York Region Transit route 81 'Inspiration'

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81 Inspiration Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG, New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Richmond Hill)
Related routes None

81 Inspiration is a local route operated by YRT in Richmond Hill, ON.

Basic

Route 81 serves Tower Hill Rd., Rollinghill Rd., Selwyn Rd., and Jefferson Sdrd.

This route has 1 main branch:

This route serves the Inspiration community. One trip in the morning and one in the afternoon also serve Richmond Hill High School.

Route 81 connects to Viva Blue at Bernard Terminal, Yonge/19th/Gamble, and Yonge/Jefferson. Route 81 shares its length with Viva Blue between Bernard Ave. and Tower Hill Rd.

History

Route 84 originally operated a rush-hour diversion into the Inspiration community in 2004. When Viva was introduced in September 2005, route 84 was cut back to Oak Ridges only, and nearby route 86 replaced the service, upgrading it to 6 days a week.

As the Inspiration community grew and expanded, it required more than the small diversion by route 86 buses, and in April 2008 YRT implemented route 81. It went further into the Inspiration neighbourhood and connected it to Viva.

Route 81 was restructured as part of the Summer 2012 service changes; seeing service removed from Silver Maple Dr., and introducing service along Tower Hill and Rollinghill Rds. as replacement from route 86 withdrawal in the area.

Route 81 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

Vehicles

Route 81 sees a mix of 30ft service provided by E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX and 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
81 Variable Not operated. Variable Not operated.
Schedule is timed to maintain connections with route 86 for passengers to/from Richmond Hill GO Station.

Route Maps


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Properties
Divisions BRT (TOK Transit) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - Southwest (Transdev)
Terminals Bernard - Canada's Wonderland - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartCentres Place - Vaughan Mills - York University
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Davis Drive & Hwy 404 Park & Ride - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station
Bus Stops 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-9999 - Family Of Services
Routes
Regular 1 2 3 4/4A 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 31 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50/50B 51 52 54 55/55B 56 57/57A 58 77/77A 80 81 82 83/83A 84 85/85C 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 96 98/98E 99 105 107/107B 165/165F 760
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 240 241 243
Express 300 301 302 303 304
Dial-a-ride/On-Demand only 61 - Blue Willow - Holland Landing - Mapleglen - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw
School Specials 400 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 460 461 462 463 464 465 466
Community Bus 520/521 522 589/590
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 24D 25D 27 33 34 35D 37D 53 59 66 69 80 81 87 88E 107F 200 203 210 215 220 220/221 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 442 443 466 560 561 800 Business Shuttle Markham Fair
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