This is a fairly ordinary day with no particular upsets on the route. The weather was “rain and snow in the late evening”. This is a good example of how service manages to be fouled up even when nothing in particular is going on.
This day’s data contains no major delays, although some small increases in link times are evident westbound through the core during the two peaks. These are much smaller than the effects visible on Friday, December 1.
The two minute headway wave eastbound through the morning peak is poorly regulated despite many short turns, and there are a few gaps with no immediately obvious cause. What is particularly noticeable is that service leaves Roncesvalles eastbound in bunches and stays that way through the inbound trip. Link times show no evidence of congestion until, oddly, between Crawford and Portland around 09:00 well after the peak is over.
The afternoon peak is somewhat disorganized, but not badly compared with other days. There is some congestion westbound through the core, but no theatre district effect in the evening because it is a dark night for clubs and theatres.
A large gap opens up westbound just after 20:00 and it travels across the city to Dundas West widening to almost half an hour on the return trip southbound at Marion and Roncesvalles. This gap is not filled until eastbound from Roncesvalles Carhouse, and even then headways through the evening are erratic.