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You can now pay your YRT fare with a credit card

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2023 03:28 PM

Metrolinx is making it easier to travel on transit by expanding PRESTO contactless payment to all local 905 transit agencies.

Effective Monday, January 23, 2023, York Region Transit (YRT) travellers can pay their fare using credit card.

With PRESTO contactless payment travellers can tap their credit card, or mobile wallet on their phone or watch, on a PRESTO device to pay their YRT fare. A cash fare of $4.25 will be charged and a two-hour transfer is automatically included. Visa, Mastercard and American...

Some routes experiencing reduced frequency due to driver absences

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2022 04:32 PM

As a result of driver absences, some YRT routes will be experiencing reduced frequency of service on some days. When the YRT Control Centre is made aware of any driver absences that cannot be filled that day, a list of trips impacted will be shared with the Call Centre and on Twitter.

If a driver is absent that day and the spot cannot be filled, the trips they were scheduled to drive that day will not operate; however, it doesn’t mean the route would be cancelled. Typically, the route may experience...

Take YRT to the ROC in Town of Georgina

Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2022 01:29 PM

Effective Wednesday, December 21,YRT will provide service to the ROC in the Town of Georgina.


Route 50 will provide weekend service to the Recreational Outdoor Campus (ROC) until 1 p.m. upon request only. Please notify the bus operator upon boarding. After 1 p.m., call 1-844-667-5327 to request the next available Route 50 trip to and from the ROC. Customers must call at least 60 minutes in advance of their trip. Travellers may present their ROC season pass or ROC employee ID to...

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Need help paying for Transit? TAP can help

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2022 01:00 AM

York Region is offering the Transit Assistance Program (TAP) to help make transit more affordable for eligible residents.

Starting January 2023, eligible TAP participants can receive a 50% discount on regular Adult single ride York Region Transit (YRT) fare using a PRESTO card. This includes a two-hour transfer window. After 40 trips, rides are free for unlimited travel for the remainder of the calendar month.

For more information including eligibility and how to apply, visit the TAP webpage...

Major Mackenzie West Terminal phased opening starting November 6

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2022 12:15 AM

Effective Sunday, November 6, 2022, YRT Routes 4, 20, 720 and 760 will begin servicing Major Mackenzie West Terminal, with the full terminal opening occurring in early 2023.

Visit our Major Mackenzie West Terminal page for more information.