|Vehicle||Van Hool A330
Van Hool AG300
Nova Bus LF Series (articulated)
|Began service||September 4, 2005|
|Route type||Bus rapid transit|
|Communities served||Vaughan; Richmond Hill; Markham; North York|
|Via||York University, 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 begins in the west with stops at Pioneer Village and York University stations where it connects with the Line 1 Yonge–University subway. It then travels northeast towards Richmond Hill Centre Terminal with stops on Centre Street and Bathurst Street. The route then continues along Highway 7 to its eastern terminus at Markham Stouffville Hospital.
Viva Purple also operates a branch service along Enterprise Boulevard between Town Centre Boulevard and Kennedy Road. Alternating buses will serve this branch (and the Highway 7 branch) except during weekday rush hour. Service west of Richmond Hill Centre will operate for an unspecified transitional period and during weekends only.
|Viva Purple stops|
|Name||Opening Date||Municipality||Major Connections|
|Pioneer Village||December 17, 2017||Vaughan|
|York University||September 4, 2005||North York|
|Richmond Hill Centre||Richmond Hill||
Langstaff GO Station
|Chalmers||August 19, 2013|
|Valleymede||September 4, 2005|
|West Beaver Creek|
|East Beaver Creek|
|Warden[H]||December 17, 2017|
|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.
With the opening of the Toronto–York Spadina Subway Extension, it was planned that Viva Purple would terminate at Richmond Hill Centre, where passengers could connect to Viva Orange for service to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station. However, York Region Transit revised their plan and Viva Purple will continue to operate to York University on weekdays for a "transitional period" of unstated length.
- "Moving to 2020" (PDF). York Region Transit. 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
- "Viva System Map April 2018" (PDF). York Region Transit. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
- "Viva Network Expansion Plan" (PDF). York Region Transit. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- "TTC Line 1 Subway Extension". York Region Transit. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
- "vivaNext: LRT". 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2017-12-16.