501 Züm Queen

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501 Züm Queen is a bus rapid transit route in Brampton, Ontario that is part of the Züm network. The route first began service on September 20, 2010, and currently has three branches running between either the Downtown Brampton Terminal or Bramalea Terminal in the west to eastern termini at either the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre or York University Toronto Transit Commission subway stations in Vaughan or Toronto, respectively.

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Typical station stop: Westbound on the north side of Queen Street, just west of Dixie Road
Overview
SystemZüm
OperatorBrampton Transit
VehicleNew Flyer Xcelsior
Route
Communities servedBrampton; Toronto; Vaughan
StartDowntown Brampton Terminal
ViaBramalea Terminal
EndVaughan Metropolitan Centre
or York University
Stops27
Service
Frequency7.5 minutes or better
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501 Züm Queen bus at the Vivastation at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station

Route 501 and 501A branches operates eastward along Queen Street from the Downtown Brampton Terminal, with the 501C branch originating at the Bramalea Terminal. The base route continues along Highway 7 in Vaughan and terminates at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station. The A and C branches provide standard service on Queen Street before travelling express through Vaughan to York University via Highway 407.

501 Züm Queen shares routing with York Region Transit's Viva Orange express bus route between Martin Grove and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, and has been fare integrated with it since its creation. Both Brampton Transit and York Region Transit proofs of payment (Presto-marked transfers for riders paying cash) are accepted for the entire length of both bus routes. As of September 4, 2018, only the A and C branches of 501 Züm Queen service York University station.

StopsEdit

501 Queen [1]
Name Opening Date Municipality Connections
Downtown Brampton Terminal September 20, 2010 Brampton        

  502 561

Centre  
Kennedy
Rutherford
West Drive/Laurelcrest
Dixie
Bramalea Terminal[a]  , MiWay
Bramalea
Finchgate/Glenvale
Torbram
Gateway/Chrysler
Airport Road   505
Goreway
McVean
Gore Road
Highway 50[b] Brampton, Vaughan    
Highway 27 Vaughan
Martin Grove    
Kipling
Islington
Helen November 24, 2019[2][3]
Pine Valley September 20, 2010
Ansley Grove
Weston
Commerce November 24, 2019[4][3]
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre[c] December 17, 2017        
York University[d] September 20, 2010 Toronto    

Italics indicates future stops.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ C branch originates at Bramalea Terminal
  2. ^ A and C branches follow Highways 427 and 407 east of this stop
  3. ^ Base route terminates at VMC station
  4. ^ A and C branches continue to York University

IncidentsEdit

On July 3, 2018, four people were stabbed while riding the Züm bus in the area of Queen Street and McVean Drive. A 49-year-old man, was taken to a trauma centre with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. Three Brampton women aged 28, 19 and 18 were also taken to a local hospital. 20-year-old Jade Nelson was later arrested and charged with four counts of attempted murder.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/transit/zum/Documents/PhaseII_Zum_PublicMap_February2014_P1.pdf
  2. ^ "Highway 7 West Factsheet" (PDF). VivaNext. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Highway 7 West Rapidway Now Open From Commerce To Wigwoss/Helen". www.yrt.ca. 24 November 2019. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Highway 7 West Factsheet" (PDF). VivaNext. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  5. ^ https://globalnews.ca/news/4311156/brampton-bus-stabbing/