Viva orange route map

Viva orange riders can now enjoy the convenience of travelling on the new rapidway on Highway 7 West, from Commerce Street to Wigoss Drive/Helen Street. The new rapidway stations on Highway 7 West include:

  • Commerce
  • Weston
  • Ansley Grove
  • Pine Valley
  • Wigwoss-Helen

Viva orange and Brampton 501 Züm travellers may now board the bus at one of the new rapidway stations located in the centre of Highway 7. Route 77 travellers may continue boarding the bus at the curbside stops.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the station in the centre of the road?

You can get to the station by crossing at the signalized intersection and turning onto the platform ramp at the centre of the crosswalk. To return to the sidewalk from the station, a pedestrian light with push-button activation is located at the centre of the crosswalk at the platform ramp.

Will I be able to easily cross the street?

At signalized intersections with vivastations, pedestrians may cross in two stages if unable to get to the other side during the first signal. To help guide them safely across, new pedestrian signals and a pedestrian countdown have been installed. The countdown will let pedestrians know how many seconds they have left to safely cross the street.

There is also a waiting area in the middle of the crosswalk, where pedestrians can push the “walk” button and wait for the next light before crossing the second half of the street, if needed.

How will Viva rapidway service differ from my curbside Viva service?

Viva rapidway service will offer all the things you already love about Viva on other corridors, with the added benefit of being in your own lane and not being caught in congested traffic. Plus the stations will have amenities such as a heated enclosure, security surveillance and live service announcements so even your short wait for the next vehicle will be pleasant.

What happens in the event of an emergency on a vivastation platform?

A customer can push the emergency call button for (24/7) assistance and their call will be answered by a York Region Enforcement Dispatcher, which allows for two-way communication. Surveillance cameras will pan to the emergency call button area and blue pulsing lights on the platform will be activated to attract the attention of responders.

Why are there bike lanes in the middle of the bridge over Highway 400? Can pedestrians also use this section?

Yes, the multi-use path running between the rapidway lanes on Highway 7 West over Highway 400 is for pedestrians and cyclists. This protected path for pedestrians and cyclists has signalized intersections at each end for safe crossings back to the sides of Highway 7.

Separated from traffic and transit vehicles by a concrete barrier wall, the multi-use path is wide enough for two-way travel. By bringing travellers away from the outside of the bridge, as well as the busy ramps of Highway 400, the new multi-use path improves regular traffic flow, and crucially for pedestrians and cyclists offers an effective, convenient solution as people make connections to and from the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and throughout Vaughan and York Region.

While centre-road travel for cyclists and pedestrians is a new concept here in York Region, they’ve been built in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Athens, Georgia; Washington, DC; and New York City.

Integrated with the City of Vaughan’s bike lane program and York Region’s network of bike lanes, the multi-use path connects with bike lanes already constructed on Highway 7 from Edgeley Boulevard/Interchange Way to Bowes Road/ Baldwin Avenue, as well as up Millway Avenue to the newly opened SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.