44 RYMAL



ROUTE TYPE LOCAL
DIRECTION EAST – WEST
SERVICE TYPE YEAR-ROUND, DAILY
OPERATING HOURS Daily: approx. 5:30am – 1:00am
FREQUENCY Daily – Day: 30 mins / evening: 60 mins

On September 2nd, 2008 the HSR implemented a weekday peak-periods bus service on Rymal Road between Glancaster Road in the west mountain and Prichard Road in the east. As of September 8th, 2009 this service was expanded to the Ancaster Business Park in the west and Eastgate Square in the east.

As of September 2nd, 2012 service on the route was expanded again. The route was changed from a peak-period only route to an all-day route with buses running from 5:40am – 9pm.

On August 31st, 2014 the route was upgraded to daily service between Ancaster and Eastgate Square and extended to after midnight daily.


August 31, 2014 – present
West - Ancaster Business Park
– Glancaster Loop
No change in routing, however the route was upgraded to daily service. Due to concerns of a tax increase in Ancaster, service on weekends was limited to once an hour resulting in every other bus travelling only as far as Glancaster Loop, a stop which hadn’t been serviced in several years.
East Eastgate Square
September 8, 2009 – August 29, 2014
West Ancaster Business Park In the west the route was extended along Rymal Rd W and Garner Rd (Ancaster) to the Ancaster Business Park at Wilson & Garner. In the east the bus would continue past Prichard Rd and continue east until arriving at Upper Centennial Pkwy. Tue bus would then turn left and head down the escarpment to Centennial Pkwy. The bus would then turn left onto Queenston Rd and then enter the Eastgate Terminal. The bus would return westbound the same way.
East Eastgate Square
2008 – 2009
West Glancaster Loop The bus leaves the Glancaster Loop and turns right onto Rymal Rd W. The bus travels a great distance and arrives at Prichard Rd, where the bus turns left. The bus then makes another left at Stone Church Rd E and another on Anchor Rd to arrive at it’s loop point.
East Anchor & Bigwin The bus leaves the loop point at Anchor & Bigwin, turning left onto Harlowe Rd. The bus then turns right onto Prichard followed by another right onto Rymal Rd E. The bus travels a great distance westbound until arriving at Glancaster Rd where it turns left and enters the Glancaster Loop.
PHOTOS:

This photo was taken September 8, 2009 of HSR 0209 sitting at the Eastgate Terminal as Route 44 Rymal.

This photo was taken September 2, 2008 of HSR 0405 sitting at the Glancaster Loop as Route 44 Rymal. This shot is of the second bus on the first day of service for the new route.

This photo was taken August 25, 2008 of HSR 8809 sitting at the Mountain Garage displaying the routesign ‘Route 44 Rymal.’

Route map circa 2008