York Region Transit route 83 'Trench'

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York Region Transit route 83 'Trench' is wheelchair accessible.
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83/83A Trench
Number of Branches 2
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Richmond Hill)
Related routes None

83 Trench is a local bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Basic

The current routing of route 83.

Routes 83 and 83A combined mainly serves Mill Street, Trench Street, Avenue Road, and Pearson Avenue. Route 83 also serves Regent Street and Canyon Hill Avenue, while route 83A also serves Crosby Avenue and Redstone Road.

These routes serve the Redstone, Beverly Acres, Central Richmond Hill, Mill Pond, and Richvale communities. It also serves Richmond Green Library, Jean Vanier Catholic High School, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, York Central Hospital, Alexander Mackenzie High School, Richvale Community Centre, Richvale Library, and Langstaff Secondary School. One trip in the morning and afternoon on route 83 also serve Richmond Hill High School. One trip in the morning and one in the afternoon on route 83 also serve St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School.

Route 83 connects to Viva Blue at Bernard Terminal and Richmond Hill Centre Terminal, where it also connects with Viva Pink during weekday rush hours and Viva Purple. Route 83A connects to Viva Blue at Yonge/Crosby.

Branches

This route has 2 main branches:

Historic Branches

History

SLF #210 on route 83.
D40LF #720 at Richmond Hill Centre on route 83.
E-Z Rider II MAX #865 at Richmond Hill Centre on route 83A.

Route 83 in general first started as Richmond Hill Transit route 3. It operated much the same route as the section south of Mill Street does now, looping north of Langstaff Road. Buses in the north end turn east on Mill Street and north on Yonge Street to Bernard Terminal.

  • January 1, 2001 - When YRT took over operations from Richmond Hill Transit, major revisions were made to the route. The route was extended south via Bathurst Street to Promenade Terminal. The portion to become route 83 was then known as the rush-hour route 80, while the section to become route 83A was part of route 86A's large loop, and a small section of route 81. A limited-service route operated along Regent Street to Elgin Mills Road, rejoining the route at Yonge Street.
  • September 4, 2001 - The route is renumbered from 3 to 83 in order to avoid route number duplication across the York Region Transit network. Service is extended to Langstaff GO Station via Garden Avenue, Yonge Street and Langstaff Road.
  • May 9, 2004 - Major changes to the route were made in association with a major restructuring in Richmond Hill. A general rerouting in the Richmond Hill area changed a number of routes, including route 83. Routes 80 and 81 were eliminated, route 82 was cut back, route 86 was reorganized and extended, and route 83 was left to cover service on most of the eliminated sections. Route 83 was rerouted west on Mill Street, north on Bathurst Street, and east on Shaftsbury and Canyon Hill to Bernard Terminal. Route 83A was introduced, running on the current route from Promenade Terminal to Mill Street, east on Mill Street, Wright Street, and Dunlop Street, north on Pugsley Avenue, west on Crosby Avenue, north on Yonge Street, east on Bernard Avenue to Bernard Terminal, and north on Yorkland Street to Richmond Hill High School. The limited-service routing along Regent Street disappeared at this time, to be reinstated in Spring 2007.
  • June 27, 2004 - Branch 83A is extended to Richmond Green Secondary School via Crosby Avenue and Redstone Road to serve the Elgin Mills Road/Leslie Street area. Limited trips on branch 83A extended north on Yonge Street to serve the Richmond Heights Plaza looping via Jacey Ann Drive.
  • September 4, 2005 - Richmond Hill Centre opened, so route 83/83A was adjusted to terminate at the terminal and no longer serving Promenade Terminal. The portions south of Langstaff Road/Highway 7 were already being covered by routes 87 and 88. Due to limited bus platforms at Bernard Terminal, buses pickup and drop-off on Bernard Street and will now loop on-street via Bernard Street, Yorkland Street, Silverwood Avenue, and Yonge Street.
  • 2007 - All-day service started operating into Richmond Green in Spring 2007, while some trips had been meeting bell times since 2005.
  • June 28, 2009 - Route expanded to serve the Via Romano community operating via Teston Road, Via Romano Boulevard, and Queen Filomena Avenue. Route 83 will no longer serve stops on Bathurst Street between Mill Street/Queen Filomena Avenue and Elgin Mills Road/Teston Road
  • July 1, 2012 - Routes 83 and 83A were restructured as part of the Summer 2012 service changes. Branch 83 no longer regularly serves Via Romano Boulevard, Queen Filomena Avenue, Teston Road, Bathurst Street, and Shaftsbury Avenue north of Canyon Hill Avenue. Full Monday-Saturday service on branch 83 is instead rerouted to run via Regent Street and Ellery Drive to Canyon Hill Avenue. Limited school trips are maintained along Shaftsbury Avenue during bell times for St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School. Service on branch 83A is reduced to operate during weekday rush hours. It is also modified to only operate as far south as Hillcrest Mall with service to Richmond Heights Plaza fully removed. Regular service on branch 83A along Dunlop Street and Pugsley Avenue is reduced to be served by limited morning southbound-only trips.
  • December 2012 - Routes 83 and 83A were declared fully accessible.
  • July 6, 2013 - Saturday service was eliminated on route 83.
  • September 2017 - The Trench Street portion of the route was eliminated. Instead, the routes were routed via Major Mackenzie Drive, Bathurst Street and Mill Street. A limited service diversion via Pugsley Avenue and Dunlop Street was also added. This change was reversed in July 2018.

Vehicles

Route 83/83A is primarily 40ft route and uses New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
83 83A
Bernard Terminal 83
Richmond Hill Secondary School 83
St. Theresa Catholic High School 83
Richmond Green High School 83A
Wright St. @ Yonge St. 83A
Mill St. @ Trench St. 83 83A
Trench St. @ Major Mackenzie Dr. 83 83A
Hillcrest Mall 83A
Avenue Rd. @ Carrville Rd. 83
Langstaff Secondary School 83
Richmond Hill Centre 83

Historical Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
83 83 83 83 83A 83A 83A
Richmond Hill Secondary School 83 83 83 83
Bernard Terminal 83 83 83 83
St. Theresa Catholic High School 83 83 83
Richmond Green High School 83A 83A 83A
Jacey Ann Dr. @ Yonge St. 83A
Wright St. @ Yonge St. 83 83A 83A 83A
Major Mackenzie Dr. @ Trench St. 83 83 83 83 83A 83A 83A
Hillcrest Mall 83 83 83 83A 83A 83A
Langstaff Secondary School 83 83 83 83 83A 83A
Richmond Hill Centre 83 83 83A
Langstaff GO Station 83 83 83 83A
Promenade Mall 83 83 83A

Summary

Period Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
Sept 2020-Present 83 33 37 33 37 N/A
83A 38 N/A 36 N/A
Mar-Aug 2020 83 91 74 88 81 N/A
83A 66 N/A 62 N/A
2019 83
83A
2018 83
83A
2017 83 33 37 33 37 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
83A 37 N/A 36 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016 83 32 35 32 35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
83A 35 N/A 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2015 83 32 35 32 35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
83A 30 N/A 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2014 83 32 35 32 35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
83A 30 N/A 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 83 33 35 32 35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
83A 30 N/A 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 83 29 35 29 55 N/A 67 67 67 N/A N/A N/A
83A 30 N/A 30 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 83 40 60 20-60 60 N/A 120 120 60 N/A N/A N/A
83A 30-50 60 60 N/A N/A 120 120 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2010 83 40 60 20-60 60 N/A 120 120 60 N/A N/A N/A
83A 30-50 60 60 N/A N/A 120 120 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2009 83
83A
2008 83
83A
2007 83 20-60 60 60 60 N/A 120 120 60 N/A N/A N/A
83A 45 60 60 60 N/A 120 120 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 83 20-60 60 60 60 N/A 120 120 60 N/A N/A N/A
83A 45 60 60 60 N/A 120 120 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2005 83 55-60 60 60 60 N/A 120 120 60 N/A N/A N/A
83A 60 120 60 130 N/A 120 120 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2004 83 50-70 60 60 60 N/A 120 120 60 N/A N/A N/A
83A 60 120 60 130 N/A 120 120 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2003 83 25 45 30-45 45 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2002 83 25 45 30-45 45 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2001 83 30 45 15-45 N/A N/A 60 60 N/A N/A N/A N/A


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