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Durham-Scarborough BRT

Durham-Scarborough BRT

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (DSBRT) project proposes approximately 36 kilometers of bus rapid transit infrastructure along Highway 2 and Ellesmere Road connecting Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough.

Once completed, the project will allow for seamless connections with local transit networks and will provide the residents of Durham Region and the City of Toronto with more flexibility and choice to get where they need to go, faster and more reliably.

It would provide:

  • Frequent 15-minute or better service, all day, seven days a week, with a bus every five minutes or less during rush hours, meaning freedom from looking at a schedule.
  • Dedicated bus lanes and signal priority measures.
  • 10 to 20 minute time savings for transit trips along the corridor, and;
  • Efficient transfers between routes, enabling a traveller to get anywhere in the GTHA easily and reliably.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a bus-based transit system that provides fast, frequent, reliable, and cost-effective transit through the provision of dedicated bus-only lanes. Bus Rapid Transit can carry more people and has more frequent service than conventional bus service. Bus Rapid Transit is faster and less costly to build than rail-based transit.

Project status

  • The Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), for the DSBRT project was completed on January 20, 2022 and a Notice of Completion was issued.
  • The preliminary design plans for the DSBRT project have been refined based on public feedback and the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC) is scheduled to be completed in 2024.