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Warden Station undergoing adjustments

Contractors will begin making adjustments to the prototype vivastation along the rapidway located at Warden Avenue and Enterprise Boulevard in Markham.

How will this affect Viva rapid transit services?

Starting August 19, the Viva rapid transit service will pick up passengers at the temporary vivastations located on the north and south sides of Enterprise Blvd.

When will Warden Station reopen for Viva service?

Warden Station will reopen for Viva service in approximately 2 weeks – as soon as contractors have completed the work.

What changes are being made at Warden Station?

As the prototype rapidway vivastation, various adjustments are being made including some surface materials.

Will ticket machines and PRESTO be available at the temporary vivastations?

  • The ticket machines at the vivastations along Enterprise Blvd. are available for use.
  • For PRESTO transactions, customers may continue to use the equipment in its current location at Warden Station.

Will this work affect traffic or sidewalks in the area?

  • No lane closures or sidewalk detours are expected on Warden Ave. or Enterprise Blvd. as part of this work.
  • Warden Station will be a construction zone, with a fence around the work area for the safety of pedestrians.
  • Viva vehicles will travel in mixed traffic on Warden Ave. and Enterprise Blvd. instead of along the rapidway.
  • The dedicated transit signal will be turned off during this time.

Please Note: As with all construction projects, work may need to be rescheduled due to weather. We’ll provide advance notice whenever possible.

For more information about the vivaNext plan and to receive project updates, please 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.

A new vivastation is open on Cedarland Drive, walking distance to shopping, major employers and future condo developments. This final section of rapidway allows YRT\Viva customers to experience truly rapid transit, from Bayview Avenue in Richmond Hill to the Downtown Markham development area. On the rapidway already in service on Highway 7, 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!

When weather permits in the summer of 2015, the “BUS ONLY” lanes will have a red top-coat of pavement applied and trees and shrubs will be planted. These finishing touches will set the stage for attractive, pedestrian-friendly urban spaces for generations to come.

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

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