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Operator training begins on viva rapidway at Enterprise Boulevard

YRTViva will begin training operators of viva vehicles on the new rapidway along Enterprise Boulevard near Warden Avenue. Training will allow operators to practice approaching and stopping at the new vivastation and try the new onboard systems.

When will training start?

Training begins February 16, and will take about 4 weeks to complete. Daily training schedule runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where should I wait for viva?

Please continue to use the existing viva stops on Enterprise Boulevard. Once the driver training is complete, we will announce the opening of the new station.

What impact will there be?

Some changes to traffic flow have been made at the intersection, including:

  • No turning right on a red light from westbound Enterprise to northbound Warden.
  • Only one left-turn lane exists from westbound Enterprise to southbound Warden.
  • Drivers on Rouge Valley must stop at the designated location (behind the rapidway lanes) to activate the traffic signal change and to avoid conflict with viva buses travelling on the rapidway.
  • There is a new traffic signal added for viva buses using the rapidway. Be sure to wait for the green light for vehicles before proceeding through the intersection.

These changes are now being studied to determine if other refinements are required at the intersection.

For more information visit vivanext.com/highway7_markham, or contact Nimisha Raja, your Community Liaison.

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In Markham, the future of transit has arrived with the opening of the last piece of the Highway 7 East rapidway along South Town Centre Boulevard, Cedarland Drive and Warden Avenue.

On January 4, 2015, the final section of the Highway 7 East rapidway opened for service, allowing YRT/Viva customers to experience truly rapid transit from Bayview Avenue in Richmond Hill to the Markham Centre development area. On the section of rapidway already in service on Highway 7 since 2013, riders are already seeing up to 35% travel time savings. All this goes a long way to improving transit in York Region and providing a faster and more convenient commute. And all of you are a big part of that. Thank you!

Wondering what this is all about or what a rapidway is? Click here to find out.

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