Updated April 20, 2008: The report is now available online.
Once I get a chance to digest the updated route statistics, I will post them here. However, it is worth noting that, as usual, several streetcar routes have riding counts that are years out of date. We know that more recent data must exist because some service improvements are starting to work their way into the system, but it’s always troubling when the overall system reports don’t have current data.
Routes With Updated Riding Figures
- 502/503 Downtowner & Kingston Road – 7,800 (up from 6,100 first reported in 2002)
- 504/508 King & Lake Shore – 53,100 (up from 47,900 in 2005)
- 501 Queen – 43,500 (up from 41,200 first reported in 2002)
- 510/509 Spadina & Harbourfront – 48,000 (up from 43,400 first reported in 2003)
Routes With Unchanged Riding Figures
- 511 Bathurst – 13,600 (unchanged since 2005)
- 506 Carlton – 41,200 (unchanged since 2001)
- 505 Dundas – 35,200 (unchanged since 2005)
- 512 St. Clair – 31,000 (unchanged since 2002)
It’s good to see riding going up, but the infrequency of updated counts means that the so-called financial performance (a piece of creative accounting of the highest order) of major routes is misreported to their detriment.