|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.