There are few changes in service planned for the remainder of 2010, but many improvements for January 2011.
Continuing riding increases on the TTC network will pose an early problem for the new Commission in that these service improvements are driven by loading standards. If the Commission wishes to save money by reducing (worsening) the standard, then it will have to answer to riders for the effect this will have. Service is the only thing that the TTC has to sell, and cutbacks, as we have seen before, are counterproductive.
Service on the 28A Davisville to Brick Works which operates only on Saturdays was planned to be dropped in October, but will continue operation through the winter to serve ongoing weekend activities at the Don Valley Brick Works.
Effective Sunday, November 21:
501 Queen: Weekend bus replacement from Dundas West Station to Long Branch will end, and streetcar service will resume 7 days/week west of Roncesvalles.
504 King Shuttle: The weekend shuttle service on Roncesvalles will revert to the weekday routing as through operation with the 501 shuttle will not be required.
49 Bloor West: Early morning service on Saturday will change from every 20 to every 24 minutes to improve reliability. The average load will rise from 27 to 32 which remains below the service standard of 38.
145 Humber Bay Express: The Park Lawn short turn service will be extended to Mimico Avenue and Royal York to reach customers on Lake Shore west of Park Lawn. There are no additional trips, but schedules will be adjusted to reflect the extra mileage and actual operating conditions on the route.
39 Finch East and 199 Finch Rocket: Early evening running times on weekdays will be increased to reflect actual operating conditions.
Standby buses scheduled at various divisions will be revised to reflect the additional need for service on weekends before Christmas. Offsetting reductions will occur on weekday peak standbys.
165 Weston Road North: Seasonal service to Canada’s Wonderland ends.
Effective December 19, 2010:
504 King: Service will return to Roncesvalles Avenue. The schedules to be operated are identical to those in effect in May 2009, and these will stay in effect until the January 2, 2011 schedule period when weekend service improvements that were made in September 2009 will also be included.
Effective January 2, 2011:
Riding increases on many routes trigger additional service as shown in the table linked below.
The Steeles East route will be extended into Morningside Heights.