York Region Transit route 91 'Bayview'

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York Region Transit route 91 'Bayview' is wheelchair accessible.
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91/91A/91B Bayview
Number of Branches 3
Types of buses used New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG, E-Z Rider II BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Richmond Hill)
Related routes None

91 Bayview (previously known as 91 Bayview South) is a local route operated by York Region Transit in Richmond Hill, Markham, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 91.

Routes 91, 91A, and 91B combined mainly serve Bayview Avenue between North Lake Road and Steeles Avenue East.

These routes combined serve the Oak Ridges, Beverly Acres, Redstone, Bayview Hill, and Thornhill communities. They also serve Bond Lake Arena, Oak Ridges Moraine Library, Lake Wilcox Community Centre, Bayview Plaza, Jean Vanier Catholic High School, Bayview Secondary School, Smart!Centres Richmond Hill, The David Dunlap Observatory, Thornlea Secondary School, Thornhill Community Centre, and Centerpoint Mall.

Routes 91, 91A, and 91B all connect to Viva Pink during peak periods and Viva Purple at Highway 7 or High Tech Road. Route 91B connects to Viva Blue at Yonge/King and at Richmond Hill Centre Terminal, and routes 91 and 91A connect to Viva Blue and Viva Pink during peak periods at Yonge/Steeles and Finch Station. A small portion of route 91B is shared with Viva Purple, between Highway 7 and Richmond Hill Centre Terminal, while a small portion of routes 91 and 91A are shared with Viva Blue and Viva Pink, between Yonge/Steeles and Finch Station.

Branches

This route has 3 branches:

Historic Branches

History

D40LF #315 at Richmond Hill Centre on route 91B.
D40LF #411 at Finch GO Bus Terminal on route 91.
Orion I #8721 at Finch GO Bus Terminal on route 91.

Service along Bayview Avenue in York Region first started in the form of GO Transit route 58. It operated between GO's York Region Terminal and Taylor Mills Drive, along the same route as the current route 91. Service was operated by GO because it passed through both Markham Transit's and Richmond Hill Transit's service area. Transfers to/from those companies were accepted, however.

  • 2003 - YRT took over operations from GO Transit in 2003, 2 years after amalgamation. It also acquired a number of Orion Vs from the takeover.
  • May 9, 2004 - Service was extended to Subrisco Avenue in the form of route 91A, and service expanded from weekday peak periods to 6 days a week.
  • September 3, 2006 - YRT experimented with a point-express service along Bayview Avenue with the introduction of route 340 Bayview Express. It provided a quicker trip to Finch Station for passengers living north of High Tech Road. No other point-express routes have been made on other major corridors. In September 2007, only the southbound AM trips remained due to minimal time savings. Routes 91 and 91A had a 'South' suffix added to its name. This, along with similar changes to 90 Leslie and 99 Yonge C, promoted the area of York Region this route served better, so as to not cause confusion with similarly-named routes in Newmarket (54 Bayview North, 58 Leslie North and 98 Yonge North, respectively).
  • November 6, 2008 - Route 91 was indirectly affected by the York University strike between November 6, 2008 and January 29, 2009 due to a high proportion of riders living along the route who commute to York University.
  • November 16, 2008 - New branch 91E is introduced replacing the 340 Bayview Express route. Service will continue to operate with three southbound AM trips.
  • September 6, 2009 - Route 91B began providing service along Bayview Avenue from Richmond Hill Centre Terminal to/from Bloomington Road via Snivley Street in the north and Highway 7 in the south. Service operated southbound only in the AM rush and northbound only in the PM rush with buses deadheading to their respective starting points in between trips.
  • September 2009 - Routes 91, 91A, 91B, and 91E were one of the first routes declared fully accessible.
  • September 5, 2010 - Route is renamed from Bayview South to Bayview. Service is expanded to cover the full eastern-half of Oak Ridges. Buses loop counterclockwise around Lake Wilcox during the morning peak period, and clockwise during the afternoon peak period. Service is removed from Snively Street, Worthington Avenue, and Bayview Avenue north of North Lake Road.
  • April 23, 2012 - Service on branch 91B now operates in both directions during weekday rush hour periods.
  • April 5, 2020 - Branch 91E is temporarily suspended due to lower ridership from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • September 6, 2020 - Branch 91E service is restored.
  • January 7, 2024 - Branch 91E is rebranded as route 391.

Vehicles

Routes 91 and 91A are primarily 40ft routes and use New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS. Route 91B sees a mix of 30ft service provided by E-Z Rider II BRT/MAX and 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS.

Route Maps

Summary

Major Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
91 91A 91B
Finch GO Bus Terminal 91 91A
Bayview Ave. @ Steeles Ave. 91 91A
Bayview Ave. @ John St. 91 91A
Richmond Hill Centre 91B
Bayview Ave. @ High Tech Rd. 91 91A 91B
Bayview Ave. @ 16th Ave. 91 91A 91B
Bayview Ave. @ Taylor Mills Dr. 91 91A 91B
Bayview Ave. @ Subrisco Ave. 91A 91B
Yonge St. @ King Rd. 91B

Historical Stops

Major Stop Branches Notes
91

Service 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-Dec 2020 91 20 34 20 44 39 56 40 40 40
91A 33 N/A
91B 45 N/A 45 N/A N/A
91E 3 trips N/A
March 2020-Aug 2020 91 56 62 62 50 50 56 40 40 40
91A N/A
91B 45 N/A 45 N/A N/A
91E N/A
Early 2020 91 20 40 20 40 48 54 46 64 40 32
91A N/A
91B 38 N/A 40 N/A N/A
91E 3 trips N/A
2019 91
2018 91
2017 91
2016 91 26 20 28 20 20 42 54 48 40 40 64
91A 26 20 28 20 20 42 54 48 N/A N/A N/A
91B 38 N/A 40 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
91E 3 Trips N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2015 91 26 20 28 20 20 42 54 48 40 40 64
91A 26 20 28 20 20 42 54 48 N/A N/A N/A
91B 38 N/A 40 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
91E 3 Trips N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2014 91 10 20 10 20 20 42 54 48 40 40 64
91A 10 20 10 20 20 42 54 48 N/A N/A N/A
91B 38 N/A 40 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
91E 3 Trips N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 91 10 20 10 20 20 42 54 48 40 40 64
91A 10 20 10 20 20 42 54 48 N/A N/A N/A
91B 38 N/A 40 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
91E 3 Trips N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012 91 20 40 20 40 40 42 54 48 40 40 64
91A 20 40 20 40 40 42 54 48 N/A N/A N/A
91B 38 N/A 40 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
91E 3 Trips N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 91 18 36 18 36 36 30 60 60 40 40 60
91A 18 36 18 36 39 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
91B 38-60 N/A 30-60 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
91E 3 Trips N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2010 91 18 36 18 36 36 30 60 60 40 40 60
91A 18 36 18 36 39 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
91B 38-60 N/A 30-60 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
91E 3 Trips N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2009 91
2008 91
2007 91 5-30 60 10-30 60 60 30 60 60 60 40 30-60
91A 25-35 60 20-35 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2006 91 5-30 60 10-30 60 60 30 60 60 60 40 30-60
91A 25-35 60 20-35 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2005 91 6-30 60 10-30 60 60 30 60 60 60 40 30-60
91A 30 60 20-35 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2004 91 8-30 60 10-20 60 60 30 30 30 60 40 60
91A 60 60 60 60 N/A 60 60 60 N/A N/A N/A
2003 91 8-20 30 8-20 25-30 N/A 30 30 30 60 60 60


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Divisions BRT (Miller) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - West (TOK Transit)
Terminals Bernard - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Major Mackenzie West - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Canada's Wonderland - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station - York University
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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TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305 320 360 361 391
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School Specials 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
Viva Blue - Purple/Purple A - Pink - Orange - Yellow
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