York Region Transit route 84 'Oak Ridges'

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84 Oak Ridges Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 1
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG, Dial-a-Ride Vehicles Wc15.JPG
Division North (Newmarket)
Related routes None

84 Oak Ridges is a local route operated by YRT in Richmond Hill, ON.

Basic

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

This route has 1 branch:

  • 84 Clockwise (Monday to Saturday)

These two routes serve the Oak Ridges community. They also serve Lake Wilcox Community Centre and Bond Lake Arena.

Routes 84 connects 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.

Vehicles

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

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
84 17 Dial-a-Ride 17 Dial-a-Ride Not operated. Dial-a-Ride 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 - 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
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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 201 202 203 204 222 223/223A 240 241 242 243
Express 300 301 302 303 304 320
Dial-a-ride/On-Demand only 61 - Blue Willow - DAR North - Mapleglen
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 224B 224C/224D 225 244 260 318/319 340 360 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 442 443 466 560 561 800 Business Shuttle Markham Fair
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