Effective Sunday, May 8, 2011, many service changes will be implemented across the TTC network. The most significant of these will be the removal of service to lightly-used routes during off-hours primarily, but not only, on Sunday evenings.
Updated April 23, 2011: The detailed Service Summary effective May 8 is now available on the TTC’s website.
To save myself a lot of typing, I have simply reproduced the list of cuts from the TTC memo describing all of the changes. The remaining changes are detailed below.
Route 504 King and 508 Lake Shore will divert via Queen and Shaw during the reconstruction of track and overhead on King Street West. Track will be replaced between Roncesvalles and Close (the last remaining “old” track on the King route). Overhead will be converted to pantograph-friendly suspension over the closed section of the route. This prevents streetcar service from being maintained at least to Dufferin Loop. There will be no replacement bus service on King, and riders will have to walk to Queen or use north-south routes where they are available. This project will last until mid-August.
The 504 bus shuttle will be changed to operate both ways from Dundas West to Sunnyside via Roncesvalles. Work on the street reconstruction is expected to finish by early July.
The 505 Dundas car will continue to divert via Spadina and College both ways with a substitute bus shuttle running from Dundas West Station to McCaul. This diversion is required for various paving and street redesign projects. Scheduled headways on the shuttle bus will range from 8 to 10 minutes. This is a continuation of a diversion already in progress.
The 72 Pape bus, which had been diverting to Donlands Station due to construction at Pape Station, will return to its home station.
Several tracks in Roncesvalles will be rebuilt this year reducing the capacity of the site. The following routes will be totally or partly reassigned to Russell Carhouse until late November.
- 511 Bathurst
- 506 Carlton (three AM peak runs)
- 509 Harbourfront
Seasonal Service Changes
Seasonal changes are listed in the linked spreadsheet. This also includes side-effects of the eliminations of various routes and periods of service. For example, the remaining portion of a route may now operate at a different headway.
52 Lawrence & 59 Maple Leaf
Route 52C provides service around a loop on Gulliver Road at Keele during the PM peak period. At other times, service is provided by 59 Maple Leaf. However, there is a gap of over an hour between the last 52C of the day and the first 59 of the evening. This will be corrected by running more 52C trips to bridge the interval.