The schedule changes for May 10 will bring the first wave of improvements from the recently adopted City of Toronto budget and increased transit subsidy.
- Many routes will gain service to begin implementation of the “Ten Minute Network” on core routes across the system. This stage mainly affects weekend service. Weekday changes to some of these routes will follow with the June schedules.
- 192 Airport Rocket
- 506 Carlton
- 25 Don Mills
- 36 Finch West (to Humberwood)
- 191 Highway 27 Rocket
- 504 King
- 44 Kipling South
- 47 Lansdowne (Queen to St. Clair)
- 129 McCowan North (to Steeles)
- 116 Morningside (to Finch)
- 63 Ossington (to St. Clair)
- 86 Scarborough (to Sheppard)
- 24 Victoria Park (to Steeles)
- The implementation of “All day, every day” service will begin.
- 108A Downsview to Jane via Grandravine on Sundays late evening.
- Expansion of express bus services will begin.
- 196 York U Rocket to Sheppard-Yonge Station on weekends daytime.
The Scarborough RT will now be officially known as “3 Scarborough”.
Branch name changes will continue the move to use of the “A” designation for the primary branch of routes:
- 6A Bay Dupont to Queens Quay & Sherbourne (formerly 6)
- 38A Highland Creek to Rouge Hill GO (formerly 38)
- 24A Victoria Park to Steeles (formerly 24)
- 165A Weston Road N to Steeles (formerly 165)
- 165C Weston Road N to Canada’s Wonderland (formerly 165A)
The 102D Markham Road contract service in York Region will be extended to Major Mackenzie Drive.
At the request of York Region Transit, the 102D (Warden Stn-Mount Joy GO Stn) service will be extended to Major Mackenzie Drive via Bur Oak Avenue and Mingay Avenue. Service will be removed on Castlemore Avenue, Anderson Avenue and Bur Oak Avenue, and from Mount Joy GO Station.
Retirement of the 7200-series Nova RTS buses at Arrow Road will continue through the spring. These vehicles have been used on 96 Wilson and 165 Weston Road North, but they will be confined to peak-hour runs if any remain in service for the May schedule period.
Reconstruction of the south ladder track at Russell Carhouse on Eastern Avenue will require significant operational changes. Some runs will be reassigned to Roncesvalles Carhouse, and the use of Exhibition Loop to store cars overnight will increase. Cars remaining at Russell Carhouse will be backed into the yard from the north entrance.
Various seasonal changes reflecting the decline in school-related travel and the increase in demand for recreational trips will be implemented. However, due to the timing of the Pan Am Games and the Indy car race, the seasonal expansion of 29 Dufferin service to the Princes’ Gates will not occur (weekday midday and evening, Saturday late evening, Sunday/Holiday evening).
The split operation of 72 Pape and 172 Cherry was planned to end with the May schedules. However, construction on Front Street at Union Station continues and a date for resumption of the unified route has not been settled. The TTC advises that, except for Pan Am Games, no other changes are planned until at least September.
With the completion of construction at College & Spadina and at Spadina Station, streetcars will return to 510 Spadina. Other changes this triggers include a reduction of service on 509 Harbourfront and resumption of buses for peak extras on 504 King. Two runs on 509 Harbourfront will be scheduled and crewed for LFLRV operation in anticipation of vehicle availability.
Details of individual route changes are in the spreadsheet linked below.
2015.05.10 Service Changes