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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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project status .

expected completion
Jan. 2015

100%
completed

Highway 7 East / Markham and Richmond Hill

The second phase of York Region’s rapid transit future [rapidways] is now a reality, and we couldn’t be prouder!

With our first complete Bus Rapid Transit segment now open for service along Highway 7 East [from Bayview Avenue to Warden Avenue], our region is moving ahead as planned with our commitment to making it easier for everyone to get around.

You know it looks great, but even better, taking transit across York Region is now easier, faster and more reliable. It’s no wonder ridership is already up 10% and customers’ average commute time is 35% shorter than their previous commute.

And this is just the beginning! Imagine a future where it’s easy to get all around York Region on transit, with convenient, reliable Viva rapid transit service – moving you quickly and comfortably while avoiding traffic congestion. That future is already on the way, with vivaNext projects currently under construction along Highway 7 West, north along Yonge Street and across Davis Drive in Newmarket.

The transit network across the GTHA is getting better and stronger, too. Connections to the TTC’s Spadina Subway at the VMC will be ready for customers in 2017. Links to the GO Transit system are also being expanded through Regional Express Rail projects, and convenient commuter parking lots are in the works.

videos

Watch some videos of the Highway 7 East rapidway project.

photos

See some photos of the Highway 7 East rapidway project.

awards

See the awards vivaNext projects have won, including the Highway 7 East rapidway.

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