This article continue the series reviewing routes where the TTC alleges that service has improved during 2019. Please refer to the first two parts for introductory information.
- When Better Service Isn’t – Part I: Scarborough
- When Better Service Isn’t – Part II: The Three Yorks
For reference, here is the map showing routes with supposedly better service.
Weekday service on both the local and express branches of this route is less frequent during all weekday periods except early evening due to resiliency changes.
On Saturday, service was improved during the morning, afternoon and late evening, offset by reductions in the early morning and early evening.
Sunday service is unchanged.
48 Rathburn / 15 Evans
At the end of 2018, 48 Rathburn was interlined with 15 Evans during all periods, but by the end of 2019, construction at Royal York Station had completed and the routes were separated. The only change for the Rathburn bus was that peak headways were slightly less frequent. Service at other times was unchanged. The interline continues for all off-peak periods.
On the Evans bus, the AM peak and weekday midday frequency was less frequent after the split due to resiliency adjustments.
49 Bloor West
Service is less frequent at the end of 2019 due to resiliency changes during the peak periods and on Saturday daytime periods. Service is improved on weekday and early evenings.
Service on Burnhamthorpe is less frequent in peak periods, but is slightly improved on weekday early evenings due to resiliency changes.
66 Prince Edward
Service on the two branches of the Prince Edward bus have been modified partly for resiliency changes and partly to rebalance service.
During the peak periods, service to Humber Loop is less frequent, while service to Lake Shore is unchanged in the AM and slightly improved in the PM.
During weekday midday, service on both branches is less frequent. During the evening, one bus was added for resiliency preserving early evening headways and improving late evening service.
There was no change on weekends.
73 Royal York / 76 Royal York South
At the end of 2018, the services on Royal York were interlined because of construction at Royal York Station. After they were split, service during all periods on all days on 73 Royal York was less frequent than before due in part to concurrent resiliency changes.
Peak period service improved on 76 Royal York South after the split, and there was a slight improvement in midday weekday service with normalization of headways to clockface values. Weekend daytime service also improved.
The entire change on 80 Queensway is that weekday midday service declined from every 24 to every 30 minutes, while evening service improved from 30 to 24.
900 Airport Express
Service is slightly improved in the peak periods offset by a reduction weekday evenings and weekend daytime.