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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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Markham and Richmond Hill are becoming key destinations within York Region. The Highway 7 East rapidways that travel through both of these municipalities will connect to the Richmond Hill Centre, a new mixed-use urban centre featuring businesses, homes, shops, restaurants, a 10-acre park, a theatre – and you. This is where the planned Yonge North Subway extension will begin (or end). Pick your ride – any ride from the Richmond Hill Centre you’ll find connections to viva, GO, YRT and TTC.

Viva rapid transit service launched on Sunday, August 18 in the centre median, or rapidway, along Highway 7 in Richmond Hill and Markham from Bayview Avenue to Highway 404.  The next phase of rapidway, which totals 3.9 kilometres, along Highway 7 from Highway 404 to Warden Avenue, will open in 2014.  Future plans to extend east to Reesor Road are dependent on additional funding commitments.

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