection of Donald Cousens Way and Highway 7 as well as the end point of Viva Purple will also be moved there, and the current Markham Stouffville Hospital Stop will be "skipped". The new terminal will be named Cornell, and is expected to open in 2016.
List of stations
There are 26 stations along the bus route. 
|Name||Opening Date||Municipality||Major Connections|
|York University||September 4, 2005||North York||Orange, TTC buses: 117 Alness, 41 Keele, 60 Steeles West, 106 York University, 107 Keele North, 195 Jane Rocket|
|Richmond Hill Centre||September 4, 2005||Richmond Hill|| Blue, Pink,
GO Transit (Langstaff)
|Chalmers||August 19, 2013|
|Valleymede||September 4, 2005|
|West Beaver Creek|
|East Beaver Creek|
|Cedarland||December 28, 2014|
|Warden||November 20, 2005||Green, Pink|
|Enterprise (indirect connection to Unionville GO Station)||November 20, 2005|
|Kennedy||October 16, 2005||Green|
|Galsworthy||September 5, 2010|
|Main Street Markham||January 27, 2008|
|Markham Stouffville Hospital|
- bold indicates a terminal, italics indicate a future stop
Original plans had a Bur Oak terminal as well, but this will likely be removed if Cornell moves over to Cornell Centre Boulevard and Highway 7.
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.
To access the Unionville GO Station, passengers should get off the Enterprise VIVAStation and walk to the GO station.
As the Highway 7 transit corridor, the Viva Purple line will have a dedicated right of way dubbed "rapidway" for most of the route. This will enable Viva buses to quickly pass through traffic.
The first phase of VivaNext brings a rapidway along the portion of Viva Purple from Bayview to Birchmount. The rapidway will consist of bus lanes in the median of Highway 7 between Bayview Avenue and Town Centre Boulevard, and a new bus-only road parallel to Enterprise Drive, between Warden and Birchmount, extending to Kennedy in 2018. Stations along the rapidway will be longer than existing stations, and include heated shelters protected from the elements. On August 18, 2013, the rapidway along Highway 7 opened from Richmond Hill Centre to East Beaver Creek and the next year to Town Centre Blvd (and to Cedarland on December 28, 2014). Later phases will extend the rapidway west to Highway 50 and east to Cornell Terminal, potentially to the Durham Region border at the York-Durham Line.
Viva Purple will undergo many changes between 2014 and 2017. Also, with the opening of the Spadina Subway extension, Viva Purple will terminate at Richmond Hill Centre, where passengers can connect to Viva Orange for service to Vaughan Corporate Centre. New stations will also be opened at Bur Oak and Cornell Terminal. Eventually, this corridor could be upgraded to light rail transit.
The stations of the restructured Viva Purple will be as follows, from west to east:
- Richmond Hill Centre
- Chalmers Road
- West Beaver Creek
- East Beaver Creek
- Allstate Parkway
- Town Centre
- Galsworthy Drive
- Main Street Markham
- Wooten Way
- Markham Stouffville Hospital
- Bur Oak Drive
- Cornell Terminal
Future Viva stations are in italics
Security and safety
YRT/Viva offers security, customer assistance and fare enforcement services through the YRT/Viva Transit Enforcement Team.
Viva buses are patrolled by Special Constables that have been given the power of a Peace officer to enforce the Criminal Code of Canada.  Riders must present a valid proof-of-payment through a validated ticket or transfer from a YRT bus or purchased from the onsite-ticket machine. They can also enforce applicable York Region Municipal by-laws. They are given the power to issue offence notices, summonses or court appearance notices. They perform random checks and can issue violations, fines and warnings if the By-laws are not followed.
On site security is performed through the Transit Enforcement team. There are also technological securities such as security cameras and vehicle communication systems to create a safe environment.
- "Viva System Map 2014" (PDF). York Region Transit. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
- "Project Map". vivaNext. Retrieved 8 August 2014.