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129 McCowan North

Compiled by Jelo Gutierrez Cantos With Assistance by Mike Vainchtein

March 23, 1985

Coincident with the opening of the SCARBOROUGH RT, service begins on a new route on McCowan Road replacing a portion of the BRIMLEY 21 route between Ellesmere Road and Steeles. Buses operate from Scarborough Centre station via east on the bus access road and north on McCowan to just south of Steeles, looping counter-clockwise via east, north and west on Alton Towers Circle to McCowan, returning via the reverse route. Service operates seven days a week, eighteen hours a day.

M c C O W A N
N O R T H

129

ALTON TOWERS
SCARBOROUGH CTR

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

September 2, 1986

Service extended north of Alton Towers Circle with buses operating in both directions on McCowan Road to Steeles Avenue, looping through a new off-street loop on the east side of McCowan Road, north of Steeles Avenue.

M c C O W A N
N O R T H

129

S T E E L E S
SCARBOROUGH CTR

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

September 8, 1987

At the request of Markham Transit, service begins on a new branch providing service on McCowan Road north of Steeles, Mondays through Saturdays until 11:30 p.m. (10:15 p.m. on Saturdays). Buses run north on McCowan past Steeles to 16th Avenue, looping via east on 16th Avneue, south on Cairns and west on west on Raymerville to McCowan, returning via the reverse route.

M c C O W A N
N O R T H

129

S T E E L E S
SCARBOROUGH CTR

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

M c C O W A N
N O R T H

129A

16TH AVENUE
SCARBOROUGH CTR

Monday to Fridays, all day until 11:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.

October 14, 2001

At the request of York Region Transit, service on McCowan extended north of 16th Avenue to Major Mackenzie Drive and then west on Major Mackenzie Drive to loop via south on Ridgecrest, west on Castlemore and north on the Bridle Walk to Major Mackenzie, returning via the reverse route.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

129

McCOWAN NORTH

 

129

McCOWAN NORTH

TO STEELES

TO SCARBOROUGH CTR

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

129A

McCOWAN NORTH

 

 

 

TO MAJOR MACKENZIE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Saturday, all day until 11:30 p.m.

May 12, 2002

Sunday and holiday service established on the 129A “Major Mackenzie” branch.

February 17, 2008

Accessible service established using Orion V lift-equipped buses. At the same time, service increased during most times of the week to reduce crowding.

May 26, 2008

Bike rack service installed.

September 6, 2009

Accessible service now provided using low-floor Orion VII buses.

June 22, 2014

As part of system-wide changes to the TTC’s route branch designation system, all northbound buses bound for Steeles are redesignated 129B from 129. All southbound buses continue to show 129.

NORTHBOUND

 

SOUTHBOUND

 

 

 

129

McCOWAN NORTH

 

TO SCARBOROUGH CTR

7 days a week, 18 hours a day

129A

McCOWAN NORTH

 

 

 

TO MAJOR MACKENZIE
EXTRA FARE REQUIRED
NORTH OF STEELES

 

Monday to Saturday, all day until 11:30 p.m.

129B

McCOWAN NORTH

 

 

 

TO STEELES

 

7 days a week, 18 hours a day


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