Viva Pink

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Viva Pink
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Viva Pink bus departing Richmond Hill
Overview
System YRT/Viva
Operator Veolia Transportation
Vehicle Van Hool A330
Van Hool AG300
Nova Bus LF Series (articulated)
Status Phase 4
Began service January 2, 2006
Route
Locale York Region, Ontario
(Markham; Richmond Hill; Vaughan)
Toronto (North York)
Start Unionville Station
End Finch Station
Stations 18
Service
Frequency 15 mins (rush hour only)
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Viva Pink is a bus rapid transit line in York Region, north of Toronto, Canada. It is operated by Veolia Transportation under contract from the Region of York.

Route description[edit]

Viva Pink runs on Yonge Street from Finch to Richmond Hill Centre and then turns east to run primarily along the Highway 7 corridor.

Stations[edit]

There are 21 stations on the Viva Pink line. From southwest to northeast, the stations are:[1]

Viva Pink
Name Opening Date City / Town Major Connections
Finch Station* January 2, 2006 Toronto Viva BlueBSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Finch (TTC)
GO Transit logo.svg Finch Bus Terminal
Steeles* Markham/Vaughan Viva Blue
Clark*
Centre St.*
Royal Orchard*
Richmond Hill Centre* Richmond Hill Viva BlueViva Purple
GO Transit logo.svg Langstaff GO Station
Bayview* Markham/Richmond Hill Viva Purple
Chalmers* August 19, 2013
Valleymede* January 2, 2006
West Beaver Creek*
Leslie*
East Beaver Creek*
Allstate Parkway* Markham
Woodbine*
Montgomery*
Town Centre Blvd.*
Cedarland* December 28, 2014
Warden* January 2, 2006 Viva PurpleViva Green
Post Road*[2][3] February 5, 2017
Enterprise* January 2, 2006
Unionville Station* January 2, 2006 GO Transit logo.svg Unionville GO Station
  • *peak periods only (6:30am – 9:30am and 3:30pm – 7:00pm on weekdays)
  • station in italics denote a future station

Service began on 2 January 2006, and the entire line offers service during peak times only.

Future[edit]

The Viva Pink line will be replaced by a subway line on the portion of the route from Richmond Hill Centre to Finch Station, as part of the Toronto Transit Commission's Yonge subway extension, and by Viva Purple along the Highway 7 portion of the route, enabling Viva buses to quickly pass through traffic.

On August 18, 2013, the rapidway along Highway 7 opened from Richmond Hill Centre to East Beaver Creek. The next year, it opened to Town Centre Blvd, and to Cedarland on December 28, 2014.

A transitway was to be implemented from Richmond Hill Centre to Finch Station, but after the announcement of MoveOntario 2020 by the Ontario provincial government, proposals of this transitway have been shelved and replaced with proposals of a subway extension on Yonge Street north.

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