Many service changes take effect on June 20, 2010. Most of these are seasonal route changes and, in some cases, improvements. Many routes lose peak service, particularly in the AM peak, during the summer because school traffic falls off.
The 512 St. Clair route is scheduled to return to Gunn’s Loop on June 20, but the actual implementation date has not yet been finalized. Cars will operate to Lansdowne with geneous layovers pending the opening of the line.
The TTC has published a comparison of running times and headways for the route before and after the implementation of the right-of-way on St. Clair. Particularly striking is the improvement in running times on Saturdays when St. Clair was the most congested before the reconstruction. Advocates for transit priority often forget that there are many more hours, and much more traffic, outside of the peak period on some routes.
An operational change effective on June 20 is that AM peak cars running out of service will now operate east to Yonge, then return westbound and go out of service at St. Clair West Station. This will avoid having cars bound for Roncesvalles Carhouse drop inbound passengers eastbound at Vaughan Road rather than taking them to the subway.
For details on individual route branches, please refer to the TTC’s Scheduled Service Summary.