Revised 506 Carlton Diversion Effective July 31, 2022

In my article detailing the planned service changes on the coming weekend, I included a proposed map showing how the 506 Carlton shuttle bus would divert around construction at Church Street. This route has been changed:

  • Original: From Jarvis & Carlton, south to Gerrard, west to Yonge, north to Wellesley, west to Bay, south to College (same route in reverse eastbound).
  • Revised: From Jarvis & Carlton, north to Wellesley, west to Yonge, south to College (same route in reverse eastbound).

The original roundabout diversion was due to concerns that construction at Yonge & College would prevent buses from turning there. Here is the updated map from the TTC’s website.

6 thoughts on “Revised 506 Carlton Diversion Effective July 31, 2022

  1. It may seem like a silly quibble, but why are they always avoiding allowing all turns possible in the Carlton/Church intersection?

    Steve: As at other locations, I think they just forgot to order extra curves when planning this a few years ago.

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  2. Will it actually go in to Wellesley station, or at least have a temporary stop out front of the station (for westbound)?
    I am assuming here they don’t simply decide to dump people out at the existing Yonge Street stops, but am not getting my hopes up.

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  3. I wonder where the eastbound stop at College & Yonge will be – they don’t normally like having buses turn from the right-hand lane.

    Steve: A field trip is obviously required! I know that the Twitter transit universe includes people for who actually looking at stuff on site is simply not done, but this is trivially easy.

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  4. It was ugly out on the 506 today. Problems at Queens Park and at Broadview initiated diversions down Spadina and bus service to Main Station.

    And as I write right now (just before 8pm), there are literally 8 504 King streetcars sitting within the Richmond-Victoria-Adelaide on street loop visible on Nextbus against only 10 running on the route. I actually spotted multiple streetcars sitting there in the early morning hours before 8am as well.

    Steve: Track repairs prevent cars running west of Church. See this notice.

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  5. Is that for another emergency track repair on King? They fixed up something at Ontario Street last weekend. Where was the problem this time? Sounds like it was much further west.

    Steve: Ontario Street was a stop rail replacement. I don’t know what this weekend’s project is.

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  6. “Steve: Ontario Street was a stop rail replacement. I don’t know what this weekend’s project is.”

    Looks like it was at King and York, which makes sense as I recall there had been slow order signs approaching that intersection recently.

    Steve: Thanks for the update.

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