This article continues the comparison of streetcar and bus operations which began with a review of the 506 Carlton route in the following articles:
Both Carlton and 505 Dundas were converted to full bus operation in mid-February 2018 to deal both with the shortage of streetcars and with numerous construction projects affecting both routes.
The question often arises of which is the faster mode, and that came up in 2017 when Councillor Michael Ford wanted the bus substitution on Queen to continue into the fall so that there could be a controlled test. I have already written about the situation on 501 Queen:
- Part I: Initial Review
- Part II: Historical Travel Time Patterns
- Part III: Capacity of Service
- Part IV: Travel Time Details
- The Cost of Running the Queen Car
This article deals with travel times on the 505 Dundas route. Part II will review headway reliability (the spacing between streetcars or buses).