The TTC’s online survey for their 2023 Service Plan is now available.
It contains three sections, and you can submit answers to any or all of them.
- Lessons learned from the Covid-19 era
- Route changes associated with the shutdown of Line 3 SRT (November 2023)
- Route changes associated with the opening of Line 6 Finch West
There may be added route changes proposed in a second consultation round later this year.
This consultation is for 2023 changes. A separate 2024-2028 Service Plan and Ten-Year Outlook is under development.
Note that the route arrangement for Line 5 Eglinton Crosstown’s opening is already settled from previous consultation in the 2022 Service Plan.
“Note that the route arrangement for Line 5 Eglinton Crosstown’s opening is already settled from previous consultation in the 2022 Service Plan”
Got a link?
Steve: It’s here in a previous article. Note that there has been some tweaking of routes since this map was published.
The TTCs frequent transit network so called ten minute network is a joke. More than half of its routes does not meet the criteria. Other similar agencies such as Vancouver’s TransLink, OC Transpo, and STM Montreal have frequent transit networks that have routes meeting its criteria.
Steve: There are a few “10 minute network” routes that have gone over that, but not every route is part of the 10 minute network. Then of course there are the gaps.
Many of the so called “10 minute network” routes don’t operate every 10 minutes in some service periods anymore thanks to cuts and schedule padding. The more ridiculous one is the 45A Kipling from the subway to Steeles. Back when they announced the 10 minute network, it meant a combined 45A/945 local and express service would create a 10 minute headway or better. Of course the express service doesn’t stop everywhere. Recently in February, they change the 45A and 45B branch to operate with “blend” service. This basically chopped the 10 minute service south from Steeles to Belfield only with service northwards operating every 16 minutes during M-F midday. 3.5 buses showing up every hour instead of 6 isn’t anywhere close to the advertised service.
Excellent service especially on the 17 Birchmount Rd.
I expect to see a human version of “frogger” at the Humber College Station to reach William Osler Health System – Etobicoke General Hospital, having to cross Highway 27 by out-patients, staff, and visitors. Unless there is an underground passage we don’t know about yet.
Looks like the survey is already gone.
Are the proposed bus changes for Line 6 anywhere?
Steve: The link is still on the main TTC page. The survey itself is here.
The Line 6 changes are described in my article on the 2023 plan.