196 York University Rocket This route is accessible This route has bicycle racks This route is PRESTO enabled

All TTC buses (except Community and Wheel-Trans buses) have bike racks so that you can bring your bike with you on your journey. Depending on the bus type, bike racks can hold one or two bikes. The racks are easy to load and unload, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All accessories must be removed from the bike prior to loading as they may impede operators' sight lines. Please remove water bottles, air pumps, panniers, child carriers, solid baskets, bags and other loose items before boarding. The Operator has the right to refuse use of the bike rack to keep clear sightlines.

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196 York University Rocket - Summer service reductions end

Service change effective September 5, 2017

Last updated August 25 2017, 12:42 PM

The 196 York University Rocket bus route operates between Sheppard West Station on Line 1 Yonge-University and the York University campus, generally in a east-west direction. It also serves Sheppard-Yonge Station on Line 1 and Line 4 Sheppard. Accessible service is provided on the route. Bike racks are available on this route. Both Sheppard West Station and Sheppard-Yonge Station are accessible subway stations.

Two services are operated. The 196A (Sheppard West Stn-York University EXPRESS) is the main branch, and operates at all times, seven days a week. The 196B (Sheppard-Yonge Stn-York University EXPRESS via Sheppard West Stn) extended branch operates until approximately 10:30 pm, Monday to Friday, and until approximately 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

196A (Sheppard West Stn-York University EXPRESS) branch

During the morning peak period, from Monday to Friday, westbound “196A ROCKET EXPRESS TO YORK UNIVERSITY” buses operate from Sheppard West Station via north on Allen Road, north on Dufferin Street, west on busway on hydro corridor, crossing Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, west on Murray Ross Parkway, north on busway, west on York Boulevard to The Common. Westbound 196A buses operate EXPRESS from Sheppard West Station to York University, stopping only at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West, at Murray Ross Parkway and busway, and at The Common. Eastbound “196A ROCKET EXPRESS TO Sheppard West STN” buses operate from The Common via south on Ian Macdonald Boulevard, west on The Pond Road, south on Sentinel Road, east on Murray Ross Parkway, crossing  Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, east on busway on hydro corridor, south on Dufferin Street, and south on Allen Road to Sheppard West Station. Eastbound 196A buses operate LOCAL from The Common to Murray Ross Parkway and busway. 196A buses then operate EXPRESS from Murray Ross Parkway and busway to Sheppard West Station, stopping only at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West.

During the afternoon peak period, from Monday to Friday, westbound “196A YORK UNIVERSITY ROCKET EXPRESS VIA SENTINEL” buses operate from Sheppard West Station via north on Allen Road, north on Dufferin Street, west on busway on hydro corridor, crossing Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, west on Murray Ross Parkway, north on Sentinel Road, east on The Pond Road, and north on Ian Macdonald Boulevard to The Common. Eastbound 196A buses operate EXPRESS from Sheppard West Station to Murray Ross Parkway and Sentinel Road, stopping only at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West; and at Murray Ross Parkway and busway. 196A buses then operate LOCAL from Murray Ross Parkway and Sentinel Road to The Common. Eastbound “196A ROCKET EXPRESS TO Sheppard WEST STN” buses operate from The Common via east on York Boulevard, south on busway, east on Murray Ross Parkway, crossing  Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, east on busway on hydro corridor, south on Dufferin Street, and south on Allen Road to Sheppard West Station. Eastbound 196A buses operate EXPRESS from The Common to Sheppard West Station, stopping only at Murray Ross Parkway and busway, and at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West.

At all other off-peak times, westbound “196A ROCKET EXPRESS TO YORK UNIVERSITY” buses operate from Sheppard West Station via north on Allen Road, north on Dufferin Street, west on busway on hydro corridor, crossing Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, west on Murray Ross Parkway, north on busway, west on York Boulevard to The Common. Westbound 196A buses operate EXPRESS from Sheppard West Station to York University, stopping only at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West, and at Murray Ross Parkway and busway. Eastbound “196A ROCKET EXPRESS TO SHEPPARD WEST STN” buses operate from The Common via east on York Boulevard, south on busway, east on Murray Ross Parkway, crossing  Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, east on busway on hydro corridor, south on Dufferin Street, and south on Allen Road to Sheppard West Station. Eastbound 196A buses operate EXPRESS from The Common to Sheppard West Station, stopping only at Murray Ross Parkway and busway, and at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West.

196B (Sheppard-Yonge Stn-York University EXPRESS via Sheppard West Stn) branch

During the morning peak period, from Monday to Friday, westbound “196B ROCKET EXPRESS TO YORK UNIVERSITY VIA SHEPPARD WEST STN” buses operate from Sheppard-Yonge Station via west on Sheppard Avenue West, through Sheppard West Station, then north on Allen Road, north on Dufferin Street, west on busway on hydro corridor, crossing Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, west on Murray Ross Parkway, north on busway, west on York Boulevard to The Common. Westbound 196B buses operate EXPRESS from Sheppard-Yonge Station to York University, stopping only at Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street (nearside and farside), at Sheppard West Station, at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West, and at Murray Ross Parkway and busway. Eastbound “196B ROCKET EXPRESS TO SHEPPARD WEST STN AND SHEPPARD-YONGE STN” buses operate from The Common via south on Ian Macdonald Boulevard, west on The Pond Road, south on Sentinel Road, east on Murray Ross Parkway, crossing  Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, east on busway on hydro corridor, south on Dufferin Street, south on Allen Road, through Sheppard West Station, then east on Sheppard Avenue West to Sheppard-Yonge Station. Eastbound 196B buses operate LOCAL from The Common to Murray Ross Parkway and busway. 196B buses then operate EXPRESS from Murray Ross Parkway and busway to Sheppard-Yonge Station, stopping only at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West, at Sheppard West Station, and at Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street (nearside and farside).

During the afternoon peak period, from Monday to Friday, westbound “196B YORK UNIVERSITY ROCKET EXPRESS VIA SHEPPARD WEST STN AND SENTINEL” buses operate from Sheppard-Yonge Station via west on Sheppard Avenue West, through Sheppard West Station, then north on Allen Road, north on Dufferin Street, west on busway on hydro corridor, crossing Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, west on Murray Ross Parkway, north on Sentinel Road, east on The Pond Road, and north on Ian Macdonald Boulevard to The Common. Westbound 196B buses operate EXPRESS from Sheppard-Yonge Station to Murray Ross Parkway and Sentinel Road, stopping only at Sheppard Avenue West at Bathurst Street (nearside and farside), at Sheppard West Station, at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West; and at Murray Ross Parkway and busway. 196B buses then operate LOCAL from Murray Ross Parkway and Sentinel Road to The Common. Eastbound “196B ROCKET EXPRESS TO SHEPPARD WEST STN AND SHEPPARD-YONGE STN” buses operate from The Common via east on York Boulevard, south on busway, east on Murray Ross Parkway, crossing  Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, east on busway on hydro corridor, south on Dufferin Street, south on Allen Road, through Sheppard West Station, then east on Sheppard Avenue West to Sheppard-Yonge Station. Eastbound 196B buses operate EXPRESS from The Common to Sheppard-Yonge Station, stopping only at Murray Ross Parkway and busway, at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West, at Sheppard West Station, and at Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street (nearside and farside).

During the midday and early evening, from Monday to Friday, westbound “196B ROCKET EXPRESS TO YORK UNIVERSITY VIA SHEPPARD WEST STN” buses operate from Sheppard-Yonge Station via west on Sheppard Avenue West, through Sheppard West Station, then north on Allen Road, north on Dufferin Street, west on busway on hydro corridor, crossing Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, west on Murray Ross Parkway, north on busway, west on York Boulevard to The Common. Westbound 196B buses operate EXPRESS from Sheppard-Yonge Station to York University, stopping only at Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street (nearside and farside), at Sheppard West Station, at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West, and at Murray Ross Parkway and busway. Eastbound “196B ROCKET EXPRESS TO SHEPPARD WEST STN AND SHEPPARD-YONGE STN” buses operate from The Common via east on York Boulevard, south on busway, east on Murray Ross Parkway, crossing  Keele Street through the Shell Canada roadway, east on busway on hydro corridor, south on Dufferin Street, south on Allen Road, through Sheppard West Station, then east on Sheppard Avenue West to Sheppard-Yonge Station. Eastbound 196B buses operate EXPRESS from The Common to Sheppard-Yonge Station, stopping only at Murray Ross Parkway and busway, at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West, at Sheppard West Station, and at Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street (nearside and farside).

The 196A and 196B YORK UNIVERSITY ROCKET buses serve local bus stops eastbound from York University Common Area to Sentinel Road and Murray Ross Parkway in the morning peak period ONLY, and they serve local bus stops westbound from Murray Ross Parkway and Sentinel Road to The Common in the afternoon peak ONLY.

Map of Route 196 York University Rocket

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