The TTC will only make a few changes to its schedules for the November and December board periods.
November 18, 2018
Express Service Rebranding
Five routes will be rebranded into the new 900-series of Express routes. In all cases there is no increase in service, only a change in the route number.
- 41E Keele express becomes 941
- 95E York Mills express becomes 995
- 131E Nugget express becomes 903, and will interline with 131 “local” service between STC and Old Finch.
- 188 Kipling Rocket becomes 944 Kipling South Express.
- 192 Airport Rocket becomes 900.
It will be interesting to see how long the 192 route number will live on in TTC maps to confuse the tourists.
Work at Bathurst Station will be complete and the bus routes will resume their normal platform assignments.
Work at Kennedy Station will be complete to the point that routes normally on the north side of the bus terminal can use their regular bays.
One additional gap train will be scheduled on 1 Yonge University during each of the peak periods to fill service gaps.
Service on 505 Dundas (still operating as a bus route) will be rescheduled to remove some of the excessive running time with reduction of scheduled vehicles in some cases, and service improvements in others, notably Saturday evenings.
Service on 511 Bathurst (also still operating as a bus route) will return to the split version with a short turn at Front Street.
81 Thorncliffe Park will be changed so that it circles Thorncliffe counterclockwise at all operating hours rather than changing direction at 3 pm. The official “end of the line” will be moved out of the loop to Thorncliffe and Overlea so that passengers do not sit part way around the loop while the bus waits for its time. This will improve transfer connections with other routes on Overlea.
Weekday Run As Directed service will be reallocated as weekend Standby and Service Relief for the November-December shopping season including Sunday, December 23 (which is technically part of the next schedule period).
Other minor changes are listed in the details linked below.
December 23, 2018
For the two week holiday period, the usual arrangements will apply with many routes reverting to summer schedules.
No subway construction buses will be scheduled as there are no planned shutdowns during the holidays.
Late night service will be operated on most routes on New Year’s Eve. There has not yet been announcement about a sponsor for free service.
[The table linked here was corrected at:
- 11:15 pm on October 20, 2018 to reflect that the Keele express buses terminate at Finch West, not at Pioneer Village, and at
- 10:00 pm on October 21, 2018 to specify (a) articulated buses on the 41 Keele local service and (b) to include “before” figures that had been omitted.]