York Region Transit route 86 'Newkirk-Red Maple'

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86 Newkirk-Red Maple Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 3
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

86 Newkirk-Red Maple is a local route operated by YRT in Richmond Hill, ON.

Basic

Route 86 mainly serves Newkirk Rd. and Red Maple Rd.

This route has 1 main branch:

This route serves the northern Richmond Hill, Beverly Acres, and Bayview Glen communities. It also serves Richmond Hill High School, Bernard Terminal, and Hillcrest Mall. Two trips in the morning and two trips in the afternoon also serve Jean Vanier Catholic High School. Some trips also serve Richmond Hill GO Station.

Route 86 connects to Viva Blue at Bernard Terminal, Yonge/16th/Carrville, and Richmond Hill Centre Terminal, where it also connects to Viva Pink and Viva Purple.

History

The origins to route 86 come from Richmond Hill Transit's route 6, and parts of routes 2 and 4. When YRT took over operations, it renumbered it to route 86 and dramatically changed the route. It became 2 branches, routes 86A and 86B, with B only operating during rush hours. Route 86A ran from Bathurst (looping at Castle Rock Dr. and Shaw Blvd.) and headed east on Weldrick to Bayview, up to Redstone, and looped via a large loop along Redstone, Leslie and Farmstead. 86B started at Bayview/Major Mackenzie, and followed the route to Weldrick and Walmer, heading north on Walmer, along May, Yonge, and Palmer to Richmond Hill GO Station. It is assumed the name of this route at this time was just 86 Weldrick, since buses did not operate along Newkirk, the service being handled by 82 Newkirk buses.

In 2004, a general rerouting in the Richmond Hill area simplified service on many routes. Route 86 replaced 82's routing along Newkirk, looping through Bernard Terminal, and continued further north along route 84's former looping, route 84 having been realigned to run along Yonge only. Route 86B's diversion to Richmond Hill GO Station was removed, since route 86 now directly connected off of Newkirk. Route 86A's former looping was turned into route 243 Redstone GO Shuttle, operating during peak periods only. Service along Redstone was provided by the new 83A Trench and a portion of Farmstead was serviced by 82's extension to Elgin Mills C.C. Rush hour buses were extended further north to Jefferson Forest, with buses running in both directions along Bernard and Devonsleigh. Service was being operated 6 days a week at this time.

In September 2005, with the introduction of Viva and route 84 being removed from Bernard Terminal, service was extended full-time via 84's routing in the Inspiration community and looping along Jefferson Forest.

July 1st, 2012 saw route restructuring. Route 86 was realigned to run as a north-south route, while removing the routing west of Yonge St, Tower Hill, and Rolling Hill Drs. in the Inspiration community. The route was aligned to run along Red Maple Rd. to Richmond Hill Centre.

Route 86 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

Vehicles

Route 86 is primarily a 40ft route, and uses 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
86 30 45 30 55 Not operated. 41 Not operated.
Schedule during peak periods is timed to connect with the GO Train at 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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