York Region Transit route 84 'Oak Ridges'

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84 Oak Ridges was a local bus route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

Basic

Route 84 served mainly Sunset Beach Rd., Humberland Dr., Bloomington Rd., Worthington Ave., and North Lake Rd.

This route had 1 branch:

  • 84 Clockwise (Monday to Saturday)

The route mainly served the Oak Ridges community and also served the Lake Wilcox Community Centre and Bond Lake Arena.

Routes 84 connected to Viva Blue at Yonge/King and at Yonge/Bloomington.

History

Route 84 was originally Richmond Hill Transit route 4. It ran along its present route to Yonge and King, and went south to Bernard Terminal. Some peak trips also went further south to connect with Richmond Hill GO Station on Major Mackenzie. When YRT inherited operations from Richmond Hill Transit, it renumbered it to route 84 and continued to operate it in the same fashion.

Peak trips to the GO Station disappeared in 2004. Around the same time, buses were rerouted along Gamble Rd., Rollinghill Rd. and Tower Hill Dr. to serve the Inspiration community.

Major changes to this route happened in September 2005. With the introduction of Viva and route 98, buses were cut back to serve as a shuttle to Viva Blue only. Buses now operate around in a continuous loop. Service to the Inspiration community was handled by an extension of route 86. When Viva serivce was extended north to Newmarket, buses serviced the stop at Yonge/King, heading north on Yonge St. a little to directly serve the shelter, and to loop. Since all of route 84 is inside both fare zones, travel to either Aurora or Richmond Hill is possible on a single fare, making route 84 a good shuttle route to Viva.

Route 84 used to be operated by Miller's Richmond Hill Division, but as of the beginning of 2006, it is now operated by Laidlaw (now TOK Transit) Division in Newmarket.

In 2010, Dial-a-Ride service was added to this route to serve on weekdays during off-peak periods and Saturdays at all times.

Routes 84A and 84C were declared fully accessible in December 2012.

February 2013 saw the elimination of the A branch, with all service now operating on the C branch (now the main branch).

The 2014 Annual Service Plan will have the weekday peak period frequency adjusted from every 17 minutes to every 34 minutes and midday and evening frequency adjusted from every 40 minutes to every 50 minutes.

On April 5, 2020, the route is replaced by the new On-Request Aurora-Oak Ridges service which operates during the weekdays from 7am to 10:45pm.

Vehicles

Route 84 was primarily a 30ft route, and used E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX.

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 - 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 12 13 14 16 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50 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
On-Request 40 - 41 - 44 - 56 - 61 - 520/521 - 589/590 - Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Gorham-Eagle - Keswick - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Velore Local - Woodbridge
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
Discontinued 2A 6 9 10 11 15 18 21 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 34 35D 37D 51 53 58 59 66 69 80 81 84 87 88E 107F 200 201 202 203 203 204 210 215 220 220/221 222 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 240 241 243 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 560 561 800 - Blue Willow Community - Business Shuttle - Mapleglen - Markham Fair
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