|Rollsigns from Richmond Hill, ON
|Transit in the Richmond Hill area began in 1896 with interurban electric railway service provided along Yonge Street by the
Toronto and York Radial Railway Company. In 1948, the interurban cars were replaced by the North Yonge bus route operated by
the Toronto Transportation Commission as a contracted service to the area. Trailways of Canada Ltd. began local service in the
town in 1960. During their operation, company ownership changed from Trailways to Travelways, and finally Laidlaw Transit.
Laidlaw operated bus service until January 1, 2001, when Richmond Hill Transit, as well as Markham Transit, Vaughan Transit,
and Newmarket Transit, which included the previously run Aurora Transit, merged to become what is now York Region Transit.
|Richmond Hill Transit Orion I #504, featuring the
front sign (above) and side sign (not visible), is in
service at Hillcrest Mall, September 26, 1995.
|Richmond Hill Transit NewFlyer D40-89 #522, featuring a front rollsign
with the same updates as the one above, is seen westbound on Bernard
Ave. at Yonge St. outside the Yonge/Bernard terminal, March 11, 1999.