TTC Service Changes Effective Sunday, March 27, 2016

The major changes for the new schedules effective March 27 involve routes where new express services will be added.

25 Don Mills

A new service, the 185 Don Mills Rocket, will operate weekdays until mid-evening, and weekend daytime. The combined service at express stops will improve over current schedules, while service at local stops will decrease.

The stopping pattern for the 185 Don Mills Rocket will be:

  • Northbound: Buses stop only at Cosburn Avenue, Thorncliffe Park Drive (west leg), Thorncliffe Park Drive (east leg), Don Mills Road/Gateway Boulevard (south leg, north side), St. Dennis Drive (Ontario Science Centre), Eglinton Avenue East, Green Belt Drive, Lawrence Avenue East, York Mills Road, Graydon Hall Drive, Parkway Forest Drive, Don Mills Station, Van Horne Avenue, Finch Avenue East, McNicoll Avenue, Steeles Avenue East, Freshmeadow Drive/Don Mills Road.
  • Southbound: Buses stop only at McNicoll Avenue, Finch Avenue East, Van Horne Avenue, Don Mills Station, Havenbrook Boulevard, Duncan Mill Road, York Mills Road, Lawrence Avenue East, Barber Greene Road, Eglinton Avenue East, St. Dennis Drive (Ontario Science Centre), Overlea Boulevard/Don Mills Road (west side), Thorncliffe Park Drive (east leg), Thorncliffe Park Drive (west leg), Cosburn Avenue, Pape Station.

39 Finch East

Services on Finch East will be reorganized:

  • Route 139 Finch-Don Mills will be discontinued.
  • Route 199 Finch Rocket will be extended west to York University weekdays during the daytime and early evening, and east to Morningside Heights during peak periods.
  • The 39C Seneca College branch will be extended east to Gordon Baker Road.

The stopping pattern for the 199B Finch Rocket to York University will be:

  • Eastbound: Buses stop only at Murray Ross Parkway & Busway, Dufferin & Finch, Bathurst Street, Finch Station, Bayview Avenue, Leslie Street, Don Mills Road (farside stop), Seneca Hill Drive, Victoria Park Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Warden Avenue, Birchmount Road, Kennedy Road, Midland Avenue, Brimley Road, Finch & McCowan, McCowan & Sheppard, and Scarborough Centre Station.
  • Southbound: Buses stop only at McCowan & Sheppard, Finch & McCowan, Brimley Road, Midland Avenue, Kennedy Road, Birchmount Road, Warden Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Seneca College, Don Mills Road (farside stop), Leslie Street, Bayview Avenue, Finch Station, Bathurst Street, Dufferin & Finch, Murray Ross Parkway & Busway, and The Common.

The stopping pattern for the 199C Finch Rocket to Morningside Heights will be:

  • Eastbound: Buses stop only at Bayview Avenue, Leslie Street, Don Mills Road (farside stop), Seneca Hill Drive, Victoria Park Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Warden Avenue, Birchmount Road, Kennedy Road, Midland Avenue, Brimley Road, McCowan Road, then all local stops east of McCowan Road.
  • Southbound: Buses stop at all local stops to McCowan Road, then stop only at Brimley Road, Midland Avenue, Kennedy Road, Birchmount Road, Warden Avenue, Pharmacy Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, Seneca College, Don Mills Road (farside stop), Leslie Street, Bayview Avenue, and Finch Station.

44 Kipling South

A new service, the 188 Kipling South Rocket, will provide an express service to Humber College Lake Shore Campus weekdays during peak and midday periods.

The stopping pattern for the 188 Kipling South Rocket will be:

  • Northbound: Colonel Samuel Smith Park Loop, Colonel Samuel at Humber College Building M, Colonel Samuel at Lake Shore Boulevard, Kipling at Birmingham, Kipling at Evans, Kipling at The Queensway (farside stop) and Kipling Station.
  • Southbound: Kipling Station, Kipling at The Queensway (far side stop), Kipling at Evans, Kipling at Birmingham, Kipling at Lake Shore Boulevard, Colonel Samuel at Humber College Building M, Colonel Samuel Smith Park Loop.

24 Victoria Park

A new peak period express service will be added.

The stopping pattern for the 24E Victoria Park Express will be:

  • Northbound: Buses stop only at St. Clair Avenue, Eglinton Square, Eglinton Avenue (farside), Lawrence Avenue, Rowena Avenue, Ellesmere Road, Pachino Avenue, Sheppard Avenue, Finch Avenue, McNicoll Avenue, and Steeles Avenue.
  • Southbound: Buses stop only at Steeles Avenue, McNicoll Avenue, Finch Avenue, Sheppard Avenue, York Mills Road, Parkwoods Village Drive, Rowena Avenue, Lawrence Avenue, Eglinton Avenue, O’Connor Drive, St. Clair Avenue, and Victoria Park Station.

96 Wilson

The Wilson route will be broken into four separate designations to simplify scheduling (eliminating interlining between some branches).

  • The 96E Wilson Express to Humber College will be replaced by the new 186 Wilson Rocket. This route will operate during the peak periods and weekday middays (the 96E is peak only).
  • Route 118 Thistle Down replaces the 96C service.
  • Route 119 Torbarrie replaces the 96G service.
  • Both routes 118 and 119 operate from Wilson Station during all periods. The 96 services they replace operated from York Mills Station during peak periods.

The stopping pattern for the 186 Wilson Rocket will be:

  • 186 eastbound: Buses will stop at Humber College Bus Terminal, Westmore Drive, Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard, Kipling Avenue and Brookmere Road, Islington Avenue and Elmhurst Drive, Armel Court, Albion Road and Weston Road, Walsh Avenue and Weston Road, Clayson Road, Jane Street, Julian Road, Keele Street, Dubray Avenue, Dufferin Street, Wilson Station, Bathurst Street, Avenue Road, and York Mills Station.
  • 186 westbound: Buses will stop at York Mills Station, Avenue Road, Bathurst Street (far side), Wilson Station, Dufferin Street, Dubray Avenue, Keele Street, Julian Road, Jane Street, Clayson Road, Walsh Avenue and Weston Road, Albion Road and Weston Road, Armel Court, Islington Avenue and Elmhurst Drive, Kipling Avenue and Brookmere Road, Martin Grove Road and John Garland Boulevard, Westmore Drive, and Humber College Bus Terminal.

Roncesvalles Carhouse Track Reconstruction

Reconstruction of the north ladder tracks will require that cars back out of the yard onto The Queensway, loop west through Sunnyside Loop, and enter service eastbound from that point. Schedules for all routes based at Roncesvalles will be adjusted with extra running time for their departure trips.

Charlotte Street Track Reconstruction

Track on Charlotte from Adelaide to King will be replaced. During this work, the 510 Spadina service that normally short turns there will be extended south to Queens Quay.

Service arrangements for 504 King during the reconstuction of the King-Charlotte intersection have not yet been announced.

Harbourfront Route

This route will now be designated as a 100% low floor route. In the event that Flexitys are not available, ALRVs will be used in their place. Schedules will be adjusted to remove some of the extra running time that had been added for Queens Quay construction.

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42 thoughts on “TTC Service Changes Effective Sunday, March 27, 2016

  1. Good service change. But the 96 change is complicated and confusing. So will there be any division shift? I guess the 199B to York U won’t be operated out of the Malvern garage because the campus way too far from the garage.

    Steve: Actually, the 199 remains a Malvern route.

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  2. I see the 199 service becoming a huge cock up. When the TTC finds out how much it will cost them in overtime they will either cancel the changes or split the route.

    If buses get stuck in traffic on their way back to Malvern from York we could easily look at at least 60 hours of overtime a day.

    Personally I think they would have been better to just create a rocket route from Finch to York rather than one long route. This has 501 written all over it.

    Regardless, overall some good changes but Steve slight typo. The 199 runs westbound not southbound. You may want to fix that ☺

    Steve: That text is taken directly from the TTC’s service memo, directions and all.

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  3. The stops for the 188 Kipling Express are basically what I was thinking – stopping for Humber College and Father Redmond Secondary south of the Lake Shore, stopping at Birmingham for Lakeshore Collegiate, and then the three stops that connect with other lines: at Lake Shore Blvd, The Queensway, and Evans Ave. But nice to see an improvement for south Etobicoke.

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  4. As for the deadhead or travel time from York U to Malvern. TTC doesn’t care about that. Bmount operates 167, at they have buses deadheading to Pharmacy and Steeles. Same with Queensway routes going deadheading to Steeles for routes 45 and 37. Eglinton and Bmount deadheads to the Airport for route 300. So its nothing new.

    The new routes 118 and 119 is surprising, with that move they should have made the Grandravine branch on 108 route a separate route, back to 119.

    199 should be express right through to Morningside Heights. 139 was predictable.

    I’m looking forward to see how TTC will restructure routes 121, 172, and 72. I’m sure 65 Parliment will have to change too.

    Steve: A proposal for the Cherry Street and related routes is supposed to come to the Commission for approval later this spring. The grand shuffle will also involve the new Cherry Street car.

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  5. So Steve, there will be division shifts?

    Steve: The only division shift is for 511 Bathurst as shown in the detailed listing. The new express routes run from the same garages as the corresponding local routes.

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  6. Comments elsewhere was that the 514 Cherry approval and related changes would go to the board for the March 23rd approval, to take effect June 19.

    Steve: Yes, but until I actually see the report, I won’t believe it given recent budget machinations at Council.

    Hmm, more running time for Line 1? The other PM rush I headed up to Downsview, and the trains were backing up between Lawrence West and Yorkdale. Judging by the jaded look on people’s faces, this is now normal. This is getting worse and worse. I don’t see how adding more running time will solve the terminal issues. Hopefully the new Vaughan terminal solves this issue, along with the new terminals being designed at Richmond Hill and Scarborough Centre.

    Steve: The TTC has a standard fix of adding running time which can be counterproductive. I am contemplating getting an extract of subway tracking data to feed to the routines I use for surface routes.

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  7. And the attempt to shoehorn people onto the Sheppard line slowly withers away.

    I’m curious as to where exactly that 199 east out of York U is going to stop at Dufferin and Finch. Try as I might I just can’t figure out a safe way of doing that. Dufferin and Finch used to be one of the worst intersections for accidents. Are they going to cross Dufferin into the bus turning lane and then out again on that hill?

    I would assume somebody has thought this through. Ah well….we shall see.

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  8. Well Niftz, the backup use to be from St Clair West Station, so it looks as though there have been improvements if the back up is now at Lawerence West and Yorkdale stations. This may sound funny, but in TTCs eye’s I’m sure its an improvement.

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  9. Re: 188 Kipling South Rocket

    There is no stop listed for Horner Avenue where the Islington South 110A (formerly Horner 38) crosses Kipling.

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  10. With all of the ALRV’s on the 509/510 it would be nice if the TTC adjusted the 501 schedules to account for up to half of the route being CLRV’s at times.

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  11. The omission of a stop at Horner for the 188 is strange. The 110A/B has much more frequent service than 15 Evans or 80 Queensway. The Evans stop I can understand because it gives staff access to Queensway garage — the same reason, I suspect, that the new south Etobicoke night route runs along Evans Ave. instead of Horner. The Queensway stop is, I dunno, because Big Major Street? But there are plenty of people transferring between 44 and 110 at Kipling/Horner right now.

    Last night I saw a service diversion notice while waiting for a King car. It was too dark to read all the details, but best I could see, it showed westbound diverting via north on York to Queen and back on Church, and eastbound diverting north on Spadina to Queen and then back on Church. I assume this would be for the King/Charlotte work.

    Steve: I will check King for notices. Oddly, there is nothing about this on the TTC’s website although work later in the year on College is already listed.

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  12. Another “change” that I’ve noticed is that the Flexitys tend to travel to and from Leslie signed NOT IN SERVICE. I’ve also seen other streetcars which seem to be running in but not picking up passengers — yesterday evening I saw a streetcar signed 511 KING which I presume was going to run in to Roncesvalles, but was only taking passengers on the Bathurst section.

    Is the TTC modifying its policies on carrying passengers when streetcars are running into our out of service? Or is this some quiet change implemented by operators on their own?

    Steve: The TTC recently tweeted about how streetcars running to/from carhouses are in service. I will rattle their cage on this.

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  13. My guess is that the 199 will turn south on Alness from the busway and east on Finch so that Dufferin/Finch stop is on the southwest corner – together with the 36. Otherwise, there really isn’t a way to have a stop at Dufferin/Finch.

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  14. The TTC’s route numbering system needs an overhaul. 190 to 199 are all used up for “Rocket” service. We even have a 224 Victoria Park North. Some current bus routes (5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 most likely) will have to be renumbered anyways.

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  15. On the talk of the 139 FINCH-DON MILLS bus, the numbering could be given to the 169 HUNTINGWOOD which the TTC realized is the former 139 HUNTINGWOOD. I could suggest that the route could be renumbered again since it was renumbered in 2002 before the Sheppard line opened.

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  16. Concerning the new 186 Wilson-HumberCollege Rocket,

    Why would there be an express stop at “Walsh”? Does a councillor live there or something? They don’t take the bus… The Weston stop is the real stop. Only thing I can believe is that there’s a mislabelling somehow of what the new stops really are.

    Also, it would be great if the Weston stop was like the new Bathurst westbound stop, and was ONLY the far side. The 186 buses at Bathurst are going to save so much time ripping it around those right turning cars blocked by pedestrians crossing. The buses already do it going eastbound there. Why aren’t ALL bus stops on the far side AND indented out of the lanes into bus bays?

    Just travel slightly east to Avenue and Wilson during evening rush hour to watch the buses struggle to get to their stop going westbound. Most of the cars in the westbound right lane there want to turn right (north) on Avenue, not go straight. When a westbound bus stops in the right lane to pick up passengers (on the east side), it blocks the lane, and I would say it blocks more than 50% of the progress. If that bus stop was on the “far” side (west side, westbound – which is almost not used at all by westbound cars, more so by southbound Avenue cars turning right onto Wilson), then traffic in that particular intersection could be vastly improved.

    Another example of this, 36 Finch buses travelling East past Dufferin absolutely destroy the right turners going South onto Dufferin from Finch Eastbound during peaks. At least on the Westbound 36 trip the stop is far enough back that the drivers have the option to wiggle their way out of the right turn lane and let turners through, or stay far back and put on their hazards.

    In this case the solution doesn’t seem as readily available to me because on the far side of that going eastbound is a forest looking area with a steep drop close to the road.

    Note 1: Yeah I know it’s wishful thinking. The roads and the property around them weren’t designed and aren’t owned by the city to make the best bus stops possible.

    Note 2: I think there’s also a whole other agenda that I’m not in on about pedestrians and them having to cross roads or walk certain distances to make connections, but I’m just guessing on that. Personally I would rather walk a couple more steps to potentially reduce the running time for a route and in the process decrease the headway (= more frequent buses for me and getting where I’m going faster). To me it IS a concern about having a massive amount of people cross a road (which as stated above, prevents turning vehicles). Pedestrian traffic should be noted and accounted for at all intersections during planning. To me it just seems that isn’t being done now due to the way some of these intersections get rammed during rush.

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  17. Steve, did the memo mention if the 39C is still running as 39F express in the peak demand direction?

    Steve: The 39F branch does not exist in the new route design.

    For deadheading, I suspect the 199B would take the highway and start eastbound service at Finch/Dufferin. There is hardly any riders originating from York U. The same is true for the 195 Jane Rocket which starts at Steeles not York U. If they are late getting back to Malvern, they’ll just short turn in between and take the highway back. With a 11-13 minute headway, there would only be 2 or 3 buses stuck west of Yonge at most times. I know the 37 and 45 deadheads via Highway 427/27 all the time. It only takes like 20 minutes to get from Queensway to Steeles. When Queensway had the 26 and 509 shuttle, they take the Gardiner. I won’t be surprise if the 121 is assigned to Queensway, they could get buses into the downtown core faster than Malvern get a bus to Finch Station.

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  18. I’m wondering why the new Victoria Park express service is designated “express” and not as “18x / 19x Victoria Park rocket”. When I originally learned of these changes, I assumed that the Vic Park service would be local north of a certain point (probably Sheppard) and express after that, similar to other express branches of routes.

    Seeing as the Vic Park service is express throughout its length, it seems inconsistent since the Don Mills, Kipling and Wilson services are not 25E, 44E and 96E.

    Steve: Only the Victoria Park service is peak period only. I believe that is the distinction, although I suspect this will be lost on riders.

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  19. Interesting that we’re seeing the 96C and 96G split into separate routes (118 & 119). I wonder if this means other branches (e.g. 84C & 84D) could follow suit? Could this mark the return of the Oakdale route (albeit with a new route number)?

    On a side note, it’s interesting that there are documents on the interweb that detail the potential service changes once the Crosstown opens in (hopefully) 5 years. Have you come across anything that touches on changes when the Vaughan extension opens?

    Steve: I have not seen a post-TYSSE route map proposal yet.

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  20. W.K. Lis wrote:

    Some current bus routes (5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 most likely) will have to be renumbered anyways.

    At this week’s meeting, Toronto Transit Commission reviewed changes to bus routes along the Eglinton corridor once Crosstown LRT is operating.

    Report shows new numbers for Bathurst and Avenue Road. Eventually, they’ll be 10 Bathurst and 13 Avenue Rd. The 10 designation for daytime Bathurst fits nicely with the 310 designation for Bathurst overnight service.

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  21. Ed writes:

    Last night I saw a service diversion notice while waiting for a King car. It was too dark to read all the details, but best I could see, it showed westbound diverting via north on York to Queen and back on Church, and eastbound diverting north on Spadina to Queen and then back on Church. I assume this would be for the King/Charlotte work.

    Could have been an old notice for this diversion from February 23, 24.

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  22. Robert Mackenzie said:

    Report shows new numbers for Bathurst and Avenue Road. Eventually, they’ll be 10 Bathurst and 13 Avenue Rd. The 10 designation for daytime Bathurst fits nicely with the 310 designation for Bathurst overnight service.

    I believe you mean 19 Bathurst Rob. There is already the 10 Van Horne out of Don Mills Station.

    Shame that they used the number 13 for something.. I was quite looking forward to a return of the 13 Neville Park.

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  23. RE: 119 TORBARRIE

    It would seem to me the new 119 TORBARRIE route is much like the revival of the old 99 CLAYSON route. I wonder they would revive the old 99 route since 119 covers most of it.

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  24. Chris….If you enter YRT’s service changes site, then go to the info they have from the 2015 TYSSE plans for routing in York Region, you’ll get part of it. According to the info, all TTC routes north of Steeles in that area will be taken over by YRT. It appears as though a majority will be terminating at Pioneer Villlage Station, on the north part of the York U campus. Hope this helps a little.

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  25. Robert Mackenzie wrote:

    At this week’s meeting, Toronto Transit Commission reviewed changes to bus routes along the Eglinton corridor once Crosstown LRT is operating.

    Some of these changes are what could be termed a DAM. Dumb Ass Move. Splitting Jane into North and South and detouring in/out of Mount Dennis Terminal sure is especially the 195 Rocket. HELLO! Not everyone nor even the majority of those riders are interested in Eg.West LRT. They are going to the Subway. Anyone wanting to go to/from Mount Dennis from Jane could use the new 189 Rocket.

    161 Rogers looks to be going via Weston Road then back east into Mount Dennis Terminal. It would seem this might better be routed via Black Creek Blvd. to avoid traffic along Weston Road as well as that tight turn west to south at Weston Road.

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  26. Regarding deadheading streetcars to Leslie, I have the convenient vantage point of an office in Leslieville where I work fairly irregular hours. From what I have seen, runs into service both in the early morning and before the PM rush are almost always in service, including the LRVs from Leslie and CLRVs from Russell. Runs to Leslie barns late at night seem to be largely out of service – I wonder if this is a product of irregular/delayed service on Spadina – while runs to Russell seem to stay in service.

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  27. Jonathon | February 28, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Regarding deadheading streetcars to Leslie, I have the convenient vantage point of an office in Leslieville where I work fairly irregular hours. From what I have seen, runs into service both in the early morning and before the PM rush are almost always in service, including the LRVs from Leslie and CLRVs from Russell. Runs to Leslie barns late at night seem to be largely out of service – I wonder if this is a product of irregular/delayed service on Spadina – while runs to Russell seem to stay in service.

    I am a streetcar operator, and I can state absolutely that streetcars are supposed to be in service from leaving the yard to returning to the yard. This includes the LFLRVs. The only exception is if there is something mechanically wrong with the car, it is unsanitary, or the operator has permission from a supervisor. During the late evening run ins some operators may be taking advantage of less supervision on the street and get back a little quicker. I don’t agree with it, but if they are not caught by a supervisor nothing happens.

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  28. 39 Finch East should that not be Eastbound and Westbound, not Eastbound and Southbound.

    Steve: That text is taken directly from the TTC service memo.

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  29. Some streetcar routes could be utilizing buses sooner or later since more Flexity cars slowly arrive meaning 501 QUEEN (Humber-Neville Pk.) could see the loss of some ALRV cars to the 509 or 510 even sooner, 511. I’m getting the feeling once more streetcar routes get converted to Flexity/ALRV operation, why use articulated buses on either route like the 501 or 504 to help the streetcars during rush?

    Steve, how many ALRVs are used on the 501 (east of Humber) currently in all periods?

    Steve: 501 Queen has 30 ALRVs in the AM, 33 in the PM. As of late March when both the 509 and 510 are supposed to be all Flexity, these routes will be scheduled to have 22 peak vehicles between them. With the fleet now available, 16 cars, probably the most that would be in service would be 14 and that’s pushing the spare ratio. Allowing for a few more deliveries between now and the end of March might get us up to 16 cars on the road at peak. If Bombardier actually manages to ramp up to 4 cars/month, the fleet will not catch up to peak service requirements on 509/510 until late spring.

    Bathurst requires 12 CLRVs for the schedule to Exhibition Loop, and so that route is easily another three months worth of deliveries taking us to late summer.

    At some point, possibly as soon as the June schedules when service to Cherry Street is expected to begin, the 504 King operation will be reorganized and at least some of the bus trippers may be replaced by a streetcar service from Cherry Street to Dufferin using CLRVs. Then there are the Kingston Road services 502/503 that should revert to streetcar operation.

    Everything depends on the deliveries ramping up and being sustained by Bombardier so that the 37 buses now providing fill-in service on streetcar routes can be redeployed to the bus network.

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  30. Why were all/most Flexitys removed from service recently?

    Steve: I am not sure, but at least half of them were in service today. Ten of the sixteen available cars are operating as of 9:15pm February 29, with all but one on 510 Spadina.

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  31. Can we assume that there will be a service decrease on 44 Kipling South when the new express route is in place?

    Steve: Look at the service description in the linked file. There is more service overall, but the local service is less frequent.

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  32. Is there any where I can get the runtimes for 185 vs 25 and 24 vs 24E?

    Steve: The round trip time for 25 Don Mills locals to Steeles from Don Mills Station will be 111 minutes AM peak, 124 minutes PM peak. The 185 express will get 98 and 111 minutes for the same trip.

    For Victoria Park to Steeles, the 24 local will get 94 minutes AM peak, 102 minutes PM peak. The 24E express will have 85 minutes.

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  33. Steve, would you kindly provide the run times for the remaining new services: 118, 119, 186, 188 and 199? Also how does the 96 compared to the 186 and 44 vs 188. Thank you.

    Steve: Here is material straight from the TTC’s service memo.

    186 WILSON ROCKET
    Monday-Friday morning peak period
    186 York Mills Stn-Humber College ………. 12 veh x 9 min 30 s = 108 min + 6 min (+12 veh)
    Monday-Friday midday
    186 York Mills Stn-Humber College ………. 10 veh x 11 min = 104 min + 6 min (+10 veh)
    Monday-Friday afternoon peak period
    186 York Mills Stn-Humber College ………. 12 veh x 10 min 45 s = 122 min + 7 min (+12 veh)
    96 WILSON
    Monday-Friday morning peak period
    96A York Mills Stn-Carrier …………………. 8 veh x 18 min 30 s = 138 min + 10 min
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 8 veh x 18 min 30 s = 143 min + 5 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 16 veh, 9 min 15 s hdwy (-12 veh)
    Monday-Friday midday
    96A York Mills Stn-Carrier …………………. 7 veh x 20 min hdwy = 135 min + 5 min
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 7 veh x 20 min hdwy = 138 min + 2 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 14 veh, 10 min hdwy (-6 veh)
    Monday-Friday afternoon peak period
    96A York Mills Stn-Carrier …………………. 7½ veh x 22 min = 156 min + 9 min
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 7½ veh x 22 min = 163 min + 2 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 15 veh, 11 min hdwy (-10 veh)
    Monday-Friday early evening
    96A York Mills Stn-Carrier …………………. 7 veh x 19 min hdwy = 122 min + 11 min
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 7 veh x 19 min hdwy = 124 min + 9 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 14 veh, 9 min 30 s (-3 veh)
    Monday-Friday late evening
    96A York Mills Stn-Carrier …………………. 6 veh x 20 min hdwy = 115 min + 5 min
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 6 veh x 20 min hdwy = 114 min + 6 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 12 veh, 10 min (-2 veh)
    Saturday early morning (no change to 96A/B)
    96A York Mills Stn-Carrier …………………. 5½ veh x 20 min = 100 min + 10 min
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 5½ veh x 20 min = 102 min + 8 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 11 veh, 10 min hdwy (-2 veh)
    Saturday morning (no change to 96A/B)
    96A York Mills Stn-Carrier …………………. 6½ veh x 18 min hdwy = 110 min + 7 min
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 6½ veh x 18 min hdwy = 113 min + 4 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 13 veh, 9 min hdwy (-2 veh)
    Saturday afternoon (no change to 96B/D)
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 9 veh x 14 min = 118 min + 8 min
    96D York Mills Stn-Carrier/Westmore ……. 9 veh x 14 min = 124 min + 2 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 18 veh, 7 min hdwy (-2 veh)
    Saturday early evening (no change to 96B/D)
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 6 veh x 20 min = 112 min + 8 min
    96D York Mills Stn-Carrier/Westmore ……. 6 veh x 20 min = 118 min + 2 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 12 veh, 10 min hdwy (-2 veh)
    Saturday late evening (no change to 96A/B)
    96A York Mills Stn-Carrier …………………. 5½ veh x 20 min hdwy = 105 min + 5 min
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 5½ veh x 20 min hdwy = 105 min + 5 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 11 veh, 10 min hdwy (-2 veh)
    Sunday/holiday early morning (no change to 96A/B)
    96A York Mills Stn-Carrier …………………. 2½ veh x 45 min = 108 min + 4-5 min
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 2½ veh x 45 min = 110 min + 2-3 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 5 veh, 22 min 30 s hdwy (-2 veh)
    Sunday/holiday morning (no change to 96A/B)
    96A York Mills Stn-Carrier …………………. 7 veh x 18 min hdwy = 116 min + 10 min
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 7 veh x 18 min hdwy = 118 min + 8 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 14 veh, 9 min hdwy (-2 veh)
    Sunday/holiday afternoon (no change to 96B/D)
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 7½ veh x 17 min = 118 min + 9-10 min
    96D York Mills Stn-Carrier/Westmore ……. 7½ veh x 17 min = 123 min + 4-5 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 15 veh, 8 min 30 s hdwy (-2 veh)
    Sunday/holiday early evening (no change to 96B/D)
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 6 veh x 20 min = 110 min + 10 min
    96D York Mills Stn-Carrier/Westmore ……. 6 veh x 20 min = 116 min + 4 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 12 veh, 10 min hdwy (-2 veh)
    Sunday/holiday late evening (no change to 96A/B)
    96A York Mills Stn-Carrier …………………. 6 veh x 20 min hdwy = 110 min + 10 min
    96B York Mills Stn-Humberline/Albion …… 6 veh x 20 min hdwy = 116 min + 4 min
    Combined/average …………………………… 12 veh, 10 min hdwy (-2 veh)

    118 THISTLE DOWN
    Monday-Friday morning peak period
    118 Wilson Stn-Thistle Down v Tandridge 4 veh x 20 min = 71 min + 9 min (+4 veh)
    Monday-Friday midday
    118 Wilson Stn- Thistle Down v Tandridge 3 veh x 25 min = 70 min + 5 min (+3 veh)
    Monday-Friday afternoon peak period
    118 Wilson Stn- Thistle Down v Tandridge 3 veh x 25 min = 75 min RTT (+3 veh)
    Monday-Friday early evening
    118 Wilson Stn- Thistle Down v Tandridge 3 veh x 22 min = 62 min + 4 min (+3 veh)
    Monday-Friday late evening
    118 Wilson Stn- Thistle Down v Tandridge 2 veh x 30 min = 60 min RTT (+2 veh)
    Saturday/Sunday/holiday early morning
    118 Wilson Stn-Thistle Down v Tandridge 2 veh x 30 min = 60 min RTT (+2 veh)
    Saturday/Sunday/holiday morning
    118 Wilson Stn-Thistle Down v Tandridge 2 veh x 30 min = 60 min RTT (+2 veh)
    Saturday/Sunday/holiday afternoon
    118 Wilson Stn-Thistle Down v Tandridge 2 veh x 30 min = 60 min RTT (+2 veh)
    Saturday/Sunday/holiday early evening
    118 Wilson Stn-Thistle Down v Tandridge 2 veh x 30 min = 60 min RTT (+2 veh)
    Saturday/Sunday/holiday late evening
    118 Wilson Stn-Thistle Down v Tandridge 2 veh x 30 min = 60 min RTT (+2 veh)

    119 TORBARRIE
    Monday-Friday morning peak period
    119 Wilson Stn- Torbarrie & Sheppard …… 3 veh x 20 min = 55 min + 5 min (+3 veh)
    Monday-Friday afternoon peak period
    119 Wilson Stn- Torbarrie & Sheppard …… 3 veh x 25 min = 68 min + 7 min (+3 veh)

    44 KIPLING SOUTH and 188 KIPLING SOUTH ROCKET

    Monday-Friday morning peak period, first 188 SB from Kipling Stn at 7:00 a.m.
    44 Kipling Stn–Lake Shore ……………………. 8 veh x 4 min 40 s hdwy = 36 min +1-2 min
    188 Kipling Stn–Lake Shore express ……….. 4 veh x 7 min 30 s hdwy = 28 min + 2 min
    Combined/average ……………………………… 12 veh, 2 min 53 s hdwy (no veh change)
    Monday-Friday midday
    44 Kipling Stn–Lake Shore ……………………. 7 veh x 5 min 30 s hdwy = 36 min + 2-3 min
    188 Kipling Stn–Lake Shore express ……….. 4 veh x 7 min 30 s hdwy = 28 min + 2 min
    Combined/average ……………………………… 11 veh, 3 min 10 s hdwy (+2 veh)
    Monday-Friday afternoon peak period, last 188 NB from Loop at 7:30 p.m.
    44 Kipling Stn–Lake Shore ……………………. 8 veh x 4 min 40 s hdwy = 36 min + 1-2 min
    188 Kipling Stn–Lake Shore express ……….. 4 veh x 7 min 30 s hdwy = 28 min + 2 min
    Combined/average ……………………………… 12 veh, 2 min 53 s hdwy (+1 veh)

    199 FINCH ROCKET

    Monday-Friday morning peak period
    199A Scarborough Centre Stn-Finch Stn ….. 25 veh x 3 min 45 s hdwy = 92 min + 1-2 min
    199B Scarborough Centre Stn-York U…………. 5 veh, 11 min 15 s hdwy, 145 min + 5 min (every 3rd 199A)
    199C Finch Stn-Morningside Heights ………….. 12 veh x 7 min 30 s hdwy = 88 min + 2 min
    Combined/average ……………………………… 42 veh, 2 min 30 s hdwy (+8 veh)
    Monday-Friday midday
    199A Scarborough Centre Stn-Finch Stn ….. 20 veh x 4 min hdwy = 80 min RTT
    199B Scarborough Centre Stn-York U ……… 5 veh, 12 min hdwy, 135 min + 5 min (every 3rd 199A)
    Combined/average ……………………………… 25 veh, 4 min hdwy (+5 veh)
    Monday-Friday afternoon peak period
    199A Scarborough Centre Stn-Finch Stn ….. 8 veh x 12 min hdwy = 93 min + 3 min
    199B Scarborough Centre Stn-York U ……… 13 veh x 12 min hdwy = 146 min + 10 min
    199C Finch Stn-Morningside Heights ………. 8 veh x 12 min hdwy = 88 min + 8 min
    Combined/average ……………………………… 29 veh, 4 min hdwy (+5 veh)
    Monday-Friday early evening
    199A Scarborough Centre Stn-Finch Stn ….. 6½ veh x 13 min hdwy = 80 min + 4-5 min
    199B Scarborough Centre Stn-York U ……… 10½ veh x 13 min hdwy = 126 min + 10-11 min
    Combined/average ……………………………… 17 veh, 6 min 30 s hdwy (+6 veh)
    Monday-Friday late evening (no change, for information only)
    199A Scarborough Centre Stn-Finch Stn ….. 9 veh x 9 min hdwy = 80 min + 1 min

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  34. I was wonder how the 96A and B branches went from 22′ to 9’15” for morning peak period in your pdf chart. I see that you’ve made a mistake, 9’15” is the combined average, both branches have an 18’30” headway each.

    Thanks again for the posting the memo information.

    Steve: I have corrected the chart. Thanks for catching this.

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  35. Steve, will the 119 TORBARRIE still serve Clayson Rd. For the looping or service is removed from that route?

    Steve: Here is the description of the 119’s route.

    119 eastbound: During the morning peak period from Monday to Friday only, these buses operate from Arrow Road and Sheppard Avenue, east on Sheppard Avenue, north on Oakdale Road, south on Torbarrie Road, south on Jethro Road, east on Wilson Avenue to Wilson Station.

    During the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday only, these buses operate from Oakdale Road and Sheppard Avenue, west on Sheppard Avenue, north on Arrow Road, south on Bartor Avenue, west and south on Clayson Road, east on Wilson Avenue to Wilson Station.

    119 westbound: During the morning peak period from Monday to Friday only, these buses operate from Wilson Station (upper level), west on Wilson Avenue, north and east on Clayson Road, north on Bartor Road, south on Arrow Road to Sheppard Avenue.

    During the afternoon peak period from Monday to Friday only, these buses operate from Wilson Station (upper level), west on Wilson Avenue, north on Jethro Road, north on Torbarrie Road, south on Oakdale Road to Sheppard Avenue.

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  36. Could you also do the headways and times for the 25/185 Steve and the description for the 118?

    Thanks.

    Steve: For DON MILLS:

    Monday-Friday morning peak period (-1 veh)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 17 veh x 6 min 30 s hdwy = 107 min + 3-4 min
    185 Pape Stn-Steeles Express ……………….. 15 veh x 6 min 30 s hdwy = 95 min + 2-3 min
    Monday-Friday midday (+4 veh)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 12 veh x 9 min hdwy = 105 min + 3 min
    185 Pape Stn-Steeles Express ……………….. 10 veh x 9 min hdwy = 85 min + 5 min RTT
    Monday-Friday afternoon peak period
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 19 veh x 6 min 30 s hdwy = 123 min + 0-1 min
    185 Pape Stn-Steeles Express ……………….. 17 veh x 6 min 30 s hdwy = 105 min + 5-6 min
    Monday-Friday early evening (+5 veh)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 11 veh x 9 min hdwy = 97 min + 2 min
    185 Pape Stn-Steeles Express ……………….. 10 veh x 9 min hdwy = 84 min + 6 min
    Monday-Friday late evening (no change)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 9 veh x 9 min 40 s hdwy = 86 min + 1 min

    Saturday early morning (no change)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 9 veh x 10 min hdwy = 90 min RTT
    Saturday morning (+1 veh)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 11 veh x 9 min 30 s hdwy = 102 min + 2-3 min
    185 Pape Stn-Steeles Express ……………….. 10 veh x 9 min 30 s hdwy = 90 min + 5 min
    Saturday afternoon (+1 veh)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 11 veh x 9 min 30 s hdwy = 102 min + 2-3 min
    185 Pape Stn-Steeles Express ……………….. 10 veh x 9 min 30 s hdwy = 90 min + 5 min
    Saturday early evening (no change)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 11 veh x 8 min hdwy = 84 min + 4 min
    Saturday late evening (no change)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 9 veh x 10 min hdwy = 84 min + 6 min

    Sunday/holiday morning (+3 veh)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 10 veh x 10 min hdwy = 98 min + 2 min
    185 Pape Stn-Steeles Express ……………….. 9 veh x 10 min hdwy = 85 min + 5 min
    Sunday/holiday afternoon (+1 veh)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 10 veh x 10 min hdwy = 98 min + 2 min
    185 Pape Stn-Steeles Express ……………….. 9 veh x 10 min hdwy = 85 min + 5 min
    Sunday/holiday early evening (no change)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 9 veh x 9 min hdwy = 80 min + 1 min
    Sunday/holiday late evening (no change)
    25 Pape Stn-Steeles …………………………… 8 veh x 10 min hdwy = 80 min RTT

    For 118 THISTLE DOWN:

    118 eastbound: Before 3 p.m., these buses operate from Albion Road and Thistle Down Boulevard via east on Thistle Down Boulevard, continuing clockwise around Thistle Down Boulevard, returning west on Thistle Down Boulevard back to Albion Road, continuing southeast on Albion Road, east on Arcot Boulevard, clockwise around Tandridge Crescent, returning west on Arcot Boulevard back to Albion Road, continuing southeast on Albion Road, southeast on Walsh Avenue, east on Wilson Avenue, to Wilson Station (upper level).

    After 3 p.m., these buses operate from Thistle Down Boulevard and Albion Road via southeast on Albion Road, southeast on Walsh Avenue, east on Wilson Avenue, to Wilson Station (upper level).

    118 westbound: Before 3 p.m., these buses operate from Wilson Station (upper level), via west on Wilson Avenue, northwest on Walsh Avenue, and northwest on Albion Road to Thistle Down Boulevard.

    After 3 p.m., these buses operate from Wilson Station (upper level), via west on Wilson Avenue, northwest on Walsh Avenue, northwest on Albion Road, east on Arcot Boulevard, clockwise around Tandridge Crescent, returning west on Arcot Boulevard back to Albion Road, continuing northwest on Albion Road, east on Thistle Down Boulevard, continuing clockwise around Thistle Down Boulevard, and returning west on Thistle Down Boulevard back to Albion Road.

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  37. Thanks for the 185’s changes Steve. I have been wondering for a while that the two rocket routes (185 DON MILLS ROCKET and 195 JANE ROCKET) were destined to become Transit City LRT lines.

    Steve: When Transit City was first announced and construction was expected to occur “soon”, the TTC chose not to implement express services on routes that would be under construction. At long last, they have caught up to the change in policy.

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  38. Not sure where else to put this.

    My experience when I took a ride on the new 199B today from east of Finch.

    Full bus until Finch Stn.

    Lots of people wondering/grumbling about the bus going all the way around to stop off at the South East bus bays.

    Bus was early to Finch Stn – waited 5 minutes. Nobody got on. 5 people stayed on the bus heading West from Finch Stn. Bus announcements not ready. 36 buses in front cleared out anybody getting on at Bathurst or Dufferin. Driver called into dispatch to figure out where to go at Dufferin – he’d never been along that area before. I was the only one to get off before York, at the Dufferin stop on the South East corner. I didn’t realise that the TTC has taken that bus loop at Dufferin and Finch out of service – it’s blocked on the Finch entrance by a TTC pole and a strip of grass. So, it’s going to be a right turn around the corner which the bus did fine.

    A good service that needs more publicity and adjustments – give it time.

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