York Region Transit route 83 'Trench'

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83/83A Trench Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 4
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 route operated by YRT in Richmond Hill, ON.

Basic

Routes 83 and 83A combined mainly serves Mill St., Trench St., Redstone Rd., Crosby Ave., Bathurst St., Avenue Rd., and Pearson Ave. Route 83 also serves Regent St. and Canyon Hill Ave., while route 83A also serves Crosby Ave. and Redstone Rd.

This route has 2 main branches:

These routes serve the Redstone, Beverley 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 one in the 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.

History

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

When YRT took over operations from Richmond Hill Transit, it renumbered it to route 83 and made major changes over the next couple of years. Route 83 was extended south via Bathurst 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 St. to Elgin Mills, rejoining the route at Yonge St.

In 2004, major changes happened again. 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, north on Bathurst and east on Shaftsbury and Canyon Hill to Bernard Terminal. Route 83A was introduced, running on the current route from Promenade to Mill St., now turning east on Mill, Wright and Dunlop to Crosby, along it and Redstone to Elgin Mills, looping in Richmond Green Secondary School on Leslie St. Interestingly, the limited-service routing along Regent disappeared at this time, to be reinstated in Spring 2007. Some peak trips diverted into Langstaff GO Station near Highway 7 and Yonge St. 6 day a week service was operating on both branches.

September 2005 introduced Viva. With it, Richmond Hill Centre opened, so routes 83 and 83A were cut back to there, with the portions south of Langstaff/Highway 7 already being covered by routes 87 and 88. All-day service started operating into Richmond Green in Spring 2007, while some trips had been meeting bell times since 2005.

Route 83 was expanded on June 29, 2009 to serve the Via Romano community, via Teston Rd., Via Romano Blvd., and Queen Filomena Ave.

Routes 83 and 83A were restructured as part of the Summer 2012 service changes. Route 83 saw service removed from Via Romano Blvd., Queen Filomena Ave., Teston Rd., Shaftsbury Ave. and Bathurst St., and only servicing the Shaftsbury stretch during bell times for St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School. The branch was rerouted to run on Regent St. and Ellery Dr. Route 83A saw service removed south of Hillcrest Mall, Richmond Heights Plaza, on Pugsley Av., and Dunlop St. With it, the route only provides service as south to Hillcrest Mall, and only during rush hours. Select morning trips were diverted along Pugsley Av. and Dunlop St.

Routes 83 and 83A were declared fully accessible in December 2012.

Saturday service was eliminated on route 83 on July 6, 2013.

In September 2017, the Trench Street portion of the route was eliminated. Instead, the routes were routed via Major Mackenzie, Bathurst and Mill Street. A limited service diversion via Pugsley and Dunlop was also added. This change was reversed in July 2018.

Vehicles

Routes 83 and 83A are primarily 40ft routes, and use New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS.

Major Stops

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 Not operated.
83A 38 Not operated. 36 Not operated.
March 2020-Aug 2020 83 91 74 88 81 Not operated.
83A 66 Not operated. 62 Not operated.
July 2018-Early 2020 83 30 35 32 35 Not operated.
83A 30 Not operated. 30 Not operated.

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 - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills - York University
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station
Park & Rides Davis Dr. & Hwy 404 - Wellington St. & Hwy 404
Bus Stops 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-9999 - Family Of Services
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Regular 1 2 3 4/4A 5 7 8 9 12 13 14 16 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50 51 52 54 55 56 57/57A 77 80 81 82 83/83A 85/85C 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 96 98/98E 99 105 107/107B 165/165F 522 760
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305
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School Specials 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
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